All but 12 of the Clippers' points came from the starting five.
Griffin made 9-of-14 shots and added six rebounds and eight assists in what was Los Angeles' second straight win. The Clippers kept pace in a first-place tie with Golden State in the Pacific Division.
Los Angeles led by 16 with 8:23 to go before the Celtics closed within four in the final minute. Boston's comeback finally ran out of steam when Jerryd Bayless missed a layup with nine seconds left that would have trimmed the Celtics' deficit to two.
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