Rajon Rondo scores 30, but Celtics fall in OT

Rajon Rondo - photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images
Rajon Rondo – photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

No reason to think long and hard about which Celtics loss this season was the most heart-wrenching. It happened Friday night.
The Celtics thought they had the game won twice, but they somehow lost to the Chicago Bulls, 100-99, at the Garden.

With the Celtics leading, 88-86, inbounded the ball to Paul Pierce after a timeout with 12.1 seconds left in regulation, but he was double-teamed by Joakim Noah and Jimmy Butler, and a jump ball was called. After Noah won the jump, Kirk Hinrich made up for a missed free throw a little while earlier by sinking a 15-footer with two seconds left to force overtime.

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