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|Monday, 12 January 2009 17:51|
One day after Ray Allen's 36 points led Boston to a 94-88 win in Toronto, Pierce led a comeback from a 10-point deficit midway through the third quarter and carried the Celtics to their second straight win after they lost four in a row.
Pierce also had nine rebounds, while Kevin Garnett added 20 points and 12 rebounds. Andrea Bargnani, whose 3-pointer with 1 second left sent the game into overtime tied at 93, led the Raptors with 23 points, and Chris Bosh had 18 points and 11 rebounds.
Bucks 97, Wizards 91
WASHINGTON (AP) - Michael Redd scored 29 points, a healthy Andrew Bogut added 18 points and 10 rebounds, and Washington blew another fourth-quarter lead.
Trading baskets down the stretch with Wizards guard Nick Young - who scored a career-high 30 - Redd helped Milwaukee overcome a deficit that was 13 points in the second quarter, 11 at halftime and five entering the final period.
-pointer with less than 1 1/2 minutes left. Young missed a 3 as the shot-clock expired on Washington's next possession, and that was that.
It's the 12th time this season the Eastern Conference-worst Wizards lost a game after leading in the fourth quarter.
Nets 103, Thunder 99, OT
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Rookie Brook Lopez scored a career-high 31 points and pulled down 13 rebounds.
Vince Carter had 21 while Devin Harris, back after missing three of the previous four games with a hamstring injury, had 17. Keyon Dooling had 14, most coming early in the fourth quarter as the Nets earned a fourth straight home win after starting the season 5-12 in New Jersey.
Kevin Durant had 26 points for the Thunder, who fell to 6-33, and 2-17 on the road.
Russell Westbrook had 17 points, Jeff Green finished with 15 points and 10 rebounds, former Net Nenad Krstic had 12 points and Earl Watson scored 11 points.
Knicks 101, Hornets 95
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - David Lee scored 24 points and New York ended a three-game losing streak.
Quentin Richardson and Al Harrington each hit 3-pointers inside the final 1:14 to ensure the Knicks withstood a furious Hornets rally that trimmed a 14-point lead down to three late in the game.
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David West had 25 points and 14 rebounds for the Hornets, but was 6-of-20 from the field. Chris Paul added 23 points for New Orleans.