Oladipo’s last-second 3 sinks Celtics
INDIANAPOLIS — Victor Oladipo connected on a 3-pointer with 3.4 seconds remaining, lifting the Indiana Pacers to a 102-101 victory over the Boston Celtics on Saturday night.
Oladipo finished with 24 points and 12 rebounds. Tyreke Evans added 17 points for the Pacers, who shot 41 percent (36-for-87).
Marcus Morris had a team-high 23 points and six rebounds for the Celtics, who shot 43 percent (38 for 88) and had their four-game winning streak snapped.
The Pacers trailed 101-97 after Kyrie Irving hit a 3-pointer with 37.2 seconds to go, but Jaylen Brown fouled Oladipo with 29.2 seconds left, and the second-year All-Star made both free throws as the Pacers closed to 101-99.
Oladipo then came up with a rebound of a miss by Irving. He dribbled across midcourt before pulling up on the right wing over the outstretched arms of center Al Horford, hitting a 3-pointer.
Gordon Hayward inbounded with 3.4 seconds remaining and had his pass deflected and stolen by Oladipo.
76ERS 109, PISTONS 99
Joel Embiid scored 32 of his 39 points in a dominating first half and had 17 rebounds to lead Philadelphia
to a win against visiting Detroit.
Embiid made 10 of 18 field goals and 18 of 23 free throws to help Philly improve to 6-0 at home.
HAWKS 123, HEAT 118
Trae Young had 24 points and a career-high 15 assists as host Atlanta snapped a four-game losing streak.
SPURS 109, PELICANS 95
DeMar DeRozan scored 26 points, LaMarcus Aldridge added 22 points and 12 rebounds, and San Antonio extended visiting New Orleans' losing streak to five games.
NUGGETS 103, JAZZ 88
Gary Harris scored 20 points, and Malik Beasley and Mason Plumlee hit key 3-pointers in a fourthquarter flurry, leading Denver to a home win, its fourth straight overall.
LAKERS 114, BLAZERS 110
LeBron James had 28 points and seven assists, Rajon Rondo provided a boost with 17 points and 10 assists in 25 minutes off the bench, and Los Angeles won at Portland.
HORNETS 126, CAVS 94
Jeremy Lamb had a season-high 19 points and eight rebounds, and host Charlotte had no problem defeating Cleveland.
76ers center Joel Embiid, right, scored 32 of his 39 points in a dominant first-half effort against Detroit.