Boston Celtics defeat Los Angeles Clippers, 104-76

LOS ANGELES - It looked a lot like the good old days around here last night.

Celebrities and minicams surrounding the Celtics locker room. Clippers owner Donald Sterling bemoaning his team's play. Yup, another ritualistic LA beating.

There was a distinct air of inevitability about this one from the outset, with two teams in different states of health going in opposite directions in the second half of the season. And in a city built on hopes and dreams, there were absolu...