This game had a little bit of everything.
It might have been Paul Pierce’s final game in Boston Wednesday night, and boy was it a good one. Offense was flying every which way. The Celtics scored 139 points, the most they’ve put on the board since 1992, and an historic duel went down between two All-Star point guards in the Celtics’ overtime victory over the Los Angeles Clippers.
“They both put on a show,’’ Celtics coach Brad Stevens said after the game. “It was pretty special to watch.’’
Here were some of best moments on an electric Wednesday night in the Garden.
— Paul Pierce was happy to be back where his NBA career began
— Even without Blake Griffin, the Clippers briefly turned TD Garden into Lob City
— Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas returned the favor by attacking Clippers center DeAndre Jordan in the paint
— The Celtics tried to gain whatever mental edge they could
— And Lance Stephenson got a little frustrated, picking up a technical foul when the game was tied in the fourth quarter.
— Clippers point guard Chris Paul found a way to impede the Celtics’ Hack-A-Jordan strategy
— With the Celtics down three and teammate Thomas at the line, 6’4’’ Marcus Smart put it upon himself to get the rock
— Two of Thomas’ 36 points came on this fadeaway to send the game into overtime
— Evan Turner scored seven of his 14 points during overtime to help send Celtics fans home happy
— Turner was pretty clutch
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