Dorian Finney-Smith tipped in a rebound with 2.4 seconds remaining Sunday night as Virginia Tech rallied from a four-point deficit in the final 30 seconds for a 66-65 victory over visiting Boston College.
BC had a final shot, but Lonnie Jackson's running 3-pointer at the buzzer bounced off the backboard and the right top part of the rim before bouncing away.
Ryan Anderson led the way for BC (8-17, 3-8 ACC) with 17 points and seven rebounds. Jackson (14 points), Matt Humphrey (13) and Dennis Clifford (10) also finished in double figures for the Eagles.
Finney-Smith dominated down low for Virginia Tech (14-11, 3-7), hitting 7-of-10 shots to score 17 points and grabbing eight rebounds (seven offensive). Dorenzo Hudson added 11 points for the Hokies.
BC shot a season-high 56 percent from the field and 41 percent from 3-point range, but that wasn't enough to overcome the fact that the Eagles were outrebounded 30-19. And it was a pair of...
After beating the Bulls, 95-91, on Sunday the Celtics acknowledged that this was an important victory, especially after losing by one point to the Lakers on Thursday and getting embarrassed by the Raptors in Toronto the following night.
"We needed a win," Kevin Garnett said. "Today was a huge game for us. Dealing with everything that happened in Toronto, yeah today was a needed win. Nothing else said. It was. And I thought we played like it.
"I thought we played with an edge," Garnett continued. "We played like the old Celtics that I know we are. Doc [Rivers] came in and gave us a good talking to, something we needed to hear."
The Bulls were without reigning MVP Derrick Rose, but they were 5-1 without Rose in the lineup and the Celtics were dealing with injury issues of their own as they were without Jermaine O'Neal and Brandon Bass.
"I knew we would bounce back," Paul Pierce said....
Rajon Rondo scored a season-high 32 points, dished out 15 assists and grabbed 10 rebounds for a triple-double as the Celtics outlasted the Bulls, 95-91, Sunday afternoon at TD Garden. The win was arguably Boston's biggest this season as Chicago entered with an NBA-best 23-6 record.
The Bulls were playing their second straight game without reigning MVP Derrick Rose (sore back) while the Celtics were without starting center Jermaine O'Neal and power forward Brandon Bass. O'Neal is day-to-day with knee and shoulder injuries while Bass is out 10-14 days with a sore knee. Chris Wilcox filled in for O'Neal and had four thunderous dunks and 11 points in 26 minutes. Kevin Garnett had 13 points and 12 rebounds while rookie JaJuan Johnson scored 12 in 33 minutes.
The Celtics started out red-hot, hitting nine of their first 10 shots from the floor and building an early 11-point lead at 18-7. They finished the first quarter connecting on 13-of-22...
The Celtics will once again be without Jermaine O'Neal when they play the Bulls on Sunday and they will also be missing sixth man Brandon Bass, who is dealing with a sore knee. Bass missed one game earlier this season, but it swelled up after Friday's game in Toronto.
Celtics coach Doc Rivers said that O'Neal was day-to-day, but Bass could be out for 10 days to two weeks. It's a significant blow for the Celtics who will start Chris Wilcox at center opposite Kevin Garnett and will have to rely on rookies Greg Stiemsma and JaJuan Johnson for depth.
Asked if Johnson was ready to contribute meaningful minutes, Rivers said, "Not yet. I think he’s getting close. You’ve got to execute when you’re on the floor. That’s an area he has to improve on. He’s talented, but there’s a level, to me, of intensity that you have to play with every night and focus and he’s inconsistent in that. But he’s getting...
Derrick Rose, the reigning Most Valuable Player, will miss Sunday's game against the Celtics with back spasms and he will see a specialist on Monday when the team returns to Chicago.
"It's killing me right now, not being able to play," Rose said. "You've just got to stay positive and hope for the best."
Rose said it was way too early to consider whether he's skip the All-Star game and the team said they were taking the injury day-by-day. This will be the seventh game that Rose has missed this season. Entering play on Sunday, the Bulls are 5-1 without their point guard.
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