Three ways the Celtics can beat the Clippers

The 11 – 2 Celtics go to Los Angles to play the 9 – 5 Clippers and this is the preview of the game for November 20th. 

Keep The Ball Away From Paul George

The Celtics need to keep the ball away from Paul George. His usage percentage is over 40%, which is the highest on the Clippers. Marcus Smart will have to step up and guard George most of the game. George is doing perfect on the Clippers right now since he averages 29.3 points per game and 6.7 rebounds per game. If the defense can hold George to 15 or so points, then they only have to worry about a couple of other players on the Clippers. 

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Celtics need to get rebounds

The Celtics are a decent rebounding team this season since they are tenth in the league for rebounds per game. They are now going up against a team that is second in rebounds per game. They are not so good at offensive rebounds since they are 23rd in the league compared to the Clippers being fourth in the league for offensive rebounds. If the Celtics can win the rebound battle, a win would be more likley.

Oct 11, 2019; Orlando, FL, USA; Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward (20) looks on against the Orlando Magic during the second quarter at Amway Center. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Keep the turnover to a minimum 

The Celtics are the best at not turning over the ball this season, and they have to keep that rolling. Brad Stevens is doing a great job of minimalizing the mistakes on the team. They have the least turnovers per game as a team compared to the Clippers who are 22nd in the league for turnovers per game. The Celtics can take advantage of this and get many steals since they are also seventh in steals this season. 

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