3 OT Effort Lifts Celtics To 7th Straight Win

The Celtics needed three overtimes, but managed to get their seventh win in a row, with a 118-114 victory over the Denver Nuggets at the TD Garden. Denver had come into the game having won nine in a row themselves.

The Celtics were paced by the “old” guys, Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Jason Terry, who all logged big minutes, and the Celtics play on the road in Charlotte tonight. How Doc Rivers allocates minutes tonight will be interesting to watch.

New path exhilarating – Gary Washburn looks at how the Celtics have reinvented themselves during this winning streak.

Losses have turned Celtics into winners – A. Sherrod Blakely says that the Celtics have shown the kind of fight and resiliency that was nowhere to be found at the start of the season, and that the losses of Rajon Rondo and Jarrod Sullinger may have been what the team needed that about themselves.

Jason Terry continues to provide veteran touch – Steve Bulpett has the veteran guard with his biggest game as a Celtic.

For Celtics, experience pays – Chris Forsberg looks at the three old guys stepping up. Scott Souza also has the three oldest men on the court stepping up.

The extra rest works out well – Baxter Holmes’ notebook has the blizzard giving the Celtics some additional time off. The Herald notebook from Mark Murphy has Paul Pierce filling Rondo’s role as triple-double machine, and has George Karl with words of appreciation for Pierce.

The Bruins added to what has become hottest start in franchise history as they beat Buffalo 3-1 last night in Western NY to improve to 8-1-1 on the season.

Bruins get even with Sabres, posting a 3-1 victory – Joe Haggerty looks at the win, and the Bruins using an unlikely weapon to get the win.

Rare man-up goal gives B’s win – Stephen Harris has more on that unlikely weapon – a power play goal.

The Red Sox are taking physicals today as the first workouts of pitchers and catchers is tomorrow.

Farrell reunion may reap rewards for pitching staff – Scott Lauber looks at what impact John Farrell could have on pitchers that were here when he was the pitching coach under Terry Francona.

Jonathan Papelbon used Toradol – Gordon Edes has the former Red Sox closer saying that the legal anti-inflammatory drug was commonly used during his time with the team, and that he’s happy that the Phillies use safer drugs.

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