Recap - Clippers Defeat Boston 106-77
The battle between the Clippers and Celtics didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Boston was handed a 106-77 defeat on Thursday at STAPLES Center.
Los Angeles won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 9-point spread as favorites. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go UNDER the closing number of 189.5.
Los Angeles got 21 points from Matt Barnes and another 17 points from Jamal Crawford. Chris Paul contributed 11 assists, while Lamar Odom cleaned the glass with 13 rebounds.
Boston got 16 points from Kevin Garnett in a losing cause and another 12 points from Paul Pierce. Rajon Rondo contributed 6 assists for the Celtics, while Brandon Bass had 9 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Los Angeles were victorious, as the score was 60-47 at the break.
Los Angeles won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 44-40.
Los Angeles looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Jazz. The Celtics will aim to get back on the winning track at Golden State.