Thomson ReutersDecember 14, 2013 04:25
Celtics lose big lead but rally past Knicks
BOSTON -- Rookie coach Brad Stevens said his young Boston Celtics learned a valuable lesson against the New York Knicks on Friday night.
"I wouldn't want to go through it again, but that's exactly what our team needed," Stevens said after the Celtics blew a 17-point second-quarter lead but then rallied from 11 down in the fourth to pull out a 90-86 win. "We needed to have a lead, lose it, be backed up against the wall and figure out a way to win."