Celtics outlast scrappy Magic in overtime
ORLANDO, Fla. – Kevin Garnett had 24 points and 10 rebounds, Paul Pierce added 23 points, and Rajon Rondo was one rebound shy of a triple double with 15 points and 16 assists as the Boston Celtics outlasted the Orlando Magic, 116-110, in overtime Sunday night.
The Celtics won their second straight and earned their sixth consecutive win over the Magic. They return home Wednesday for a pair of home games, beginning with Brooklyn on Wednesday.
J.J. Redick scored 21 and Jameer Nelson had 20 for the Magic, whose loss snapped a two-game winning streak.
76ers 104, Suns 101: At Philadelphia, shortly after the season began, the Philadelphia 76ers rewarded point guard Jrue Holiday with a four-year, $41 million contract extension.
Money well spent.
Holiday had a career-high 33 points and 13 assists, leading Philadelphia over Phoenix.
Knicks 121, Pistons 100: At New York, Carmelo Anthony scored 29 points in only 32 minutes, and New York ended a two-game losing streak with a victory over Detroit.
Brandon Knight scored 21 points and Charlie Villanueva had 17 for the Pistons, who have lost six straight games at Madison Square Garden.
Spurs 111, Raptors 106 (2OT): At Toronto, Tony Parker scored six of his 32 points in the second overtime, Tim Duncan had 26, and San Antonio beat Toronto for the fourth straight time.
Manu Ginobili scored 15 points, Danny Green had 13 and Boris Diaw 11 as the Spurs won their third straight and improved their NBA-best road record to 7-1.
Parker made jump shots on consecutive possessions with less than 1:15 to go in the second overtime as the Spurs held on.
Nets 98, Trail Blazers 85: At New York, Deron Williams had 15 points, 12 assists, four blocked shots and three steals, leading Brooklyn to a victory over Portland.
Joe Johnson scored 21 points and Brook Lopez had 15 for Brooklyn, which has won five straight games at Barclays Center.
Nuggets 102, Hornets 84: At Denver, Andre Iguodala scored 23 points, Kenneth Faried had his eighth double-double of the season and Denver beat struggling New Orleans.
Faried had 14 points and 12 rebounds for the Nuggets, winners of four straight.