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Denver Nuggets vs. Boston Celtics: Postgame Grades and Analysis for Boston
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The Boston Celtics continued on their winning way, beating the Denver Nuggets, 118-114, in a hard-fought, triple-overtime affair between two of the hottest teams in the NBA.

Boston came into this one having won six games in a row after watching Rajon Rondo and Jared Sullinger both disappear for the rest of the season with injuries, while the Nuggets had won nine in a row.

It was truly the story of an immovable object meeting an unstoppable force, as the Nuggets had averaged 114 points over the course of their nine wins, and Boston had given up just 92 points per game over its six wins.

Each team alternatively forced their style of play throughout, but it was more of a Celtics-style game than anything with both teams knotted at 92 points going into overtime.

In the end, I suppose you could say that both teams achieved their average, as the Celtics did hold Denver to 92 points in regulation, but Denver also ended up scoring 114 points by the end of the game.

Boston exhibited quite a few impressive feats throughout the game, continuing to persevere despite the fact that guys like Chris Wilcox and Leandro Barbosa would have to play big minutes throughout the course of the game.

In the end, it was a surprisingly fun game that ended up with the Celtics coming out victorious in overtime.

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