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Celts Clip Hawks in OT

  • Charlotte Bobcats' Kemba Walker (15) gets to the basket past Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant (35) and Kendrick Perkins (5) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, March 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)

    Charlotte Bobcats' Kemba Walker (15) gets to the basket past Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant (35) and Kendrick Perkins (5) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, March 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)

  • Charlotte Bobcats' Kemba Walker (15) gets to the basket past Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant (35) and Kendrick Perkins (5) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, March 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)

    Charlotte Bobcats' Kemba Walker (15) gets to the basket past Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant (35) and Kendrick Perkins (5) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, March 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)

  • Charlotte Bobcats' Bismack Biyombo (0) tries for the block but misses as Oklahoma City Thunder's Serge Ibaka (9) dunks during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, March 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)

    Charlotte Bobcats' Bismack Biyombo (0) tries for the block but misses as Oklahoma City Thunder's Serge Ibaka (9) dunks during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, March 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)

  • Charlotte Bobcats' Bismack Biyombo (0) tries for the block but misses as Oklahoma City Thunder's Serge Ibaka (9) dunks during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, March 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)

    Charlotte Bobcats' Bismack Biyombo (0) tries for the block but misses as Oklahoma City Thunder's Serge Ibaka (9) dunks during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, March 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)

  • Oklahoma City Thunder's Serge Ibaka (9) dunks agaisnt Charlotte Bobcats' Bismack Biyombo (0) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, March 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)

    Oklahoma City Thunder's Serge Ibaka (9) dunks agaisnt Charlotte Bobcats' Bismack Biyombo (0) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, March 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)

  • Oklahoma City Thunder's Serge Ibaka (9) dunks agaisnt Charlotte Bobcats' Bismack Biyombo (0) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, March 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)

    Oklahoma City Thunder's Serge Ibaka (9) dunks agaisnt Charlotte Bobcats' Bismack Biyombo (0) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, March 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)

  • Oklahoma Thunder head coach Scott Brooks pleads for a call from the referees against the Charlotte Bobcats during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, March 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)

    Oklahoma Thunder head coach Scott Brooks pleads for a call from the referees against the Charlotte Bobcats during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, March 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)

  • Oklahoma Thunder head coach Scott Brooks pleads for a call from the referees against the Charlotte Bobcats during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, March 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)

    Oklahoma Thunder head coach Scott Brooks pleads for a call from the referees against the Charlotte Bobcats during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, March 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)

  • Boston Celtics' Paul Pierce, left, looks to pass after losing control of the ball to Atlanta Hawks' Josh Smith, right, during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Friday, March 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Boston Celtics' Paul Pierce, left, looks to pass after losing control of the ball to Atlanta Hawks' Josh Smith, right, during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Friday, March 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Charlotte Bobcats' Kemba Walker (15) gets to the basket past Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant (35) and Kendrick Perkins (5) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, March 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)
  • Charlotte Bobcats' Kemba Walker (15) gets to the basket past Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant (35) and Kendrick Perkins (5) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, March 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)
  • Charlotte Bobcats' Bismack Biyombo (0) tries for the block but misses as Oklahoma City Thunder's Serge Ibaka (9) dunks during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, March 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)
  • Charlotte Bobcats' Bismack Biyombo (0) tries for the block but misses as Oklahoma City Thunder's Serge Ibaka (9) dunks during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, March 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)
  • Oklahoma City Thunder's Serge Ibaka (9) dunks agaisnt Charlotte Bobcats' Bismack Biyombo (0) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, March 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)
  • Oklahoma City Thunder's Serge Ibaka (9) dunks agaisnt Charlotte Bobcats' Bismack Biyombo (0) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, March 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)
  • Oklahoma Thunder head coach Scott Brooks pleads for a call from the referees against the Charlotte Bobcats during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, March 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)
  • Oklahoma Thunder head coach Scott Brooks pleads for a call from the referees against the Charlotte Bobcats during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, March 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)
  • Boston Celtics' Paul Pierce, left, looks to pass after losing control of the ball to Atlanta Hawks' Josh Smith, right, during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Friday, March 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Boston — Jason Terry hit a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 35 seconds left in overtime and the Boston Celtics rallied after blowing a big lead in regulation and beat the Atlanta Hawks 107-102 last night.

The Celtics blew a 12-point fourth-quarter lead and trailed by four in overtime before outshooting the Hawks from beyond the arc in overtime.

Jeff Green, Paul Pierce and Terry all hit 3-pointers in the OT and the Celtics held the Hawks without a point for the final 1:20 to clinch Boston’s fifth straight win.

Pierce finished with 27 points, seven rebounds and seven assists. Kevin Garnett had 17 points and eight rebounds and Terry scored 19, 11 more than Atlanta’s reserves combined.

Josh Smith scored 32 points and Jeff Teague had 26 points and nine assists for the Hawks, who outscored the Celtics 48-32 in the paint.

Al Horford added 22 points and Devin Harris scored 12 for Atlanta. Four starters scored in double figures for the Hawks, but only two other players scored at all for Atlanta in its fourth loss in five games.

The Hawks did make it a thrilling finish in a game Boston appeared to have in hand after a 10-0 run early in the fourth quarter. Atlanta still had time and didn’t panic, using a 13-4 run to get back in it and force overtime.

Kyle Korver’s 3-pointer with 1:31 left tied it at 92-all and was just the second field goal by a reserve for the Hawks. Pierce answered with a jumper, then Smith set up Horford on an alley-oop dunk to tie it up again.

The Hawks led 98-96 in overtime when Green got lucky for the Celtics with a 3-pointer that bounced high off the rim initially, but somehow stayed on target and went in after two more fortunate bounces and the Celtics had their first lead of overtime at 99-98. Smith answered right away with a 3-pointer, which Pierce matched with 1:37 left to put the Celtics ahead 102-101.

Notes: The Hawks were on the road for the seventh time in eight games. ... Pierce scored 11 in the first quarter as the Celtics opened the game 11 for 19 (58 percent). ... Terry’s 3-pointer with four seconds left in the second quarter gave the Celtics a 52-47 halftime lead. ... Anthony Tolliver was the only Atlanta reserve to score in the first half, finishing with five points. ... New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski sat courtside and received a standing ovation when he was shown on the overhead monitor early in the fourth quarter.

Thunder 116, Bobcats 94

Charlotte, n.c. — Kevin Durant had 19 points and seven assists, and the Thunder defeated Charlotte for their fourth straight victory.

Derek Fisher and Thabo Sefolosha both had 13 points for the Thunder, who blew open a close game with 19-0 run to start the second quarter. Serge Ibaka scored 12 points, and Russell Westbrook and Kevin Martin each chipped in with 11.

Grizzlies 103, Cavaliers 92

Cleveland — Marc Gasol scored 22 points and Memphis held off a late run.

Memphis, which strengthened its hold on the fourth spot in the Western Conference playoff race, has won 11 of 12 and is 12-4 since trading star forward Rudy Gay to Toronto on Jan. 30.

Pacers 115, Magic 86

Orlando, Fla. — Paul George had 25 points and Tyler Hansbrough added 18 and Indiana used a big first half to roll past Orlando.

Indiana scored 30 points off 21 Orlando turnovers and also connected on 11 3-pointers in the victory.

The offensive eruption came after a late-game offensive meltdown against Boston on Wednesday night that ended in a last-second loss.

Nets 95, Wizards 78

New York — Deron Williams made an NBA-record nine 3-pointers in the first half, finished with 11 and scored a season-high 42 points to lead Brooklyn over Washington.

Williams made his first eight shots behind the arc, became the first player in a decade to match the opposing team’s score in the first half, and was one shy of the NBA record of 12 3-pointers as the Nets opened a huge early lead and coasted.

Mavericks 102, Pistons 99

Auburn Hills, Mich. — O.J. Mayo scored 22 points and Dallas held on to beat the Detroit when Villanueva missed a 3-pointer in the final seconds.

Dallas began the night 4½ games behind eighth-place Utah in the race for the last playoff spot in the Western Conference.

The Mavericks blew a 15-point lead in the fourth quarter, allowing Detroit to go ahead 97-96 on a 3-pointer by Khris Middleton.

Heat 102, 76ers 93

Miami — LeBron James scored 25 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, Dwyane Wade added 22 points and the Miami won again, pulling away late to beat Philadelphia for its 17th straight victory.

Chris Bosh scored 16 points, Ray Allen added 12 and Shane Battier scored 11 for the Heat, who matched the 12th-longest winning streak in NBA history and became the first team in the league to clinch a playoff spot this season.

Bulls 89, Jazz 88

Chicago — Marco Belinelli made a 3-pointer with 5.9 seconds left to lift Chicago over the Jazz.

Belinelli missed a potential tying jumper, but got a second chance when Joakim Noah grabbed the rebound. Jimmy Butler then swung the ball back out to Belinelli in the corner, and he connected on the fallaway 3 to put Chicago in front to stay.

Gordon Hayward missed a jumper on the other end for Utah, and Butler secured the rebound as the horn sounded.

Belinelli and Carlos Boozer had 22 points apiece for Chicago, which opens a difficult three-game California road trip at the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday.

Al Jefferson scored 23 points in his return to the lineup for the Jazz.