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Sport Tatum scores 39, Celtics hold off Clippers 141-133 in 2OT

07:00  14 february  2020
07:00  14 february  2020 Source:   ap.org

Without Kawhi Leonard, Clippers fall to Kings

  Without Kawhi Leonard, Clippers fall to Kings LOS ANGELES - Kawhi Leonard didn't play in the Los Angeles Clippers' loss to the Sacramento Kings 124-103 on Thursday night because of tightness in his lower back. Leonard was seen shooting before the game, but he didn't come out with the starters in the Clippers' first game at Staples Center since the death of Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna along with seven others in a helicopter crash Sunday.BOX SCORE: KINGS 124, CLIPPERS 103The Clippers said Leonard was questionable before the game, but announced in the third quarter he was held out because of the injury.Landry Shamet started in Leonard’s place and led the Clippers with 15 points.

Jayson Tatum scores 39 points in the Celtics ' thrilling 141 - 133 win in double-overtime against the Clippers .

Jayson Tatum had seven 3-pointers and scored 32 points to help Boston sneak out of TD Garden with a 112-107 win over struggling Atlanta on Friday night. The Hawks outscored the Celtics 29-26 in the second quarter and took a 55-54 lead into halftime. The Celtics responded, outscoring Atlanta 22-11

BOSTON (AP) — Jayson Tatum had 39 points and the Boston Celtics pulled away from the Los Angeles Clippers in the second overtime to win 141-133 on Thursday night.

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  Shorthanded Celtics win again, top Magic Wednesday night, with Kemba Walker, Marcus Smart and Daniel Theis all in street clothes, and rookie Romeo Langford making his first NBA start, the Celtics still found enough punch for a 116-100 win over Orlando. BOX SCORE: CELTICS 116, MAGIC 100The win was their fifth straight and eighth in their last nine. Jayson Tatum, on quite a path to his first All-Star appearance, led both sides with 33 points to go along with another 23 from Gordon Hayward.Tatum’s buzzer-beating scoop gave the Celtics an 87-80 lead at the end of the third quarter, after Hayward had scored the previous eight C’s points.

Jayson Tatum had seven 3-pointers and scored 32 points to help the Boston Celtics hold off the Atlanta Hawks Must See: Virginia Tech takes down UNC on last second shot in 2 OT . But with eight of the Celtics ' next nine against teams currently in playoff contention, Smart knows there won't

Jayson Tatum had seven 3-pointers and scored 32 points to help Boston sneak out of TD Garden with a 112-107 win over struggling Atlanta on Friday night. The Hawks outscored the Celtics 29-26 in the second quarter and took a 55-54 lead into halftime. The Celtics responded, outscoring Atlanta 22-11

Marcus Smart added 31 points and Gordon Hayward finished with 21 points and 13 rebounds. Kemba Walker added 19 points and nine rebounds. Tatum and Smart combined for 16 of Boston's 27 points in the overtime periods.

BOX SCORE: CELTICS 141, CLIPPERS 133 (2OT)

The Celtics have won seven straight at home and eight of their last nine overall.

The Clippers played most of the game without Paul George, who left in the second quarter with a left hamstring strain. Lou Williams led Los Angeles with 35 points. Kawhi Leonard had 28 points and 11 rebounds, and Montrezl Harrell finished with 24 points and 13 rebounds.

George played 15 minutes, scoring four points on 2-of-7 shooting before heading to the locker room.

The first meeting between the teams on Nov. 20 was also decided in overtime. The Clippers held on for a 107-104 win.

Tatum scores 32, Celtics tip Hawks for 6th win in row

  Tatum scores 32, Celtics tip Hawks for 6th win in row Jayson Tatum had seven 3-pointers and scored 32 points to help the Boston Celtics hold off the Atlanta Hawks 112-107 on Friday night. It was Tatum's eighth consecutive game with at least 20 points. Enes Kanter added 16 points and 15 rebounds as Boston posted its sixth consecutive win.BOX SCORE: CELTICS 112, HAWKS 107Atlanta led at halftime, despite having only nine players available and playing without Trae Young, DeAndrew Bembry, Cam Reddish and Bruno Fernando. But the Hawks struggled to make shots in the second half.They got within 110-107 with 41.3 seconds to play on a dunk by John Collins.

Tatum scored 28 points, Gordon Hayward added 24 and the Boston Celtics beat the Chicago Bulls 111-104 on Saturday. The Celtics hung on for their eighth win in nine games after Boston overcame 20 turnovers to win again even though flu-ridden star Kemba Walker missed his second straight game.

As well as the Celtics have played lately, guard Marcus Smart believes they can play even better. Jayson Tatum had seven 3-pointers and scored 32 points to help Boston sneak out of TD Garden with a 112-107 win over struggling Atlanta on Friday night. “That's something as a team we're still.

The Celtics took a 134-130 lead in the second OT on a driving layup by Smart and another by Tatum.

Harrell got a dunk on the Clippers' next trip up the floor. But Hayward responded with a 3 to increase Boston's lead to 137-132.

Tatum was called for an offensive foul, but Hayward blocked a runner by Williams off his body to force the turnover with 55 seconds left.

Hayward hit four free throws in the final minute to help close it out.

The All-Star break comes at a perfect time for both teams as they try to get healthy.

Clippers guard Patrick Beverley missed his fourth straight game with a sore right groin. The Celtics played without Jaylen Brown, who has a left calf contusion

Smart started in place of Brown and scored the Celtics' first 10 points, digging them out of an early 7-0 deficit. Smart and Tatum combined for 24 of Boston's 30 first-quarter points. It helped offset a 15-point opening period by Leonard.

Clippers' NBA title ambitions initiated by last year's trade deadline deals

  Clippers' NBA title ambitions initiated by last year's trade deadline deals As Landry Shamet entered the locker room inside Boston's TD Garden, he had no idea what he was walking into. The rookie guard's previous 48 hours had been a whirlwind. He'd been traded by Philadelphia at 2 a.m., flown coast-to-coast and met his new Clippers coaches and teammates in a blur. He knew two of the Clippers' plays — and that they now trailed Boston, on the road, by 21 points at halftime. What he didn't know, on Feb. 9, 2019, was how the new-look Clippers would respond to such dire circumstances in their first game together. But inside the spartan visiting locker room players stayed composed. Somehow, coach Doc Rivers' halftime message was upbeat.

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Boston limited Leonard to two points in the second quarter but had no answers on the inside for Harrell, who had 16 points in the first half on 5-of-5 shooting from the field.

TIP-INS

Clippers: Had a 65-19 advantage in bench scoring.

Celtics: Tatum and Smart had all 13 of Boston's points in the first overtime.

BACK AND FORTH

A 3-pointer by Marcus Morris gave the Clippers a 122-118 lead in the first extra period. But the Celtics responded and took a 125-124 lead when Tatum split a pair of defenders for a layup with 53.8 seconds left.

Leonard missed a short jumper and Tatum scored again off feed from Walker with 24.8 seconds remaining.

Landry Shamet tied it again with a 3-pointer, giving the Celtics the ball back with 21 seconds left. Tatum got off a 27-footer but came up empty.

CELTICS TO RETIRE GARNETT'S JERSEY

During the game's first timeout, the Celtics surprised fans with a video presentation to announce Kevin Garnett’s No. 5 will be retired during the 2020-21 season. It will hang in the open space next to the No. 34 of teammate Paul Pierce, who alongside Garnett led Boston to its most recent title in 2008.

In wake of Kobe’s passing, glimpses of old Celtics-Lakers rivalry return

  In wake of Kobe’s passing, glimpses of old Celtics-Lakers rivalry return The Celtics defeated the Lakers at TD Garden six days before Bryant’s death. On Sunday, with both teams holding high playoffs seeds, they’ll meet again in a marquee matinee matchup at Staples Center.Sure the Celtics and Lakers are always entertaining, but Los Angeles has not reached the playoffs since 2013, and that includes the final three years of the great Kobe Bryant’s career. The Lakers-Celtics rivalry had taken a beating, resembling nothing of the intense matchups of two of the NBA’s greatest franchises.

Pierce's jersey was retired by the Celtics in 2018. Garnett, in his first year in eligibility for the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame, is expected to be on the list of finalists when it it is unveiled during NBA All-Star Weekend in Chicago.

UP NEXT

Clippers: Host Sacramento on Feb. 22.

Celtics: Begin a four-game road trip Feb. 21 against Minnesota.

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