Greatest fourth-quarter comeback in NBA playoff history …

… and I was asleep. It would have been one thing if I had not watched the game at all, but I saw the miserable first three quarters. The Celtics played some of the worst basketball I’ve ever seen in the playoffs.

But just as the fourth quarter started, my lack of sleep the night before caught up with me. For whatever reason, I woke up at 5 a.m. Saturday morning. I hadn’t gone to sleep until about midnight and I certainly needed more sleep, but I just wasn’t tired. I went out to breakfast with the Stris, came home and did some chores, and it was only at about 6 p.m. that I decided I needed to take a nap.

So I did. I woke up at midnight and turned on SportsCenter to see how much the Celtics wound up losing by, only to discover that I missed Paul Pierce‘s 19 fourth-quarter points, New Jersey’s collapse, and the return of the leprechauns to the hallowed ground where the Boston Garden once stood.

And the Cubs won too! Kerry Wood, who is quickly making it clear he’s the ace of the staff this year, only pitched a complete-game four-hitter. Yeah, I’m glad I missed that too. The Astros have now lost six in a row to division rivals St. Louis and Chicago. Sorry, Karen.