Oladipo’s last-sec­ond 3 sinks Celtics

Houston Chronicle Sunday - - COLLEGE FOOTBALL -

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.


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.


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.


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.


Jeremy Lamb had a sea­son-high 19 points and eight re­bounds, and host Char­lotte had no prob­lem de­feat­ing Cleve­land.

Lau­rence Kesterson / As­so­ci­ated Press

76ers cen­ter Joel Em­biid, right, scored 32 of his 39 points in a dom­i­nant first-half ef­fort against Detroit.

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