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Paul Pierce's triple-double lifts Celtics over Nuggets in 3-OT

Paul Pierce had 27 points, 14 rebounds and 14 assists and the Celtics extended their winning streak to seven games with a 118-114 triple-overtime victory over the Denver Nuggets Sunday in Boston. Boston's win also ended Denver's winning streak at nine games.

Pierce made a tying three-pointer in the second overtime to make it 107-107 and extend the game. "I mean that's what great players do. I would love to tell you I had something to do with it," Celtics coach Doc Rivers said. "I was sitting just like the fans saying, 'Please, Lord, Paul make a shot.' "

Kevin Garnett had 20 points and 18 rebounds and Jason Terry scored 26 points off the bench.

Heat 107, Lakers 97: LeBron James scored 32 points and shot 12-for-18, Dwyane Wade had 30 and host Miami got its fifth win in a row. It was James' fifth straight game with at least 30 points, a franchise record. He's shot better than 60 percent in all five of those games. Kobe Bryant had 28 points and nine assists for the Lakers.

Magic 110, Blazers 104: J.J. Redick scored 22 points, Nikola Vucevic added 17 points and 19 rebounds and host Orlando snapped a 12-game losing streak.

Grizzlies 105, T-Wolves 88: Tayshaun Prince scored 18 points, hitting all eight of his shots from the field for host Memphis.

Raptors 102, Hornets 89: John Lucas scored 10 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter to match his season high and Rudy Gay had 20 points for host Toronto.

Thunder 97, Suns 69: Thabo Sefolosha (20 points) made 5 of 7 three-pointers for visiting Oklahoma City. Russell Westbrook scored 24 points in 28 minutes.

Kings 117, Rockets 111: John Salmons and Isaiah Thomas each had 23 points to lead host Sacramento. James Harden had 30 for Houston.

-- AP

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