Paul Pierce recorded another triple-double, his third since all-start point guard, Rajon Rondo, went down with a season-ending ACL tear two weeks ago. Pierce hit a clutch 3-point shot with 5.2 seconds left in double overtime to force it to a third extra session.
With the win, the Celtics ended the Nuggets nine-game winning streak and in the process, advanced their winning streak to a season-high seven games, which is a season high for them, and is also the league’s longest current winning streak.
However, the Celtics have now played a ridiculous 14 overtime sessions this season, and all those minutes are adding up. That’s 70 extra minutes on the court for the veteran Celtics players.
That does not bode well for the the aging roster.
However, the Celtics finally caught a break this season that has been plagued with injuries. Avery Bradley missed a significant amount of time early on and with the recent season ending injuries to Rondo and Jared Sullinger, the Celtics need some of that leprechaun luck.
Well here it is. The Celtics have to play a back-to-back game tomorrow on the road. So why is that lucky? Well, the back-to-back is not a good thing for the Celtics obviously, however, they play the Charlotte Bobcats tomorrow.
Yes, the 11-39 Charlotte Bobcats. That is almost as close to a sure thing as far as wins go in the NBA as it gets.
Make it eight straight for the Celtics.
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