Celtics pip Clippers in OT thriller, Warriors roll on


The Boston Celtics rallied to outlast the Los Angeles Clippers 139-134 in an overtime thriller in the NBA on Wednesday.

Boston trailed by six points in the additional period following an early four-point play by the Clippers, but the Celtics never surrendered as they overtook the visitors for an eighth-consecutive home win.

Isaiah Thomas, who made the fadeaway jumper to force overtime, starred for the Celtics with 36 points and 11 assists in a double-double display in Boston.

Evan Turner - the man who tied things up before putting the Celtics ahead 135-132 with less than two minutes remaining - finished with 14 points, while Jared Sullinger contributed 21 points and 11 rebounds.

The Clippers were led by double-doubles from Chris Paul (35 points, 13 assists) and DeAndre Jordan (21 points, 16 rebounds).

Defending champions the Golden State Warriors extended their winning streak to 11 games with a 112-104 victory at the Phoenix Suns.

Steph Curry posted 26 points, nine rebounds and nine assists as the Warriors went into the All-Star break boasting a 48-4 win-loss record.

Curry made a three-pointer for a 123rd-consecutive game, four short of Kyle Korver's NBA record.

The Utah Jazz's winning streak was snapped by the New Orleans Pelicans, who triumphed 100-96.

Utah had won seven matches in a row prior to Wednesday but that run came to a halt after Anthony Davis converted a three-point shot inside the final minute in New Orleans.

The Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 120-111, but the victory was overshadowed by a shoulder injury to Kevin Love.

A 14-point fourth-quarter deficit was not enough to derail the San Antonio Spurs, who edged the Orlando Magic 98-96, the Minnesota Timberwolves staged a comeback of their own to pip the Toronto Raptors 117-112 and the Chicago Bulls lost 111-90 to the Atlanta Hawks.

The Charlotte Hornets beat the Indiana Pacers 117-95, the Memphis Grizzlies were too good for the Brooklyn Nets 109-90, the Denver Nuggets accounted for the Detroit Pistons 103-92, the Sacramento Kings downed the Philadelphia 76ers 114-110, while the Houston Rockets went down 116-103 against the Portland Trail Blazers.