Ray Allen hit the go ahead 3-pointer with 2.1 seconds remaining for the Celtics to beat the Charlotte Bobcats 111-109 in double overtime. After missing the rim completely on an attempted jump shot with 33 seconds left in the period, Allen remained poised and drained the one they really needed.
“That’s Ray,” said Celtics captain Paul Pierce. “He’s a future Hall of Famer, and great players find a way. When Ray shoots and misses shots, it doesn’t discourage him.” Pierce led the Celtics in scoring with 32 points, followed by Allen with 22. Rajon Rondo and Eddie House supplied 39 combined points for the Celtics, and were two of the major factors for Boston’s second half comeback.
Celtics coach Doc Rivers couldn?t be happier with last night?s results going into the last few games of the regular season. “There were so many times when we were down and could’ve gave up, and just made big shots,” said Rivers. “Our guys executed down the stretch.”
Boston remains one game ahead of the Orlando Magic for second place in the Eastern conference with the win. They will host the Atlanta Hawks next this Friday night at 7:30 pm. Boston Celtics tickets are now available!