Paul Pierce went off for 26 points and added 7 rebounds leading Boston over Utah, 110-107, on Monday at EnergySolutions Arena.
The Celtics were a 7.5-point underdog in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 189.5.
Boston got 18 points from Avery Bradley and another 15 points from Brandon Bass. Paul Pierce contributed 8 assists, while Kevin Garnett cleaned the glass with 10 rebounds.
Utah got 26 points from Gordon Hayward in a losing cause and another 16 points from Paul Millsap. Paul Millsap contributed 5 assists for the Jazz, while Al Jefferson had 11 rebounds.
The Celtics hit the break trailing 53-48 before taking care of business in the second half.
Utah won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 44-37.
Next game, Boston takes its act home to face Golden State looking for another win. For Utah, they head home to face Atlanta.