PHILADELPHIA — Kevin Garnett banked in a shot off an alley-oop pass with 1.4 seconds left to give the Boston Celtics their ninth straight victory, 102-101 over the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday night.
After Philadelphia's Andre Iguodala drove for a hook shot with 6.6 seconds left to give Philadelphia a 101-100 lead, Rajon Rondo flipped a long pass to Garnett for the winner. Garnett then raced to midcourt to intercept the 76ers' inbounds pass.
Ray Allen led Eastern Conference-leading Boston with 23 points, Rondo had 19 points and 14 assists and Glen Davis added 16 points.
MAVERICKS 102, NETS 89: At Dallas, Dirk Nowitzki had 21 points and 10 rebounds, Shawn Marion added 18 points, and Dallas stretched its winning streak to 11 games, spoiling former Mavericks coach Avery Johnson's return.
TRAIL BLAZERS 97, MAGIC 83: At Portland, Ore., Andre Miller had 22 points, eight assists and seven rebounds for the Blazers to help offset a 39-point, 15-rebound performance by Orlando's Dwight Howard.