Found March 08, 2013 on
Tip: 8PM Court: TD Garden Watch it: ESPN, CSNNE Hear it: WEEI
Referees: Bill “Cheats” McGhee, Boondoggle Jones and David Stern III
Spread: BOS -4.5
Boston Celtics Tickets
At home: 21-9
On road: 15-16
Streak: Won 4
Streak: Won 1
Buckets: Pierce (18.5 ppg)
Buckets: Al Horford (17.4 ppg)
Boards: Garnett (7.8 rpg)
Boards: Horford (10.0 rpg)
Dimes: Pierce (4.6 apg)
Dimes: Jeff Teague (7.1 apg)
For the Stat Geeks:
For the Stat Geeks:
Offensive Rating: 102.4 (24th NBA)
Offensive Rating: 104.8 (17th NBA)
Defensive Rating: 102.1 (5th NBA)
Defensive Rating: 103.9 (9th NBA)
Pace: 91.5 (18th NBA)
Pace: 92.1 (12th NBA)
I have a vague recollection of the Celtics blowing a 27-point lead in a loss to the Hawks on Jan. 25. However, I vividly remember the Celtics rallying from a 19-point deficit to beat Atlanta on Jan. 5.
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BOSTON, MA – MARCH 8: Paul Pierce #34 of the Boston Celtics waits for the play against the Atlanta Hawks on March 8, 2013 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. Copyright Notice: Copyright 2013 NBAE (Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Video courtesy of the Boston Celtics.
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Best win of the year? Best play of the year? Yes on both accounts.
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