Oh boy! I didn’t see this one coming. Not by a long shot. How could I? These are the Clippers we’re talking about. Peter Vecsey’s Paper Clips. They stink. They stunk more than three quarters into this game. Then it happened. Then the wheels came off the Celtics wagon. Then the Clippers got to braggin’. Zach Randolph started waving the battle flaggin’. Who woulda thunk?
Coming into last night, the Clippers were the only team in the NBA that hadn’t won a game this season in which it trailed by more than eight points during the second half. The only team. It was also the largest fourth-quarter lead that Boston has relinquished in a loss this season. All season.
The last time a Celtics team that was at least 25 games over .500 and was defeated by a team that was at least 20 games under .500 was on March 28, 1991. Back when the Heat (21-49) topped the Celtics (50-19) in Miami. Egads man. See what happens? See what happens when you start mentioning Starbury. Bad things happen.
You know what else happened? Huh? Do ya? I’ll you what happened. I’ll tell you the Clippers, who beat the Warriors at Staples Center on Monday, have won consecutive home games for the first time this season, something every other team in the league had already accomplished. It had to happen to us. Oh well.
Like my main Mr. Wizard always says, “Drizlle drazzle, druzzle, drome, time for this one to come home.”
Roll Celtics Roll!