The Boston Celtics kicked away a double-digit second half lead and lost to the LA Clippers late last night 116-102. Jamal Crawford came off the bench and burned the C's with 17 second half points.

The Clippers rolled off 11 straight points late in the third quarter and then had a 24-8 spurt early in the fourth.

Game over.

Blake Griffin led the Clips with 26, Chris Paul had 23.

Isaiah Thomas had 32 and Marcus Smart added 21.

The Celtics are struggling these days without the injured Al Horford and Jonas Jerebko. They have lost five of their last eight games and it doesn't get any easier with game against Golden State Wednesday night.