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By JEFF BARTL

Posted Feb 02 2013 1:32PM

Neither Chris Paul nor Rajon Rondo played his best in the Los Angeles Clippers' rout of the Boston Celtics in December, forcing their teammates to pick up the slack.

The rematch figures to present a similar situation.

Boston looks to win a fourth straight game since Rondo's season-ending injury on Sunday when it hosts Los Angeles, which may not have Paul for a seventh straight contest.

Rondo scored 10 points, hit 4 of 12 from the field and committed four turnovers, while Paul - who did have 11 assists - scored eight points on 3-of-11 shooting in the Clippers' 106-77 victory Dec. 27.

It marked the worst loss and the fewest points of the season for the Celtics (23-23).

They also dropped the final six games Rondo played, blowing a 27-point lead at Atlanta on Jan. 25 when he tore his ACL.

Boston, though, hasn't lost since Rondo suffered the injury, getting back to .500 by beating Orlando 97-84 on Friday as six players scored in double figures.

"We have to be a team by committee," coach Doc Rivers said. "I'm asking guys to play different spots. It does create confusion on the other end."

The Celtics also found out before Friday's contest rookie Jared Sullinger would be out for the rest of the season following back surgery.

"With the injuries, a number of guys are stepping up and that's what we are going to need," said Paul Pierce, who had 14 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists.

Courtney Lee, who has been starting in Rondo's place, scored 14 points and Jeff Green netted a game-high 17 off the bench.

"The production is coming from everybody," Lee said. "Now we just have to move the ball and make sure we are in the right spots to execute the offense."

The Clippers haven't had nearly the same success lately without Paul, who has missed nine of the last 11 games because of a bruised right kneecap.

Los Angeles won three straight from Jan. 14-17 when his injury first surfaced. It split two games before he re-aggravated it, then has dropped four of the last six after falling 98-73 at Toronto on Friday - its worst loss of the season.

The Clippers (34-14) also played without key reserve Matt Barnes, who was serving a one-game suspension for hitting Minnesota's Greg Stiemsma on Wednesday.

"We have to play with an edge more, especially on the road and especially when guys are out," coach Vinny Del Negro said.

Though Paul is likely to be out again, Barnes should be back to help an offense that set a season low for points and field-goal percentage (34.7).

"We didn't execute very well, we didn't shoot it very well," Del Negro said. "We struggled in a lot of areas. I don't think any of the rotations or anything were very efficient."

Barnes scored a season high-tying 21 points and Blake Griffin added 15 and eight rebounds in the December rout of the Celtics, who shot 40.3 percent.

The Clippers have lost four of their last five on the road.

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Silasie
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I thought the Celtics would struggle a lot more without Rondo. We need to get our act together after the Canadian debacle!

Any news on our two injured PG's?

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well there's another injured guard in Crawford who might play with a mask

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GRIFFINSANITY wrote:
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I thought the Celtics would struggle a lot more without Rondo. We need to get our act together after the Canadian debacle!

Any news on our two injured PG's?

well there's another injured guard in Crawford who might play with a mask

seriously?!

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Maybe we should bring in a SG/SF slasher shooter for a 10 day contract.

CP3Heliflopter
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They aren't struggling much because they win with their defense not offense. Rondo or not their offense is horrendous. Without CP3 our offense goes from elite to mediocre. Without Rondo the Celtics offense goes from abysmal to slightly more abysmal.

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Well is cp3 or bum-billups playing ?, omg earn ur millions already !!

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energy and focus needs to be present. i dont want to see a repeat of friday. hopefully the guys got a fire lit under them

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Yes I agree

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we just need to get a shooting guard, a young one that isnt injured so much. i love billups but he has not earned his paycheck

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pageC4 wrote:
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Well is cp3 or bum-billups playing ?, omg earn ur millions already !!
we just need to get a shooting guard, a young one that isnt injured so much. i love billups but he has not earned his paycheck

Like I said before billups is the highest paid assistant coach in the league

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I'm glad Barnes is going to be back in the rotation today.

I wonder if KG will manage to get under anybodies skin this game?

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Well Crawford hurt to crap !! We need energy play Hollins and go get Leslie back

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I'm almost positive Jason Terry comes out of his slump against our Clips...because it just seems like that's the way it goes. Hopefully we still play solid D and actually hit some open freakin' jumpers.

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Lets do this !! Win win win

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Ok odem come to f***** life !!!! This is ur opportunity !!!

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No shot blocking threat at all.

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Easy offense but defense sucks.

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I love seeing Butler hitting shots.

Voyeur
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Butler being VERY selfish right now. And why Green didn't feed Blake low is beyond me. And yeah, the D looks horrible right now.

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got to defend those jumpers better

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Butler isn't being selfish. You always ride the hot hand.

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Defense sucking...but like the offense!

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phaded21 wrote:
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Butler being VERY selfish right now. And why Green didn't feed Blake low is beyond me. And yeah, the D looks horrible right now.

Butler isn't being selfish. You always ride the hot hand.

Yeah, that's nice team basketball right there.

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Where is our good d ???? Maybe start hill at point and bring blodsoe off bench for energy !! But Eric is great passer

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And Caron's defense is really awful.

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Come on

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Voyeur wrote:
phaded21 wrote:
Voyeur wrote:
Butler being VERY selfish right now. And why Green didn't feed Blake low is beyond me. And yeah, the D looks horrible right now.

Butler isn't being selfish. You always ride the hot hand.

Yeah, that's nice team basketball right there.

If Chris Paul were playing right now, he would of recognized how the hot hand is and he would of kept feeding him.

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Monster move by Blake!

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Wow no d = no win. Wtf is wrong ???? Defense is wht we lack !!

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Sure, in the right spot...but not that one on one crap Butler was trying to do early on.

I appreciate Bledsoe is great at steals, but sometimes he needs to take it easy on the gambles and stay in front of his man.

He's got a couple of turnovers, but I like BG's aggressiveness right now.

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Neither teams seem to be able to defend

Voyeur
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Ugh. I hate missed opportunities.

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We're going to have a record number of TO's at this rate.

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Wow, the Celtic's announcers are the biggest crybabies I've ever heard.

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And once again, Vinny keeping the same unit out there too long.

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This great bench of ours has become useless since Barnes and Jamal don't score anymore

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is throwing the ball into the paint and turning it over our only play?????

Icecoldclipper
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Vinny should be blasted for this alone we are playing through Turiaf like if Blake Griffin is on the floor. All the passes and looks he is getting are meant for when Blake is in this is a complete coaching brain fart.

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This is just the worst,,this team is the 2009 Clippers all over again

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Put the starters back in

Voyeur
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Under normal circumstances, I don't mind keeping our bench unit out there. But when they make terrible decisions, turn the ball over and run the offense thru Turiaf...seems like we should put at least one starter out there.

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4 minutes,,no points,,that will get it done

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Refs are not calling it both ways again...

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Finally play some good D and we're called for a foul.

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O....M....G!!!!

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Sloppy passes. The ball movement is horrible, and crawford is the main culprit

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No one on this team can even handle the ball....

Our offense sucks. We are turning the ball over like crazy and can't run simple plays.

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Time to go and work in the yard,,this is done

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This is easy,,they make a shot, no fouls. they miss, they get a foul. Clips, just get on the bus and go to your next game, you have quit in this one.

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