The Los Angeles Clippers take on one of the best teams that the Eastern Conference has to offer when they host the Boston Celtics tonight.
Los Angeles has played well, but hasn’t quite blown teams away with Kawhi Leonard and Paul Georgia both either hurt or having their minutes managed at various times. A 9-5 record is nothing to sneeze at, but considering that three of those losses came when Kawhi was inactive, it’s clear that he’s an X-factor.
Boston has the best record in the Eastern Conference thanks in part to a stellar coaching job from Brad Stevens and a quick integration of Kemba Walker into his system. At 11-2 on the season, Kyrie Irving has quickly become a forgotten man in the Celtics locker room.
ESPN’s computer model has released its prediction for the Celtics-Clippers game.
ESPN’s computer model believes that Los Angeles has the edge. The computer model gives the Clippers a 60.5 percent chance to win tonight’s game.
Luckily for all of us, Kawhi Leonard is expected to play tonight, which means we may finally get a chance to see him and a healthy Paul George on the court together.
This should be a fun one.
The game will be played at 10:00 p.m. EST and will air on ESPN.