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Celtics beat Nuggets in triple-overtime thriller

10:53 PM, Feb 10, 2013   |    comments
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Boston, MA (Sports Network) - Although a massive snowstorm buried the city of Boston over the weekend, the Celtics faithful still came out to TD Garden on Sunday.

They witnessed a classic.

And losing Rajon Rondo has yet to cause any concerns in Beantown.

Paul Pierce had a triple-double with 27 points, 14 rebounds and 14 assists as the Boston Celtics extended their season-high winning streak to seven and snapped the Denver Nuggets' nine-game stretch in their thrilling 118-114 triple-overtime triumph.

The two teams needed an extra five minutes after Denver's Ty Lawson got his running bank shot to go with eight-tenths of a second to go in regulation

Boston's Jeff Green hit a left corner 3-pointer in the first overtime with 23.8 seconds to go that sent the game into a second extra session and Pierce's step-back left wing triple with 5.2 ticks to go in double OT put another five minutes on the clock.

With the Nuggets trailing by two in the third overtime, Andre Miller misfired on a pull-up right wing trey with less than five seconds remaining and Kevin Garnett secured the rebound and fed Jason Terry, who had nothing but parquet floor in front of him before converting a layup at the horn.

Denver didn't take its first lead of the contest until 1:43 was left in regulation.

 

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