Washington Wizards players mob Pierce on the floor after his game winning shot.
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Washington veteran Paul Pierce hit a jump shot at the buzzer to give the Wizards a 103-101 home win against Atlanta Saturday to take a 2-1 advantage in their NBA Eastern Conference semifinal series.Pierce, hemmed in by three defenders, got off a fallaway, 20-foot jumper that went in off the backboard as the Wizards escaped with a last-gasp win after having given up a 21-point lead.Game 4 in the best-of-seven series is Monday at Washington.Pierce finished with 13 points, including three of the Wizards' 10 3s.Marc Gasol added 21 points and 15 rebounds while Mike Conley and Courtney Lee both finished with 11 points for Memphis, which has looked much improved with point guard Conley back in the lineup for the past two games.
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