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Celtics end trip with OT victory

Celtics forward Kevin Garnett guards Utah center Al Jefferson in the first quarter. Garnett has 13 points, including four in overtime.

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Celtics forward Kevin Garnett guards Utah center Al Jefferson in the first quarter. Garnett has 13 points, including four in overtime.

SALT LAKE CITY — Paul Pierce had 26 points, including seven straight in overtime, and the Celtics beat the Jazz 110-107 on Monday night to close out a five-game road trip.

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Pierce had a chance to win it in regulation, but his 19-footer at the buzzer rimmed out.

Alec Burks' reverse layup pulled Utah within 108-105 with 37 seconds left in overtime. Utah's Paul Millsap was fouled before he could get off a 3-pointer but made two free throws with 4.2 seconds remaining.

Courtney Lee added two free throws at the other end with 1.2 seconds left to bump Boston's lead back to three, and Randy Foye's 26-footer at the buzzer missed everything.

Game highlights: Wilson Chandler had 23 points in place of injured Danilo Gallinari, and Ty Lawson had 22 in the host Nuggets' 119-108 win over the Lakers. Gallinari, Denver's top scorer at 16.9 points a game, sat out with a bruised left thigh. Kobe Bryant led the Lakers with 29 points. Dwight Howard had 15 points and 14 rebounds but missed 11 of his last 12 free throws. … Rookie and former Florida standout Bradley Beal scored 20 and Nene had 11 points and nine rebounds as the Wizards beat the Raptors 90-84 for their third straight victory. Washington won for just the fifth time in 27 road games this season and has the worst road record in the league. … Former Gators star Al Horford had 23 points and 22 rebounds, and the visiting Hawks beat the Pistons 114-103 for their fifth win in six games. Pistons guard Brandon Knight (hyperextended right knee) missed his third consecutive game.

Gasol injury: Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni said center Pau Gasol might be out for the rest of the regular season, cbssports.com reported. Gasol has a torn plantar fascia in his foot.

Around the league: The Thunder signed veteran Derek Fisher, filling an opening for a third point guard that was created when Eric Maynor got traded to Portland. Fisher joins Oklahoma City down the stretch for the second straight season. He played in 20 regular-season games and all 20 playoff games last season. He played briefly for Dallas this season, asking for his release in December after injuring his right knee.

Celtics 110, Jazz 107, OT

BOSTON (110): Pierce 10-20 3-4 26, Bass 4-10 7-7 15, Garnett 5-9 3-3 13, Bradley 8-12 0-0 18, Lee 4-8 5-6 14, Wilcox 1-2 0-0 2, Terry 5-13 0-0 14, Green 3-10 0-0 6, Crawford 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 41-86 18-20 110.

UTAH (107): Ma.Williams 5-10 3-4 15, Millsap 7-12 2-2 16, Jefferson 6-11 3-4 15, Watson 1-3 0-0 2, Foye 2-8 0-0 6, Hayward 7-16 8-9 26, Favors 2-4 3-3 7, Burks 4-10 0-0 8, Carroll 3-7 2-2 8, Kanter 2-7 0-0 4. Totals 39-88 21-24 107.

Boston 28 20 32 17 13— 110

Utah 26 27 19 25 10— 107

3-Point GoalsBoston 10-27 (Terry 4-9, Pierce 3-10, Bradley 2-3, Lee 1-2, Green 0-3), Utah 8-17 (Hayward 4-7, Ma.Williams 2-2, Foye 2-6, Burks 0-1, Carroll 0-1). ReboundsBoston 46 (Garnett 10), Utah 53 (Jefferson 11). AssistsBoston 19 (Pierce 8), Utah 23 (Millsap 5). Total FoulsBoston 24, Utah 19. TechnicalsBoston defensive three second, Utah defensive three second. A19,911 (19,911).

Hawks 114, Pistons 103

ATLANTA (114): Korver 5-11 0-0 15, Smith 9-17 4-6 23, Horford 10-13 2-3 23, Teague 6-13 6-6 20, Stevenson 2-4 2-2 7, Jenkins 1-5 4-4 6, Johnson 1-1 0-0 2, Jones 1-4 0-0 2, Harris 3-6 2-3 11, Tolliver 2-5 0-0 5, Scott 0-0 0-0 0, Petro 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 40-79 20-24 114.

DETROIT (103): Singler 5-11 2-2 13, Maxiell 3-7 1-2 7, Monroe 5-9 5-8 15, Calderon 3-11 0-0 7, Stuckey 10-17 2-2 22, Jerebko 9-12 2-2 21, Middleton 2-6 0-0 4, English 2-5 6-6 10, Kravtsov 1-2 0-0 2, Villanueva 1-4 0-0 2. Totals 41-84 18-22 103.

Atlanta 27 34 27 26— 114

Detroit 24 27 19 33— 103

3-Point GoalsAtlanta 14-33 (Korver 5-7, Harris 3-5, Teague 2-4, Horford 1-1, Stevenson 1-3, Tolliver 1-3, Smith 1-4, Jones 0-2, Jenkins 0-4), Detroit 3-14 (Singler 1-3, Jerebko 1-3, Calderon 1-5, Middleton 0-1, Villanueva 0-2). ReboundsAtlanta 43 (Horford 22), Detroit 47 (Monroe 8). AssistsAtlanta 31 (Teague 12), Detroit 25 (Calderon 9). Total FoulsAtlanta 16, Detroit 18. TechnicalsJerebko. A12,417 (22,076).

Wizards 90, Raptors 84

WASHINGTON (90): Webster 4-8 2-2 12, Nene 4-10 3-3 11, Okafor 4-14 0-0 8, Wall 3-11 4-4 10, Beal 8-13 2-2 20, Booker 3-9 2-2 8, Price 5-7 0-0 12, Ariza 3-9 1-2 8, Singleton 0-0 0-0 0, Temple 0-0 1-2 1. Totals 34-81 15-17 90.

TORONTO (84): Gay 1-11 5-6 7, Johnson 2-8 2-2 6, Valanciunas 2-4 0-0 4, Lowry 6-17 3-6 18, DeRozan 9-17 7-9 25, Bargnani 4-11 0-0 8, Lucas 4-5 0-0 9, Anderson 0-4 4-4 4, Fields 0-0 0-0 0, Ross 1-2 0-0 3. Totals 29-79 21-27 84.

Washington 17 23 23 27— 90

Toronto 16 16 22 30— 84

3-Point GoalsWashington 7-12 (Price 2-2, Webster 2-3, Beal 2-3, Ariza 1-3, Booker 0-1), Toronto 5-19 (Lowry 3-9, Ross 1-1, Lucas 1-2, DeRozan 0-1, Anderson 0-2, Gay 0-2, Bargnani 0-2). ReboundsWashington 56 (Okafor 13), Toronto 49 (Johnson 13). AssistsWashington 17 (Wall 7), Toronto 13 (Gay 4). Total FoulsWashington 23, Toronto 18. A16,705 (19,800).

Nuggets 119, Lakers 108

L.A. LAKERS (108): World Peace 6-11 1-2 15, Clark 4-9 0-2 8, Howard 6-8 3-14 15, Nash 6-8 4-5 16, Bryant 12-23 5-6 29, Jamison 5-12 1-2 14, Meeks 3-5 0-0 8, Blake 1-2 0-0 3. Totals 43-78 14-31 108.

DENVER (119): Chandler 10-18 0-0 23, Faried 6-10 0-0 12, Koufos 3-4 2-4 8, Lawson 8-19 5-7 22, Iguodala 6-9 2-5 14, Brewer 6-15 3-5 16, McGee 3-4 1-2 7, A.Miller 3-4 3-4 9, Randolph 3-3 0-0 6, Hamilton 0-1 0-0 0, Mozgov 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 49-88 16-27 119.

L.A. Lakers 29 25 29 25— 108

Denver 35 32 28 24— 119

3-Point GoalsL.A. Lakers 8-19 (Jamison 3-4, Meeks 2-4, World Peace 2-5, Blake 1-2, Nash 0-1, Bryant 0-1, Clark 0-2), Denver 5-18 (Chandler 3-5, Brewer 1-5, Lawson 1-6, A.Miller 0-1, Iguodala 0-1). ReboundsL.A. Lakers 49 (Howard 14), Denver 53 (Faried 10). AssistsL.A. Lakers 21 (Bryant 9), Denver 30 (Iguodala 12). Total FoulsL.A. Lakers 17, Denver 25. TechnicalsBryant, World Peace, L.A. Lakers defensive three second, Denver Coach Karl, Denver defensive three second 2. A19,155 (19,155).

Celtics end trip with OT victory 02/25/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 12:28am]
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