Ray Allen drained the last six points for Boston including the go ahead three pointer with 2 seconds remaining to lead the Celtics past the Chicago Bulls 118-115 last night at the TD Banknorth Garden. After shooting 1-12 in game 1 and just 1-4 with just two points in the first half of game 2, he finally broke out to score 28 second half points shooting 6 for 9 from behind the arc. Rajon Rondo stepped up for the C’s as well with 19 points and 15 assists. Glen Davis and Kendrick Perkins filled Kevin Garnett’s role with 26 and 16, but even with their performances the Bulls never let up until the final horn sounded.
Ben Gordon played outstanding for the Bulls, scoring 12 points in the last 3:43 and 25 in the second half to bring his total to a game high 42 points. His biggest shot came with 12 seconds remaining when he hit a fade away jumper over Allen and Glen Davis. The two former Connecticut Huskies went back in fourth for the final two minutes until Ray was finally able to seal the deal with almost no time on the clock.
“Doc said going into the half, ‘Be aggressive, but let it come to you,’” Allen said. “I never think I’m not in my rhythm. It can be a grind as a shooter. As a scorer you’re always trying to find something.” The next two games of the series will be held in Chicago on Thursday night and Sunday. Boston Celtics Playoff tickets are available now!