Thursday, January 9, 2014

Recap: Boston @ Los Angeles

Jordan Crawford continued his great season with a 24 point, 8 assist performance against the Clippers, Wednesday.
(Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein /NBAE via Getty Images)

The nightmares continue...

Boston dropped their 6th straight game Wednesday against the Clippers, 111-105. They fought til the very end, eventually down by 4 points in the fourth but couldn't pull out the win.

Blake Griffin had 29 points, 8 assists, and 6 rebounds. The Clippers have proven that they can win without Chris Paul. Jared Dudley had this to say,

"We kind of figured out the style we need to play[without Paul]. We've got to get a lot of guys scoring in double figures, we have to run in transition more, we have to attack more."

Dudley had 18 points along with 4 steals. The Clippers as a whole shot 45.6% from the floor, and 36.7% from down-town. Meanwhile, Boston shot 47% from the field, and 29.4% from down-town.

At the end of the first, the Clippers led 26-10. Boston then showed some fight in them and fought back to trim the lead to 5 by half-time. Heading into the fourth quarter, The C's were down 14, but trimmed the lead to as much as 4. Jerryd Bayless had a chance to trim the lead to 2 but missed a lay-up with 8 seconds remaining. Willie Green then sealed a Clippers win with two free-throws.

Jordan Crawford and Avery Bradley each had 24 points. Bradley hit some lay-ups in the fourth quarter to keep Boston in the game, but it wasn't enough. Kris Humphries finished with 6 points, and 8 rebounds, before fouling out.

Boston will travel to Golden State Friday, and the Clippers will play their in-town rival, the LA Lakers, on Friday as well.