Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era
Celtics' comeback tops Pacers
Kevin Garnett found Jeff Green all alone under the basket for a layup with 0.5 seconds remaining to finish off a fourth-quarter comeback from 14 points down, and the Boston Celtics beat the Indiana Pacers 83-81 on Wednesday night.
Garnett led the Celtics with 18 points and 10 rebounds and dragged Boston back after they trailed most of the final three quarters. Green had 11 points off the bench.
Paul George scored 16 points for the Pacers, who had all five starters in double figures. David West added 11 points and 16 rebounds, and George Hill finished with 14 points.
Grizzlies 91, Trail Blazers 85: Marc Gasol had 23 points and 12 rebounds and Jerryd Bayless scored all 13 of his points in the final 13 minutes to lead Memphis over Portland.
Cavaliers 104, Jazz 101: Kyrie Irving scored 20 points and Cleveland's All-Star guard made all the big plays down the stretch, rallying the Cavaliers to a the victory over Utah.
Heat 97, Magic 96: LeBron James scored 26 points, including a go-ahead layup with 3.2 seconds left, and Miami Heat scrambled late to beat Orlando and extend its franchise-record winning streak to 16 games.
Knicks 87, Pistons 77: Raymond Felton scored 26 points, and New York pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat Detroit despite Carmelo Anthony's absence.
Nets 99, Bobcats 78: Deron Williams had 20 points and eight assists, Joe Johnson added 22 points, and Brooklyn got a much needed win over Charlotte.
Timberwolves 87, Wizards 82: Ricky Rubio had 15 points, 11 assists, seven rebounds and six steals to lead Minnesota over Washington.
Lakers 108, Hornets 102: Kobe Bryant scored 13 of his 42 points during a 20-0 run in the last 6:22 of the fourth quarter, and Los Angeles overcame a 25-point deficit to fend off New Orleans.
Raptors 98, Suns 71: DeMar DeRozan scored 15 points and Amir Johnson added 14 as Toronto ended a five-game losing streak.
Mavericks 112, Rockets 108: Dirk Nowitzki scored 22 points, O.J. Mayo had two big fourth-quarter baskets and a career-high 12 assists.