Sixers lose a heartbreaker

February 3, 2009 7:05:34 PM PST
Ray Allen took a perfect pass from Paul Pierce and buried a baseline 3-pointer with 0.5 seconds left to give the Boston Celtics their 12th straight victory, 100-99 over the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday night.

Andre Iguodala had just hit a fallaway jumper for a 99-97 lead for the Sixers - who led the entire fourth quarter until the final basket.

Pierce pump-faked a defender, dribbled toward the top of the 3-point arc, then swung the ball around to a waiting Allen. One of the best 3-pointer shooters in NBA history promptly sank another to stun the Sixers.

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