Controversial win gives Cavs playoff boost
PHILADELPHIA ó Devin Brown sank two free throws with 0.2 seconds left after Philadelphia was brought back from the locker room and the game seemingly over, lifting the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 91-90 win over the 76ers on Monday night.
The Sixers appeared to have won after Lou Williams hit a fadeaway jumper with 5.1 seconds left, his second go-ahead basket in the final minute.
Instead, Brown was fouled by Samuel Dalembert with only a couple of ticks left. The Sixers thought the game was over and ran off the court, while the refs huddled at midcourt to look at the replay.
After the play was reviewed for a few minutes, Dalembert was hit with his sixth foul. The Sixers had to come back and watch Brown stun them for the controversial win, which gave the Cavaliers home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs against Washington.
Wizards 117, Pacers 110
WASHINGTON ó The Wizardsí backups were more than enough to eliminate the very sub-.500 Pacers from the playoff race.
Raptors 91, Heat 75
TORONTO ó Rasho Nesterovic scored 20 points and Chris Bosh had 15 as the Raptors locked up the sixth seed in the East and a first-round matchup with Orlando.
Jazz 105, Rockets 96
SALT LAKE CITY ó Carlos Boozer scored 21 points and pulled down 11 rebounds, pulling the Jazz even with the Rockets in the muddled Western Conference standings with one game to go.
Celtics 99, Knicks 93
NEW YORK ó With his three All-Star teammates resting, Rajon Rondo had 23 points and 10 rebounds for Boston in what may have been Isiah Thomasí final home game as Knicks coach.
Bulls 151, Bucks 135
MILWAUKEE ó Luol Deng scored 32 points on 15-of-20 shooting and Ben Gordon added 29 points.