Celtics need 2 OTs to beat Clippers...Thunder top Pelicans...Indiana surprises Iowa

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BOSTON (AP) — Jayson Tatum poured in 39 points and the Boston Celtics pulled away in the second overtime to down the los Angeles Clippers, 141-133. Marcus Smart contributed 31 points and Gordon Hayward finished with 21 points and 13 rebounds. Tatum and Smart combined for 16 of Boston's 27 points in OT. The Clippers played most of the game without Paul George, who left in the second quarter with a left hamstring strain.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Danilo Gallinari scored 11 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter as the Thunder knocked off the Pelicans’ 123-118. Chris Paul had 14 points and 12 assists for Oklahoma City, which blew a 13-point, third-quarter lead before rallying. Rookie Zion Williamson hit the 30-point mark for the second straight game, finishing with 32 for New Orleans.

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana ended a four-game losing streak by downing a ranked opponent. Devonte Green scored 18 of his 27 points in the first half of Indiana’s 89-77 victory over No. 21 Iowa. Green nailed a season-high seven 3-pointers after Indiana entered the game averaging just 5.3 as a team. Trayce Jackson had 17 points for the Hoosiers, who handed the Hawkeyes their third loss in five games since a five-game winning streak.

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Yanni Gourde (YAH’-nee gohrd) provided a short-handed tally in the Tampa Bay Lightning’s ninth straight win, 3-1 over the Edmonton Oilers. The goal broke a 1-1 tie in the second period and sent the Bolts to their 10th consecutive home win. Andrei Vasilevskiy (va-sih-LEHV’-skee) stopped 29 shots and improved to 18-0-2 in his past 20 starts.

DENVER (AP) — Third-period goals by Tom Wilson and TJ Oshie (OH’-shee) gave the Washington Capitals a 3-2 win over the Avalanche, ending Colorado’s five-game winning streak. Oshie scored the tiebreaker with 2:04 remaining, but Washington left wing Alex Ovechkin (oh-VEHCH’-kihn) was held off the scoresheet and remains two shy of 700 goals for his career. The Caps stopped a two-game slide and moved five points ahead of Pittsburgh for the Metropolitan Division lead.

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