Jayson Tatum racked up a game-high 39 points to lead the Boston Celtics past the checking out LA Clippers 141-133 in double overtime on Thursday evening.
Thursday evening’s NBA scores
- LA Clippers 133-141 Boston Celtics (2OT)
- Oklahoma City Thunder 123-118 New Orleans Pelicans
LA Clippers 133-141 Boston Celtics (2OT)
Jayson Tatum racked up 17 of his game-high 39 points from the 4th quarter onwards, leading the Boston Celtics past the checking out LA Clippers 141-133 in double overtime on Thursday evening.
Marcus Smart included 31 points and also Gordon Hayward racked up 21 with 13 recoils as the Celtics got to the All-Star break champions of 8 of their last 9 video games. Tatum shot 14- of-23 with 9 rebounds.
Lou Williams had 35 points, Kawhi Leonard racked up 28 with 11 rebounds and also Montrezl Harrell had 24 points and also 13 rebounds for the Clippers, that finished a 1-3 trip. Los Angeles shed Paul George in the 2nd quarter with a reappearance of a left hamstring stress.
After Smart and also Tatum provided the Celtics a four-point lead with 2: 01 to go in the 2nd overtime, Hayward pierced a 3 with 1: 36 left for a 137-132 side. Hayward included a block, a swipe and also 4 cost-free tosses the remainder of the means as Boston travelled to success.
Tatum placed the Celtics up 127-124 in the very first overtime prior to Landry Shamet connected ball game on a trey with 21 secs to go. Tatum missed out on a prospective game-winner at the buzzer.
Williams racked up 15 points in the 4th, leading the Clippers from down 8 in the quarter to a 107- all connection with 4 mins continuing to be. The Clippers bound ball game once again at 114 on a Marcus Morris Sr three-pointer with 46.8 secs left.
Kemba Walker missed out on an opportunity at a game-winner to lead to overtime.
Before Thursday, the Celtics and also Clippers had just went to overtime when each this period – when they initially satisfied in Los Angeles on November 20, a 107-104 Clippers win.
The Celtics ordered the video game’s only double- figure benefit, 72-62, on a Hayward three-pointer with 8: 51 left in the 3rd.
The biggest lead of the very first fifty percent began a 7-0 Clippers run to begin the video game, which the Celtics addressed with 10 straight points fromSmart Neither group led by greater than 4 points in the 2nd as Boston lugged a 60-58 side right into the break.
Oklahoma City Thunder 123-118 New Orleans Pelicans
Danilo Gallinari racked up 11 of his 29 points in the 4th quarter as the checking out Oklahoma City Thunder held back the New Orleans Pelicans 123-118
The Thunder finished a four-game move of the period collection in the last ready both groups prior to the All-Star break.
Dennis Schroder had 7 of his 22 points in the 4th quarter, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander completed with 17 points, Chris Paul had 14 points and also 12 aids, Steven Adams had 11 points and also 11 rebounds and also Mike Muscala racked up 10.
Rookie Zion Williamson led the Pelicans with a season-high 32 points, going beyond the 31 he had 2 evenings previously versus the Portland TrailBlazers JJ Redick racked up 24, Lonzo Ball had 16 points and also Jrue Holiday completed 14 points and also 11 aids.
New Orleans played their 3rd straight video game without All-Star onward Brandon Ingram, that has a sprained ankle joint.
The Thunder led by 8 points at half-time, however Williamson racked up 8 points as the Pelicans took a 76-75lead Paul made a three-pointer to put Oklahoma City back on the top, and also Muscala had 8 points throughout a 14 -0 run that provided the Thunder a 94-81 lead.
Holiday’s lay-up quit the run, Redick racked up 8 straight points and also Holiday made one more lay-up to cut Oklahoma City’s lead to 98-93 at the end of the quarter. Redick and also Williamson racked up 4 points each as New Orleans drew also at 101.
Schroder’s three-pointer placed the Thunder back on the top, however Williamson addressed with back-to- back baskets. Gallinari’s basket put Oklahoma City in advance prior to Ball’s three-pointer provided New Orleans a 111-110 lead.
But Gallinari racked up the following 5 points to offer the Thunder the lead forever.
Both groups fired much better than 50 percent from the area in the very first quarter and also Nicolo Melli’s three-way provided New Orleans a 30-29 lead at the end of the duration.
The rating was connected 5 times in the 2nd quarter prior to Oklahoma City completed with a solid press. Adams defeated the buzzer with a one-handed throw from past half court to offer the Thunder a 66-58 half-time lead.