The Boston Celtics continued their amazing run since the season-ending knee injury to point guard Rajon Rondo by winning their seventh straight game, a 118-114 triple-overtime thriller over Denver. That ended the Nuggets' nine-game win streak.
Paul Pierce led the way with 27 points, 14 rebounds and 14 assists. Pierce made a tying 3-pointer in the second overtime to make it 107-107 and extend the game. Kevin Garnett had 20 points and grabbed 18 rebounds. Jason Terry scored a season-high 26 points off the bench.
The Celtics are 7 and 0 since Rondo went down.
All-star guard Chris Paul scored 25 points in the L.A. Clippers' 102-88 road win in New York. Knicks star Carmelo Anthony scored 42 points for his fifth 40-point game of the season.
LeBron James scored 32 points and Dwyane Wade added 30 as the Heat topped the visiting Lakers 107-97.
Elsewhere in the NBA, San Antonio 111, Brooklyn 86.Sacramento 117, Houston 111.Memphis beat Minnesota 105-88.Toronto defeated New Orleans 102-89 and Oklahoma city won against Phoenix 97-69.
Checking the NHL now, Carl Hagelin had two goals and an assist, and Henrik Lundqvist made 19 saves in the New York Rangers' 5-1 victory over Tampa Bay. That's the Lightning's fourth straight loss.
Elsewhere, New Jersey beat Pittsburgh 3-1 and Boston topped Buffalo 3-1.
Checking top 25 College Basketball now, 1st ranked Indiana defeated 10th ranked Ohio St. 81-68. 4th ranked Duke barely edged ahead of Boston College 62-61. 9th ranked Syracuse slid past St. John’s 77-58 and Illinois 57, 18th ranked Minnesota 53.
In other College basketball news Hartford beat Stony Brook 60-55.