This was the game that accelerated talk that this opening-round series ranked among the best ever. The third consecutive overtime game of the series (and fourth overall) lasted 63 minutes and featured 51 points from Ray Allen, 35 points from John Salmons and an electrifying three-point play from Joakim Noah in the third extra period. Derrick Rose made the last big play of the night, blocking Rajon Rondo's potential go-ahead shot in the closing seconds. ''It's crazy,'' Rose said, ''but you got to love it."
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