The Kawhi Leonard–Paul George Clippers have become the NBA’s version of the Patriots with Bill Belichick and Tom Brady in that they rarely lose back-to-back regular-season games.
Los Angeles has only lost twice in a row on one occasion this season and in non-bubble games last year, they did it just once as well. While this is admittedly a large sample size, the duo has proven that they come back strong after a loss, something that just happened on Sunday vs. Milwaukee.
The Clippers (-4.5 spread/-186 ML at PointsBet) should have no problem taking care of the Celtics—a team that, with or without Jaylen Brown, is simply not that good this season.
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Over the past two weeks, only four teams have given up more fantasy points per game to opposing point guards than the Celtics, per Hashtag Basketball. Utilizing Patrick Beverley ($3,800) or Reggie Jackson ($3,600) in daily is a wise move that allows for flexibility with other spots in your lineup.
LaMarcus Aldridge (illness) will not play in the game vs. the Knicks on Tuesday. Jakob Poeltl is likely to get a full workload as he did when Aldridge missed a significant stretch earlier in the season.