Rivalry renewed? It what the biggest game in years between longtime rivals, the Boston Celtics edged the New York Knicks, 118-116, thanks to a Paul Pierce jumper with just 0.4 seconds left.
Pierce, isolated with Amar'e Stoudemire on a high screen, hit a step-back jumper from the right side to give Boston a slim two-point lead with under a half second to play. It was still nearly enough time for the Knicks to pull out the win though -- Stoudemire made a three-point shot from the top of the arc, but it was a fraction of a second too late.
Now, all of those words in moving picture form, thanks to Jose over at CelticsBlog:
The win improved Boston's win streak to 11 while at the same time snapping New York's own eight-game streak. Stoudemire's 39 points led all scorers, while Pierce's 32 paced the Celtics. Rajon Rondo had 10 points and 14 assists.