Celtics Take Grizzlies to Rack Up 28-3
Pistons win 11th straight at Toronto; Houston tips Orlando
By Mike Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 5, 2008 6:29 AM CST
Boston Celtics forward Kevin Garnett (5) celebrates with teammate Rajon Rondo during the second half of their 100-96 win over the Memphis Grizzlies in Boston, Friday, Jan. 4, 2008. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Boston got 20 points from Allen—only it was Tony not Ray—in a 100-96 win over the hapless Grizzlies last night. Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce had 23 points apiece while Ray Allen barely got on the scoresheet, sinking two free throws inside of 10 seconds remaining. Juan Carlos Navarro led Memphis with 20 points. Elsewhere in hoops:

  • Detroit didn't look ahead to its big Saturday matchup with Boston as it took care of Toronto with ease, 101-85. Chris Bosh had 23 points, 16 rebounds in a losing effort.
  • Orlando lost another heartbreaker at home, 96-94 against Houston as a tip-in at the buzzer by Adonal Foyle was disallowed after a long replay review.