The Celtics made the Clippers fold they managed to beat 141-133 after two overtime hours Thursday in Boston in the NBA game between the two thirds of the East and West Conferences.
In this meeting, Jayson Tatum in the ranks of the Celtics scored 39 points, with 61% success at two points (14/23) and 50% at three points (5/10). Very active, he also took 9 rebounds. All in 47 minutes on the parquet floor.
In the ranks of the Californian team, Lou Williams was the best scorer with 35 points.
"It was hard," said Tatum, relieved. "My teammates trusted me," rejoiced the winger, whose beautiful evening against the Clippers made him forget his poor performance Tuesday night during the defeat in Houston (5/15 two points and 0 / 7 to three points).
In the first overtime, Tatum placed Boston in the lead after a lay-up within 25 seconds of the buzzer. But by three points, Landry Shamet for the Clippers pushed Boston to a second overtime which was fatal to them.
In the other game of an evening that included only two as the NBA will stop until next Wednesday to make way for the All-Star Game this weekend in Chicago, Oklahoma City Thunder came at the end of the New Orleans Pelicans 123-118. It was in the second quarter that the Thunder built a small advantage that it managed to the end.
The star of the evening is to be found on the side of the defeated: the "rookie" Zion Williamson, N.1 of the 2019 draft, again distinguished himself by scoring 32 points for the Pelicans, the new highest total of the young career of this 19-year-old strongman, who is predicted to have a brilliant career.
Make way for the star match now!
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