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NBA 2018-19: Predicted Starting Lineups and Match Prediction - LA Clippers vs Boston Celtics

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218   //    09 Feb 2019, 17:39 IST

Kyrie Irvs
Kyrie Irving

Los Angeles Clippers (30-26) vs Boston Celtics (35-20), TD Garden, 8:00 pm ET

The Boston Celtics will host the Los Angeles Clippers tonight at the TD Graden in Boston.

The Celtics are coming off a heartbreaking loss against the Lakers as they lost by just a single point. On the other hand, the Clippers lost to the Indiana Pacers on Thursday.

Let us see how things stand for both the teams tonight.


Boston Celtics' perspective

Brad Stevens
Brad Stevens

The Celtics have no time to gripe over their one-point loss against the Los Angeles Lakers as they face the Clippers tonight. They are in great form with only two losses in their last 12 games.

Kyrie Irving has been excellent averaging 23.8 points and seven assists this season. The rest of the team has been coming together well and will look to dominate the Clippers tonight.

The Boston Celtics are 35-20 for the season and sit at the fourth place in the East. They will be looking to improve their record tonight.

Predicted line-up: Kyrie Irving, Jayson Tatum, Marcus Morris, Al Horford and Marcus Smart.


Los Angeles Clippers' perspective

Montrezl Harrell
Montrezl Harrell
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LA Clippers were highly active during the trade deadline and traded a lot of useful resources. This team started well this season but went in a slump as the season progressed.

Clippers will have a new look squad and will be looking to upset the Celtics tonight. However, they have been in a weak form lately with just two wins in their last six games.

Tobias Harris has been traded, and a lot will depend on Montrezl Harrell and Lou Williams tonight. The Clippers will have a tough night tonight.

Predicted line-up: Sindarius Thornwell, Danilo Gallinari, Montrezl Harrell, Shai Gilgeous- Alexander and Patrick Beverley


How things might unfold

The Clippers have traded the best they had and have nothing left to make something out of this season. The Celtics, on the other hand, have been hot lately and will be looking to dominate the floor tonight.


Prediction: Boston Celtics to beat LA Clippers

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