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 on Friday 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 win in a row.
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.
HEAT 102, 76ERS 93
In Miami, LeBron James scored 25 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, Dwyane Wade added 22 points and the Heat won again, pulling away late to beat Philadelphia for their 17th consecutive victory.
The Heat 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
In Chicago, Marco Belinelli made a 3-pointer with 5.9 seconds left to lift the Bulls over Utah.
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.
NETS 95, WIZARDS 78
In 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.
THUNDER 116, BOBCATS 94
In Charlotte, N.C., Kevin Durant had 19 points and seven assists, and Oklahoma City won its fourth in a row.
PACERS 115, MAGIC 86
In Orlando, Fla., Paul George had 25 points and Tyler Hansbrough added 18 and Indiana used a big first half to roll past the Magic.
GRIZZLIES 103, CAVALIERS 92
In Cleveland, Marc Gasol scored 22 points and Memphis held off the Cavaliers.
MAVERICKS 102, PISTONS 99
In Auburn Hills, Mich., O.J. Mayo scored 22 points and Dallas held on to beat Detroit when Charlie Villanueva missed a 3-pointer in the final seconds.