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Pierce, Celtics sting Hornets in home win


By Couper Moorhead, for NBA.com
Posted Sunday November 1, 2009 9:52PM

BOSTON (NBA.com exclusive) -- The New Orleans Hornets rode the Peja Stojakovic train for as long they as they could, but it couldn't quite get them the first guest victory of the year at TD Garden.

That's because it ran smack into Kevin Garnett.

With a late surge led by Stojakovic jumpers (26 points, 11 in the fourth), the Hornets seemed poised to steal the game. But a lack of inside scoring (26 points in the paint) limited them as the Celtics beat the Hornets, 97-87, behind late maestro work from the stars.

After Stojakovic poured in 11 consecutive points to open the fourth, the Hornets were down two with six minutes to go. But after Stojakovic missed a heat-check jumper and fumbled a pass out of bounds, the Hornets -- who would only score seven more points -- had nowhere to go. The Celtics had Garnett and Paul Pierce.

"It went through KG and Paul and it really was a two-man game," Celtics coach Doc Rivers said. "We basically said if they switch, post them; if they don't, Paul, turn the corner."

First, Garnett made back-to-back turnaround jumpers. Then, after hits from Pierce and Ray Allen, Garnett sealed the deal with three consecutive assists, each to a different teammate for a jumper. Unlike the Hornets, who were only in the game because of hot perimeter scoring, the Celtics had cleared space for those late jumpers by working inside-out and thoroughly dominating the paint (56 points in the middle).

"That's what I'm in there for," Garnett said. "I'm in there trying to wreak havoc on defense and then trying to make it easy for everybody else."

Not that anything is anywhere near perfect for Boston. It was all just enough.

"So far this year, we've done a great job of each game building and improving. This was not one of those nights," Rivers said. "We absolutely didn't improve tonight. We just won a game."

For much of the first half, the Hornets' offense looked discombobulated. They lacked fluidity, had more turnovers (11) than assists (10), were forced into jumpers and never looked like a team poised to make a big run. The Celtics have been every bit as good as their reputation on defense for much of their first three home games, and little the Hornets did proved very effective.

Getting David West the ball in the post didn't work (1-for-4 in the half). Nor did briefly posting Hilton Armstrong against Kevin Garnett or Bobby Brown trying to shoot his team into a lead (3-for-9 in nine first-half minutes). New Hornet Emeka Okafor, acquired for Tyson Chandler in the offseason, struggled the most against the Boston front line.

In less than three second-quarter minutes, Okafor had the proverbial chair pulled from under him by Garnett in the post, had his shot blocked by Perkins and committed an offensive foul, the latter resulting in a trip to the bench.

"The one thing I told our guys, I said, 'That is truly a team over there,' " Hornets coach Byron Scott said. "They talk to each other on the floor. They communicate extremely well. They cover each other's back. We are a team right now that has a bunch of individuals that are playing."

And yet with their bigs contributing little (West finished 4-of-14 for 10 points), New Orleans was still in the game. The nine-point halftime deficit of the Hornets was the smallest of any Boston opponent at TD Garden this season. The Hornets had a good half from Stojakovic (10 points) to thank for that. And after 14 third-quarter points from Chris Paul -- an MVP-caliber turnaround after a five-point first half -- the lead was cut to three.

But even with a 2002-esque performance from Stojakovic in the fourth, the seeds of defeat were already sown. Home games have been the Celtics' to lose, and though there's plenty left to do, they are at least sending opponents home with a much longer laundry list than their own.

Hornets
Celtics
     
    • 42.0%

    • 53.9%

    • 46.4%

    • 40.0%

    • 75.0%

    • 64.3%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
NOH BOS
Total Rebounds 11 9
Offensive Rebounds 5 4
Turnovers 16 15
Fast Break Pts: 10 7
Biggest Lead: 5 12
Points in the Paint: 26 56
NOH BOS
p Stojakovic   26 Pierce   27
rb Okafor   10 2 players   7
a Paul   8 Rondo   10
s Armstrong   3 Rondo   3
b Okafor   2 2 players   1
NOH BOS
p Stojakovic   26 Pierce   27
rb Okafor   10 2 players   7
a Paul   8 Rondo   10
s Armstrong   3 Rondo   3
b Okafor   2 2 players   1
 
  • 12/31 - NOH @ BOS
  • 03/19 - BOS @ NOH
New Orleans Hornets (37-45)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
J. Wright F 19:09 3-6 1-1 0-0 -5 0 4 4 1 3 0 2 0 0 7
D. West F 36:35 4-14 1-2 1-1 -5 1 1 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 10
E. Okafor C 28:54 2-9 0-0 1-2 -6 2 8 10 2 4 1 4 2 1 5
M. Peterson G 14:46 1-4 1-3 0-0 +3 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 3
C. Paul G 36:59 9-13 2-3 2-3 -1 0 3 3 8 3 2 2 0 0 22
B. Brown   20:22 3-12 2-7 0-0 -7 0 1 1 1 3 1 2 0 1 8
P. Stojakovic   32:16 9-15 6-10 2-2 -11 1 3 4 1 2 0 2 0 0 26
J. Posey   20:28 0-2 0-2 0-0 -9 0 4 4 1 3 1 2 0 0 0
H. Armstrong   19:06 3-5 0-0 0-0 -4 1 3 4 2 3 3 1 1 0 6
D. Songaila   11:25 0-1 0-0 0-0 -5 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
D. Brown DNP - Coach's Decision
D. Collison DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 34-81 13-28 6-8   5 28 33 22 24 8 16 4 2 87
  42.0% 46.4% 75.0%   team rebs: 11 total to: 16
Boston Celtics (50-32)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
P. Pierce F 36:53 10-14 3-5 4-6 +3 1 3 4 2 2 2 2 0 1 27
K. Garnett F 33:12 7-15 0-0 0-0 +3 0 7 7 5 4 0 4 1 1 14
K. Perkins C 34:32 5-7 0-0 2-4 +11 0 7 7 2 1 0 2 1 0 12
R. Allen G 40:35 8-15 1-3 0-0 +16 1 1 2 2 2 1 0 0 1 17
R. Rondo G 36:01 3-7 0-0 0-0 +6 0 3 3 10 4 3 4 0 0 6
E. House   11:59 1-3 0-2 2-2 +4 1 1 2 3 1 0 1 0 0 4
R. Wallace   17:49 5-10 2-5 0-0 +4 0 5 5 3 0 0 2 0 0 12
M. Daniels   18:32 1-2 0-0 1-2 +1 0 2 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 3
S. Williams   10:27 1-3 0-0 0-0 +2 1 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
J. Giddens DNP - Coach's Decision
L. Hudson DNP - Coach's Decision
B. Scalabrine DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 41-76 6-15 9-14   4 32 36 27 17 6 15 2 4 97
  53.9% 40.0% 64.3%   team rebs: 9 total to: 16

inactive

  • Hornets: Diogu, Marks, Thornton
  • Celtics: Allen, Davis, Walker

technical fouls

  • Hornets: Paul
  • Celtics: Rondo

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 4
  • Times Tied: 8

arena stats

  • Arena: TD Garden, Boston, MA
  • Officials: #57 Greg Willard, #28 Tommy Nunez Jr., #33 Sean Corbin
  • Attendance: 18624
  • Duration: 2:9
New Orleans Hornets (16-17) Boston Celtics (25-8)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Perkins vs Okafor (Pierce gains possession)
  11:52
[BOS 2-0]
Pierce Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Okafor Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Pierce (1 ST)  11:36  
  11:28 Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed 
Okafor Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:26  
Okafor Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  11:23  
Okafor Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  11:23  
  11:10 Pierce Jump Shot: Missed 
Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:10  
  11:03 Rondo Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Peterson 3pt Shot: Missed  10:48  
  10:47 Team Rebound 
  10:33 Garnett Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Okafor (1 ST) 
Wright Running Bank shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:28
[NOH 2-2]
 
  10:15 Okafor Violation:Defensive Goaltending 
  10:15
[BOS 4-2]
Rondo Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Okafor Hook Shot: Missed  09:58  
  09:57 Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Paul Foul : Personal (1 PF)  09:55  
  09:39 Garnett Jump Shot: Missed 
Peterson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:38  
Paul Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:24
[NOH 4-4]
 
  09:07
[BOS 6-4]
Perkins Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
West Jump Shot: Missed  08:53  
  08:52 Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:43 Allen 3pt Shot: Missed 
Okafor Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:42  
West Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Peterson (1 AST)  08:25
[NOH 6-6]
 
  08:05 Garnett Jump Shot: Missed Block: West (1 BLK) 
Okafor Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:04  
Wright 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Paul (1 AST)  07:54
[NOH 9-6]
 
  07:35 Rondo Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Okafor Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  07:34  
West Jump Shot: Missed  07:26  
  07:24 Perkins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:20 Team Timeout : Short 
  07:16 Rondo Turnover : Discontinue Dribble (1 TO) 
Okafor Jump Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: West (1 AST)  07:03
[NOH 11-6]
 
  06:44 Perkins Jump Shot: Missed 
Okafor Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  06:43  
Wright Jump Shot: Missed  06:34  
  06:33 Team Rebound 
Paul Substitution replaced by Brown  06:33  
  06:25
[BOS 8-11]
Pierce Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Perkins (1 AST) 
  06:12 Allen Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Peterson Substitution replaced by Stojakovic  06:12  
Brown Jump Shot: Missed  06:03  
  06:02 Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:57
[BOS 10-11]
Garnett Running Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rondo (1 AST) 
Wright Layup Shot: Missed  05:50  
Team Rebound  05:50  
  05:50 Team Timeout : Regular 
Stojakovic Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Okafor (1 AST)  05:47
[NOH 13-10]
 
  05:30 Garnett Jump Shot: Missed 
Stojakovic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:29  
  05:16 Garnett Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Brown 3pt Shot: Missed  05:06  
  05:04 Perkins Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:59
[BOS 12-13]
Pierce Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Rondo (2 AST) 
Wright Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  04:59  
Wright Substitution replaced by Posey  04:59  
  04:59
[BOS 13-13]
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS) 
Stojakovic Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  04:39  
  04:28 Allen 3pt Shot: Missed 
West Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:27  
Brown 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Okafor (2 AST)  04:12
[NOH 16-13]
 
  04:06 Pierce Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  04:06 Pierce Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  04:06 Rondo Substitution replaced by House 
Okafor Substitution replaced by Armstrong  04:06  
Brown Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Allen (1 ST)  03:53  
  03:42 Perkins Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO) 
Armstrong Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Pierce (2 ST)  03:30  
Stojakovic Foul : Personal (1 PF)  03:21  
  03:21 Garnett Substitution replaced by Wallace 
  03:16
[BOS 15-16]
Pierce Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Wallace (1 AST) 
Armstrong Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  03:16  
  03:16
[BOS 16-16]
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 1 (10 PTS) 
Brown Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  03:01  
  03:01 Allen Substitution replaced by Daniels 
  02:48
[BOS 18-16]
Perkins Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:25  
Brown Reverse Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Armstrong (1 AST)  02:22
[NOH 18-18]
 
  01:58
[BOS 20-18]
House Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Wallace (2 AST) 
Posey Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  01:38  
Posey Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  01:38  
  01:21 Wallace 3pt Shot: Missed 
Posey Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:20  
Armstrong Jump Shot: Missed  01:11  
  01:09 Daniels Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Posey Foul : Personal (2 PF)  00:59.4  
  00:59.4
[BOS 21-18]
House Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  00:59.4
[BOS 22-18]
House Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Armstrong Reverse Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Posey (1 AST)  00:50.3
[NOH 20-22]
 
  00:38.9 Wallace 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:38.2  
  00:38.2 Perkins Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Brown Floating Jump shot: Missed  00:27.8  
  00:26.9 Perkins Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  00:02.9 House 3pt Shot: Missed 
Stojakovic Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:01.8  
End of 1st Quarter
New Orleans Hornets (16-17) Boston Celtics (25-8)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Brown 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Paul (2 AST)  11:47
[NOH 23-22]
 
  11:24 Williams Layup Shot: Missed Block: Armstrong (1 BLK) 
Paul Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:23  
Brown 3pt Shot: Missed  11:02  
  11:01 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:43 Wallace Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Posey Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:41  
Brown 3pt Shot: Missed  10:32  
  10:31 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:23 House 3pt Shot: Missed 
Posey Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  10:23  
Paul Jump Shot: Missed  10:08  
  10:07 Wallace Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Brown Foul : Personal (1 PF)  09:50  
  09:50 House Substitution replaced by Rondo 
  09:41
[BOS 24-23]
Allen Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Wallace (3 AST) 
Brown 3pt Shot: Missed  09:15  
  09:14 Wallace Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:02 Allen Jump Shot: Missed 
Armstrong Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:01  
Paul Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Rondo (1 ST)  08:53  
Paul Foul : Personal (2 PF)  08:52  
  08:52 Timeout : Official 
Brown Substitution replaced by Stojakovic  08:52  
Armstrong Substitution replaced by Okafor  08:52  
  08:38
[BOS 26-23]
Allen Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rondo (3 AST) 
Stojakovic 3pt Shot: Missed  08:18  
  08:17 Wallace Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Songaila Foul : Personal (1 PF)  08:12  
  08:02
[BOS 28-23]
Wallace Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Allen (1 AST) 
Stojakovic 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Paul (3 AST)  07:39
[NOH 26-28]
 
  07:16
[BOS 30-26]
Wallace Jump Bank Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rondo (4 AST) 
  07:00 Daniels Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Stojakovic Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  07:00
[NOH 27-30]
 
Stojakovic Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  07:00
[NOH 28-30]
 
Songaila Foul : Personal (2 PF)  06:46  
  06:46 Williams Substitution replaced by Garnett 
  06:32 Garnett Jump Shot: Missed 
Stojakovic Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:31  
Okafor Layup Shot: Missed  06:22  
Okafor Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  06:21  
Okafor Tip Shot: Missed  06:20  
  06:19 Wallace Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  06:12
[BOS 33-28]
Allen 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
  06:10 Double Technical - Rondo, Paul 
Songaila Substitution replaced by West  06:10  
  06:10 Wallace Substitution replaced by Perkins 
Okafor Jump Shot: Missed  05:56  
  05:55 Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:42 Allen Jump Shot: Missed 
Posey Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  05:41  
Paul Layup Shot: Missed  05:34  
Okafor Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  05:33  
Posey 3pt Shot: Missed  05:21  
  05:20 Team Rebound 
Okafor Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF)  05:20  
  05:20 Team Timeout : Regular 
Posey Substitution replaced by Wright  05:20  
  05:20
[BOS 34-28]
Perkins Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  05:20
[BOS 35-28]
Perkins Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
West Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed  04:59  
Stojakovic Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  04:58  
Wright Driving Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS)  04:50
[NOH 30-35]
 
  04:34 Garnett Jump Shot: Missed 
Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:33  
Okafor Layup Shot: Missed Block: Perkins (1 BLK)  04:25  
Team Rebound  04:25  
  04:25 Daniels Substitution replaced by Pierce 
Okafor Foul : Offensive (3 PF)  04:14  
Okafor Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  04:14  
Okafor Substitution replaced by Armstrong  04:14  
  04:03
[BOS 38-30]
Pierce 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Garnett (1 AST) 
Paul Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  03:42  
  03:35 Garnett Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
West Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  03:17  
  03:08
[BOS 41-30]
Pierce 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Rondo (5 AST) 
Stojakovic 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: West (2 AST)  02:40
[NOH 33-41]
 
  02:26 Perkins Turnaround Fade Away shot: Missed 
Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:25  
Wright Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed  02:05  
  02:05 Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:52
[BOS 43-33]
Garnett Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rondo (6 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:47  
Armstrong Jump Shot: Missed  01:32  
  01:30 Perkins Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Armstrong Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  01:14  
  01:14 Perkins Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:14 Team Rebound 
  01:14 Perkins Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  01:13  
Paul 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS)  01:03
[NOH 36-43]
 
  00:48.2
[BOS 45-36]
Pierce Driving Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Garnett (2 AST) 
Paul Jump Shot: Missed  00:30.9  
Armstrong Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:29.9  
Armstrong Putback Slam Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS)  00:29.9
[NOH 38-45]
 
  00:06.9
[BOS 47-38]
Pierce Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (20 PTS) 
Stojakovic 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Quarter
New Orleans Hornets (16-17) Boston Celtics (25-8)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
West Layup Shot: Missed  11:43  
  11:42 Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  11:33 Allen Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  11:33  
Paul Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Wright (1 AST)  11:15
[NOH 40-47]
 
  11:00
[BOS 49-40]
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Rondo (7 AST) 
Peterson Jump Shot: Missed  10:47  
  10:45 Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  10:29 Rondo Jump Shot: Missed 
Okafor Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  10:28  
Okafor Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Peterson (2 AST)  10:16
[NOH 42-49]
 
  10:16 Garnett Foul : Away From Play (2 PF) 
West Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  10:16
[NOH 43-49]
 
  10:16
[BOS 51-43]
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
West Jump Shot: Missed  09:41  
  09:39 Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  09:32 Garnett Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Missed 
  09:31 Allen Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  09:22 Rondo Jump Shot: Missed 
Paul Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:21  
West Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Paul (4 AST)  09:13
[NOH 45-49]
 
Wright Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  09:00  
  09:00 Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  09:00 Team Rebound 
  09:00
[BOS 50-45]
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS) 
Peterson 3pt Shot: Missed  08:42  
West Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:41  
West Jump Shot: Missed  08:38  
  08:37 Allen Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  08:22 Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed 
Okafor Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  08:22  
Wright Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Rondo (2 ST)  08:02  
Peterson Foul : Personal (1 PF)  07:55  
  07:50
[BOS 52-45]
Allen Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Rondo (8 AST) 
West Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Paul (5 AST)  07:28
[NOH 47-52]
 
  07:14 Pierce Jump Shot: Missed Block: Okafor (1 BLK) 
  07:14 Team Rebound 
  07:07
[BOS 56-47]
Perkins Slam Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Allen (2 AST) 
Okafor Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Rondo (3 ST)  06:49  
  06:44
[BOS 58-47]
Perkins Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Rondo (9 AST) 
Peterson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Paul (6 AST)  06:28
[NOH 50-58]
 
  06:10 Garnett Jump Shot: Missed 
Okafor Rebound (Off:2 Def:8)  06:08  
Wright Foul : Offensive (3 PF)  06:05  
Wright Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  06:05  
  06:05 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:49
[BOS 60-50]
Allen Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Pierce (1 AST) 
West Jump Shot: Missed  05:35  
  05:34 Perkins Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  05:22
[BOS 62-50]
Garnett Turnaround Fade Away shot: Made (10 PTS) 
  05:12 Allen Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Wright Substitution replaced by Stojakovic  05:12  
Okafor Jump Shot: Missed  05:02  
  05:01 Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  04:51 Garnett Foul : Offensive (3 PF) 
  04:51 Garnett Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
Paul 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS)  04:39
[NOH 53-62]
 
  04:20
[BOS 64-53]
Allen Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Perkins (2 AST) 
Paul Running Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS)  03:58
[NOH 55-64]
 
  03:40
[BOS 66-55]
Rondo Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Stojakovic Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS)  03:15
[NOH 57-66]
 
Paul Foul : Personal (3 PF)  03:03  
  03:03 Perkins Substitution replaced by Wallace 
Okafor Substitution replaced by Armstrong  03:03  
Peterson Substitution replaced by Brown  03:02  
  02:54
[BOS 68-57]
Allen Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Armstrong Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Paul (7 AST)  02:45
[NOH 59-68]
 
  02:30 Allen Jump Shot: Missed 
Armstrong Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  02:29  
  02:21 Rondo Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:21  
  02:21 Allen Substitution replaced by Daniels 
Paul Pullup Jump shot: Made (14 PTS)  02:13
[NOH 61-68]
 
Brown Foul : Personal (2 PF)  02:03  
  01:58 Garnett Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Brown (1 ST) 
Brown 3pt Shot: Missed  01:43  
  01:42 Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
Stojakovic Foul : Personal (2 PF)  01:31  
  01:31
[BOS 69-61]
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 (22 PTS) 
  01:31 Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Armstrong Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  01:30  
Paul Running Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS)  01:11
[NOH 63-69]
 
  00:56.9 Wallace Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Armstrong (1 ST) 
Brown Layup Shot: Missed Block: Garnett (1 BLK)  00:51.9  
  00:50.4 Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  00:44.9 Rondo Jump Shot: Missed 
Paul Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:42.9  
Paul Driving Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS)  00:38.2
[NOH 65-69]
 
  00:38.2 Pierce Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
  00:38.2 Garnett Substitution replaced by Williams 
Paul Free Throw 1 of 1 (19 PTS)  00:38.2
[NOH 66-69]
 
  00:31.9 Rondo Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Paul (1 ST) 
Stojakovic 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Brown (1 AST)  00:25.4
[NOH 69-69]
 
  00:01.1
[BOS 72-69]
Wallace 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Pierce (2 AST) 
Instant Replay - Support Ruling  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
New Orleans Hornets (16-17) Boston Celtics (25-8)
Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:48 Wallace Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:47 Team Rebound 
Posey Foul : Personal (3 PF)  11:47  
  11:36 Pierce Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Armstrong (2 ST) 
Stojakovic Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Armstrong (2 AST)  11:28
[NOH 71-72]
 
  11:10 Wallace 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  11:10  
  11:10 Daniels Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF) 
Songaila Jump Shot: Missed  10:47  
  10:46 Daniels Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:30
[BOS 74-71]
Wallace Turnaround Fade Away shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Stojakovic 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Songaila (1 AST)  10:17
[NOH 74-74]
 
Armstrong Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  09:57  
  09:57 Pierce Substitution replaced by Allen 
  09:57
[BOS 75-74]
Daniels Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  09:57 Daniels Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  09:56 House Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  09:48
[BOS 78-74]
Wallace 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: House (1 AST) 
Brown Pullup Jump shot: Missed  09:33  
  09:32 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  09:17
[BOS 80-74]
Williams Driving Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: House (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  09:15  
Stojakovic Jump Shot: Missed  09:01  
  09:00 Wallace Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  08:42 Daniels Layup Shot: Missed 
  08:41 Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  08:40 Williams Layup Shot: Missed 
Brown Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:38  
Stojakovic 3pt Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Songaila (2 AST)  08:31
[NOH 77-80]
 
  08:11
[BOS 82-77]
Daniels Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: House (3 AST) 
Posey Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  07:57  
  07:45 Wallace Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Armstrong (3 ST) 
Stojakovic 3pt Shot: Missed  07:33  
Team Rebound  07:32  
Brown Substitution replaced by Paul  07:32  
  07:25 Daniels Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Armstrong Substitution replaced by Okafor  07:25  
  07:25 Williams Substitution replaced by Perkins 
Paul 3pt Shot: Missed  07:09  
  07:08 Perkins Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  06:51 Perkins Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Paul (2 ST) 
Posey 3pt Shot: Missed  06:45  
  06:42 House Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:25 House Turnover : Discontinue Dribble (1 TO) 
  06:25 Wallace Substitution replaced by Garnett 
  06:25 Daniels Substitution replaced by Pierce 
Songaila Substitution replaced by West  06:25  
  06:17 House Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
  06:17 House Substitution replaced by Rondo 
Stojakovic 3pt Shot: Made (26 PTS) Assist: Paul (8 AST)  06:07
[NOH 80-82]
 
  06:03 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:45
[BOS 84-80]
Garnett Turnaround Fade Away shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Stojakovic Jump Shot: Missed  05:25  
  05:24 Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  05:14 Rondo Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Posey (1 ST) 
Stojakovic Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  05:10  
  04:59 Rondo Turnover : Traveling (4 TO) 
West Jump Shot: Missed  04:37  
  04:37 Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  04:20
[BOS 86-80]
Garnett Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
West 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Stojakovic (1 AST)  04:02
[NOH 83-86]
 
  03:42
[BOS 88-83]
Allen Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Rondo (10 AST) 
  03:24 Rondo Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
West 3pt Shot: Missed  03:12  
  03:11 Team Rebound 
Okafor Foul : Personal (4 PF)  03:11  
Posey Substitution replaced by Brown  03:11  
  02:53 Garnett Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:52 Pierce Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Brown Foul : Personal (3 PF)  02:52  
  02:52 Timeout : Official 
  02:34
[BOS 90-83]
Pierce Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (24 PTS) 
  02:21 Rondo Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
Paul Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:21  
Team Rebound  02:21  
Paul Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS)  02:21
[NOH 84-90]
 
  02:04
[BOS 92-84]
Rondo Floating Jump shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Garnett (3 AST) 
Paul Pullup Jump shot: Made (22 PTS)  01:39
[NOH 86-92]
 
  01:17
[BOS 95-86]
Pierce 3pt Shot: Made (27 PTS) Assist: Garnett (4 AST) 
Okafor Jump Shot: Missed  01:02  
  01:02 Perkins Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  00:39.1
[BOS 97-86]
Perkins Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Garnett (5 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:39.1  
West Jump Shot: Missed  00:29.9  
Team Rebound  00:29.2  
  00:29.2 Garnett Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
Okafor Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:29.2  
Team Rebound  00:29.2  
Okafor Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  00:29.2
[NOH 87-97]
 
  00:05.2 Allen Layup Shot: Missed Block: Okafor (2 BLK) 
  00:05.2 Team Rebound 
  00:05.2 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Stojakovic 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
country channel time
usa NBA TV National Final
-- CST Local Final
-- CSN-NE Local Final
canada RTV national Final
 
standings
w
l
l10
h
a
NOH
5th Southwest
37
45
3-7
24-17
13-28
BOS
1st Atlantic
50
32
3-7
24-17
26-15
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
NOH
West 18.8
Okafor 9.0
Paul 10.7
Okafor 1.6
Paul 2.1
BOS
Pierce 24.3
Garnett 8.8
Rondo 11.8
Perkins 2.3
Rondo 2.4

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