Boston Celtics vs. L.A. Clippers - 2/9/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Danny Ainge cites Larry Bird to explain why Celtics need Kyrie Irving

They have won 10 of their last 12 games, with their two losses during that stretch coming in close games to the Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Lakers.

Kyrie Irving's minor injury troubles continued on Saturday night during the Boston Celtics' matchup with the Los Angeles Clippers. As a team, the Celtics shot 48 percent from the field and 16 of 38 from the 3-point line as they dominated early to lead by as many as 18 points in the second quarter, but the Lakers fought back with 42 points in the third quarter before stealing the game at the buzzer. "His knee buckled a little bit there in the second quarter". Just moments later, however, Irving came up limping when trying to run around a pick on defense.

The Celtics were listed as 11.5-point favorites in the game, and it's safe to say no one could've predicted the final two quarters would unfold as they did.

The Celtics now stand in fourth place in the Eastern Conference. Shamet, meanwhile, scored 13 of his 17 points off the bench in the second half. Needless to say, the Clippers need all the assets they can get to convince the New Orleans Pelicans to trade their stranded superstar.

Furthermore, every win is key at this juncture of the season.

The Clippers made headlines on Wednesday with a deal headlined by Tobias Harris to the Philadelphia 76ers.

Boston Celtics' Jaylen Brown (7) defends against Los Angeles Clippers' Montrezl Harrell (5) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019. Home court advantage at least through the first round will be crucial to a long playoff run and any shot at convincing Irving to stay.

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