Sam Cassell scored 39 points and Anthony Mason added six in the second overtime as the Milwaukee Bucks overcame Ricky Davis's 45 points to beat the Cavaliers, 140-133, last night in Cleveland.
Davis and rookie Smush Parker, who scored 16 of his 20 points after the start of the fourth quarter, excelled as Cleveland overcame a 21-point deficit to send the game into overtime.
"All those points are depreciated by the loss," Davis said. "And it kind of hurts. We did a lot of good things, but didn't win."
Milwaukee's Michael Redd had a career-high 35 points and Ray Allen added 28 in his third game back from a sprained ankle. Allen and Redd each made six three-point shots as the Bucks shot 16 for 33 from beyond the arc.
The Bucks finally wore down the Cavaliers with a strong inside game. Mason, who scored 12 points, hit two quick baskets to open the second overtime. Tim Thomas, who finished with 22 points, scored four more points in close.
Allen hit a three-pointer to finally put Milwaukee in command at 129-124.
"This was one of a kind," Allen said. "I've never played one like it. It was under control until the fourth quarter. They started making shots and the momentum changed."
* CELTICS 114, MAGIC 109: Paul Pierce scored 30 points, including 10 of Boston's final 12 in regulation, and Antoine Walker added 28 points and nine rebounds in the Celtics' overtime victory at home.
Orlando's Tracy McGrady scored a game-high 31 points, Mike Miller added 29, and Grant Hill had 20 points, 14 rebounds and 7 turnovers.
"When you have a guy going like Miller was tonight, we call it 'Feed the pig,' " Magic Coach Doc Rivers said. "When the pig is hungry and running, you need to keep feeding him and we did a poor job of that tonight."
* CLIPPERS 94, HORNETS 90: Elton Brand scored 13 of a season-high 29 points in the fourth quarter as Los Angeles handed New Orleans its first home loss of the season.
Brand, who surpassed 20 points for the sixth straight game, scored seven straight points after Baron Davis's three-pointer gave New Orleans an 81-79 lead.
* NETS 106, SUNS 93: Jason Kidd had 20 points, 7 assists and 6 rebounds and New Jersey, at home, made amends for a dismal game in Phoenix less than two weeks ago.
Richard Jefferson added 19 points and Rodney Rogers had 18 as the Nets had six players in double figures in atoning for an 82-75 loss in Phoenix on Nov. 27.
* TIMBERWOLVES 92, NUGGETS 84: Denver did not make a basket over a 5:40 stretch of the fourth quarter and allowed visiting Minnesota to come back and win.
The Timberwolves' Kevin Garnett was just short of a triple-double with 20 points, 13 rebounds and 8 assists.