The Boston Celtics pulled off an improbable comeback Tuesday, shocking the Thunder 100-99 to snap their six-game winning streak.
The victory wasn't just improbable, it was the first of its kind this season. According to ESPN Stats & Info, teams were 0-884 entering Tuesday's action when trailing by five or more points in the final 20 seconds of the game. The Celtics were down five with 16.8 left before rallying for the stunning win.
The Celtics trailed by 5 with 16.8 seconds to go and won.— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) March 21, 2018
Entering today, teams were 0-884 this season when trailing by 5 or more points in the final 20 seconds of the game. pic.twitter.com/pgZ87K2gbv
The Celtics have made a habit of pulling off comebacks. As ESPN points out, this was the Celtics' fourth go-ahead field goal in the final five seconds of a game this season, tied with the Thunder for most in the NBA.
Tonight was the Celtics' 4th go-ahead field goal in the final 5 seconds of a game this season, tied with the Thunder for most in the NBA. pic.twitter.com/bcUz6iFImr— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) March 21, 2018