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Magic rallies by Celtics

ORLANDO — The play designed for Vince Carter was being shredded. J.J. Redick, swarmed by defenders at midcourt, was unable to make the pass with the clock running down. Instead, Rashard Lewis caught the ball and surprised everybody.

Lewis hit a go-ahead layup with 1.3 seconds left, and the Magic overcame a 16-point deficit to beat the Celtics 96-94 on Thursday night.

"Turned the corner with my right hand, took it to the basket and was expecting the defense to collapse," Lewis said. "I was surprised when I turned to the basket there was nobody there."

Lewis sprinted down the baseline past Kevin Garnett for the uncontested layup. Rasheed Wallace missed a 3 at the buzzer.

Game highlights: Chris Bosh had 27 points as the Raptors, who have trailed by double digits in all four games of their current four-game winning streak, beat the host Knicks 106-104.

All-Star reserves: Dallas products Chris Bosh of the Raptors and Deron Williams of the Jazz are headed back to the city for the All-Star Game, which will include seven first-time selections now that reserves have been named to the Feb. 14 game. Paul Pierce and Rajon Rondo were chosen from the Celtics. The Hawks are sending Joe Johnson and former Gator Al Horford. Rondo and Horford will make their first appearances, as will Oklahoma City swingman Kevin Durant, Charlotte's Gerald Wallace, Memphis forward Zach Randolph, Chicago's Derrick Rose and Williams. The other West reserves: guards Chris Paul of New Orleans and Brandon Roy of Portland, Lakers forward Pau Gasol and Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki.

Around the league: 76ers swingman Andre Iguodala, who turned 26 Thursday, has been discussed in a possible deal that would bring the Rockets' Tracy McGrady to Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported. … The Cavs' LeBron James was fined $25,000 for kicking a water bottle during a win Wednesday.

Magic 96, Celtics 94

BOSTON (94): Pierce 3-12 5-5 12, Garnett 2-8 2-2 6, Perkins 1-2 2-5 4, Rondo 5-9 0-2 11, R.Allen 8-12 0-0 20, Wallace 7-14 0-0 17, Davis 2-6 2-2 6, T.Allen 2-2 1-2 5, House 4-7 0-0 10, Scalabrine 1-2 0-0 3. Totals 35-74 12-18 94.

ORLANDO (96): Barnes 1-4 3-4 5, Lewis 8-13 5-6 23, Howard 8-12 3-10 19, Nelson 5-10 2-2 12, Carter 2-13 2-3 6, Gortat 1-1 4-6 6, Redick 2-7 5-5 11, Pietrus 1-2 0-0 2, J.Williams 3-7 0-0 8, Anderson 1-4 2-4 4. Totals 32-73 26-40 96.

Boston 34 17 21 22— 94

Orlando 23 17 21 35— 96

3-Point GoalsBoston 12-26 (R.Allen 4-8, Wallace 3-6, House 2-5, Rondo 1-1, Scalabrine 1-2, Pierce 1-4), Orlando 6-20 (Lewis 2-3, Redick 2-5, J.Williams 2-5, Nelson 0-1, Barnes 0-2, Carter 0-2, Anderson 0-2). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsBoston 41 (Rondo, Garnett 7), Orlando 59 (Howard 10). AssistsBoston 22 (Rondo 8), Orlando 8 (Carter, J.Williams, Nelson 2). Total FoulsBoston 30, Orlando 19. TechnicalsPierce, Wallace, Boston defensive three second 2, Barnes, Orlando defensive three second. A17,461.

Raptors 106, Knicks 104

TORONTO (106): Turkoglu 8-16 7-9 26, Bosh 10-24 7-8 27, Bargnani 1-9 0-1 2, Jack 3-5 3-4 9, Weems 3-4 0-0 6, Johnson 5-6 0-1 10, Belinelli 0-3 0-0 0, Calderon 5-8 1-1 12, Wright 5-6 0-0 13, Nesterovic 0-0 1-2 1. Totals 40-81 19-26 106.

NEW YORK (104): Gallinari 5-12 5-5 18, Jeffries 2-3 0-0 5, Lee 13-21 3-3 29, Duhon 1-4 1-2 4, Chandler 7-13 0-0 14, Harrington 5-16 9-10 20, Robinson 5-14 3-4 14, Hill 0-4 0-0 0. Totals 38-87 21-24 104.

Toronto 20 29 30 27— 106

New York 34 19 28 23— 104

3-Point GoalsToronto 7-21 (Wright 3-3, Turkoglu 3-8, Calderon 1-2, Bosh 0-1, Belinelli 0-2, Jack 0-2, Bargnani 0-3), New York 7-23 (Gallinari 3-6, Jeffries 1-1, Duhon 1-3, Harrington 1-6, Robinson 1-6, Chandler 0-1). Fouled OutJohnson. ReboundsToronto 56 (Bosh 15), New York 44 (Lee 18). AssistsToronto 16 (Calderon 7), New York 23 (Duhon 9). Total FoulsToronto 23, New York 19. TechnicalsRobinson. A18,828.

Magic rallies by Celtics 01/28/10 [Last modified: Friday, January 29, 2010 12:13am]
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