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Too much DeAndre Jordan, not enough D for C's

Too much DeAndre Jordan, not enough D for C's

BOSTON – Here are the Stars, Studs and Duds from the Celtics’ 129-119 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers:

STARS
DEANDRE JORDAN


The Celtics had no answer for the Jordan. He scored on alley-oops. And when Boston tried to go with a Hack-a-Jordan strategy, he made them pay as he finished with a career-high 30 points which included him shooting 8-for-9 from the free throw line. He also managed to grab 13 rebounds.

KYRIE IRVING


Irving delivered yet another strong game for the Celtics, scoring 33 points on 11-for-21 shooting to go with eight assists and just two turnovers.

STUDS


LOU WILLIAMS
After a sluggish start, Williams caught fire in the fourth quarter which is when he scored 16 of his 19 points off the bench.

MARCUS MORRIS
His ability to score, defend and rebound all came into play for the Boston Celtics. Morris finished with a double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds, the kind of performance that they’ll need more of going forward.

TOBIAS HARRIS
One of the Clippers new guys, Harris’ two-man game with Jordan put the Celtics defense in a bad spot most of the game. Harris was one of seven – yes, seven – double-figure scorers for Los Angeles, tallying 21 points on 8-for-1 shooting to go with eight rebounds, five assists and a steal.

DANILO GALLINARI
He didn’t shoot the ball particularly well (4-for-11), but Gallinari’s impact was undeniable. He had 20 points, most of which came from the free throw line (10-for-10).  

DUDS


CELTICS DEFENSE
Boston never established a presence defensively, allowing the Clippers to get pretty much anything and everything they wanted offensively. The Celtics allowed the Clippers to shoot 50 percent from the field with all five starters tallying double figures scoring.  Boston allowed a season-high 129 points, bettering the previous high set three days ago (111 points) against Cleveland.

 
 

San Francisco brewery trolls LeBron with new IPA

San Francisco brewery trolls LeBron with new IPA

Now on tap at San Francisco's Barebottle Brewing Company -- LeBron's tears?

"We took the tears from Sir James' Game 1 loss and distilled them into a hazy IPA, just for you," the brewery writes in its Instagram post unveiling its brand new LeBron Tears IPA. "We also decided that Tears pair well with Mosaic hops. Sad!"

It's not the first time King James has been trolled in the name of suds. After "The Decision" in 2010, Cleveland-based Great Lakes Brewing company unveiled a "Quitness" ale, which came back to bite them years later.

Hey, we're pretty partial to the Bella Czech Pilsner ourselves.

Jaylen Brown vows payback on a former teammate

Jaylen Brown vows payback on a former teammate

It's been about two years since Jaylen Brown found his car full of popcorn as part of his rookie initiation with the Celtics. 

He knows the culprit and he's coming for him.

TMZ Sports caught up with Brown in New York City and asked him about locker room pranks. He quickly recalled his car getting "popcorned" and how he had to pay to have it cleaned up. 

"I'm still mad about it," Brown said. "Amir Johnson, I'm coming for you."

Johnson, the well-traveled former Celtics forward, played for the Philadelphia 76ers last season and, for now, his car has remained popcorn-free.

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