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Doc Rivers and the Boston Celtics were dismantled by the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday, and then fell to third place in the Atlantic Division on Friday.
The Celtics dropped to 14-14 on the season with Thursday's loss.
Luckily for the Celtics, the Atlantic division-leading New York Knicks also lost on Friday. New York erased a 27-point deficit, but lost to the Sacramento Kings, 106-105, after James Johnson drained a three-pointer as time expired.
The Clippers increased their winning streak to 16 games with a thrilling 116-114 win over the Utah Jazz. Chris Paul led all scorers in the high-scoring affair with 29 points, while Blake Griffin grabbed 13 rebounds.
Next 5 Games
|@ Golden State||Sat 12/29||10:30 PM EST|
|@ Sacramento||Sun 12/30||9:00 PM EST|
|Memphis||Wed 01/02||7:30 PM EST|
|Indiana||Fri 01/04||8:00 PM EST|
|@ Atlanta||Sat 01/05||7:00 PM EST|
Last 5 Games
|@ Los Angeles Clippers||Thu 12/27||L 77 - 106|
|@ Brooklyn||Tue 12/25||W 93 - 76|
|Milwaukee||Fri 12/21||L 94 - 99|
|Cleveland||Wed 12/19||W 103 - 91|
|@ Chicago||Tue 12/18||L 89 - 100|