Tuesday, February 26, 2013

The following post is the partial regurgitation of a story so good, we wish we wrote it ourselves! Follow the link at the end to catch the full story where it lives.

(The Following Story Originated On ESPN's "Boston Celtics Report" And Was Written By Chris Forsberg)

C's send message: Never write them off

By Chris Forsberg on February 26, 1:00am

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Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett put the Celtics on their backs in Utah.

The Boston Celtics sent a friendly reminder to the rest of the league with Monday's overtime win in Utah: Never write this team off.

Playing the final night of a grueling five-games-in-seven-days stretch that had seen Boston drop three of its first four contests out west coming out of the All-Star break, the Celtics had every reason to roll over in a particularly difficult environment. Instead, Paul Pierce put on a vintage display, scoring seven consecutive points in overtime, highlighted by a go-ahead 3-pointer and two tough jumpers as the Celtics emerged with a gritty 110-107 triumph over the Jazz at EnergySolutions Arena.

With the luxury of extended rest looming, Celtics coach Doc Rivers utilized a playoff-like rotation, shortening up his bench even on the second night of a back-to-back while treating this game like a bit of a must-win situation to salvage a frustrating road trip. Pierce simply wouldn't let this team lose.

"Whatever that is, it was the best win, for me, of the year," admitted Rivers.

{For the rest of this story, you can download it by clicking this link or visiting http://espn.go.com/blog/boston/Celtics.}

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