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And the Rollercoaster Ride Continues…

Wow. What a game. Too bad it was against the mediocre 76ers.

Thanks to some ridiculous three-point shooting (13-20, 65%) the Sixers lead the Celtics 85-79 going into the 4th quarter.

Fortunately for our sanity, the Celtics rattled off a 23-7 run to take a 10-point lead. They C’s were sparked by Rondo (8 of his 10 points came in the 4th). Two came on his patented fake-behind-the-back-pass-layup move on Jason Smith (video above).

But… the Celtics were unable to slam the door. Philly cut the gap to 107-105 with one minute left when we all witnessed the heart-attack inducing sequence of the game.

Rondo stripped Thaddeus Young, tipped the ball to Paul Pierce who launched a full court pass to Eddie House who dished to Ray Allen who missed a left-handed layup. Take a breath. Philly rushed back up court, but Paul Pierce drew a charge foul on Andre Iguodala. Take another breath. Then with the shot clock winding down, Rondo nailed a fade away 17-footer to give the Celtics a 109-105 lead with 9 seconds left.

The Celtics held on in the final seconds to win it, 113-110.

Paul Pierce was brilliant again – 27 points, 10-15 FG, 6 rebounds, 6 assists

Jason Kapono and Willie Green combined for 38 points and hit 6-8 3 FGs.

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  • yeah it was a mediocre 76er team, and as a team the celtics didnt play great for 48 minutes… but Paul Pierce was very fun to watch tonight and hes off to a great start to the season.
    I also love what Doc is doing playing Rondo more with the 2nd unit, and I thought his energy in the 4th was key to the W

  • Lee in Oregon

    Another weak defensive effort….bad rotations… and of course teams are going to hit 3’s when they get wide open looks. I like Ray taking it to the rack more, cant believe me missed that lefty from House near the end. Another game that was almost lost against a crap team (and at home)
    In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I’m thankful Rondo woke up tonite, ans as always, for the all around great play of #34
    Happy Holiday everyone!