Rapid Recap: Celtics ride Timelord, Kemba to entertaining 117-112 win over Clippers

NBA: Los Angeles Clippers at Boston Celtics

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If you enjoy wild, back-and-forth games with insane shot-making and drama, this was your night. And if you also wanted to see Rob Williams have a coming out party on national TV (TNT), that was your cherry on top.

The Celtics beat the Clippers, 117-112, a game with 16 lead changes and 11 ties. Boston has now won three straight to go back above .500 (18-17). Kemba Walker, back to his old self, led the scoring with 25 points (including 6 threes) with 6 assists. The real star, however, was Timelord, who had 13 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 blocks and several eye-popping highlights in 22 minutes. Daniel Theis hit two clutch free throws with 10 seconds left to seal the win.

The Clippers got 32 from Paul George (but he shot 2 of 10 in the fourth) and 25 from Reggie Jackson, who stepped up after Kawhi Leonard was a last-minute scratch.

Celts had 25 assists, the Clippers 28. Both teams were just a hair under 50% from the field. From the arc, Boston was 50% and LA 47.4%. This game lived up to the tradition.

Second quarter.

Third quarter.



Fourth quarter.

Celtics went up 11.

But the Clippers hung tough.

Box score

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