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Clippers vs. Celtics Preview and Game Thread

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The Clippers close out the first half of the season with a road challenge against one of the NBA’s best teams.

NBA: Boston Celtics at Los Angeles Clippers Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Game Information

Where: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts

When: 5:00 PM PT

How to Watch/Listen: TNT, Fox Sports Prime Ticket, AM 570

Projected Starting Lineups

Clippers: Lou WilliamsPaul GeorgeKawhi LeonardMarcus Morris, Sr. – Ivica Zubac

Celtics: Kemba WalkerJaylen BrownGordon Hayward – Jason Tatum – Daniel Theis

Injuries

Clippers: Patrick Beverley, Out (Groin)

Celtics: Jaylen Brown, Probable (Calf); Robert Williams, Out (Hip)

Notes

Celtics Revenge: The Clippers had one of their best wins of the season against the Celtics back in November, when they won 110-105 in overtime despite trailing late in the game. That contest was at the heart of a seven-game win streak which the Clippers haven’t really topped since, and was one of the few times this season that the grit and determination of last year’s team shone through. The Celtics, however, have to feel that they blew that game, and will certainly be out for blood tonight.

Big Marcus Morris Game: Morris played for the Celtics from 2017-2019, and is close with many players on the Celts. He erupted for a big performance during his first return to TD Garden earlier this year when he was on the Knicks, and he will probably be raring to go for this one. The Celtics do have several capable defenders to throw on him, but their best perimeter defenders will be on Kawhi Leonard, Paul George, and Lou Williams, so Morris could be in a big night.

Follow along in the comments below, and check out Kenneth Armstrong’s preview over a 213Hoops!