Boston vs Boston: Rookie leads Clippers past Celtics 114-111
Celtics Clippers Basketball Los Angeles Clippers guard Brandon Boston Jr. (4) watches as center Ivica Zubac (40) and center Isaiah Hartenstein (55) celebrate after a 114-111 win over the Boston Celtics in an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021. Boston scored five points in a 13-4 run that opened the third and extended the Clippers’ lead to 76-55 — their biggest of the game. Tatum scored nine points, drawing huge cheers from the green-clad fans in the crowd with a dunk off Eric Bledsoe’s turnover. I don't like how we finished the game,” Clippers coach Tyronn Lue said. Clippers: Boston joined Eric Gordon and Lamar Odom as the only Clippers age 20 or younger to score at least 27 points in a game.wftv.com
AP source: Nuggets acquire center JaVale McGee from Cavs
(AP Photo/Ron Schwane)DENVER – The Denver Nuggets are bringing back center JaVale McGee in a trade with the Cleveland Cavaliers, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. The 33-year-old McGee averaged eight points and 5.2 rebounds in 15.2 minutes per game for the Cavs this season. A three-time NBA champion with Golden State and Los Angeles, McGee brings plenty of playoff experience to the Nuggets. McGee has been invaluable to the Cavs this season, serving not only as a backup but mentor to the team’s young core. Hartenstein shoved McGee, and although he scored just two points, his gesture meant much more to his coaches and teammates.