Celtics Vs. Hawks, Game 3 Score (GIF): Paul Pierce Misses Potential Game-Winning Shot, Contest Heads To OT

The final minutes of Game 3 between the Boston Celtics and Atlanta Hawks was nail-biting, however, more drama will unfold as the contest has headed into overtime after regulation ended in a 80-80 tie. Paul Pierce had a chance to win the game at the buzzer, but his potential game-winning attempt was a bit too long.

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The Celtics, who are paced by Pierce's 21 points, led by as much as eight points in the fourth quarter, but the Hawks never game up and battled back in the closing minutes to tie the contest at 80. Joe Johnson has scored a game-high 27 points for Atlanta, which is trying to take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series.

This will be the second overtime game between Boston and Atlanta this year,

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