NBA Basketball

Celtics ride 31-3 run to cool Nuggets

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DENVER (AP) Brad Stevens could sense the game slipping away. He could feel the rim-rattling dunks and the transition buckets coming.

Instead of Boston bowing to the NBA's hottest team, though, the Celtics used an epic 31-3 run to halt the Denver Nuggets' eight-game winning streak with a stunning 105-87 win on Sunday.

"We just needed something to get us going," Stevens said after his Celtics won for the fifth time in six games. "You know, I thought we were close to going the other way there when it was 76-62."

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