Celtics Finish Impressive Texas Sweep

Allen hits winning shot as Boston downs Dallas
By Mitch Pritchard,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 21, 2008 12:16 AM CDT
Celtics Finish Impressive Texas Sweep
Boston Celtics forward Paul Pierce (34) gets by Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki, right, of Germany as he drives to the basket last night.    (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

The Boston Celtics accomplished something last night that no team in the NBA has done in six seasons: complete a three-game sweep in Texas. The Celtics finished off the rare feat with a 94-90 win over the Dallas Mavericks, reports the Associated Press. Boston gave San Antonio its first loss in six weeks and ended Houston's 22-game win streak before beating the Mavs.

Ray Allen came back from a three-game injury absence to hit a 3-pointer with 31.7 seconds left for the win. Allen, who has a bum ankle, scored 21 points in 31 minutes. Paul Pierce had 22 points and 13 rebounds for Boston, which has won 14 of 15. Dallas fell to 0-7 against winning teams since trading for All-Star point guard Jason Kidd. (More NBA stories.)

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