Terry then put Boston up by five when he beat the 24-second buzzer with a jumper with 1:09 left before Bledsoe made his 3-pointer.
Then Bradley took the charge.
“Jamal’s a great player,” he said. “I just tried to make it as hard as possible on him.”
And Pierce hit his big 3-pointer.
“They were the aggressors and that’s what we do to teams when we are the most successful,” Crawford said. “They did that tonight.”
The Celtics tied their season highs of 33 points after one quarter and 59 after two. And they did it with balanced offense, as 10 players scored between three and nine points.
They had 14 assists on their 20 baskets and just five turnovers in the half. On defense, they held the Clippers to 10 points on 4-for-18 shooting in the second quarter and forced 15 turnovers in the half.
The Clippers didn’t score in the second quarter until Lamar Odom made an 11-foot turnaround 4:11 into the period, cutting Boston’s lead to 39-32. Bledsoe made their second field goal more than two minutes later.
Notes: Backup Celtics C Jason Collins, playing more because of Sullinger’s absence, had a season-high seven points. ... Barnes returned for the Clippers after a one-game suspension for striking Minnesota’s Greg Stiemsma on Wednesday. ... The Clippers routed the Celtics 106-77 on Dec. 27 in Los Angeles.