Celtics blow 10-point 4th quarter lead, fall to Clippers in OT

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LOS ANGELES - The Celtics couldn't close out a victory over the Clippers Wednesday night, blowing a 10-point lead in the fourth quarter before ultimately falling in overtime 107-104.

The Green extended their lead to double digits with just over six minutes to play in regulation, before the Clippers went on runs of 8-0 and 10-0 in the fourth.

Trailing 97-94, Jayson Tatum shook off Paul George and nailed a three-pointer to tie the game with 13 seconds to play. Kawhi Leonard missed a shot at the buzzer, sending the game to overtime.

But the Celtics couldn't take advantage of the extra period. Kemba Walker saw a potential game-tying shot blocked by Leonard as time expired.

Walker struggled for most of the night, turning the ball over six times and shooting 4-of-17 from the field.

Tatum was the Celtics best offensive player, putting up a team-high 30 points. Marcus Smart had 15 points and Daniel Theis scored eight points, hauled in 14 rebounds, and tallied a career-high six assists.

George had a team-high 25 points for Los Angeles. Leonard added 17 points.

The Celtics continue their road trip on Thursday when they visit the Denver Nuggets.