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

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

Jared Wickerham

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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