With the help of Marcus Smart, the Boston Celtics pulled off the biggest comeback of the NBA season as they erased the 26 point deficit to complete and seal the victory against the Houston Rockets.
The Celtics were trailed 24 by halftime and it was 26 early in the third quarter as the Rockets continued their dominance throughout the game.
However, Boston was able to close the gap with 31-16 scoring in the third quarter to put the Rockets with a single digit heading in the final frame.
With few seconds left in the fourth quarter as the Rockets tried to inbound the ball, All-Star guard James Harden was called for an offensive foul not just once but twice by Smart.
After that Al Horford was able to score the winning bucket to stun Houston with 99-98 victory at the TD Garden.
Kyrie Irving led the team with 26 points while Jayson Tatum added 19 for the Celtics.
In addition, Smart and Terry Rozier scored 13 points apiece for the win.
“I’ve had a few comebacks, but this is a special one. From just how we started, it was just so ugly. They came out firing. We just had to battle back. It took a lot. It took everybody.” Irving said after the game
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