Celtics Beat Rockets: A Little Extra Effort Gets The Win

Ray carried us to overtime.

Up and down, up and down. Just like the rest of the season this game was all over the map. In the 3rd quarter it didn't really look like the Celtics had any business hoping to win this game but when you have defense and Ray Allen you're never really out of it. Ray went on a scoring binge to force overtime and in the extra session the Big 3 took turns stepping up and securing the win.

  • Rondo had 9 assists in the first quarter. Just 3 after that.
  • He also blew a wide open layup that might have given us the win in regulation. He ditched the headband at some point but it didn't do much good.
  • Celtics were out-rebounded 57-38 and still won. Jaw dropping.
  • Nice fill-in work by Stiemsma with 8 points while Brandon Bass was getting his ankle taped.
  • Hope Bass is ok. He returned to the game but didn't look like himself near the end.
  • 30 points (and a key hustle play at the end of OT) for Pierce.
  • Another double double and solid all around game by KG.
  • We're now can take the lead in the Atlantic Division if we beat the Sixers tomorrow. That would put us in the 4 seed if the season ended then.
X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join CelticsBlog

You must be a member of CelticsBlog to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at CelticsBlog. You should read them.

Join CelticsBlog

You must be a member of CelticsBlog to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at CelticsBlog. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker