Things appeared pretty grim for the Boston Celtics just a few weeks ago.
Rajon Rondo went down with a torn knee ligament, and the team's playoff hopes took a major hit.
Well, the Celtics haven't lost in the seven games since and their latest victory proved they're going to be tough to beat - even without their star point guard. Paul Pierce had 27 points, 14 rebounds and 14 assists and the Celtics extended their winning streak to seven games with a 118-114 triple overtime victory over the Denver Nuggets on Sunday.
''Lots of people still doubt us,'' Jeff Green said. ''Can't come into games thinking we have to impress people.''
But they were plenty impressive in to pull this one off - especially since it ended Denver's winning streak at nine games.
Pierce made a tying 3-pointer in the second overtime to make it 107-107 and extend the game.
''I mean that's what great players do. I would love to tell you I had something to do with it,'' Celtics coach Doc Rivers said. ''I was sittin...