Paul Pierce caught in a trap

Celtics veteran makes rookie mistake that helps Bulls escape with win

Updated: January 19, 2013, 1:51 AM ET
By Peter May | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Joakim Noah nailed it. The basketball gods were on the side of the Chicago Bulls Friday night. The Bulls were lucky to win, except for the fact that they pretty much controlled the whole game and should not have had to resort to divine intervention.

The Boston Celtics, meanwhile, lost a game they should have won, except for the fact that they really didn't deserve to win it in the first place. Does that make sense? They shot 42 percent. They missed 11 of 14 threes and eight of ...

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