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NBA: Wizards beat Raptors for third straight win

AP, TORONTO

CELTICS 110, JAZZ 107, OT

In Salt Lake City, Utah, Paul Pierce scored 26 points, including seven straight in overtime, and Boston beat Utah to close out a five-game road trip.

Pierce had a chance to win it in regulation, but his 19-footer at the buzzer rimmed out.

Courtney Lee made two free throws with 1.2 seconds left in overtime to bump Boston’s lead to three, and Randy Foye’s 26-footer at the buzzer missed everything.

Avery Bradley added a season-high 18 points for Boston.

Gordon Hayward led Utah with 26 points, Paul Millsap had 16 and Al Jefferson finished with 15 points and 11 rebounds.

HAWKS 114, PISTONS 103

In Auburn Hills, Michigan, while Al Horford had 23 points and 22 rebounds as Atlanta beat Detroit for their fifth win in six games.

Josh Smith added 23 points for the Hawks, who were ahead 61-51 at halftime and led by as many as 26 in the third quarter.

The Pistons have lost three straight, all without guard Brandon Knight, who has a hyperextended right knee. Will Bynum was also out on Monday because of a suspension.

Jeff Teague had 20 points for Atlanta, which shot 14 of 33 from three-point range. Kyle Korver scored 15 points, all from beyond the arc.

Rodney Stuckey led Detroit with 22 points, and Jonas Jerebko added 21.

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