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Notebook: Celtics 103, Rockets 91


Brian Robb, for NBA.com
Posted Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:27 PM - Updated Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:27 PM

THE FACTS: Paul Pierce had 23 points, helping the Boston Celtics hold off a fourth-quarter comeback from the Houston Rockets and earn their fifth straight win with a 103-91 victory at TD Garden. Kevin Garnett had 11 of his 17 points in the second half for the Celtics, as the hosts led by as many as 17 points behind a standout effort from the team's second unit. James Harden (24 points) and the Rockets would not give in to the sizable deficit, but their three-point (27.3 percent) and free throw (17 missed free throws) woes were too much to overcome. Houston has now lost two straight games.

QUOTABLE: "Our bench was huge. I mean, that's what stretched the game, that stretch in the end of the first and through most of the second quarter we left them out there. They're just playing so free together, and they're defending. One of the big differences is they're defending now."
-- Celtics coach Doc Rivers

THE STAT: The Celtics bench outscored Rockets bench by 36-9 in the first half, enabling Boston to turn a nine-point first-quarter deficit into an eight-point halftime lead.

TURNING POINT: After 12-0 run by Houston to cut the lead to two with 7:37 remaining in the 4th quarter, Celtics turned to Pierce to stop the bleeding, and Boston's captain responded by sparking a 11-1 spurt to put Boston ahead again by double digits.

QUOTABLE II: "I feel like we are building. We're getting better and better. Taking it one game at a time in this home stretch. Hopefully we can just keep it going."
-- Paul Pierce

HOT: Pierce -- After being saddled with foul trouble for the majority of the first half, Boston's leading scorer took command in the third quarter with his fresh legs. Pierce posted 11 of his team-high 23 points in the third quarter, including a pair of 3-pointers to help Boston extend their halftime lead.

NOT: Omer Asik -- Houston's stud center could not find the bottom of the net from the free throw line Friday night. The former Bull missed his first seven attempts from the charity stripe, going 1-for-8 on the evening.

FANTASY SPOTLIGHT: Garnett -- Boston's defensive leader finished with a season-high four blocks, to go along with his usual efficient effort on the offensive end (17 points) and on the glass (eight rebounds).

QUOTABLE III: "We wanted to control the tempo, but they got the shots they wanted and we didn't make them uncomfortable enough."
-- Jeremy Lin

ROOKIE WATCH: Jared Sullinger -- The 20-year-old has his second straight double-double, posting 14 points and 11 rebounds against a formidable Rockets' front line, before fouling out in the game's closing moments.

INSIDE THE ARENA: New England Patriots wide receiver Brandon Lloyd watched the game from courtside, and received a rousing ovation from the TD Garden crowd.

NOTABLE: The Celtics improved to 14-2 when they hold their opponents under 95 points...The Rockets had won 10 of their past 13 games...Courtney Lee tied a team-high off the bench with 14 points on 5-for-7 shooting...Carlos Delfino hit just 1-for-7 3-point attempts. He had been shooting 50 percent beyond the arc over his past 10 games...With the win the Celtics are just four games behind the Knicks for the Atlantic Division lead...Houston had 17 of their 24 fast break points in the second half...The Celtics did not get to the foul line in the first half...The Rockers fell to 14-3 against the Eastern Conference...Harden had his streak of 14 consecutive games with 25 points snapped.

UP NEXT: For Houston, Saturday @ Houston, Tuesday vs. L.A. Clippers Wednesday @ Dallas. For Boston, Monday vs. Charlotte, Wednesday vs. New Orleans, Friday vs. Chicago.

HOU
BOS
   
    • 43.8%

    • 51.9%

    • 27.3%

    • 39.1%

    • 41.4%

    • 75.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
HOUBOS
Total Rebounds3843
Offensive Rebounds128
Turnovers1416
Fast Break Pts:246
Biggest Lead:917
Points in the Paint:4840
HOUBOS
pHarden   24Pierce   23
rbAsik   11Sullinger   11
aLin   6Rondo   8
sLin   32 players   2
bHarden   1Garnett   4
 
  • 12/14 - BOS 89 @ HOU 101
  • 01/11 - HOU 91 @ BOS 103
Houston Rockets (21-19)
field goalsrebounds
 posminfgm-a3pm-aftm-a+/-offdeftotastpfsttobsbapts
C. ParsonsF32:177-122-42-2-711224010218
M. MorrisF18:232-61-30-0-42241211025
O. AsikC27:333-50-01-8-947112302007
J. HardenG39:519-192-84-7-701151261124
J. LinG36:224-91-33-5-714563300012
P. Patterson 20:092-81-50-0-71341210005
T. Douglas 18:313-71-10-0-120112212017
G. Smith 20:273-40-00-4-33580211006
C. Delfino 23:551-71-72-2-80224201005
J. Anderson 01:160-20-20-0+20000000000
D. Motiejunas 01:161-10-00-1+20000000002
C. AldrichDNP - Coach's Decision
Totals 24035-809-3312-29 12263823219141691
 43.8%27.3%41.4% team rebs: 14total to: 14
Boston Celtics (20-18)
field goalsrebounds
 posminfgm-a3pm-aftm-a+/-offdeftotastpfsttobsbapts
P. PierceF29:148-143-74-5+406633120023
B. BassF26:571-30-02-2-81231302104
K. GarnettC-F32:138-120-01-1+1708804024017
A. BradleyG25:342-92-61-200220411017
R. RondoG33:015-130-12-2+514583240012
J. Sullinger 26:327-80-00-0+7561116010014
J. Collins 10:180-00-00-2+81120210000
C. Lee 20:575-72-32-2+1700031131014
J. Green 18:464-91-30-0+80332100009
J. Terry 16:281-41-30-0+20334221003
L. BarbosaDNP - Coach's Decision
Totals 24041-799-2312-16 83543222981661103
 51.9%39.1%75.0% team rebs: 9total to: 16

inactive

  • Rockets: Beverley, Jones, White
  • Celtics: Melo, Wilcox

technical fouls

  • Rockets: --
  • Celtics: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 2
  • Times Tied: 1

arena stats

  • Arena: TD Garden, Boston, MA
  • Officials: #55 Bill Kennedy, #6 Tony Brown, #50 Olandis Poole
  • Attendance: 18624
  • Duration: 2:16
Houston Rockets (21-16) Boston Celtics (19-17)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Garnett vs Asik (Bass gains possession)
  11:44
[BOS 2-0]
Pierce Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Harden Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  11:29  
Harden Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  11:29  
  11:19
[BOS 4-0]
Rondo Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Asik Layup Shot: Missed  11:08  
Asik Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  11:05  
Asik Putback Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:04
[HOU 2-4]
 
  10:52
[BOS 6-2]
Pierce Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rondo (1 AST) 
  10:41 Bradley Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Asik Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Parsons (1 AST)  10:32
[HOU 4-6]
 
  10:17
[BOS 8-4]
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rondo (2 AST) 
Harden Jump Shot: Missed  09:50  
  09:49 Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:41 Garnett Jump Shot: Missed 
Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:40  
Asik Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Rondo (1 ST)  09:29  
  09:22 Bass Jump Shot: Missed 
Asik Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:22  
Lin 3pt Shot: Missed  09:01  
  09:00 Bradley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:52 Rondo Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Lin (1 ST) 
Lin Layup Shot: Missed  08:46  
Parsons Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  08:44  
Parsons Tip Shot: Missed  08:43  
  08:42 Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:39 Rondo Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  08:38  
Parsons Jump Bank Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:15
[HOU 6-8]
 
  07:52 Bradley Jump Shot: Missed 
Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:51  
Harden Jump Shot: Missed  07:35  
  07:34 Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:11 Rondo 3pt Shot: Missed 
Asik Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:10  
Lin Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Asik (1 AST)  07:04
[HOU 8-8]
 
  06:47 Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed 
Lin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:46  
Parsons 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Lin (1 AST)  06:28
[HOU 11-8]
 
  06:17 Bradley Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
  06:17 Garnett Substitution replaced by Sullinger 
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Parsons (2 AST)  06:03
[HOU 14-8]
 
  05:57 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:49 Bass Jump Shot: Missed 
Lin Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:48  
  05:37 Bass Foul: Defense 3 Second (0 PF) 
Harden Free Throw Technical (4 PTS)  05:37
[HOU 15-8]
 
  05:30 Rondo Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  05:30 Bass Substitution replaced by Collins 
Parsons 3pt Shot: Missed  05:23  
  05:22 Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Parsons Foul: Personal (1 PF)  05:17  
  05:05 Rondo Jump Shot: Missed 
Asik Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  05:04  
  04:55 Pierce Foul: Personal Block (1 PF) 
Harden Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  04:50
[HOU 17-8]
 
  04:50 Bradley Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) 
  04:50 Bradley Substitution replaced by Lee 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  04:50  
  04:50 Sullinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:34 Rondo Layup Shot: Missed 
  04:33 Sullinger Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  04:31
[BOS 10-17]
Sullinger Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Harden Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Collins (1 ST)  04:18  
  04:13
[BOS 12-17]
Rondo Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Pierce (1 AST) 
  03:58 Sullinger Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Asik Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:58  
Team Rebound  03:58  
Morris Substitution replaced by Patterson  03:58  
Asik Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  03:58  
  03:56 Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  03:43 Rondo Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Lin (2 ST) 
Patterson 3pt Shot: Missed  03:29  
Team Rebound  03:28  
Patterson Jump Shot: Missed  03:23  
Team Rebound  03:22  
  03:22 Pierce Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Asik Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:22  
Team Rebound  03:22  
  03:22 Pierce Substitution replaced by Green 
Lin Substitution replaced by Douglas  03:22  
Asik Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  03:22  
  03:21 Green Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:57
[BOS 14-17]
Sullinger Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Harden Step Back Jump shot: Made (8 PTS)  02:29
[HOU 19-14]
 
  02:12
[BOS 17-19]
Green 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Sullinger (1 AST) 
Harden Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Lee (1 ST)  02:02  
  01:56
[BOS 20-19]
Lee 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:47  
  01:47 Rondo Substitution replaced by Terry 
Parsons Substitution replaced by Smith  01:47  
Asik Substitution replaced by Delfino  01:47  
Douglas Jump Shot: Missed  01:32  
Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  01:31  
Delfino 3pt Shot: Missed  01:26  
  01:25 Collins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:12 Green 3pt Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  01:11  
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  00:53.9  
  00:52.4 Sullinger Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  00:36.7
[BOS 22-19]
Sullinger Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Terry (1 AST) 
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  00:29.9  
Smith Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  00:29.5  
Delfino 3pt Shot: Missed  00:05.9  
Patterson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  00:05.7  
Patterson Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS)  00:05.6
[HOU 21-22]
 
  00:00.0
[BOS 24-21]
Lee Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
End of 1st Quarter
Houston Rockets (21-16) Boston Celtics (19-17)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Smith Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Patterson (1 AST)  11:46
[HOU 23-24]
 
  11:31 Green Jump Shot: Missed 
Patterson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  11:28  
  11:26 Terry Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  11:26  
Team Rebound  11:26  
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  11:26  
  11:25 Sullinger Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  11:07 Garnett Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Patterson (1 ST) 
Smith Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed  10:55  
  10:53 Terry Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Douglas Foul: Personal (1 PF)  10:48  
  10:39
[BOS 26-23]
Green Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Lee (1 AST) 
Douglas Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  10:20  
  10:08 Terry Jump Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  10:07  
Douglas Jump Shot: Missed  10:01  
  10:00 Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:36
[BOS 28-23]
Sullinger Fadeaway Bank shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Lin Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  09:17
[HOU 25-28]
 
  08:58
[BOS 30-25]
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Terry (2 AST) 
Delfino Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Terry (1 ST)  08:38  
  08:33
[BOS 32-25]
Lee Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Green (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  08:29  
  08:29  
Lin 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Delfino (1 AST)  08:15
[HOU 28-32]
 
  07:53 Lee Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:52 Sullinger Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  07:50 Sullinger Tip Shot: Missed 
  07:49 Sullinger Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  07:47
[BOS 34-28]
Sullinger Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Patterson 3pt Shot: Missed  07:36  
  07:35 Team Rebound 
Smith Substitution replaced by Asik  07:35  
  07:17
[BOS 36-28]
Sullinger Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Terry (3 AST) 
Douglas 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Delfino (2 AST)  06:58
[HOU 31-36]
 
  06:46 Lee 3pt Shot: Missed 
Patterson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  06:45  
Douglas Pullup Jump shot: Made (5 PTS)  06:22
[HOU 33-36]
 
  06:01
[BOS 38-33]
Green Driving Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Douglas Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Terry (2 ST)  05:46  
  05:34
[BOS 41-33]
Terry 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Lee (2 AST) 
Delfino 3pt Shot: Missed  05:17  
  05:16 Sullinger Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  05:07
[BOS 43-33]
Green Slam Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Lee (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:07  
Patterson Substitution replaced by Morris  05:07  
Douglas Substitution replaced by Harden  05:07  
Delfino Substitution replaced by Parsons  05:07  
Lin Layup Shot: Missed  04:47  
  04:45 Terry Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:29
[BOS 46-33]
Lee 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Green (2 AST) 
Harden Jump Shot: Missed Block: Lee (1 BLK)  04:22  
Morris Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  04:21  
  04:14 Green Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Parsons Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  04:14
[HOU 34-46]
 
Parsons Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  04:14
[HOU 35-46]
 
  03:57 Garnett Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed 
  03:57 Team Rebound 
Morris Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF)  03:57  
  03:57 Green Substitution replaced by Pierce 
  03:52 Sullinger Foul: Offensive (2 PF) 
  03:52 Sullinger Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  03:52 Lee Substitution replaced by Rondo 
  03:45 Terry Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
  03:45 Terry Substitution replaced by Bradley 
Morris Driving Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lin (2 AST)  03:36
[HOU 37-46]
 
  03:19 Bradley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Asik Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  03:17  
Morris Jump Shot: Missed Block: Garnett (1 BLK)  03:04  
  03:02 Bradley Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:55
[BOS 48-37]
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Rondo (3 AST) 
Harden Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Bradley (1 ST)  02:33  
  02:28 Bradley Layup Shot: Missed 
  02:25 Sullinger Rebound (Off:4 Def:4) 
  02:23
[BOS 50-37]
Sullinger Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
  02:14 Garnett Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  02:14 Team Timeout : Regular 
Morris Substitution replaced by Patterson  02:14  
  02:14 Garnett Substitution replaced by Bass 
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  02:10
[HOU 39-50]
 
  02:10 Bass Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 1 (11 PTS)  02:10
[HOU 40-50]
 
Patterson Foul: Personal (1 PF)  02:02  
  01:53 Pierce Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Lin Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:51  
Harden Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Lin (3 AST)  01:47
[HOU 42-50]
 
  01:27
[BOS 53-42]
Pierce 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Bass (1 AST) 
Lin Jump Shot: Missed  01:19  
Asik Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  01:18  
Asik Tip Shot: Missed  01:17  
Team Rebound  01:16  
Patterson Jump Bank Shot: Missed  01:04  
Asik Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  01:03  
Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO)  00:49.2  
  00:49.2 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:36.9 Pierce Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Harden (1 ST) 
Lin Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Harden (1 AST)  00:34.9
[HOU 44-53]
 
  00:34.9 Rondo Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) 
Lin Free Throw 1 of 1 (10 PTS)  00:34.9
[HOU 45-53]
 
Lin Foul: Personal (1 PF)  00:27.4  
  00:13.9 Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed 
Asik Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  00:12.9  
Patterson 3pt Shot: Missed  00:01.9  
Lin Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  00:01.5  
End of 2nd Quarter
Houston Rockets (21-16) Boston Celtics (19-17)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Missed  11:45  
  11:44 Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  11:24
[BOS 56-45]
Pierce 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Rondo (4 AST) 
Lin 3pt Shot: Missed  11:02  
  11:00 Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  10:52
[BOS 59-45]
Pierce 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Rondo (5 AST) 
Morris 3pt Shot: Missed  10:32  
Asik Rebound (Off:4 Def:5)  10:31  
  10:29 Garnett Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Asik Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  10:29  
Team Rebound  10:29  
Asik Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  10:29  
  10:29 Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Parsons Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  10:16  
  10:16
[BOS 60-45]
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  10:16
[BOS 61-45]
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  09:59  
Morris Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  09:58  
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  09:53  
  09:51 Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Lin Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  09:49  
  09:49 Bradley Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  09:49 Team Rebound 
  09:49
[BOS 62-45]
Bradley Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Parsons Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Morris (1 AST)  09:44
[HOU 47-62]
 
Morris Foul: Personal (2 PF)  09:29  
  09:20
[BOS 64-47]
Pierce Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
  09:06 Rondo Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Morris 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Harden (2 AST)  08:55
[HOU 50-64]
 
  08:47 Garnett Foul: Offensive (3 PF) 
  08:47 Garnett Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Asik Slam Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Lin (4 AST)  08:36
[HOU 52-64]
 
Asik Foul: Personal (1 PF)  08:23  
  08:15 Bradley Reverse Layup Shot: Missed Block: Harden (1 BLK) 
Asik Rebound (Off:4 Def:6)  08:14  
Parsons Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Asik (2 AST)  08:10
[HOU 54-64]
 
  07:43 Garnett Jump Shot: Missed 
Parsons Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:42  
Morris 3pt Shot: Missed  07:34  
  07:33 Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  07:15 Rondo Floating Jump shot: Missed 
  07:14 Rondo Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Morris Violation:Defensive Goaltending  07:13  
  07:13
[BOS 66-54]
Rondo Putback Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Parsons Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  07:04  
  06:52 Bradley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Asik Rebound (Off:4 Def:7)  06:51  
Morris Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Rondo (2 ST)  06:39  
  06:27
[BOS 69-54]
Bradley 3pt Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rondo (6 AST) 
Parsons Jump Shot: Missed Block: Garnett (2 BLK)  06:10  
  06:08 Team Rebound 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:08  
Asik Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA)  06:00  
  06:00 Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:00 Team Rebound 
  06:00 Garnett Substitution replaced by Sullinger 
  06:00
[BOS 70-54]
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS) 
Parsons Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Lin (5 AST)  05:46
[HOU 56-70]
 
  05:27 Bass Foul: Offensive (2 PF) 
  05:27 Bass Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  05:27 Bradley Substitution replaced by Lee 
Morris Jump Shot: Missed Block: Bass (1 BLK)  05:05  
  05:03 Rondo Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  04:55 Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:54 Sullinger Rebound (Off:5 Def:4) 
  04:33 Pierce Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Morris (1 ST) 
  04:32 Pierce Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Morris Substitution replaced by Patterson  04:32  
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS)  04:15
[HOU 58-70]
 
  03:57
[BOS 72-58]
Rondo Running Bank shot: Made (8 PTS) 
  03:48 Sullinger Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
  03:48 Bass Substitution replaced by Collins 
Parsons 3pt Shot: Missed  03:41  
  03:40 Team Rebound 
  03:17 Rondo Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Lin (3 ST) 
  03:15 Lee Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Lin Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:15  
Team Rebound  03:15  
Parsons Substitution replaced by Delfino  03:15  
Lin Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  03:15
[HOU 59-72]
 
  03:04
[BOS 74-59]
Rondo Pullup Jump shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Asik Foul: Offensive (3 PF)  02:56  
Asik Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  02:56  
  02:56 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:56 Pierce Substitution replaced by Green 
  02:47 Rondo Running Bank shot: Missed 
  02:47 Team Rebound 
Lin Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF) (2 FTA)  02:47  
  02:47 Collins Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:47 Team Rebound 
  02:47 Collins Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Patterson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  02:46  
  02:32 Collins Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Asik Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:32  
Team Rebound  02:32  
  02:32 Rondo Substitution replaced by Terry 
Asik Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  02:32
[HOU 60-74]
 
  02:18 Green Jump Shot: Missed 
Lin Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  02:17  
Asik Substitution replaced by Smith  02:15  
Smith Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO)  02:06  
  01:52 Terry 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:51 Collins Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  01:38 Lee Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
  01:34 Collins Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Lin Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  01:34
[HOU 61-74]
 
Lin Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:34  
  01:33 Sullinger Rebound (Off:5 Def:5) 
  01:14 Lee Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Lin Substitution replaced by Douglas  01:08  
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  00:54.9  
  00:53.9 Sullinger Rebound (Off:5 Def:6) 
  00:46.9
[BOS 76-61]
Lee Pullup Jump shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Terry (4 AST) 
Patterson 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Delfino (3 AST)  00:37.2
[HOU 64-76]
 
  00:23.8 Lee Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Douglas (1 ST) 
Harden Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Douglas (1 AST)  00:19.8
[HOU 66-76]
 
Smith Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  00:00.3  
  00:00.3
[BOS 77-66]
Lee Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  00:00.3
[BOS 78-66]
Lee Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:38
[BOS 80-66]
Garnett Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Patterson 3pt Shot: Missed  11:23  
  11:21 Terry Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  11:10 Terry 3pt Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  11:09  
  11:02 Sullinger Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS)  11:02
[HOU 67-80]
 
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  11:02  
  11:01 Green Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:49 Terry Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Douglas Floating Jump shot: Made (7 PTS)  10:41
[HOU 69-80]
 
Delfino Foul: Personal (1 PF)  10:25  
  10:14
[BOS 82-69]
Garnett Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Patterson Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA)  10:14  
  10:14
[BOS 83-69]
Garnett Free Throw 1 of 1 (11 PTS) 
  10:01 Sullinger Foul: Personal (5 PF) 
  10:01 Sullinger Substitution replaced by Bass 
Delfino 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Douglas (2 AST)  09:55
[HOU 72-83]
 
  09:38 Green Layup Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  09:37  
Delfino 3pt Shot: Missed  09:29  
Smith Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  09:28  
  09:28 Bass Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Patterson Substitution replaced by Parsons  09:28  
  09:28 Lee Substitution replaced by Rondo 
Smith Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Delfino (4 AST)  09:13
[HOU 74-83]
 
Parsons Foul: Personal (3 PF)  08:51  
  08:51  
  08:51 Green Substitution replaced by Pierce 
  08:39 Rondo Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:38  
Parsons 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Harden (3 AST)  08:32
[HOU 77-83]
 
  08:07 Garnett Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:06 Team Rebound 
Delfino Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF)  08:06  
  08:06 Terry Substitution replaced by Bradley 
  07:50 Bass Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Harden (2 ST) 
Harden Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS)  07:46
[HOU 79-83]
 
  07:26 Rondo Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Smith (1 ST) 
Parsons Dunk Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Harden (4 AST)  07:22
[HOU 81-83]
 
  07:22 Team Timeout : Regular 
  07:02
[BOS 85-81]
Pierce Pullup Jump shot: Made (20 PTS) 
Delfino 3pt Shot: Missed  06:43  
  06:42 Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
Smith Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  06:34  
  06:34
[BOS 86-81]
Rondo Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  06:34
[BOS 87-81]
Rondo Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  06:20 Bradley Foul: Personal Block (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  06:20  
Team Rebound  06:20  
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS)  06:20
[HOU 82-87]
 
  06:04 Rondo Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:03 Bass Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  06:03
[BOS 89-82]
Bass Putback Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (6 TO) Steal:Pierce (1 ST)  05:53  
  05:51
[BOS 91-82]
Pierce Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (22 PTS) 
Douglas Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA)  05:51  
Team Timeout : Regular  05:51  
  05:51
[BOS 92-82]
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 1 (23 PTS) 
  05:38 Bass Violation:Kicked Ball 
Douglas Jump Shot: Missed  05:30  
  05:29 Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  05:13 Pierce Jump Shot: Missed 
Douglas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:11  
Douglas Layup Shot: Missed Block: Garnett (3 BLK)  05:06  
  05:03 Bass Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  04:53 Bradley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  04:52  
Douglas Substitution replaced by Lin  04:52  
Parsons Driving Jump shot: Missed Block: Garnett (4 BLK)  04:38  
  04:36 Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  04:20
[BOS 94-82]
Garnett Step Back Jump shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Pierce (2 AST) 
Smith Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Harden (5 AST)  04:03
[HOU 84-94]
 
  03:43
[BOS 96-84]
Garnett Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Rondo (7 AST) 
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  03:22  
  03:21 Bass Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  03:07
[BOS 98-84]
Garnett Slam Dunk Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Rondo (8 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:06  
Delfino 3pt Shot: Missed  02:53  
  02:52 Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:8) 
  02:31 Bradley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Delfino Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:29  
  02:24 Bradley Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Delfino Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  02:24
[HOU 85-98]
 
  02:24 Rondo Violation:Lane 
Delfino Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  02:24
[HOU 86-98]
 
  02:05 Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed 
Delfino Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:04  
  01:57 Garnett Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:57  
Team Rebound  01:57  
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:57  
  01:57 Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  01:39
[BOS 101-86]
Bradley 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Pierce (3 AST) 
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (24 PTS)  01:27
[HOU 89-101]
 
Parsons Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA)  01:16  
  01:16
[BOS 102-89]
Bass Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Harden Substitution replaced by Anderson  01:16  
Parsons Substitution replaced by Motiejunas  01:16  
  01:16 Pierce Substitution replaced by Green 
  01:16 Garnett Substitution replaced by Sullinger 
  01:16
[BOS 103-89]
Bass Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Anderson 3pt Shot: Missed  01:05  
Team Rebound  01:04  
Motiejunas Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lin (6 AST)  00:59.6
[HOU 91-103]
 
  00:59.6 Sullinger Foul: Shooting Block (6 PF) (1 FTA) 
  00:59.6 Sullinger Substitution replaced by Collins 
Motiejunas Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  00:59.6  
  00:58.9 Rondo Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  00:35.9 Green 3pt Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  00:34.8  
Anderson 3pt Shot: Missed  00:20.9  
  00:19.9 Green Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
HOU
3rd Southwest
45
37
6-4
29-12
16-25
BOS
3rd Atlantic
41
40
4-6
27-13
14-27
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
HOU
2 players 26.3
2 players 11.2
2 players 4.5
2 players 1.7
2 players 2.0
BOS
2 players 20.3
2 players 13.7
2 players 5.3
2 players 1.0
2 players 1.8