Mavs oust Spurs; Magic, Celtics still alive
April 29, 2009
JIMMY GOLEN AP Sports Writer BOSTON (AP)
Kevin Garnett was in street clothes. Ray Allen fouled out. The Boston Celtics' Big Three was down to one, and Paul Pierce was ready. The MVP of last year's NBA finals scored 26 points, hitting one jumper to tie the game at the end of regulation and three more in the final 77 seconds of overtime on Tuesday night to help the Celtics beat the Chicago Bulls 106- 104 and take a 3-2 lead in their best-ofseven playoff series. "I just thought when Ray fouled out it was time for me to really step up," said Pierce, who scored 12 points in the 10 minutes after...