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Celtics—Bulls: Paul Pierce the Hero In Another OT Thriller

Published by on April 28, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

The younger Boston Celtics stars are stepping up in the absence of Kevin Garnett and the Chicago Bulls are simply stepping up. The dueling teams delivered another tight, back-and-forth overtime game that came down to the final precious seconds. This time, the Celtics prevailed on the late-game heroics of their captain. Paul Pierce led the Celtics in minutes with 51 and scored the final six points, including a 20-foot jumper with 3.4 seconds remaining in OT, to finish with 26. The Celtics defeated the Bulls 106-104 in the third overtime game of the Eastern Conference quarterfinal series, which the Celtics now lead 3-2.

Kendrick Perkins pulled down 19 rebounds, his postseason career-high, and Rajon Rondo nearly reached another tr...

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