Originally posted on Next Impulse Sports  |  Last updated 3/7/13
The looks on the Pacers faces after Jeff Green’s last second game winning layup are priceless (click to enlarge). The Celtics just beat the Indiana Pacers (the #2 team in the East) in the second night of back to back games road games; something they’ve shockingly done twice in a row against very good opponents (Utah 9 days ago, in the “best win of the year” until now), after previously being unable to accomplish it all season.  Trailing 81-72, Boston closed out the game with an 11-0 run over the final 4:35 in order to get the 83-81 victory. It makes no sense that the C’s were able to pull this one out.  They should have been the tired team that faded down the stretch.  It also defies logic that Boston has played so well without Rajon Rondo (and Jared Sullinger).  I am at loss for words to try to explain what’s been happening, but it seems crazy to doubt this team right now. This all has a very familiar ring to it.  Probably because I wrote a nearly identical piece almost a year ago, entitled “I have unlimited faith in the Celtics right now.”  They had just completed an improbable home victory over the Hawks, moving into a tie with them in the Eastern Conference standings.  This Friday Boston will host Atlanta, again with the chance to pull even with them in the playoff race. Midway through last season the Celtics were 15-17, but they finished 24-10 to end with a 39-27 record (there were only 66 games because of the lockout).  Just past the halfway point of this year Boston was 20-23.  They’ve gone 13-4 since then on the way to their current 33-27 mark.  I’m starting to get that same feeling of “unlimited faith” all over again. Check out “37 seconds of sports and other stuff i care about” at lucidsportsfan.com, and follow Mark on twitter @LucidSportsFan Article found on: Cosby Sweaters
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Matt Harvey missed mandatory workout, was stuck in traffic

Landon Donovan: Klinsmann must go if USA loses to Mexico

Texas HC: Don’t blame past coaches for our mistakes

Colts have a chance for history against Texans on Thursday

Jerry Jones: ‘Superman’ Dez Bryant targeting Week 7 return

Former Pats WR: Brady paid practice squad guys for picks


Myles Jack withdraws from UCLA to enter NFL Draft

Seahawks optimistic Lynch will be ‘ready to go’ in Week 5

Antonio Gates feels ‘rebooted’ after serving suspension

Chip Kelly: ‘There’s not a bunch of O-linemen on the street’

Rosevelt Colvin: Belichick had Patriots practice batting balls

Urban Meyer considering using J.T. Barrett in the red zone

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Bills defenders: Odell Beckham Jr. is a prima donna

Lifelong Yankees fan disses Alex Rodriguez in obituary

Trail Blazers honor Umpqua Community College victims

CC Sabathia and the humanity of athletes

Chip Kelly on Eagles start: Hit two kicks, and we're 3-1

Stephen Curry celebrates three with bench before it goes in

What should be done with Kaepernick?

10 rookies who could be playoff heroes

X-factors to watch in Wild Card games

Texas Rangers ups their concessions game for the postseason

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker