Boston Celtics vs. Utah Jazz: Postgame Grades and Analysis for Boston

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Boston Celtics vs. Utah Jazz: Postgame Grades and Analysis for Boston
Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett took over in overtime, as the Boston Celtics outlasted the Utah Jazz 110-107.

The Celtics' veteran leaders combined for 11 of Boston's 13 points in the extra period, and that proved to be the difference. They were dominant offensively, getting good looks that they just couldn't miss.

Utah used a 25-point fourth quarter to overcome a sizable deficit and force overtime, but from there, there was no stopping the Celtics. Boston was playing the final game of their five-game West Coast road trip and got to go home on a high note.

Pierce led Boston with 26 points, including seven in overtime. The Celtics placed six players in double figures as well.

Gordon Hayward provided the punch off the bench for Utah, getting 26 points of his own. 

The win pushes the Celtics to 30-27 on the season and to within 2.5 games of the Chicago Bulls and the No. 6 spot in the Eastern Conference. Utah falls to 31-26, but holds steady to their spot as the No. 7 seed in the West.

Let's hit the Bleacher Report Classroom to see how the Celtics graded out in their overtime win.

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