This award is pretty self-explanatory: The Celtics best game of the 2015-16 season.
Celtics 139, Clippers 134 (OT) on February 10 in Boston. This win probably deserves the silver medal, but because it happened at home it was slightly less impressive than the W in Cleveland. Isaiah Thomas had 36 points and 11 assists (in an epic duel with Chris Paul), time and time again scoring in the paint over Clippers' big man DeAndre Jordan. The never-say-die C's trailed by five in the final minute of regulation, but battled back for the OT victory.
Celtics 104, Cavaliers 103 on February 5 in Cleveland. When Avery Bradley missed a three-pointer with 18 seconds left and the Celtics down five, the contest should've been over. But, somehow it wasn't. Bradley got another chance to knock down a miraculous game-winning trey as time expired, stunning the Cavs' announcers and sending the Cleveland fans home in anger and disbelief.
Celtics 109, Warriors 106 on April 1 in Oakland. There's no debate here. Boston ruined the Warriors' bid for a perfect home record (leaving them 37-1 at Oracle Arena) in what was arguably the biggest victory of the entire NBA season to that point. Despite an insane third quarter from Stephen Curry, the C's matched him basket for basket and hung on to shock the defending champs on their own floor--in large part due to Avery Bradley's gutty defense on the reigning MVP.
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