If it's any consolation to the Utah Jazz after their heartbreaking loss at home Monday night, the 110-107 overtime setback was a season highlight for the Boston Celtics.

"It was huge," Boston coach Doc Rivers said. "It was the best win of the year for me."

Paul Pierce's clutch 26-point performance allowed Boston to finish off a five-game road trip with a rare win for a visiting team in Utah.

After missing a game-winning attempt at the end of regulation, the star had seven points in overtime to help Boston bounce back from a loss in Portland on Sunday.

OK, forget that consolation part. That amounts to a hill of Boston beans for the Jazz.

Throw this in the bag that includes Utah's most disappointing defeats of the 2012-13 season. It was the Jazz's second straight stumble — following a 107-94 road blowout against the Los Angeles Clippers — and dropped the team's record to 31-26.

It was also personal for Jazz center Al Jefferson.