October 14, 2012

NBA PRESEASON: Celtics fall to Knicks in OT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Carmelo Anthony scored 23 points and Chris Copeland had 21 to help the New York Knicks beat the Boston Celtics 98-95 in overtime in an exhibition game at the XL Center.

Boston Celtics' Kevin Garnett (5) approaches a slam dunk in the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game against the New York Knicks, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, in Hartford, Conn. New York won in overtime 98-95. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

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Tyson Chandler added 16 points for the Knicks (2-0). Jared Sulliger led the Celtics (1-2-- with 14 points and Paul Pierce and Jeff Green had 12 apiece.

Copeland scored all his points in the second half and played 19 minutes. He hit two free throws with 11 seconds left to give the Knicks a three-point lead. The Celtics didn't get a shot off before time expired.

Anthony scored all his points in the third quarter and sat the remainder of the game. He picked up a technical foul in the third quarter as the Celtics built a 61-49 lead.

Midway through the fourth quarter, the Knicks went on a 12-0 run to take an 84-78 lead with 3:30 left. Trailing 86-85, the Celtics tied it on Sullinger's free throw with 16.6 seconds left.

The Knicks took a 20-second timeout with 5.2 seconds left, but Copeland missed an off-balanced shot from the perimeter as time expired.

Knicks forward Amare Stoudemire missed the games because of a bruised left knee.

Pistons 108, Bucks 91: Ersan Ilyasova scored 18 of his 22 points in the third quarter to help the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Detroit Pistons in an exhibition game.

Brandon Jennings added 17 points for Milwaukee, Samuel Dalembert and John Henson each had 12, Monta Ellis finished with 11 and Mike Dunleavy had 10.

Andre Drummond scored 19 points for Detroit before fouling out, and Corey Maggette added 14.

Ilysova helped Milwaukee built a 28-point lead in the third quarter.

The first half was a battle between No. 1 picks. Former Connecticut star Drummond and former North Carolina player Henson each had 10 points and blocked two shots in the half.

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