Follow Celtics-Clippers Action Here On Nate Duncan’s NBACast
The Los Angeles Clippers play host to the Boston Celtics Wednesday night in a game that could be a preview of the NBA Finals.
Bettors can follow the all action on ESPN and get live, in-game insight on Nate Duncan’s “NBACast”.
Boston has the best record in the NBA at 11-2. The 9-5 Clippers would be seeded fourth in the Western Conference if the playoffs began today.
The Clippers are 7-point favorites at 888Sport and -295 on the moneyline. Boston is fetching +235. The full-game total is 218.5 points.
Kawhi Leonard and Paul George will make their Clippers debut as a duo. Marcus Smart suffered a minor right ankle in Boston’s 99-85 win over the Phoenix Suns Monday but is expected to play, as well.
The Boston-Los Angeles rivalry has been an NBA staple since the Lakers moved west from Minneapolis 59 years ago.
Tonight's chapter unfolds at Staples Center with the Clippers filling the role as Boston's West Coast foe. Clippers coach Doc Rivers coached Boston to its 17th-and-most-recent title in 2008.
Duncan is an NBA scout and salary cap expert. He also hosts the Dunc'd On NBA Basketball Podcast, the most-listened to independent NBA podcast, featuring detailed game wrap-ups, player evaluations, salary cap breakdowns, and draft prospect analysis.
Duncan has written about the NBA for ESPN Insider, The Athletic, Hoopsworld and Basketball Insiders. He graduated from Tulane University and received his law degree from the University of Arizona.
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