Celtics somehow overcome five-point deficit to beat OKC in final 13 seconds

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This season, the Boston Celtics have been the comeback kings as they've overcome huge deficits to somehow win games on multiple occasions.

But even by their standards, their come-from-behind victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday night didn't seem possible.

The C's defeated the Thunder 100-99 at TD Garden and the manner of the win was truly remarkable as they produced one of the craziest finishes to a game this year.

The shorthanded Celtics trailed OKC by five points in the final 12.7 seconds and it looked like the visitors were going to extend their winning streak to seven games.

After Russell Westbrook made one of two free throws, Terry Rozier went down the other end of the floor and hit a quick three-pointer.

That cut the lead to two but with the shot clock turned off, Boston had to foul and they sent Carmelo Anthony to the free-throw line.

Melo, a career 81 percent shooter at the line, somehow managed to miss both attempts and it gave the Celtics a chance to tie or take the lead with just 7.7 seconds left on the clock.

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Coming out of the timeout, they inbounded the ball and swung it over to Jayson Tatum who dribbled into the paint and kicked it out to Marcus Morris on the three-point line.

After smartly evading the closeout by Paul George with a pump fake, the power forward drilled a triple to put the home side up by one with 1.2 seconds to go and send the crowd into raptures.

The Thunder called one more timeout to design a final play to try and snatch the victory but Westbrook missed a long-range three, which gave the Celtics an improbable win.

According to ESPN Stats and Info, this was the first time a team had won a game this season when trailing by five or more points in the final 20 seconds. 

To be able to take down one of the in-form teams in the league without Kyrie Irving, Jaylen Brown and Marcus Smart made it even sweeter for the Celtics as they showed a lot of heart to get the W.

They got a huge game from rookie Tatum who finished with a double-double of 23 points and 11 rebounds. Morris chipped in with 21 points to go along with his dramatic game-winner.

With the players they have missing, Boston shouldn't be able to compete with a star-studded OKC team on paper but with Brad Stevens at the helm, they'll be a match for any team regardless of who they have on the floor.

They have relied on Irving to carry them offensively all year but they've proven they can still get it done without him which will give confidence to the rest of the team for the playoffs.

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