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Celtics pretty pleased after ugly win

Updated: December 13, 2012, 12:46 PM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Beggars can't be choosers. Given the choice between winning ugly and losing ugly, Celtics coach Doc Rivers gladly took the former.

While the Celtics have shown tremendous strides over their past five games, they had a 3-2 record to show for their troubles during that stretch. On Wednesday night against the Dallas Mavericks, Boston regressed in many areas but dug deep and emerged with a not-so-easy-on-the-eyes, 117-115 double-overtime triumph.

It was the sort of win ...

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