With less than a second to play Anthony Davis tipped in a missed layup by teammate Eric Gordon to bring the Hornets ahead of the Celtics 87-86 and notch their first victory in five games.
Boston and New Orleans fought for the lead in the 4th quarter. The lead changed four times and was tied twice. The Celtics rallied their efforts behind the seasoned leadership of Paul Pierce, who scored 11 of his 28 points in the last period. The Hornets’ Ryan Anderson matched Pierce’s scoring, knocking down 11 of his total 21 points in the fourth.