Can The Celtics Break Their Slump?

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Kyrie Irving reacts to a foul call during Tuesday night's loss to the Lakers. (Harry How/Getty Images)

BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- The Patriots are getting ready for another trip to the Super Bowl and the Bruins seemingly can't stop winning, but the Celtics are struggling.

Most Celtics fans probably would've preferred to see Kyrie Irving hoist a game-winning attempt at the buzzer but, last night, it was Marcus Smart instead. 

"In Basketball, decisions are made, and as a team, we collectively have to live with the results," Irving said. "Tough shot at the end."

Smart's 10th 3-pointer of the evening was off the mark in the C's 108-107 road loss to the Lakers. Bad news, obviously, with Boston hoping to land Los Angeles's draft pick this summer.

The Green will stay in the same building tonight to face old coach Doc Rivers and his Clippers at 10:30. Clips have dropped a pair since a 6-game winning streak.

Celts have lost a season-high 4 in a row, albeit each but single-digits and an average of 5 points, so something has to give in this one.

Despite the struggles, Boston still leads the East by a game-and-a-half, but may have to deal with an extra-motivated Lou Williams on the other side. The guard's averaging better than 23 points and he was vocal on social media about being snubbed for a spot on the All-Star squad.

Irving and Al Horford will represent the Celtics in the East.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Adam Kaufman reports

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