Tip-Off for 1/28/13 (featuring The Ohio Players): Paul Pierce posts a triple-double in double overtime thriller over the Heat 100-98
Paul Pierce was The Truth, playing 49 of 58 minutes in a drama-filled Celtics win.
The Boston Celtics allowed a four-point lead slip away with less than a minute remaining. In the second overtime, Paul Pierce hit the game-winning basket with 30 seconds remaining to give the C’s a 100-98 victory and snap a six-game losing streak.
The news wasn’t all good for the Celtics. The team learned All-Star point guard Rajon Rondo will be lost for the season with a torn ACL.
Celtics 100 – Heat 98 – Paul Pierce posted a triple-double with 17 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists. Kevin Garnet added a team-high 24 points. LeBron James led all scorers with 34 points. James and Chris Bosh had 16 rebounds each.
Lakers 105 – Thunder 96 – Los Angeles shot 55 percent from the field as well as 41 percent from beyond the arc. Kobe Bryant finished with 21 points and a game-high 14 assists. Kevin Durant led all scorers with 35 points.
Pistons 104 – Magic 102 – Detroit was pounded on the glass 51-37, but the managed to shoot 50 percent from the floor. Brandon Knight scored a game-high 31 points. Will Bynum added 12 assists. J.J. Redick scored 31 points for the Magic.
Hornets 91 – Grizzlies 83 – Ryan Anderson led a suddenly hot Hornets squad with 22 points. Zach Randolph led Memphis with 20 points and 13 boards.
Knicks 106 – Hawks 104 – Carmelo Anthony tied a Knicks single-game record with 9 three-pointers. Anthony finished with 42 points and Raymond Felton added 10 assists for New York. Jeff Teague added 27 points and 6 assists for Atlanta.
Mavericks 110 – Suns 95 – The Mavericks have a 2-0 lead in the season series. Shawn Marion led the Mavs with 18 points and 9 boards. Goran Dragic led the Suns with 18 points and 8 assists.
Clippers 96 – Blazers 83 – Portland struggled shooting from the floor and had 19 turnovers. Blake Griffin led Los Angeles with 23 points and 9 rebounds. LaMarcus Aldridge had a team-high 21 points and 11 rebounds for Portland.
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