Marcus Morris scored a 3-pointer with 1.2 seconds remaining to lift the Boston Celtics to a 100-99 home victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday night.

Celtics vs. Thunder game score, highlights

The Thunder (43-30) was coming off perhaps one of their greatest victories this season, a win in Toronto on Sunday to snap the Raptors’ 11-game victory streak and that gave them a six-game win streak. Carmelo Anthony provided some solid offense for Oklahoma City, hitting back-to-back threes and then creating a third on an assist with 1:53 left to put his team up by six. However, the star forward missed a pair of free throws with 8.4 seconds remaining that essentially secured the triumph for the Celtics.

“We had the game won,” Anthony said. “Up two on the road, seven seconds left, having a chance to be sealed. So, the game was won.”

“I try not to say, what happened? Or what should I [have done] there?” he said of his subsequent missed free throws. “At this point, it’s a little too late for that. After the first one that was short, try to adjust it and shoot a little hard — a little too hard a second time. So, it happens. I live with it. You make some. You miss some.”


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The Celtics (48-23) — who are second in the Eastern Conference — were missing Kyrie Irving, who continues to rest his sore knee. Boston’s Jayson Tatum finished with 23 points and also had 11 rebounds. Morris contributed 21 points.

Boston has pulled off several comebacks this season.

The Thunder — fourth in the Western Conference amid a rocky season — next host Miami on Friday, when the Celtics will visit Portland.

WASHINGTON, DC – NOVEMBER 17: Carmelo Anthony #7 of the New York Knicks dribbles the ball against the Washington Wizards at Verizon Center on November 17, 2016 in Washington, DC.

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