NBA Preview: the Clippers vs. the Boston Celtics – November 20, 2019 The Clippers are coming to the game after a 90-88 win over the Thunder at home. Montrezl Harrell had 28 points (13-of-20 from the field), 5 assists and 8 offensive rebounds. Lou Williams was solid with 11 points (5-of-12 from the field) and 9 assists.
The Celtics are coming to the game after a 99-85 over win the Phoenix Suns at home. Jayson Tatum contributed 26 points (8-of-16 from the field) and 11 rebounds. Kawhi Leonard is questionable for the Clippers because of a knee injury. Marcus Smart is questionable for the Celtics because of a sprained right ankle.
Gordon Hayward will not be playing for the Celtics because of a left hand injury. The Celtics are averaging 8.538 steals, while the Clippers are averaging only 6.929. Limiting this gap in defense will be key for the Clippers to win.
This will be the first meeting between these teams this season. The Celtics attempt to continue their momentum having won 4 games out of their last 5. The Clippers will be playing at home vs HOU, home vs NOP, away vs DAL.