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Pierce carries Celtics to OT win over Bucks

 Milwaukee Bucks' Andrew Bogut (6) shoots against Boston Celtics' Marquis Daniels (8) and Jermaine O'Neal (7) in the second quarter of an NBA basketba...
 Milwaukee Bucks' Andrew Bogut (6) blocks a shot by Boston Celtics' Glen Davis (11) in the second quarter of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Nov. 3...
 Boston Celtics' Rajon Rondo, right, shoots against Milwaukee Bucks' John Salmons (15) in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Nov....

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Milwaukee Bucks' Andrew Bogut (6) shoots against Boston Celtics' Marquis Daniels (8) and Jermaine O'Neal (7) in the second quarter of an NBA basketba...

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Milwaukee Bucks' Andrew Bogut (6) blocks a shot by Boston Celtics' Glen Davis (11) in the second quarter of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Nov. 3...

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Boston Celtics' Rajon Rondo, right, shoots against Milwaukee Bucks' John Salmons (15) in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Nov....

Paul Pierce scored 12 of his 28 points in overtime to reach 20,000 points in his career and added a key steal with 27 seconds left to help the Boston Celtics beat Milwaukee 105-102 on Wednesday night.
Ray Allen had 23 points for the Celtics, Rajon Rondo had 17 points and 15 assists, and Kevin Garnett scored 13 and grabbed eight rebounds.
Andrew Bogut led the Bucks with 21 points and 13 rebounds. Ersan Ilyasova and Carlos Delfino each scored 15 points and Brandon Jennings had 13.
Hawks 94, Pistons 85
At Atlanta, Al Horford had six straight points in an 18-4 run to finish the game and the undefeated Hawks beat winless Detroit.
Josh Smith had 22 points and 11 rebounds as the Hawks improved to five wins, remaining the only unbeaten team in the Eastern Conference.
Ben Gordon had 22 points but it wasn't enough for Detroit.
The Pistons are 0-5 for the first time since the 1980-81 season, when they started 0-7.
Magic 128, Timberwolves 86
At Orlando, Dwight Howard had 18 points, 16 rebounds and eight blocked shots to help Orlando set a club record for most points in the first half in a victory over Minnesota.
Vince Carter had 20 points, Ryan Anderson scored 19 and the Magic shook up the starting lineup to score 78 points in the opening half for an easy win. Orlando started Anderson at power forward, moved Rashard Lewis to small forward and bumped Quentin Richardson out of the starting lineup.
Kevin Love had 22 points and Corey Brewer scored 12 for the Timberwolves, who lost on consecutive nights in Florida by 74 points. Minnesota fell by 32 a night earlier in Miami.
Mavericks 102, Nuggets 101
At Denver, Dirk Nowitzki scored a season-high 35 points and Caron Butler hit a pivotal 3-pointer late in the game, helping Dallas hold off a Denver squad missing center Nene.
Butler hit a 3-pointer from the corner with 2 minutes remaining to give the Mavericks a 102-99 lead.
Carmelo Anthony answered with a dunk to trim it to one and after a Mavericks shot-clock violation, the Nuggets had one last chance.
But Anthony's 20-footer with Shawn Marion in his face rimmed out and the Nuggets couldn't track down the rebound in time.
Bobcats 85, Nets 83
At Newark, D.J. Augustin hit two go-ahead free throws with 30.9 seconds to play and Charlotte won for the first time this season, overcoming a 10-point, fourth-quarter deficit.
Boris Diaw scored 24 points, Gerald Wallace had 20 and Stephen Jackson scored eight of his 12 in the final 5:12 to lead Charlotte, which survived two final shots by Travis Outlaw in the closing seconds.
Devin Harris shook off a sprained left shoulder to lead the Nets with 19 points and eight assists. Brook Lopez added 17 points, and rookie Derrick Favors and Anthony Morrow had 11 points apiece.
76ers 101, Pacers 75
At Philadelphia, Elton Brand had 25 points and 12 rebounds, and Thaddeus Young scored 16 points to help Philadelphia to its first victory of the season.
Sixers coach Doug Collins wasn't around to celebrate his first win since he was hired in May. Collins left the bench at halftime because of symptoms related to vertigo. He missed two preseason games because of symptoms related to a concussion he sustained on Memorial Day, then had neurological testing and treatment for what was diagnosed as vertigo.
Darren Collison led the Pacers with 11 points. Danny Granger, averaging 27.0 points, was 2 for 14 and scored only seven.
Hornets 107, Rockets 99
At Houston, Chris Paul scored 25 points and Marco Belinelli added 18 as New Orleans continued its unbeaten run and Houston remained winless.
The Hornets have won all four games this season to match the best start in franchise history.
Kevin Martin and Aaron Brooks scored 18 points apiece for Houston. Yao Ming added 15 in just under 21 1/2 minutes.
Jazz 125, Raptors 108
At Salt Lake City, Deron Williams came within two rebounds of a triple-double and Utah rolled to a huge early lead en route to a victory over Toronto.
After giving up the first basket, Utah scored the next 17 points, then went on another 8-0 tear en route to a 41-22 first-quarter lead.
Williams finished with 22 points, 14 assists and eight rebounds. Al Jefferson led the Jazz with 27 points and Paul Millsap added 21 in Utah's 11th straight victory over Toronto.


Updated : 2021-01-16 04:15 GMT+08:00