BOSTON, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Jamal Crawford hit consecutive 3-pointers Wednesday to help the Los Angeles Clippers pull away late for a 96-88 victory over Boston.
Los Angeles improved to 3-2 on a seven-game road trip that will conclude with stops in Brooklyn and Washington.
The Celtics found themselves trailing by only three with 2:55 to play after Jared Sullinger made a layup.
Crawford then hit his back-to-back long-range shots that suddenly vaulted the Clippers in front by nine with 2:12 to go.
Boston, out front of the Atlantic Division despite its 10-14 record, was paced by 29 points from Jeff Green.