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After Clippers beat Celtics, Pruitt arrested on suspicion of DUI

February 26, 2009 | 11:07 am

Gabe Pruitt takes a shot against the Clippers a few hours before being arrested on DUI charges. No good can come from playing for the Clippers.

Apparently, no good can come from playing against them, either.

Boston came to town and was shocked last night, 93-91. It should have been a nice homecoming for guard Gabe Pruitt, who was a star locally at Westchester High and USC. But a few hours after the Celtics were clipped, Pruitt was popped.

The Boston backup was arrested about 3 a.m. in Hollywood on suspicion of driving under the influence. L.A. Now reports that the incident occurred at Sunset Boulevard and Wilcox Avenue, a few blocks from the LAPD's Hollywood station.

Pruitt was charged with a misdemeanor and released about 8:30 a.m. Probably wasn't too hard coming up with the $5,000 bail -- he was driving a Mercedes S550 and his 2009 salary is listed at $711,517.

Prior to his arrest, Pruitt played six minutes and had 3 points in the loss to the Clippers. He's been averaging 8.8 minutes and 2.3 points per game this season on just 31% shooting. If a DUI charge doesn't make things bad enough for his job security, the Celtics are expected to land Stephon Marbury tomorrow.

-- Adam Rose

Photo: Gabe Pruitt takes a shot against the Clippers a few hours before being arrested on a DUI charge. Credit: Mark J. Terrill / Associated Press
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