Celtics final score: Boston outlasts Dallas in 2 OT 117-115

Jared Wickerham

Celtics survive for a win in double overtime after being up by 14 points in the 3rd quarter.

Fwhew. That one made me tired just watching it. 53 minutes by Rondo (career high), 40+ minutes for the Old Three of Pierce, Garnett, and Terry. Perhaps Doc should take a page from Popovich (and a bill from Stern) and rest the starters on Friday night.

  • Paul Pierce with 34 points to lead all scorers. Came up short on a few chances to win the game but hit his free throws down the line to seal the win.
  • Speaking of missing chances to win the game - I like Rondo passing the ball in the clutch much more than Rondo shooting in the clutch. I get that that isn't always an option but still.
  • Basically Pierce and Rondo are making me feel bi-polar when I watch the games. Brilliant and blundering from one moment to the next.
  • 27 turnovers by the Mavericks helped a lot. Some forced, some not so much.
  • 14 point lead in the 3rd quarter all gone in the 4th. That's a shame. Could have used the extra rest.
  • Was really expecting Jason Terry to hit a big game winner against his old mates but it wasn't meant to be ...this time. He played pretty well overall though. (Ok, maybe not on defense)
  • Another solid game from Jeff Green with 15 points.
  • A step back for the defense overall after making strides in the last few games.

A win is a win, no matter how long it takes.


Final - 12.12.2012 1 2 3 4 OT 1 OT 2 Total
Dallas Mavericks 25 18 27 26 9 10 115
Boston Celtics 27 21 28 20 9 12 117

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