The Boston Celtics turned the ball over a expensive 23 instances of their three-point loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday evening.
Boston had solely finished that six instances within the final ten years.
The Celtics are as much as 23 turnovers. That they had solely finished that six instances over the past 10 years. Nonetheless 7:11 left to play tonight.
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Taking part in with out Jaylen Brown, who’s out with a hamstring damage, Jayson Tatum stepped up, scoring 29 factors to go together with ten rebounds, however he additionally had six of the group’s 23 turnovers.
Boston went on an 8-0 run to claw their method again from a 21-point deficit to attract inside 5 with simply 3:59 left in regulation, however in the end it was their turnovers that value them the sport. They had been inside some extent within the final ten seconds of the sport permitting Los Angeles to carry on.
“We did not do ourselves any favors by simply handing them factors,” Boston coach Ime Udoka said.
Boston gave up 33 factors off turnovers. Going through a Clippers group enjoying with out Paul George, the Celtics gave up 63 factors within the first half – permitting the Clippers to shoot 55 % from the ground, and gave up 30 factors contained in the paint as properly.
“The trouble and inconsistency is irritating at instances,” Udoka said.
“Numerous it was self-inflicted with all of the turnovers” – Ime Udoka on the Celtics’ poor play after a irritating loss to the Clippers
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The Clippers received a profession sport from Brandon Boston Jr, who completed with 27 factors, 4 steals, and 5 made 3-point discipline objectives.
The Celtics at the moment are simply 1-3 on their highway journey heading into Phoenix, adopted by residence video games towards Milwaukee and Golden State. If the Celtics repeat their efficiency from tonight, it may get actual ugly for the over the following three video games.