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Clippers beat less-than-storied Celtics, but the storytelling is good

Clippers beat less-than-storied Celtics, but the storytelling is good

At first look, NBA schedule makers had made Monday's game at Staples Center a must-see. In town were the hated Celtics, the green-clad demons of Bill Russell, Bob Cousy, Larry Bird, John Havlicek and many more. They are the leprechauns Los Angeles has loved to hate forever. They were playing the best NBA team L.A. had to offer. And it was all to take place on Martin Luther King Day, a holiday of deep meaning for opportunity and inclusion to so many in this league. So they played, before the usual Clippers Staples sellout, this time 19,060. But these weren't the real Celtics. This was not a team to hate. More one to pity. These were the 13-25 Celtics, soon to become 13-26....

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