Mighty Celtics Hold Off Lowly Timberwolves

Wizards shut down Grizzlies, Bosh sparks Raptors past Bucks
By Mitch Pritchard,  Newser User
Posted Jan 26, 2008 5:49 AM CST
Boston Celtics center Kendrick Perkins (43), right, drops in the go-ahead basket over former teammate and Minnesota Timberwolves forward Al Jefferson (25) in the final seconds of an 87-86 win during their...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Kendrick Perkins scored with 16.6 seconds left as the Boston Celtics survived at home against the struggling Minnesota Timberwolves 87-86 last night, the AP reports. The Timberwolves, 7-34, had a chance for the win, but their former teammate Kevin Garnett poked the ball away to clinch the game. Perkins led the Celtics, 33-7, with 21 points. In other NBA action:

  • The Washington Wizards held the Memphis Grizzlies to nine first-quarter points and Antawn Jamison had 24 points and 12 rebounds in a 104-93 win.
  • Chris Bosh led a 19-0 third-quarter run and finished with 32 points to lead the Toronto Raptors to a 106-75 win over the Milwaukee Bucks.