Denver Nuggets defeat Boston Celtics, 94-85

Exhaustion and scheduling finally caught up with the Celtics.

And the Denver Nuggets not only caught the Celtics, they sprinted past them to the finish line in a 94-85 victory last night at TD Banknorth Garden.

The Celtics (8-2) had rallied from 16-point deficits for two victories this week, extending their winning streak to six games over nine days. This time, they overcame a 15-point third-quarter disadvantage, then squandered the lead. The Celtics' starters not only ...