BOSTON (AP) -- Quentin Richardson scored 36 points and Elton
Brand had 22 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Los Angeles
Clippers to a 95-86 win over Boston on Wednesday night as the
Celtics lost their fifth straight game.
Richardson scored 14 fourth-quarter points and keyed a 17-6 run
over the final 7:41 when the Clippers overcame an 80-78 deficit.
Richardson knocked down a career-high eight 3-pointers.
Boston has lost nine of 11 and is 0-4 under interim coach John
The Clippers snapped a seven-game losing streak to the Celtics.
Marko Jaric finished with three points, nine rebounds and nine
assists for the Clippers, who have won three straight on the road
for the first time this season.
Paul Pierce had 22 points and Jiri Welsch added 20 for the
Celtics, who were outscored 25-12 in the fourth quarter.
Walter McCarty knocked down a 3-pointer that capped off a 9-0
run by the Celtics and gave them a 35-34 lead. The Clippers
responded with an 8-0 run of that included five straight points by
There were 13 lead changes and 12 ties through the first three
Corey Maggette, the Clippers' leading scorer, was not in
the lineup due to a sprained ankle he suffered Monday. ... Boston
is one of six teams in the Eastern Conference with a losing record
at home, while no team in the Western Conference has a losing
record on its home court. ... Ricky Davis scored 13 points off the
bench for Boston. ... Boston is 3-7 at home against Western
Conference teams and 6-1 on the road.