Carter collection ball at $32K
The ball used for the final out of the 1986 World Series won by the Mets is among the items being put up for auction by the family of late Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter. Carter was behind the plate when Boston’s Marty Barrett struck out to end Game 7. The Mets won, 8-5, at Shea Stadium that night for their most recent championship. Carter was elected to the Hall in 2003. He died in 2012 at 57. A game-worn Mets jersey from 1985 and Carter’s jersey and pants from a 1984 Montreal Expos game also are in the online sale by Heritage Auctions that closes Nov. 18-19. A bid of $32,000 for the ball was posted on the auction web site Wednesday night.
Wizards drub Celtics
Otto Porter scored 34 points and the host Washington Wizards jumped out to a big first-quarter lead and beat the Boston Celtics 118-93 for their second victory of the season. Porter shot 15 of 19, had 14 rebounds and sparked the fast start with 20 points in the first half. John Wall had 19 points before being ejected for a flagrant foul in the final minutes . . . Zach LaVine scored 37 points and Andrew Wiggins added 29 as the Minnesota Timberwolves won their first road game of the season, defeating the host Orlando Magic 123-107.. . . . Kemba Walker scored 21 points, and the streaking Charlotte Hornets defeated the visiting Utah Jazz, 104-98, for their fourth straight win . . . Paul George scored seven of Indiana’s 13 points in overtime and the host Pacers beat the winless Philadelphia 76ers, 122-115. George finished with 28 points and eight rebounds . . . Thabo Sefolosha scored 20 points, Dwight Howard added 18 and the host Atlanta Hawks beat the Chicago Bulls, 115-107, for their third consecutive victory. — AP