A thrilling point guard battle between fellow All-Stars Chris Paul (35 points, 13 assists and one amazing tackle) and Isaiah Thomas (36 points and 11 assists) broke out Wednesday night in Beantown.

IT led the Celtics in a 139-134 overtime win against CP3 and the LA Clippers.

Thomas drilled a fadeaway jumper to force the extra session.

Per the AP:

Jared Sullinger added 21 points and 11 rebounds. Jae Crowder finished with 19 points, and Avery Bradley added 18 points as the Celtics won their eighth straight at home. Boston trailed by five with just over a minute left in regulation before rallying to force the extra frame. Boston is averaging 115 points during its current win streak at the Garden. […] “We play together and we make adjustments on the fly and I think that’s big,” Sullinger said. “It’s not just from (coach) Brad (Stevens), it’s not from Isaiah or ET (Evan Turner) or Jae Crowder or Avery. It’s from everybody. Everybody makes adjustments and is willing to listen.”

 

Though possible shakeups to the roster before the trade deadline are possible for this young team, Crowder said no one wants to see any tinkering. […] “Guys in the locker room we are sticking together, we’re fighting. We stick up for one another,” Crowder said. “Everyone gets along and it’s a great energy in the locker room.”

 

The loss spoiled what may be Clippers’ forward Paul Pierce’s final game in the Boston Garden. The 38-year-old played 15 seasons with the Celtics and was facing his former team for the eighth time.