Celtics End Mini-Skid at Three

Boston comes back to win over Portlant
By Jamie Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 24, 2008 9:53 PM CST
Celtics End Mini-Skid at Three
Portland Trail Blazers guard Steve Blake, left, holds off Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo during the first half of their game in Portland, Ore., Sunday, Feb. 24, 2008. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)   (Associated Press)

Coming off one of the worst games in his career, Paul Pierce found redemption in the Celtics 112-102 win over the Trail Blazers today, as Pierce led the team with 30 points and seven rebounds. Portland looked determined to extend Boston’s losing-streak to four, but faltered after guard Brandon Roy left the game in the 3rd period with an ankle injury.    

"We've been struggling," Pierce said. "Last game our defense finally came back, but the offense just wasn't there. But tonight, we've got both ends of the court in gear." While the Western Conference hasn’t been kind to the Celtics, they still lead the league in wins. Boston concludes its trip out west tomorrow night against the Los Angeles Clippers. (Read more NBA stories.)

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