Boston Celtics 141-133 Los Angeles Clippers
Facing Boston Celtics at TD Garden, the Los Angeles Clippers aim for a victory to maintain their grip on the Denver Nuggets and the Los Angeles Lakers for the West. However, the fact that the main star Paul George can only play about 14 minutes has greatly affected the strength of the army of Doc Rivers.
However, with the excellence of Kawhi Leonard (28 points), Landry Shamet (19 points), Montrezl Harrel (24 points) and especially super-reserve Lou Williams (35 points), representatives of the State of California have continuously brought to the chase score with the home team and push the match to two intense extra time. But at crucial moments, the Los Angeles Clippers were unable to maintain the certainty needed and let the Boston Celtics rise to win the final 141-133.
Jayson Tatum (39 points), Marcus Smart (31 points), Gordon Hayward (21 points) and Kemba Walker (19 points) are the most prominent playing factors to help teachers Brad Stevens triumph in the song at TD Garden. This result also helped the Boston Celtics shorten the gap with the second-ranked team in the East, Toronto Raptors when the “Red Dinosaur” had previously received defeat when it encountered the Brooklyn Nets.
New Orleans Pelicans 118-123 Oklahoma City Thunder
In the other match, the New Orleans Pelicans had a home advantage when facing Oklahoma City Thunder, but before the brilliance of Danilo Gallinari (29 points), Chris Paul (14 points, 12 assists) and Dennis Schroder (22 score), “Herd of pelicans” had to accept defeat 118-123 before “Thunder God”.
However, NOP still left a highlight newcomer rookie Zion Williamson. continued to bring impressive performances with 32 points, leading the entire team at Smoothie King Center.
Alvin Gentry’s army is making themselves difficult in the race to win tickets to the Playoffs when the distance between them and the 8th ranked team, Memphis Grizzlies is still 5 wins.