NBA: Brooklyn 102, Boston 97

Nov. 15, 2012 at 11:28 PM

NEW YORK, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Deron Williams converted all six of his free-throw attempts in the final 43 seconds Thursday, lifting Brooklyn to a 102-97 victory over Boston.

The Nets rallied in the fourth quarter to capture their fourth in a row and halt the Celtics' winning streak at three.

Boston outscored Brooklyn by 14 points in the third period to take a five-point advantage into the final period.

The Nets moved in front by four heading into the final minute, but the Celtics' Jeff Green hit a 3-pointer to get Boston within one with 58 seconds to go.

Brooklyn then started a parade to the foul line with Williams going 6-of-6 and Joe Johnson hitting 3-of-4 down the stretch to protect the lead.

It was the fourth win in five home games for Brooklyn since the Nets moved into their new arena at the start of this season.

Williams and Brook Lopez both scored 24 points for the Nets and Johnson had 19. Paul Pierce recorded 22 points for the Celtics.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending News
Seattle Seahawks hold off Detroit Lions for controversial win
Oakland Athletics promote Billy Beane, name David Forst GM
Apology saves Rory McIlroy $20K
Falcons hope to get injured RB Coleman back this week