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Celtics 117, Mavericks 115

Celtics snag win in double overtime

Double OT, Celtics 117-115: That second overtime was really, really ugly. The two teams combined to score five points total in the first 4:20, which were full of missed shots, turnovers, and even Mayo slipping and losing the ball at one point. But Rondo drove for a layup with 40 seconds to go, giving the Celtics a three-point lead. And Pierce, who finished with 34 points, added a free throw to extend the lead to four points with 17.3 seconds left. Vince Carter hit a three with 9.3 to go. Two more foul shots from Pierce. Two foul shots from Collison. Two foul shots from Pierce. Turnover, Mavs. Two foul shots from Lee. And a three from Mayo that didn’t change the outcome. Over. FINALLY.

Double OT, 3:20, Celtics 108-107: Pierce got the double OT started with a three. A little late, Paul, no? The Mavs answered with a bucket of their own.

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