BOSTON — Paul Pierce overcame a miserable shooting game with a key jumper in overtime and Rajon Rondo finished with a triple-double with 20 assists, 10 points and 10 rebounds to lift the surging Boston Celtics to an 88-86 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night.
It was Rondo’s 19th game in a row with double digits in assists.
Jeff Teague led the Hawks with 21 points and Josh Smith had 20 with 11 rebounds. The Hawks had won eight of 11 since losing to Boston at home on March 19.
CLIPPERS 100, THUNDER 98
In Oklahoma City, Chris Paul scored 31 points, including the game-winning shot on a layup with 8.8 seconds left, lifting Los Angeles past the Thunder that kept it in position for home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs.
76ERS 93, RAPTORS 75
In Toronto, Thaddeus Young scored 17 points, Nikola Vucevic had 12 as Philadelphia got an important victory in their chase of a playoff berth.
PACERS 104, CAVALIERS 98 (OT)
In Cleveland, Danny Granger scored 23 points, five in overtime, and George Hill hit 3-pointer in the extra session, lifting Indiana.
LAKERS 98, SPURS 84
In San Antonio, Andrew Bynum had 16 points and 30 rebounds for Los Angeles.
JAZZ 103, ROCKETS 91
In Houston, Gordan Hayward scored a season-high 29 points and Utah helped its fading playoff hopes with a win over Houston.
HORNETS 105, KINGS 96
In New Orleans, Jason Smith scored 22 points, Marco Belinelli added 21 points and Greivis Vasquez 15 points for New Orleans, which shot 55.9 percent (38 of 68).
GRIZZLIES 104, SUNS 93
In Memphis, Tenn., Rudy Gay scored a season-high 32 points as Memphis won its fourth in a row.