Boston Celtics (41-26, fifth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Los Angeles Clippers (38-29, eighth in the Western Conference)

Los Angeles; Monday, 10:30 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Los Angeles hosts Boston aiming to extend its four-game home winning streak.

The Clippers are 19-12 on their home court. Los Angeles is second in the NBA shooting 38.2 percent from deep, led by Landry Shamet shooting 45.7 percent from 3-point range.

The Celtics have gone 17-16 away from home. Boston is sixth in the league scoring 16.2 fast break points points per game. Kyrie Irving leads the Celtics averaging 3.4. The Clippers earned a victory in the last matchup between these two teams on Feb. 9. Montrezl Harrell led Los Angeles with 21 points and Gordon Hayward led Boston with 19 points.

TOP PERFORMERS: Lou Williams is shooting 42.4 percent and averaging 20.2 points. Danilo Gallinari has averaged 20.8 points and added 5.7 rebounds while shooting 46.2 percent over the last 10 games for Los Angeles.

Irving leads the Celtics averaging 2.6 made 3-pointers while scoring 23.5 points per game and shooting 42.2 percent from beyond the arc. Al Horford has averaged 4.6 assists and scored 15.1 points over the last 10 games for Boston.

LAST 10 GAMES: Celtics: 5-5, averaging 108.8 points, 43.1 rebounds, 26.6 assists, 8.4 steals and four blocks per game while shooting 46.9 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 107.1 points on 45.6 percent shooting.

Clippers: 7-3, averaging 116.3 points, 46.8 rebounds, 24.4 assists, 8.2 steals and 4.9 blocks per game while shooting 46.4 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 112 points on 44.3 percent shooting.

Clippers Injuries: Luc Mbah a Moute: out (knee).

Celtics Injuries: None listed.


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by HERO Sports, and data from Sportradar.

Copyright 2019 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission.

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.