Boston (29-5) went 1-3 on its West Coast swing after the best 29-game start in NBA history, 27-2. The Celtics were in charge from the start on their home court, where they're 18-1. Boston's lead reached 10 points with 4:15 left in the first quarter and stayed in double digits the rest of the way.
Pierce made his first nine shots and all five three-point attempts before missing his final shot, a three. Nick Young led the Wizards (6-25) with 15 points.
Nets 93, Hawks 91, OT: : Vince Carter hit a long three-pointer at the buzzer in overtime and host New Jersey (16-17) rallied from a 20-point halftime deficit to beat Atlanta (21-11), ending the Hawks' six-game winning streak.
Pacers 105, Knicks 103: : Jarrett Jack made a jumper with 0.9 of a second left and scored a season-high 29 points, and visiting Indiana (11-21) ended a four-game losing streak against New York (12-19).
Magic 86, Heat 76:: Rashard Lewis had 17 points and Jameer Nelson scored 16 to help Orlando (26-7) overcome a big game from Dwyane Wade and beat visiting Miami (17-14).
Timberwolves 115, Warriors 108: : Three days after the Timberwolves surrendered a 29-point lead in the final 22 minutes of a loss to the Mavericks, Al Jefferson had 32 points and 10 rebounds to lead host Minnesota (7-25) over Golden State (10-25).
Nuggets 122, Thunder 120: : Carmelo Anthony (Towson Catholic) hit a three-pointer from the corner with 0.1 of a second left to cap a 31-point outing and lift visiting Denver (22-12) over Oklahoma City (4-30).
Mavericks 96, 76ers 86: : Dirk Nowitzki had a big fourth quarter and scored 31 points, Jason Terry added 21 and host Dallas (20-12) rallied from another deficit for a victory over Philadelphia (13-19).
Off the court
Cavaliers: : Zydrunas Ilgauskas could miss up to a month after suffering a small fracture when he twisted his left ankle during a Dec. 10 game at Philadelphia. The 7-foot-3 center, who is averaging 13.8 points and 7.1 rebounds, said he's likely to be "out three to four weeks."