EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- Marc Jackson scored 17 points,
including a layup with 1.6 seconds left in overtime, helping the
New Jersey Nets rally from a 20-point deficit and beat the Boston
Celtics 118-116 in a preseason game Tuesday night.
Jason Kidd had nine points and six rebounds in 23 minutes, but
left the game in the third quarter with a sore left leg and didn't
return. The extent of the injury was not immediately known.
With 11 seconds left in overtime, Murray grabbed an offensive
rebound and handed off to Jeff McInnis, who worked his way into the
lane and fed Jackson for the game-winner.
Boston's Kendrick Perkins launched a 19-foot jumper as the
buzzer sounded, but the shot bounced off the rim twice and fell
The Celtics led 84-64 late in the third quarter, but the Nets
rallied with long-range shooting. Planinic connected on his first
five shots and scored 13 in the fourth quarter.
Murray hit a 3-pointer with 32.4 seconds left in regulation to
give the Nets their first lead since the start of the second half,
108-106. But Boston's Delonte West hit a running jumper in the lane
with 19.2 seconds left to tie the score at 108.
The Nets had two chances in the closing seconds, but Planinic's
driving shot was blocked by Kendrick Perkins, and Murray long shot
at the buzzer fell short, forcing overtime.