Toronto, Canada – ORLANDO (Reuters) - Rashard Lewis made a driving lay-in with 1.3 seconds left on the clock to give the Orlando Magic a 96-94 win over Eastern Conference rival the Boston Celtics on Thursday.
Lewis scored a game-high 23 points and Boston's Rasheed Wallace missed badly on a three-point attempt as time expired to complete an improbable come-from-behind win for the Magic (30-16).
Howard scored nine straight Orlando points to spark a 12-4 run that gave the home team an 84-83 lead with 4:52 to go, their first advantage of the game.
Ray Allen made his first seven shots and finished with 20 points while Wallace had 17 for the Celtics (29-14) who lost for the first time in three games since Kevin Garnett returned from a knee injury.
(Writing by Jahmal Corner in Los Angeles; Editing by Alastair Himmer)