Jayson Tatum had 39 factors and Boston Celtics pulled away from Los Angeles Clippers to win a double-overtime thriller 141-133 on Thursday night time.
Marcus Sensible added 31 factors and Gordon Hayward completed with 21 factors and 13 rebounds. Tatum and Sensible mixed for 16 of Boston’s 27 factors within the extra time intervals to seal their seventh straight house victory. It is also their eighth win in 9 and improves their season report to 38-16, third-best within the Japanese Convention.
The Clippers performed many of the recreation with out Paul George, who left within the second quarter with a left hamstring pressure. Lou Williams led the guests with 35 factors. Kawhi Leonard had 28 factors and 11 rebounds and Montrezl Harrell completed with 24 factors and 13 rebounds.
LA have now dropped back-to-back video games to take a seat third within the Western Convention at 37-18, 5 video games behind the Lakers and one adrift of Denver Nuggets.
The primary assembly between the groups this season on November 20 was additionally determined in extra time, which the Clippers received 107-104.
Throughout the recreation’s first timeout, the Celtics stunned followers with a video presentation to announce Kevin Garnett’s No.5 will likely be retired throughout the 2020-21 season. It should hold within the open house subsequent to the No.34 of teammate Paul Pierce – retired by the Celtics in 2018 – who alongside Garnett led Boston to its most up-to-date title in 2008.
In New Orleans, Danilo Gallinari scored 11 of his 29 factors within the fourth quarter because the visiting Oklahoma Metropolis held off the Pelicans.
Dennis Schroder added 22 factors for the Thunder (33-22), Shai Gilgeous-Alexander 17, and Chris Paul had 14 factors and 12 assists within the 123-118 win.
“Down the stretch, that is once we really feel like we’re at our greatest,” Paul mentioned.
“It was Gallo tonight. He was killer.”
Zion Williamson scored 32 factors, his second straight recreation scoring greater than 30, and JJ Redick 24 factors for New Orleans (23-32), who noticed their three-game successful streak snapped.
OKC have received 15 of their final 18 highway video games, finishing a four-game sweep of the season sequence within the final recreation for each groups earlier than the All-Star break.