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Recap: Rondo, Pierce lead Cs in thrilling win over Knicks


How's that for some Sunday afternoon fun?

The Celtics beat the Knicks 115-111 in OT, behind a monster triple-double by Rajon Rondo and clutch shooting by Paul Pierce.

Rondo tallied 18 points, 17 rebounds and 20 assists in 48 minutes. Magic Johnson is the only other guy in league history to go at least 17-17-17 (per John Hollinger). He was brilliant. Yes, he missed a lot of shots at the rim. Some were bunnies and some were tough shots. Either way, he was awesome.

Pierce (34 points, 13-23 FG, 7 rebounds) nailed a three-pointer with 4 seconds left that sent the game into overtime. It more than made up for the 19-footer he forced 15 seconds earlier with the Celtics trailing by 1. The Truth had 15 points in the 3rd quarter where the Celtics outscored NY 29-16.

Jeremy Lin (14 points, 5 assists, 6 TOs) struggled. He did make a couple of big shots late in the 4th, but was a non-factor for most of the game.

Time for a nap. 

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