LOS ANGELES – – Jayson Tatum led a 3 point rampage, scoring 34 points, which helped the Boston Celtics hold the Clippers 119-115 Friday night without Paul George in the Los Angeles lineup / p>

The Clippers could safely have used the NBA’s 3-point shooter. George, who hits 48% from a distance, sat out two nights with a sore right foot after scoring 8 of 9 3-pointers in a Cleveland win had achieved

Lou Williams scored the Clippers’ final seven points, including a 3-pointer from the left corner that gave them one point with 46 seconds to go

But the Celtics finished the game with six free throws, only to give the Clippers their third home loss

“We are so far ahead that we will just play a lot of close games,” said Brad Stevens, Celtics coach. “We have to get used to doing our best in these moments”

Kawhi Leonard had 28 points and 11 rebounds for the Clippers but missed all five of his 3-point attempts. The team was 14 out of 32 from a distance Williams finished with 18 points off the bench

Kemba Walker has added 24 points for the Celtics They made 16 3-pointers – two of their season high Tatum had five 3-pointers – one of his season best

After falling behind in the first half, Boston rebounded in the third quarter and received eight 3-point points from five different players The Clippers were limited to just two 3-pointers, while the Celtics scored 39 points during that period

The Celtics took the first lead with a 3-pointer from Grant Williams, which followed with another, finishing off three consecutive 3-hands starting with Tatum

The Clippers rallied from nine to three at the start of the fourth round to end the game three times. Leonard put Los Angeles ahead with a turnaround jumper over two defenders to 108-106

Boston made five free throws to move three forward Lou Williams scored four hits in a row to give the Clippers the lead by one, but they collapsed in the final seconds. Leonard flipped the ball, Walker stole it and met

“That was definitely a confidence builder,” said Walker. “We started slowly, but we stuck together throughout the game. Energy was great, communication was great, our togetherness was on a whole different level”

“Sometimes other teams just play better than you and at that stage I thought they did,” said Lou Williams

Celtics: They improved to 7-6 on the road. Stevens had a technical 26 seconds in the game Walker and Payton Pritchard returned from the inactive list

Clippers: You got 49 points from the bank, including three players in the double digits. You have lost two more in a row this season

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