Kemba Walker had 25 points and six assists, and the Celtics took advantage of a late scratch of All-Star Kawhi Leonard and held off the Los Angeles Clippers 117-112 on Tuesday night. 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.
For the first time in 50 years, Washington will not have cheerleaders on the field in 2021.
The All-Star Game is set for this coming Sunday, and the NBA has officially finalized the fields for the skills competitions. The skills challenge will feature Luka Doncic, Chris Paul, Julius Randle, Domantas Sabonis, Nikola Vucevic, and Robert Covington. Covington is the lone NBA player to have attended an HBCU, and the league has pledged a donation to HBCUs as part of All-Star festivities.