Originally written on Celtics Green ...a boston celtics blog.  |  Last updated 11/18/14
Los_angeles_lakers_c1e7
It was 8:11 PM: I had just finished writing my halftime update, when I went to do something else. I accepted that they had lost. It was time to move on. But, I turn on the game mid-way through the third and Sullinger makes a lay up. The lay up gave the Celtics a 61-60 lead. I was shocked to see this sudden turnaround and rushed to my computer to write the update once the quarter ended. It was one of those moments where you are thankful to be a fan of the team. At this point I was fully convinced that they had turned it around. Now they have officially started their journey to banner #18. Tonight's USOTN goes to the rebounding performance by Paul Pierce. Pierce was very appreciated tonight due to his scoring, but his rebounding was mostly ignored. Pierce led the team with 26 points, along with that was 9 rebounds. His 9 rebounds was tied for second on the team. I get how Pierce has never really been a big man, but he's still pretty good on the boards. As always, leave a comment if there was a USOTN I missed. I haven't heard any yet, and I am hoping to soon. I know this post is supposed to be about ignored stats, but I'm just gonna say how happy I was to see Rondo dominate tonight. It's fun to watch him during the playoffs when he seems to get triple doubles in every game, but tonight was different. I feel like this was the turning point. He and Pierce put the team on their backs and made this team look really good. And now, we can all enjoy this for tomorrow. Because on Monday, the C's will have to visit the Knicks. All I can say is that we'll climb that mountain when we reach it. P.S. GO! PACK! GO!
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Kevin Love injury a powerful argument for playoff reform

Jon Jones wanted for questioning in hit and run

Pitcher throws perfect game with 23 strikeouts, still loses

Will LaMarcus Aldridge leave the Portland Trailblazers?

Wizards sweep listless Raptors

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Clippers defeat Spurs, even series at 2-2

JR Smith 'nervous as hell' about possible suspension

Dana White: No more WWE for Ronda Rousey

Kevin Love rips Kelly Olynyk for 'bush league' play

Report: Eli Manning not concerned about contract

Several teams interested in Bucs' No. 1 overall pick?

Greg Hardy faces teammate, Cowboys locker room leak

Top 10 storylines for the 2015 NFL Draft

Paul Pierce burns Raptors fans with epic troll job

Yes, ESPN2 is airing video games

WATCH: Former NBA’er Darko Milicic is enjoying life

WATCH: Alex Gordon leaps into stands for incredible catch

WATCH: JR Smith ejected for hitting Jae Crowder in face

WATCH: Kevin Love leaves Game 4 with shoulder injury

Joe Flacco content with current Ravens receivers

WATCH: Demetrious Johnson wins with last-second submission

WATCH: Jerryd Bayless beats Bulls with buzzer-beater

John Legend catches Belichick checking out Chrissy Teigen

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.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Top 10 storylines for the 2015 NFL Draft

Paul Pierce trolls Raptors fans

Yes, ESPN2 is airing video games

Darko Milicic is enjoying life

Pitcher throws perfect game, still loses

Will Aldridge leave the Blazers?

Alex Gordon leaps into stands for catch

Dana White: No more WWE for Rousey

Kevin Love rips Kelly Olynyk

JR Smith ejected for hitting Jae Crowder

Report: Wainwright likely done for year

UAB player brings helmet to graduation

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.