LOS ANGELES – Jayson Tatum led a 3-point shooting spree and scored 34 points, helping the Boston Celtics hold off the Clippers 119-115 on Friday night without Paul George in the Los Angeles lineup.
Lou Williams scored the Clippers’ final seven points, including a 3-pointer from the left corner that gave them a one-point lead with 46 seconds remaining. “We got to get used to doing our best in those moments.”
Kawhi Leonard had 28 points and 11 rebounds for the Clippers but missed all five of his 3-point attempts.
The Celtics took their first lead of the game on a 3-pointer by Grant Williams, who followed with another one, capping a run of three consecutive 3-pointers that began with Tatum.