Boston scored the game-winner midway through the third period, beating the Pittsburgh Penguins, 2-1.

The Sixers continue to lead the NBA’s Eastern Conference, thanks to last night’s 99-96 win over the visiting New York Knicks. Brooklyn sits just one game back pf Philadelphia.

And, in Grapefruit League play, the Pirates beat Minnesota, 4-2. Toronto hammered the Phillies, 14-5.