Celtics trim Trail Blazers in OT

Celtics trim Trail Blazers in OT

Paul Pierce dropped 24 points to help the Boston Celtics defeat the Portland Trail Blazers 98-95 in overtime Friday night.

Boston failed to cover the 10.5-point spread, while the 193 points made it OVER the posted total of 186.

Rajon Rondo had 19 points with six rebounds and nine assists for the Celtics.

Andre Miller led the Trail Blazers with 28 points, eight rebounds, and eight assists.