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Clippers expect ‘motivated’ Celtics after last month’s huge comeback in Boston

Coach Doc Rivers remembers last month’s monumental comeback in Boston as the most remarkable of all of his Clippers’ victories this season.
Better believe the Celtics remember it too. The teams meet again Monday night at Staples Center.
“We owe ’em something,” Boston forward Gordon Hayward said Saturday after his team beat the Lakers for its third consecutive victory on its four-game swing through California.
On Feb. 9 in Boston, the Clippers overcame a 28-point deficit and won 123-112, pulling off the comeback despite incorporating four new players and coming armed with only one scripted play in their quiver.
It was the largest comeback by any road team since 2009, the largest blown lead by the Celtics since 2003 — and a big-time gut punch for the Celtics, who’d just lost to the Lakers on a buzzer-beater by Rajon Rondo and then went on lose five of their next eight.
After the collapse, Celtics forward Marcus Morris didn’t hold back, venting to reporters asking about the Clippers: “You seen a way tougher, more aggressive team … emphasize the word ‘team.’”
He went on: “For me it’s not really about the loss. It’s about the attitudes that we’re playing with. Guys are hanging their heads. It’s just not fun. It’s not fun. We’re not competing at a high level. Even though we’re winning, it’s not fun. I don’t see the joy in the game. I watch all these other teams around the league and guys are up on the bench, they’re jumping on the court, they’re doing all of this other stuff that looks like they’re enjoying their teammates’ success … and when I look at us I just see a bunch of individuals.”
“This … has to change, man.”

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