25 Apr 2010

Buzzer beater gives Celtics win

7:09 am on 25 April 2010

The Boston Celtics have taken a commanding lead in their first-round National Basketball Association eastern conference playoff series with a 100-98 win over the Heat in Miami.

Paul Pierce nailed a 20-foot jump shot at the buzzer and scored 11 of his 32 points in the fourth quarter for the fourth-seeded Celtics, who now have a 3-0 series lead.

In the west, San Antonio defeated Dallas 94-90 and the Utah Jazz beat the Denver Nuggets 105-93 to also lead 2-1.