Celtics Push Past Clippers For Third Straight Win
By KYLE HIGHTOWER
AP Sports Writer
BOSTON (AP) – Kemba Walker had 25 points and six assists, and the Boston Celtics took advantage of a late scratch of All-Star Kawhi Leonard and held off the Los Angeles Clippers 117-112. Jaylen Brown finished with 18 points. Jayson Tatum and Payton Pritchard each added 14 as the Celtics posted three straight victories for the first time since January. The Clippers, who have lost five of eight, played without Leonard after he was ruled out shortly before the game due to back spasms. Paul George led Los Angeles with 32 points.