Boston Celtics defeat Milwaukee Bucks, 105-102

The Celtics showed all the symptoms of back-to-back-itis.

Sluggishness (their flight from Detroit landed at Hanscom Field at 1 yesterday morning). Sloppiness (Rajon Rondo and Paul Pierce combined for three traveling violations and Pierce launched a ball to no one in particular for an ugly backcourt violation). Carelessness (after controlling their turnovers against the Pistons they had another outbreak of them).

Throw in an off-the-court distraction in the form of Charl...

In the midst of chaos, a choppy game the Celtics didn’t deserve to win, the controversy caused by close friend and teammate Kevin Garnett, and his own offensive malaise through three quarters, Paul Pierce stepped to the forefront in overtime last night, reaching a milestone that many never believed possible.

Paul Pierce residing among the Celtic greats? Ha. Maybe among the Celtic greats of the 2000s or the post-Bird era. But not of all time. Not after being plagued by l...