Celtics Grind out Double-Overtime Win Against the Mavericks 117-115

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Celtics Grind out Double-Overtime Win Against the Mavericks 117-115
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My eyes are bleeding. In a primetime matchup with Jason Terry’s old team, the Celtics treated us to a delightful double-overtime period where both teams forgot how to play basketball, but the Celtics eventually remembered enough to get by. The Celtics had a five point lead at the half after giving up an 11-6 Mavericks run to end the second quarter. Then the Celtics did exactly what the Celtics do and dared Dallas to make it a tie game. Which they did. And then they dared Dallas to take the lead for the first time tonight after they trailed the whole game. Which they did. But two overtimes later the Celtics got the win and at this point I’m just happy it wasn’t 12 overtimes. I’m tired, let’s get to the bullet points:

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