Celtics

Final: Celtics 108, Nets 105

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The Celtics turned up the defensive intensity in the second half and held off a feisty Nets squad down the stretch to pull off their third straight win on Sunday evening, a 108-105 victory at TD Garden.

Brooklyn cut a 13-point second half to just three with 14 seconds remaining in the game, which gave Spencer Dinwiddle a chance to tie the game on a long 3-point attempt from the wing. The point guard bricked the shot though, which allowed the Celtics to seal the game with free throws over the closing eight seconds.