The Clippers controlled the first half and led by as many as 23 points in the third quarter, but the Celtics had a strong fourth quarter, cutting their deficit to three points, 91-88, after
The Clippers outshot the Celtics from the field, 47.6% to 39.3%, and from beyond the three-point line, 42.9% to 41.4%.
Blake Griffin led the Clippers with 22 points, nine rebounds and six assists. DeAndre Jordan had 19 points and 12 rebounds.
The Clippers (28-14) are in sixth place in the Western Conference, only a half game behind the fifth-place