I love numbers, as long as someone adds them up for me. So I jotted a few down while waiting for coach Rick Carlisle in the press room. A few figures, folks:
18 -- Points for Celtics forward Paul Pierce in the fourth quarter.
17 -- Points for the Mavericks in the fourth quarter.
6 -- Technical foul calls in the game, including five in the third quarter.
2 -- Career triple-doubles for Celtics guard Rajon Rondo, who got No. 2 on Thursday night with 19 points, a career-high 15 rebounds and 14 assists.
17 -- 30-point games for Dirk Nowitzki, who finished with 37 points on Thursday.
6:02 -- Time span in the fourth quarter when the Mavericks went without a field goal.
-- Tracey Myers