(ORLANDO, Fla.) — The Boston Celtics pulled off one of the biggest comebacks of this early NBA season on Thursday night.
After beating the 12-6 Magic earlier this week in Boston by 31 points, the Celts erased a 27-point deficit to shock them at home, 91-83.
Paul Pierce had 10 of his 24 points in the fourth quarter to go along with 10 assists.
“This team decided to stand up and fight,” said Pierce
Orlando’s Dwight Howard did the best he could do with 16 points and 16 rebounds.
“We thought it was going to be easy after the first two quarters,” Howard said. “We can’t allow that to happen. We’ve got to change. We have to change what we do, and guys have to know their roles and do it. That’s just the bottom line.”
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Jill Martin, CNN
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