Jayson Tatum has career night vs. Clips, scores 39 in double OT

Tanya Simon
February 16, 2020

A six-time All-Star, George was not called to the group this period. By contrast, Clippers suffered their second straight loss and saw their standing behind the Denver Nuggets grow to one game. The Celtics defeat the Clippers in double overtime, 141-133. Lou Williams came off the Clippers' bench to score 35 points while Leonard had 28 points and 11 rebounds. However, he fell into a slump since the fourth quarter and went 2-9 in Q4 and the two OTs.

Jayson Tatum was the biggest hero on Boston's side. More importantly, he carried Boston's offense in the two OTs by targeting Landry Shamet continuously.

Jayson Tatum #0 of the Boston Celtics takes a shot against Kawhi Leonard #2 of the LA Clippers at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts.

"He (Tatum) was incredible".

The injury at least came at the right time for George and the Clippers, who won't resume play until February 22.

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Tatum was not only competing against the best players - he looked like one of them.

"Any time you get a chance to play against guys you look up to, or arguably are the best guys in the league, it definitely kind of raises your level of play", Tatum told ESPN.

"I've often said about him, he's the greatest superstar role player ever", Rivers said. The rest of the Pacific Division is awful, but a team like the Phoenix Suns could get hot shooting and cause an upset of two and if the Golden State Warriors get their big guns back at some point they could be an annoying team come the end of the season.

Pierce's jersey was retired by the Celtics in 2018.

George left with 6: 07 to enter the 2nd as well as was quickly eliminated for the rest of the video game with a left hamstring pressure, the Clippers revealed. In the only other game on the last night of contests before the NBA All-Star Game break, Italian forward Danilo Gallinari scored 29 points on 12-of-18 shooting to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 123-118 victory at New Orleans.

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