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Clippers vs. Boston Celtics preview

Clippers vs. Boston Celtics preview
Clippers point guard Chris Paul tries to dribble past Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal in a March 20 game won by the Clippers. (Danny Moloshok / Associated Press)

The Clippers finish their three-game trip with a match-up Sunday at 3 p.m. PDT against the Boston Celtics.

The Clippers have won six games in a row, clinching a playoff spot with their most recent win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday for their fourth consecutive postseason berth.

The Clippers (48-25) are in fifth place in the Western Conference. The Celtics (32-40) are in eighth place in the Eastern Conference, only 1/2 a game ahead of the Brooklyn Nets for the final playoff spot.

In the Clippers' two lopsided wins this trip -- a 111-80 victory over the Knicks on Wednesday and a 119-98 win over the 76ers on Friday -- no Clippers starter played more than 30 minutes.

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During their current winning streak, the Clippers have averaged 110.8 points on 50.8% shooting from the field.

The Clippers have won each of their last three games against the Boston Celtics, including a 102-93 victory on Jan. 19. In that game, Blake Griffin had 22 points, nine rebounds and six assists as the Clippers outshot the Celtics from the field, 48% to 39%.

This will be Doc Rivers' second game at TD Garden since he left the Celtics to coach the Clippers.

After the Clippers play the Celtics, they return home to host the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday.

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