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NBA Game Summary - Boston at LA Clippers



(Wednesday, January 8th)

Final Score: LA Clippers 111, Boston 105

Los Angeles, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Blake Griffin scored 29 points, Jamal Crawford added 26 and the Los Angeles Clippers fended off the Boston Celtics, 111-105, at Staples Center.

Jared Dudley donated 18 points in the Clippers' fourth win in their last five games, while Darren Collison checked in with 15 points and six assists.

Jordan Crawford and Avery Bradley netted 24 points apiece for the Celtics, who committed 18 turnovers in their sixth straight loss.

Boston was within two possessions entering the fourth, but the Clippers opened the final frame on a 12-2 run to pull away.

Jamal Crawford ended the flurry with a 3-pointer and a mid-range jumper to give LA a 100-84 advantage, and the closest Boston got from there was four in the final minute thanks to some sloppy play by the Clippers.

"It felt like we played in spurt. When we got a (big) lead, we relaxed," Clippers head coach Doc Rivers said.

Two missed free throws by Dudley with 16.4 seconds remaining gave Boston a fighter's change, but Jerryd Bayless missed a contested layup at the other end to seal the outcome.

The Clippers scored 18 consecutive points during a four-minute stretch in the opening quarter and led 32-23 at the end of 12 minutes.

Boston chipped away at its deficit and pulled within 59-55 at the break thanks to a 16-4 differential in points in the paint in the second.

Griffin highlighted an 8-0 Clippers run in the third quarter with a basket reminiscent of his famous "dunk" over Timofey Mozgov a little more than three years ago. Griffin drove the lane and was met by Kris Humphries, and instead of pulling up, skyed over the 6-foot-9 forward with the help on an elbow and threw it through the hoop even though he never touched the rim.

The crowd-pleaser gave LA a 79-72 lead, and the hosts were in front, 88-82, heading into the fourth.

Game Notes

The Clippers beat the Celtics earlier this season in Rivers' return to Boston, where he spent nine seasons as head coach ... Bayless, acquired by Boston in a trade of Tuesday, totaled 11 points and five assists off the bench ... Jeff Green had a double-double of 15 points and 11 boards for Boston, which finishes its five-game road trip with games against the Golden State Warriors and Portland Trail Blazers ... DeAndre Jordan supplied 11 points and 13 rebounds for LA, which swept a two-game season series from Boston for the first time since the 2006-07 campaign.

01/09 01:27:11 ET

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Atlantic W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Toronto 48 34 .585 --- 26-15 22-19 32-20 L 1
x-Brooklyn 44 38 .537 4 28-13 16-25 26-26 L 2
New York 37 45 .451 11 19-22 18-23 26-26 W 4
Boston 25 57 .305 23 16-25 9-32 21-31 L 2
Philadelphia 19 63 .232 29 10-31 9-32 14-38 W 2
 
Central W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Indiana 56 26 .683 --- 35-6 21-20 38-14 W 2
x-Chicago 48 34 .585 8 27-14 21-20 35-17 L 1
Cleveland 33 49 .402 23 19-22 14-27 21-31 W 1
Detroit 29 53 .354 27 17-24 12-29 23-29 L 4
Milwaukee 15 67 .183 41 10-31 5-36 12-40 L 3
 
Southeast W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Miami 54 28 .659 --- 32-9 22-19 34-18 L 3
x-Washington 44 38 .537 10 22-19 22-19 33-19 W 4
x-Charlotte 43 39 .524 11 25-16 18-23 30-22 W 3
x-Atlanta 38 44 .463 16 24-17 14-27 28-24 W 1
Orlando 23 59 .280 31 19-22 4-37 17-35 L 4
 
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y= clinched division title
2013 - 2014 Western Conference Standings
 
Northwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Oklahoma City 59 23 .720 --- 34-7 25-16 36-16 W 1
x-Portland 54 28 .659 5 31-10 23-18 31-21 W 5
Minnesota 40 42 .488 19 24-17 16-25 23-29 L 3
Denver 36 46 .439 23 22-19 14-27 20-32 L 2
Utah 25 57 .305 34 16-25 9-32 13-39 W 1
 
Pacific W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-LA Clippers 57 25 .695 --- 34-7 23-18 36-16 L 1
x-Golden State 51 31 .622 6 27-14 24-17 31-21 W 2
Phoenix 48 34 .585 9 26-15 22-19 28-24 W 1
Sacramento 28 54 .341 29 17-24 11-30 15-37 L 1
LA Lakers 27 55 .329 30 14-27 13-28 15-37 W 2
 
Southwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-San Antonio 62 20 .756 --- 32-9 30-11 38-14 L 2
x-Houston 54 28 .659 8 33-8 21-20 31-21 L 1
x-Memphis 50 32 .610 12 27-14 23-18 29-23 W 5
x-Dallas 49 33 .598 13 26-15 23-18 29-23 L 1
New Orleans 34 48 .415 28 22-19 12-29 15-37 W 2
 
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Scoreboard
Local
Final
NOR 6
DUR 3
 
Final
MIA 99
CHA 88
Final
CLE 6
TOR 4
Final
DET 2
ANA 1
Final
NYM 4
ATL 3
Final
MIA 3
SEA 2
Final
PIT 2
MIL 3
Final
WAS 3
STL 2
Final
TAM 1
NYY 5
Final
KAN 3
MIN 8
Final
CHC 2
CIN 8
Final
TEX 2
CWS 16
Final
OAK 4
HOU 1
Final
LOS 4
ARI 1
9th
COL 9
PHI 10
 
Final
SDP 3
SFG 4
4th
BOS 0
BAL 3
 
Final
SAN 90
DAL 85
Final
MIA 99
CHA 88
2nd
CHI 54
WAS 48
 
9:30pm Tonight
HOU
POR
Final
NYR 2
PHI 4
Final
BOS 4
DET 1
2nd
MON 1
TAM 0
 
10:00pm Tonight
SJS
LOS
Final
NOR 6
DUR 3