12/12 21:26 CST Irving helps Celtics past Wizards 130-125 in overtime
Irving helps Celtics past Wizards 130-125 in overtime
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) --- Kyrie Irving scored Boston's last 12 points, including
back-to-back 3-pointers in the final 40 seconds of overtime to outduel John
Wall in a point-guard showdown, and the Celtics extended their winning streak
to seven games with a 130-125 victory over the Washington Wizards on Wednesday
Irving finished with 38 points and seven assists. Marcus Morris added 27 points
and nine rebounds for Boston, which played without Al Horford, Gordon Hayward
and Jaylen Brown --- its Nos. 4-6 leading scorers.
Wall returned for the Wizards after missing a game with an aching left heel and
finished with 34 points with 13 assists. But his seven points in OT weren't
enough to keep pace with fellow All-Star Irving.
Bradley Beal and Jeff Green each added 22 points and Kelly Oubre Jr. scored 20
PACERS 113, BUCKS 97
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) --- Thaddeus Young had 25 points, 11 rebounds and four
assists, and Myles Turner added 23 points to lead Indiana to its fifth straight
Indiana pulled within a half-game of the Central Division-leading Bucks.
Eric Bledsoe scored 26 points and Malcolm Brogdon finished with 15 to lead
Milwaukee. Giannis Antetokounmpo had a season-low 12 points, grabbed 10
rebounds and dealt out seven assists after missing Monday's game at Cleveland
with a sore neck.
Indiana's Victor Oladipo wound up with 12 points, 10 rebounds and six assists
after missing 11 games with a sore right knee.
CAVALIERS 113, KNICKS 106
CLEVELAND (AP) --- Jordan Clarkson scored 28 points and a basket by Rodney Hood
in the fourth quarter gave Cleveland a late lead as the Cavaliers dealt New
York its fifth straight loss.
Hood put the Cavaliers in front 107-106 with 23 seconds remaining after New
York took a one-point lead on rookie Kevin Knox's fast-break dunk with 32
Hood added 23 points, rookie Collin Sexton scored 19 and Matthew Dellavedova,
playing his first him game for Cleveland since being re-acquired from
Milwaukee, had 15 points.
Enes Kanter and Tim Hardaway each scored 20 points for New York.
HORNETS 108, PISTONS 107
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) --- Jeremy Lamb hit a 22-foot jumper from the right wing
with 0.3 seconds left, and Charlotte Hornets rallied from a late 10-point
deficit for a wild win.
Lamb's buzzer-beater came with controversy. As he released the ball, Malik Monk
ran off the Hornets' bench and onto the floor early to celebrate the made
Officials reviewed the play and called one-shot technical on the Hornets for
having six men on the court. The basket counted. The Pistons made the technical
free throw, but the ensuing inbounds pass was intercepted.
Kemba Walker finished with 31 points, nine assists and eight rebounds for the
Hornets, who won their third straight and moved into sixth place in the Eastern
Conference --- a half-game ahead of Detroit.
Blake Griffin had 26 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists for the Pistons, who
have lost six in a row.
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