The Boston Celtics just pulled off the biggest comeback victory in the NBA this season with a 99-98 victory over the Houston Rockets.

Boston trailed by as many as 26 points in the third quarter, and didn’t get their first lead until Al Horford’s jump hook with 3.9 seconds left. And the insane final seconds included Boston’s Marcus Smart drawing two offensive fouls on Houston star James Harden on inbounds plays.

The finish capped off a bizarre night for Harden; he finished with 34 points and 10 assists, but on 7-of-27 shooting from the field and with eight turnovers.

And after starting a ridiculous 25-4, the Rockets have now lost four straight games and are two games behind the Warriors for the No. 1 seed in the West. The Celtics (29-10) now have a three-game lead over the Cavs and Raptors for the top seed in the East.

UPDATE: James Harden went off about the officials after the game.


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