The C's were back to their old tricks tonight… they didn't take care of the ball (16 turnovers), they were out-rebounded (giving up 13 offensive rebounds) and they looked disinterested in stretches.
But they managed to do enough to get to OT… which is where Paul Pierce took over and scored 12 of the C's 14 points (he had 28 overall)… leading the C's to a 105-102 win. After the game, Pierce was choked up talking about reaching the 20,000 point milestone… which he did at the free throw line in the last minute of the game. He joins John Havlicek (26,395) and Larry Bird (21,791) as the only players to score 20K in a C's uniform.
Rajon Rondo had 17 points, 15 assists and 8 rebounds and 3 steals…. along with 6 turnovers. Ray Allen carried the load early and finished with 23 points. KG whipped off 2 vintage moves in a huge 4th quarter run where the C's charged back to take a late lead. One was a dunk in traffic that led to this:
The other was a spin move for another and-1. He finished with 13 and 8.
Glen Davis had 14 before fouling out. Which leads to the discussion of some absolutely putrid officiating in the second half. Just horrible… horrible stuff. It's the stuff that brings conspiracy theorists out of the woodworks.
But the C's win. That's all that matters.