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Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Game 62: Celtics vs. Clippers

By Greg Payne

(46-15, 27-5 home)     -- vs. --     (24-40, 6-25 away)
at TD Garden, 7:30 p.m. | CSN, WEEI (850 AM)

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GAME PREVIEW (via Stats Inc.)
The Clippers didn't have Eric Gordon when they faced Boston last month and won't have him Tuesday, either. Los Angeles' leading scorer missed six weeks with a right wrist fracture before returning in a win at Houston last Wednesday, but he aggravated the injury in Saturday's victory over Denver.

Gordon is out indefinitely. His teammates shot just 41.9 percent without him Monday at Charlotte, but were able to open a five-game road trip wit a 92-87 victory.

It's the fourth three-game winning streak for the Clippers, who haven't won four in a row since Dec. 31, 2009-Jan. 10, 2010.

"It's great to get a road win like this," said Blake Griffin, who had 17 points and 15 rebounds. "We've struggled on the road, so it's good to get a win to start it out. It's good to kind of get the confidence going and hopefully we can build from here."

Los Angeles, 6-25 away from Staples Center, has lost its last three trips to the TD Garden. All five of the Celtics' home losses, however, have come against Western opponents.

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