Originally posted on Celtics Life  |  Last updated 3/6/12
TD Garden fans were treated to bonus basketball again Tuesday night, however this one was a near polar opposite to the Knicks battle Sunday afternoon. While in the Sunday showcase the Celtics beat New York 115-111 in OT, this one was a low scoring, defensive battle in which the Celtics eventually prevailed 97-92. The extra four minutes were full of back and forth action. Houston was up to the task, as budding star Kyle Lowry poured in six of his 18 points in the overtime to compliment an all around effort.  However, Paul Pierce once again one-upped the other team's star by scoring seven of his game high 30 in the OT as the captain willed his team to their fifth straight victory.  A lengthy scoring drought spanning from the middle of the third quarter into the fourth left Boston down 10 with just over five minutes to play in regulation. From there the defense clamped down and some outstanding passing on the other end led to a wide open Ray Allen corner three that hit nothing but ...
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