BOSTON -- Fresh off their wild come-from-behind victory over the Houston Rockets, the Boston Celtics close the calendar year with a New Year's Eve matchup with the Brooklyn Nets.
The Celtics (29-10) pulled off the biggest NBA comeback of the season, rallying from 26 points down in the third quarter and leading only once - on Al Horford's basket with 3.7 seconds left in the game.
They had help in the most improbable win. First of all, the Rockets were severely shorthanded. Second, and probably more important, the NBA revealed Friday that the game's two officials - Mark Lindsay injured his back in pregame warmups -- missed a pair of traveling violations against Boston. Both noncalls led to the final two baskets of the wild night.
Saturday, Celtics coach Brad Stevens, asked about the two traveling calls said, "Yeah, I saw one of them." >> Read more
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