New Orleans, LA (Sports Network) - Anthony Davis tipped in an Eric Gordon miss with 0.3 seconds left, lifting the New Orleans Hornets to an 87-86 come-from- behind victory over the visiting Boston Celtics.
Ryan Anderson scored 14 of his team-high 21 points in the second half to lead the Hornets back from a 13-point defict early in the third quarter and enable New Orleans to halt a four-game losing streak. Gordon added 18 points in the triumph, with Greivis Vasquez tallying 13 along with seven rebounds and six assists.
Returning from a two-game absence caused by a thigh injury and a bout with the flu, Kevin Garnett put up 20 points in 29 minutes for Boston. Paul Pierce dropped in a game-high 28, though it wasn't enough for the Celtics to be dealt a second consecutive narrow defeat.
Jeff Green, who racked up a career-best 43 points in Boston's 105-103 loss to Miami on Monday, finished with 13.