Celtics Live Blog: Paul Pierce Scores 29 Points to Bail Out C's in 102-98 Victory Over Magic
NESN - almost 5 years
Game over, Celtics win 102-98: Paul Pierce came up big, as he has many times before.
As well as Avery Bradley has played, he still has moments where it is clear he is not yet a point guard. His turnover that led to a Glen Davis dunk, pulling Orlando within two points, was evidence of that.
Pierce delivered a jumper with 7.6 seconds to go, though, then converted two free throws to bail out the Celtics and ensure victory at the TD Garden as the Celtics stayed within a half-game of Atlanta for home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs, while also keeping Orlando as the sixth seed for the time being. The Celtics clinch the Atlantic Division with the win.
Fourth quarter, :46.6, Celtics 98-94: Garnett had to go a long way to get down on the floor for a loose ball, but the 6-foot-11 center hit the parquet to gobble up a crucial 50-50 ball. Garnett got the timeout called to preserve the possession and put the Celtics in good position to win this, if they execute correct