76ers 95, Celtics 94, OT
Evan Turner had 26 points and 10 rebounds and Thaddeus Young added 17 points and 12 rebounds to lead the host Philadelphia 76ers to an overtime win over the Boston Celtics on Friday night.
Turner drove past Courtney Lee and tossed up an off-balance, right-handed shot for a 95-94 lead with 3.9 seconds left. Boston guard Rajon Rondo slipped and his ankles buckled on the last possession, costing him a chance to hit the potential game-winner, a dud ending to his sizzling triple-double.
The same two teams meet again tonight in Boston.
Rondo had 16 points, 14 assists and a season-high 13 rebounds. Kevin Garnett had 17 points and 10 rebounds, and Paul Pierce scored 27 points.
Bulls 108, Pistons 104
Joakim Noah had 30 points and 23 rebounds, setting career highs in both categories and helping the Chicago Bulls beat the host Detroit Pistons for the 16th straight time. Chicago trailed by as many as 17 points in the second quarter, but the Bulls rallied toward the end of the half and took control in the fourth quarter.
Hawks 104, Wizards 95
Josh Smith had 23 points and 15 rebounds, Al Horford also posted a double-double and the host Atlanta Hawks beat Washington to keep the Wizards winless on the road. Horford had 14 points and 14 rebounds for the Hawks, who have won eight out of nine.
Warriors 109, Nets 102
David Lee had 30 points and 15 rebounds, Stephen Curry scored 28 points, and the Golden State Warriors gave coach Mark Jackson a winning return to host Brooklyn by beating the Nets. Lee scored six straight points to break open a tie game midway through the fourth quarter. Joe Johnson scored a season-high 32 points for the Nets.
Nuggets 92, Pacers 89
Denver’s Andre Miller, the 36-year-old backup guard, scored eight of his 15 points during a 10-0 run in the final three minutes, leading the visiting Nuggets. Miller had a hand in all of the points, also getting an assist on JaVale McGee’s dunk during the decisive spurt. McGee finished with a season-high 20 points off the bench.
Grizzlies 96, Hornets 89
Rudy Gay tied a season high with 28 points and the Memphis Grizzlies maintained their NBA-best winning percentage. Host New Orleans put up resistance, though, despite losing for the 11th time in 13 games, and Memphis needed Gay’s 3 with 2:10 left to get some breathing room. Quincy Pondexter tied a season high with 16 points for the Grizzlies.
Spurs 114, Rockets 92
Tony Parker had 17 points and seven assists, and the host San Antonio Spurs never trailed. The Spurs had six players score in double figures while matching their season high with 33 assists. Tiago Splitter scored 15 points and Gary Neal, Manu Ginobili, Patty Mills and Tim Duncan each added 12.
Bucks 108, Bobcats 93
Ersan Ilyasova scored a season-high 21 points and Marquis Daniels had season highs with 18 points and six rebounds and the host Milwaukee Bucks took command early and beat the Charlotte Bobcats. Brandon Jennings had 15 points and eight assists and Monta Ellis added 13 points to help the Bucks.
Jazz 131, Raptors 99
Paul Millsap scored 20 points, Enes Kanter had 18 in his first career start and the host Utah Jazz hit 13 3-pointers to rout the Toronto Raptors. Gordon Hayward added 17 points off the bench as Utah improved to 8-1 at home.