The Boston Celtics extend their winning streak to seven games with a tremendous collective win against the streaking Denver Nuggets 118-114 in triple overtime Sunday.
Paul Pierce recorded an enormous stats-flller performance with 27 points, 14 rebounds, and 14 assists.
Denver’s rising point guard Ty Lawson has been outstanding this season, and continued to show his progression and maturity in the NBA posting 29 points, nine assists, and six rebounds.
Throughout the whole game, Boston had an increasing lead. As the game dwindled down, the Nuggets burst out a eight-point margin to close out the fourth quarter.
With little doubt of Doc Rivers’ team pulling out a win through the first overtime, The Truth — as he has done in the past — pulled magic out of his hat with a three-point dagger with five seconds remaining on the clock to knot up the score at 107.
“That’s what great players do,” said Rivers. “I would love to tell you I had something to do with it.”
Sunday’s contest lived up to its expectations as both teams emerged with winning streaks on the line. Boston ends Denver’s winning streak at eight, and will look to keep the train rolling against the Charlotte Bobcats Monday at 7 p.m.