The Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Clippers came out hot and played toe-to-toe for the entire game. Boston did manage to push their lead to 11 at one point but that didn't last very long. Jaylen Brown (18 points) carried the team early, Kemba Walker (25 points) took over later, and Robert Williams... again... made his case for more minutes with a 13 point, 8 rebound, 4 assists game.
The Clippers were without Kawhi Leonard, who was originally in the starting lineup but then was scratched due to back spasms. The Clippers also lost Marcus Morris to a concussion in the second quarter.