Clippers win OT thriller over Celtics

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    LOS ANGELES. — Lou Williams scored 27 points, and Paul George added 25 points and eight assists to help the Los Angeles Clippers notch an intense 107-104 overtime victory over the visiting Boston Celtics on Wednesday night.

    Kawhi Leonard returned from a three-game absence caused by a knee injury to score 17 points on 7-of-20 shooting. Patrick Beverley corralled a career-best 16 rebounds to go along with 14 points and seven assists, and JaMychal Green added 10 points as Los Angeles won its third straight game.

    Jayson Tatum scored a season-best 30 points for Boston. Marcus Smart recorded 15 points and eight assists, Brad Wanamaker added 14 points, and Kemba Walker had 13 points and nine rebounds, shooting just 4-for-17 from the field.

    The contest marked the first time George and Leonard played together since both joined the Clippers in the offseason. Wednesday’s game was George’s fourth of the campaign.

    In other games, it was Dallas 142, Golden State 94; Milwaukee 135, Atlanta 127; and Washington 138, San Antonio 132.

    Mavericks 142, Warriors 94

    Luka Doncic scored 22 of his game-high 35 points in the first quarter as host Dallas made quick work of injury-riddled Golden State in a 48-point thrashing.

    Doncic ran up his 35 points in only 26 minutes, hanging around long enough to record a second straight triple-double with a game-high-tying 10 rebounds and a game-high 11 assists. According to ESPN, the 25:30 total that Doncic played was the least court time for a player in a 30-point triple-double in NBA history. – Field Level Media