Celtics Can't Sweep Four-Game Road Trip And Lose To Clippers 140-115, Most Points Allowed By Boston Since 1994
A 4-0 road trip was not to be on Monday night, as the Los Angeles Clippers blew out the Celtics 140-115 at Staples Center to sweep the two-game season series for the first time since 2014-15.
Lou Williams scored a game-high 34 points (and 13 in the fourth including three lay-ups) on 14-for-20 shooting to become the NBA's all-time leading scorer off the bench.
Williams, 32, entered the game needing 28 points to break Dell Curry's record of 11,147 points off the bench.
The Clippers' 140 points were the second-most they've scored in a game since 2000. For the Celtics, it's the first time since April 1994 (142 against the Washington Bullets) they've allowed at least 140 points.
Kyrie Irving recorded the game's only double-double (his 18th of the season), playing a game-high 34 minutes with 18 points and 11 assists.
Following the game, Irving told reporters how excited he was to be getting out of LA:
Jayson Tatum did not play in the game due to shoulder soreness. It's just the third time in his two-year career he's missed a game and the first time because of an injury.
The Celtics (41-27) return to TD Garden for a three-game homestand which begins tomorrow night against the Sacramento Kings. After that, they'll take on the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday and the Denver Nuggets (in Isaiah Thomas' return to Boston) on Monday.