KG Is Ejected, Pierce Hits Big Shot To Beat The Knicks

Pierce's late jumper helps Celtics beat Knicks
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By BRIAN MAHONEY
AP Basketball Writer
      NEW YORK (AP) – Paul Pierce made the tiebreaking jumper with
eight seconds left, and the Boston Celtics beat the New York Knicks
104-101 on Wednesday night.
      The Celtics overcame a big first home game at Madison Square
Garden for Amare Stoudemire, who scored 30 points in three
quarters. But he was on the bench along with the rest of the Knicks
starters down the stretch, when the Celtics pulled it out.
      Down eight midway through the fourth, the Celtics rallied to tie
it at 101 on two free throws by former Knicks guard Nate Robinson
with 1:09 left. The teams turned it over on the next three
possessions before Pierce's jumper.
      Rookie Andy Rautins had a 3-pointer partially blocked after
mishandling the inbounds pass on New York's next possession, and
Pierce closed it out with a free throw.
      
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