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Celtics walked a fine line forcing overtime

The Celtics found themselves needing to foul late in the fourth quarter against Milwaukee Friday night in order to get more possessions. Down but not out, they needed to send the Bucks to the free throw line to have any hope of getting back in the game.

But with a little luck, and some timely game planning, the Celtics didn’t give the game away at the line. They were able to erase a 7-point deficit in the final 42 seconds of regulation to take the Bucks to overtime.

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