Boston Celtics defeat Los Angeles Clippers, 95-89

The Celtics have been out of synch, out of gas, and outplayed in the last month.

But Kevin Garnett has restored the team’s confidence and injected his own version of defensive swagger into the Celtics in the last two games.

Garnett made his points loud and clear last night as the Celtics held off the Los Angeles Clippers, 95-89, their second successive victory after a 4-8 slump dating to Dec. 25. Garnett harried the Clippers as they attempted to rally in the final minut...

Kevin Garnett's second game back had Boston coach Doc Rivers concerned for an unexpected reason.

Paul Pierce scored 22 points and Rajon Rondo had 16 points and 12 assists, leading the Celtics to a 95-89 win over the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday night in a game played on a TD Garden floor that had to be continually wiped because of condensation.

"The first seven, eight minutes I didn't think we were going to even finish the game," Rivers said. "I was nervous, thoug...