In Milwaukee, Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 17 of the Bucks' last 22 points in a 105-100 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers.
Los Angeles Clippers (24-12, third in the Western Conference) vs. Boston Celtics (17-17, sixth in the Eastern Conference) Boston; Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Kawhi Leonard and the Los Angeles Clippers face the Boston Celtics. Leonard ranks eighth in the NBA averaging 26.8 points per game. The Celtics have gone 10-5 in home games. Boston is fifth in the league with 11 offensive rebounds per game led by Tristan Thompson averaging 3.1 offensive boards. The Clippers are 12-6 on the road. Los Angeles is the NBA leader in 3-point percentage, shooting 41.6% as a team from deep this season. Marcus Morris leads them shooting 46.3% from 3-point range. The two teams play for the second time this season. The Celtics defeated the Clippers 119-115 in their last meeting on Feb. 5. Jayson Tatum led Boston with 34 points, and Leonard paced LA scoring 28 points. TOP PERFORMERS: Tatum ranks second on the Celtics with 4.4 assists and scores 25.2 points per game. Thompson is shooting 58.6% and averaging 9.2 points over the last 10 games for Boston. Leonard has shot 51.1% and is averaging 26.8 points for the Clippers. Marcus Morris Sr. is averaging 2.7 made 3-pointers and scoring 14.1 points over the last 10 games for Los Angeles. LAST 10 GAMES: Celtics: 4-6, averaging 110.3 points, 44.3 rebounds, 21.3 assists, 7.3 steals and five blocks per game while shooting 46.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 112.1 points on 45.7% shooting. Clippers: 6-4, averaging 114.6 points, 45 rebounds, 24.5 assists, 6.1 steals and 4.2 blocks per game while shooting 49.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 111.5 points on 47.5% shooting. INJURIES: Celtics: Romeo Langford: out (wrist), Marcus Smart: out (calf), Jaylen Brown: out (knee). Clippers: Patrick Patterson: day to day (personal). ___ The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar. The Associated Press
MILWAUKEE — Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 36 points and sparked a closing 9-0 run to help the Milwaukee Bucks rally to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 105-100 on Sunday for their fifth consecutive victory. The Bucks won for the first time in 11 games this season when trailing after three quarters. Kawhi Leonard’s potential tying 3-point attempt bounced off the front rim with about four seconds left. Khris Middleton got the rebound and sealed it with two free throws with 2.1 seconds remaining. After Leonard’s jumper gave Los Angeles a 100-96 lead with 4:01 left, the Clippers didn’t score again. Antetokounmpo has scored at least 35 points in four straight games. He’s the first Bucks player to do that since Kareem Abdul-Jabbar from Jan. 6-14, 1973. Middleton added 19 points, six rebounds and eight assists. Leonard scored 25 points for the Clippers. CELTICS 11, WIZARDS 110 BOSTON (AP) — Jayson Tatum made two twisting, driving baskets in the final 15 seconds and finished with 31 points, helping Boston overcome Bradley Beal's 46-point night for Washington. Kemba Walker scored 21 points for the Celtics, and Daniel Theis had 20 points and nine rebounds. Boston, which beat Indiana on Friday, has won consecutive games for the first time since late January. Russell Westbrook had 24 points and 11 rebounds for the Wizards. Davis Bertans added 20 points. The Associated Press