Dallas Mavericks vs. Boston Celtics: Live Analysis, Score Updates, Highlights
In an exhausting game for both teams, the Celtics battled against the constant comebacks by OJ Mayo and the Mavericks that brought the game to two overtimes. The Celtics held on to win behind Paul Pierce's season-high 34 points and Rajon Rondo's 16 points, 15 assists, and 9 rebounds.
It took two overtimes, but the Celtics survived. Great play by both teams.
Collison hits the 2nd. Not on purpose. Carter had great position for a tip. Pierce at the line up one with 5.3 left.— Earl K. Sneed (@EKS_MavsNBA) December 13, 2012
Pierce hits two free throws to put the Celtics on top 113-110 with 8.3 seconds left.— Boston Celtics (@celtics) December 13, 2012
Vince Carter hits a three to make it a 1-point game with 9 seconds left.
35.5 left as Rondo scores to go up three. Miss by Collison. Foul by Collison with 19.3 left.— Earl K. Sneed (@EKS_MavsNBA) December 13, 2012
Great performances by these two stars tonight.
9 turnovers for O.J. Mayo tonight. Most against the Celtics since Mayo's teammate Darren Collison had 10 on Feb. 10, 2010.— Sean Grande (@SeanGrandePBP) December 13, 2012
Paul Pierce must have some tired legs at this point.
Pierce for 3 to start the 2nd OT. The Truth.— Earl K. Sneed (@EKS_MavsNBA) December 13, 2012
Paul Pierce can't hit the jumper and we are going to double overtime in Boston.
OJ Mayo drives and hits the layup to tie the game with 11 seconds left.
Rondo fouls Mayo with 19.4 left. 5 fouls on Rondo.— Earl K. Sneed (@EKS_MavsNBA) December 13, 2012
After KG's jumper, the Celtics have a two-point lead with 26.9 left in OT.
Derek Fisher fouls out on what looked like a flop by Rondo.
Mayo to a cutting Marion for the slam. Tied once again.— Earl K. Sneed (@EKS_MavsNBA) December 13, 2012
Pierce puts the Celtics back ahead by two, 101-99, with 2:05 left in OT.— Earl K. Sneed (@EKS_MavsNBA) December 13, 2012
Darren Collison is clearly disappointed with himself after missing his first of two free throws. The game is still tied at 99.
I like the Celtics in OT a LOT here.— Hardwood Paroxysm (@HPbasketball) December 13, 2012
Jason Terry gets three the hard way to put the Celtics up three.
Rondo's now taken 4 of the C's 5 potential game-winning shots. All long jumpers. All misses.— Ben Rohrbach (@brohrbach) December 13, 2012
Derek Fisher plays superb defense to block Rondo's final shot at a game winner. We're going to overtime.
Rondo knocks it away from Mayo. Celtics' ball with 6.9 left.— Earl K. Sneed (@EKS_MavsNBA) December 13, 2012
Hero ball at its absolute worst there. Pierce forces a terrible fadeaway. Plenty of time left on the shotclock to get something better.— Jared Wade (@Jared_Wade) December 13, 2012
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