Final / OT

Regular Season Series (Game 2 of 2)

Series starts 10/22

Game 1: Saturday, October 22nd
Game 2: Tuesday, October 25th

Celtics 116

(2-5, 0-4 away)

Nets 118

(4-3, 3-1 home)

7:30 PM ET, October 25, 2005

IZOD Center, East Rutherford, NJ

1 2 3 4 OT T
BOS 23 24 39 22 8116
NJ 23 28 20 37 10118

Nets rally from 20 down to beat Celtics in O.T.

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.

Lamond Murray added 15 points, Zoran Planinic scored 18 points and Nenad Krstic finished with 16.

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.

Ricky Davis scored 14 of his 24 points in the third quarter for the Celtics. Paul Pierce added 16 points.

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 out.

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.

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