Coming at a time when the Celtics were starting to lose hold of the two-seed in the East, this was undoubtedly their biggest win of the year.
LeBron James and Kyrie Irving combined for 56 points, but the Celtics were able to force them into some bad shots down the stretch in the fourth quarter.
Isaiah Thomas on the other hand was his usual self in the fourth, getting buckets and finding Jae Crowder and Avery Bradley for a couple clutch threes. IT finished the game with 31 points and 5 assists. Here are his highlights:
Crowder also had solid game, finishing with a double-double. 17 points and 10 boards.
Al Horford only had 9 points, but just missed a triple-double with 10 rebounds and 10 assists.
Avery Bradley had 11 points, but his defense was the key for the Celtics. His highlight came on this crucial possession where he locked up arguably the best ball-handler in the world:
And last but not least, here’s a full 10-minute highlight video so you can relive this thriller at the Garden:
Despite recently losing three out of four, the Celtics are now 13-4 in their last 17 games and 26-10 in their last 36 after starting the season 13-12. They’re now three games behind Cleveland for the lead in the East.
The C’s will take on the Lakers in LA on Friday night. Tip-off is at 10 pm ET.
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