Celtics Make It 13 Straight, Pierce Scores Triple-double

Pierce's triple-double leads Celtics over Pacers

      BOSTON (AP) – Paul Pierce had his seventh career triple-double
and Boston extended its winning streak to 13 games by holding off
the Indiana Pacers 99-88 on Sunday.
      Pierce finished with 18 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds for
his first triple-double since 2006, and the Celtics got a boost
from the return of Shaquille O'Neal, who had 11 points after
missing four straight games with a sore right calf.
      Ray Allen added 18 points, scoring 12 in the second half, and
Kevin Garnett finished with nine points and nine rebounds for the
Celtics, who improved to 12-1 at home.
      Danny Granger led Indiana with 18 points.
      Roy Hibbert added 17 points and 14 rebounds for the pesky
Pacers, who hung with the Celtics until the final few minutes.
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