Walton Iffy for Clippers

1983-84 Boston Celtics
Record: 4-1

The San Diego Clippers are headed for Boston, which means that Norm Nixon and Terry Cummings make their only 1982-83 Garden appearance tonight. Bill Walton played against the Bullets in Wasington last night, so you probably won't see him on the parquet tonight. The big redhead doesn't usually play two games in two days. He wanted to play in Boston rather than Washington, but coach Jim Lynham decided the Clippers had a better chance of beating the Bullets. Even though he is unlikely to play, Walton has been medically cleared to play two straight nights if he desires.

Celtics assistant coach Jimmy Rodgers was in Washington scouting the Clippers. "We know they're running like hell with (Norm) Nixon leading the way," said K. C. Jones. "Walton is one of the greatest I've ever seen. If he does play, hopefully he'll be very tired. Cummings has been taking some wild shots, but they're going in. Max (Cedric Maxwell) will probably be on him. It's going to be tough, because we haven't had time to prepare and they had a couple of more hours sleep than we did."

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