Celtics Complete Comeback vs. Rockets with Help from Controversial Foul Calls

Ryan McCrystal@@ryan_mccrystalFeatured ColumnistDecember 29, 2017

It's not even January yet, but we were treated to a playoff atmosphere in the TD Garden between the Boston Celtics and Houston Rockets on Thursday night. 

The Celtics stormed back from a 26-point deficit to knock off the Rockets, 99-98, and were aided by two controversial offensive fouls called against James Harden in the final seconds. 

Both fouls were called when Harden appeared to knock down Celtics guard Marcus Smart as the Rockets were attempting to inbound the ball. 

The first foul set up the eventual game-winning shot by Al Horford. The second allowed Boston to regain possession and seal the game. 

Safe to assume opinions of those calls will differ among the fanbases in Houston and Boston. 

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