Originally posted on Celtics Life  |  Last updated 5/4/12
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Boston squeezed out a win in overtime over the Atlanta Hawks,  90-84.  This series has been one where the team that should have won has lost or nearly lost, with Boston taking game two without Rajon Rondo and Ray Allen while barely winning at full strength and Atlanta missing Joe Johnson. This whole series has been neck and neck.  Game three was no different as both teams traded punches and fought hard.  The box scores in this game were identical.  It was only a matter of time before we saw overtime action between these two clubs, as Pierce had a chance to win in regulation but back rimmed the game winner. Ray Allen returned in this game with perfect timing because Avery Bradley ended up leaving the game with a shoulder injury.  Allen chipped in 12 points off the bench providing that scoring option the second unit needed.  Uncharacteristically missed two free throws and missed all four three pointers. The Celtics needed this win because it will only get harder...
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