Celtics 108, Jazz 104
Oct. 21, 1999
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) _ Antoine Walker scored 25 points and Paul Pierce added 22 to lead the Boston Celtics to a 108-104 overtime victory over the Utah Jazz in a preseason game on Wednesday.
Walker and Kenny Anderson triggered a 6-0 run in overtime.
With the Jazz leading 100-99, Walker scored on a baseline layup with 1:40 left in the extra session and was fouled by Utah's Rick Hughes.
Walker made the free throw and Boston took a 102-100 lead. Anderson then hit a 3-pointer from the top of the key.
Anderson had sent the game into overtime when his jumper from the right side with 9.6 seconds left in the fourth quarter tied the score at 93.
It was the second overtime game in as many nights for Boston, and the first of the preseason for Utah.
Utah's Karl Malone missed his fourth consecutive game with a lower back strain, and Jeff Hornacek sat out his second of the preseason with a strained right quadricep.
Bryon Russell had 22 to pace the Jazz.
The Celtics led 45-44 at halftime. Pierce scored 13 before the break, on 6-of-7 shooting.
The Jazz took a 61-54 lead midway through the third quarter on a layup by Adam Keefe. Boston cut the deficit to 72-70 entering the fourth.
Russell scored six points in a 13-6 fourth-quarter spurt. Utah led 88-81 before Boston scored 10 unanswered points to take a 91-88 lead with 1:31 left in regulation.