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Celtics squeak by with win over Wolves


By Phil Miller, for NBA.com
Posted Thursday November 5, 2009 12:24AM

MINNEAPOLIS (NBA.com Exclusive) -- Their legs were the reason the Celtics nearly lost for the first time on Wednesday. Their heads were the reason they didn't.

Boston's stifling defense was absent nearly all night, a symptom of an aging team playing the back end of a difficult back-to-back. But the Celtics mustered their shutdown mode for one final push, holding Minnesota to just one basket in the final 4:37, and rallied to stay unbeaten with a 92-90 escape in Target Center.

"It was just our experience," said Boston coach Doc Rivers, whose veteran club improved to 6-0. "It's nice, on a night when we didn't play well at all, to call upon that experience. Nobody panicked. We just hung in there."

They did, despite an opponent clearly energized by the opportunity to upset a former NBA champion -- and spoil Kevin Garnett's annual visit to his longtime home. Minnesota's major weapon was third-year center Oleksiy Pecherov, who posted a career-high 24 points. But Wolves forwards Al Jefferson and Ryan Gomes, the remnants of the trade that sent Garnett to Boston in 2007, combined to score 19 points in the first half and help Minnesota build a 10-point lead early in the third quarter.

None of which surprised Rivers, not after his team cranked up the defense one night earlier to blow out Philadelphia. The veteran-laden Celtics were obviously running short on energy by the time they reached Minnesota, which the coach noticed right away.

"I was watching Rasheed -- he had threes that I would take all night. And every one of them was [hitting the] front rim," Rivers said of the 35-year-old reserve forward, who made just two of his seven 3-pointers. "So what I was urging for him was, attack the basket because clearly he had no legs. None of our jump shots were going to go."

Indeed, Boston made only 44.6 percent of its shots, including a 3-for-12 night from Paul Pierce. They made just 26.3 percent of their 3-pointers, including Ray Allen's 1-for-7. "It's nice to have adrenalin," Rivers said, "but every team has nights like these."

And, he didn't have to say, the good teams win anyway. That's what Boston did, despite a Minnesota team exploiting its youthfulness and relative rest; the Wolves had not played since Monday. "You could see their young legs," Rivers said. "But in the end, we won with defense on the last couple of possessions. That was nice."

Particularly since it had been absent until then. Boston leads the NBA in defensive shooting percentage, and had held four of its first five opponents below 40 percent. But Minnesota hit at least half of its shots in each of the first three quarters and finished at 52 percent for the game -- the main reason the Timberwolves held the lead for most of the game despite committing 18 turnovers.

Pecherov, acquired from Washington over the summer, took advantage of Boston's lethargic defense to nail nine of his 14 shots, most of them from 15 feet or beyond, and easily shatter his previous career high of 15. Making just his third career start, the Ukrainian 7-footer also grabbed eight rebounds and frustrated Garnett's efforts to guard him.

But the Celtics never allowed the Wolves to pull away. When Pecherov scored on a turnaround scoop shot from six feet away with 4:37 to play, giving Minnesota an 88-87 lead, Boston simply amped up the defense. Minnesota went 1-for-7 the rest of the way -- including a couple of Pecherov jumpers and a Corey Brewer drive to the basket in the final minute that resulted in a jump ball -- and Boston held on for the victory.

"Those decisions are ones where I'm kind of biting my lip," Minnesota coach Kurt Rambis said of his team's down-the-stretch offense. "We'll try to continue to improve on those. It's tremendous for their growth to understand how hard you have to play to win games against quality teams. It's so hard for young teams to win close ballgames -- they just don't have the experience in those situations."

Minnesota didn't get the win, but Rambis hopes his team, now 1-4, got something more important: Experience.

"Absolutely, it's encouraging. We had opportunities. I told the team in the locker room, it's little things, it's a turnover here, it's a pass that should have been made and wasn't. It's the little things that good teams don't let happen," Rambis said. "I'm proud that they're frustrated, they're angry, they're ticked off. I like that. They should be mad, because it'll encourage them to keep working harder so we make those plays like the great teams do."

Celtics
Timberwolves
     
    • 44.6%

    • 52.0%

    • 26.3%

    • 18.2%

    • 68.4%

    • 83.3%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
BOS MIN
Total Rebounds 7 7
Offensive Rebounds 8 6
Turnovers 9 17
Fast Break Pts: 13 2
Biggest Lead: 4 10
Points in the Paint: 46 36
BOS MIN
p Rondo   18 Pecherov   24
rb Garnett   11 Pecherov   8
a Rondo   6 2 players   5
s Rondo   3 Gomes   2
b 2 players   3 Hollins   2
BOS MIN
p Rondo   18 Pecherov   24
rb Garnett   11 Pecherov   8
a Rondo   6 2 players   5
s Rondo   3 Gomes   2
b 2 players   3 Hollins   2
 
  • 01/03 - MIN @ BOS
  • 03/27 - BOS @ MIN
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 41:24 3-12 0-1 4-4 -2 1 1 2 5 2 0 1 0 0 10
K. Garnett F 35:18 6-13 0-0 0-0 -1 2 9 11 2 1 1 1 3 1 12
K. Perkins C 31:57 6-7 0-0 1-2 -2 1 7 8 1 1 0 2 3 0 13
R. Allen G 33:13 6-13 1-7 1-1 -2 0 3 3 5 0 0 1 0 0 14
R. Rondo G 34:53 8-16 0-0 2-2 0 2 2 4 6 3 3 2 0 0 18
M. Daniels   17:32 2-5 0-0 2-6 0 0 1 1 3 2 2 0 0 1 6
S. Williams   09:24 2-2 0-0 2-2 +2 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 6
R. Wallace   19:13 2-7 2-7 1-2 +2 1 4 5 0 3 0 1 0 0 7
E. House   13:16 2-8 2-4 0-0 +5 0 1 1 1 0 2 1 0 0 6
B. Scalabrine   03:50 0-0 0-0 0-0 +8 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
J. Giddens DNP - Coach's Decision
L. Hudson DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 37-83 5-19 13-19   8 28 36 23 13 9 9 6 2 92
  44.6% 26.3% 68.4%   team rebs: 7 total to: 10
Minnesota Timberwolves (15-67)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
R. Gomes F 34:41 5-7 0-1 1-2 +6 1 6 7 3 1 2 1 0 0 11
O. Pecherov F-C 34:10 9-14 1-4 5-5 +12 1 7 8 1 3 1 2 0 2 24
A. Jefferson C-F 36:09 8-17 0-1 2-3 +3 0 4 4 3 2 1 2 0 2 18
C. Brewer G-F 39:08 6-16 0-2 1-1 +2 0 3 3 5 3 1 1 0 1 13
J. Flynn G 33:10 4-6 1-1 1-1 +3 1 4 5 5 1 0 2 0 1 10
R. Hollins   13:41 2-5 0-0 0-0 -11 2 2 4 1 4 0 2 2 0 4
D. Wilkins   05:06 0-1 0-1 0-0 -8 0 1 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0
R. Sessions   14:50 2-3 0-0 0-0 -5 0 4 4 2 1 0 3 0 0 4
S. Pavlovic   13:19 2-3 0-1 0-0 -8 1 3 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 4
B. Cardinal   11:51 1-3 0-0 0-0 -5 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2
W. Ellington   03:55 0-0 0-0 0-0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
N. Jawai DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 39-75 2-11 10-12   6 34 40 22 18 5 17 2 6 90
  52.0% 18.2% 83.3%   team rebs: 7 total to: 18

inactive

  • Celtics: Allen, Davis, Walker
  • Timberwolves: Blount, Hart, Love

technical fouls

  • Celtics: Wallace
  • Timberwolves: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 10
  • Times Tied: 10

arena stats

  • Arena: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Officials: #14 Joe DeRosa, #36 David Jones, #61 Courtney Kirkland
  • Attendance: 19133
  • Duration: 2:17
Boston Celtics (25-8) Minnesota Timberwolves (7-29)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Jefferson vs Perkins (Gomes gains possession)
  11:44 Brewer Jump Shot: Missed 
Perkins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:43  
Allen Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rondo (1 AST)  11:25
[BOS 2-0]
 
  11:08 Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:07  
Perkins Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Brewer (1 ST)  10:59  
  10:53
[MIN 2-2]
Pecherov Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Brewer (1 AST) 
Pierce Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:28
[BOS 4-2]
 
  10:12 Brewer Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:11 Flynn Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  10:10
[MIN 4-4]
Flynn Jump Bank Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Garnett Jump Shot: Missed  09:55  
Perkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:54  
Perkins Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:52
[BOS 6-4]
 
  09:28
[MIN 6-6]
Brewer Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Jefferson (1 AST) 
Rondo Jump Shot: Missed  09:19  
  09:18 Flynn Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  09:00
[MIN 8-6]
Jefferson Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Rondo Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  09:00  
  09:00
[MIN 9-6]
Jefferson Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
Allen 3pt Shot: Missed  08:44  
  08:43 Gomes Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:35 Brewer Jump Shot: Missed Block: Perkins (1 BLK) 
Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:34  
Garnett Jump Shot: Missed  08:25  
  08:25 Flynn Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  08:10 Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:09 Pecherov Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Pierce Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  08:08  
  08:08
[MIN 10-6]
Pecherov Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  08:08
[MIN 11-6]
Pecherov Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Pierce Jump Shot: Missed  07:58  
  07:57 Flynn Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  07:47
[MIN 13-6]
Jefferson Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Brewer (2 AST) 
  07:35 Pecherov Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Allen (1 AST)  07:24
[BOS 8-13]
 
  07:02
[MIN 15-8]
Gomes Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Pecherov (1 AST) 
Perkins Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Pierce (1 AST)  06:40
[BOS 10-15]
 
  06:22 Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:21  
Allen Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  06:15
[BOS 12-15]
 
  05:56
[MIN 17-12]
Gomes Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Jefferson (2 AST) 
Perkins Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Pierce (2 AST)  05:42
[BOS 14-17]
 
  05:32
[MIN 19-14]
Jefferson Driving Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Flynn (1 AST) 
Garnett Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Gomes (1 ST)  05:19  
  05:16 Brewer Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
  05:16 Team Timeout : Regular 
Rondo Running Jump Shot: Missed  05:05  
  05:03 Pecherov Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  04:44
[MIN 21-14]
Flynn Step Back Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Pierce Jump Shot: Missed  04:31  
  04:29 Team Rebound 
Garnett Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF)  04:27  
  04:06 Pecherov Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Garnett (1 ST) 
Allen 3pt Shot: Missed  04:00  
  03:59 Team Rebound 
  03:44 Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed 
Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:43  
Perkins Slam Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Rondo (2 AST)  03:32
[BOS 16-21]
 
  03:18 Pecherov 3pt Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  03:18  
Allen 3pt Shot: Missed  03:10  
  03:09 Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:53
[MIN 23-16]
Gomes Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Flynn (2 AST) 
  02:40 Gomes Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:40  
Allen Substitution replaced by Daniels  02:40  
  02:40 Pecherov Substitution replaced by Hollins 
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Pierce (3 AST)  02:30
[BOS 18-23]
 
  02:07 Hollins Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:06 Gomes Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  02:03 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Instant Replay - Overturn Ruling  02:03  
Garnett Jump Shot: Missed  01:35  
  01:34 Gomes Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  01:12
[MIN 25-18]
Jefferson Running Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Daniels Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  00:53.5
[BOS 20-25]
 
  00:37.9 Brewer Jump Shot: Missed 
Perkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:36.8  
Daniels Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rondo (3 AST)  00:32.9
[BOS 22-25]
 
  00:21.7
[MIN 27-22]
Jefferson Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Gomes (1 AST) 
Pierce Jump Shot: Missed  00:00.2  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
Boston Celtics (25-8) Minnesota Timberwolves (7-29)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:41 Hollins Foul : Defense 3 Second (0 PF) 
Pierce Free Throw Technical (3 PTS)  11:41
[BOS 23-27]
 
Daniels Jump Shot: Missed  11:27  
Team Rebound  11:26  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  11:26  
  11:14 Cardinal Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:12 Hollins Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  11:10
[MIN 29-23]
Hollins Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Wallace 3pt Shot: Missed  10:41  
Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  10:40  
House 3pt Shot: Missed  10:38  
  10:37 Wilkins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:20
[MIN 31-23]
Cardinal Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Hollins (1 AST) 
Daniels Layup Shot: Missed Block: Hollins (1 BLK)  09:58  
Team Rebound  09:58  
Pierce Substitution replaced by Scalabrine  09:58  
  09:53 Wilkins Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Daniels Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  09:53
[BOS 24-31]
 
Daniels Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  09:53  
  09:52 Hollins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:34 Cardinal Layup Shot: Missed 
Wallace Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:32  
House Jump Shot: Missed  09:30  
  09:27 Sessions Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:25 Wilkins Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:House (1 ST) 
House Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  09:21  
  09:09 Pavlovic Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Williams (1 ST) 
Williams Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Daniels (1 AST)  08:52
[BOS 26-31]
 
  08:35 Wilkins 3pt Shot: Missed 
House Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:33  
  08:18 Hollins Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Timeout : Official  08:18  
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  08:18
[BOS 27-31]
 
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  08:18
[BOS 28-31]
 
  08:06 Hollins Jump Shot: Missed 
Daniels Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:05  
House Jump Shot: Missed  07:48  
  07:47 Hollins Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  07:33 Wilkins Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Daniels (1 ST) 
Wallace 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Daniels (2 AST)  07:24
[BOS 31-31]
 
  07:04 Pavlovic 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:03 Team Rebound 
Scalabrine Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF)  07:03  
  07:03 Wilkins Substitution replaced by Brewer 
  07:03 Cardinal Substitution replaced by Jefferson 
  06:42
[MIN 33-31]
Pavlovic Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  06:31 Hollins Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Williams Substitution replaced by Perkins  06:31  
Perkins Jump Bank Shot: Made (10 PTS)  06:23
[BOS 33-33]
 
Scalabrine Substitution replaced by Allen  06:08  
  05:58 Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Perkins (2 BLK) 
Perkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  05:57  
Wallace 3pt Shot: Missed  05:45  
  05:44 Pavlovic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:31 Brewer Jump Shot: Missed 
Perkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  05:30  
House Jump Shot: Missed  05:19  
  05:17 Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:07 Sessions Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
  05:07 Team Timeout : Regular 
House Substitution replaced by Rondo  05:07  
  05:07 Pavlovic Substitution replaced by Pecherov 
  05:07 Sessions Substitution replaced by Flynn 
  05:07 Hollins Substitution replaced by Gomes 
Allen Jump Shot: Missed  04:50  
  04:49 Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  04:26
[MIN 35-33]
Flynn Floating Jump shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Rondo Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Allen (2 AST)  04:14
[BOS 35-35]
 
  03:56
[MIN 38-35]
Flynn 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Brewer (3 AST) 
Allen Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Perkins (1 AST)  03:37
[BOS 37-38]
 
  03:37 Instant Replay - Support Ruling 
  03:22
[MIN 40-37]
Pecherov Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Flynn (3 AST) 
Wallace Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  03:22  
Daniels Substitution replaced by Garnett  03:22  
Wallace Substitution replaced by Pierce  03:22  
  03:22
[MIN 41-37]
Pecherov Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS) 
Wallace Technical  03:17  
  03:17
[MIN 42-37]
Flynn Free Throw Technical (10 PTS) 
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Rondo (4 AST)  03:05
[BOS 39-42]
 
  02:47
[MIN 44-39]
Jefferson Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Gomes (2 AST) 
Rondo Jump Shot: Missed  02:29  
  02:28 Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:18 Gomes Jump Shot: Missed 
Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:18  
Perkins Jump Shot: Missed  02:07  
  02:06 Gomes Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  01:45
[MIN 46-39]
Brewer Driving Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Rondo Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  01:45  
Team Timeout : Regular  01:45  
  01:45
[MIN 47-39]
Brewer Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS) 
  01:30 Jefferson Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Pierce Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Gomes (2 ST)  01:25  
  01:21 Flynn Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Rondo (5 AST)  01:04
[BOS 41-47]
 
  00:42.9 Pecherov 3pt Shot: Missed 
Perkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  00:41.9  
Rondo Layup Shot: Missed  00:27.9  
  00:24.6 Gomes Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  00:15.5
[MIN 49-41]
Pecherov Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Flynn (4 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:07.3  
End of 2nd Quarter
Boston Celtics (25-8) Minnesota Timberwolves (7-29)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Allen Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  11:50  
  11:35 Pecherov Layup Shot: Missed Block: Garnett (1 BLK) 
Perkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  11:33  
Rondo Jump Shot: Missed  11:25  
  11:23 Team Rebound 
  11:08 Gomes Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO) 
Rondo Jump Shot: Missed  10:56  
Garnett Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  10:55  
Garnett Tip Shot: Made (10 PTS)  10:55
[BOS 43-49]
 
  10:38
[MIN 51-43]
Pecherov Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Jefferson (3 AST) 
  10:18 Flynn Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  10:18
[BOS 44-51]
 
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  10:18
[BOS 45-51]
 
  10:08
[MIN 53-45]
Brewer Running Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Pierce Jump Shot: Missed  09:54  
  09:54 Flynn Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  09:45
[MIN 55-45]
Jefferson Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
  09:33 Flynn Foul : Defense 3 Second (1 PF) 
Allen Free Throw Technical (7 PTS)  09:33
[BOS 46-55]
 
Allen Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS)  09:26
[BOS 48-55]
 
  09:05 Flynn Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Rondo (1 ST) 
Rondo Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  09:02
[BOS 50-55]
 
  08:34 Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  08:34  
Perkins Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Jefferson (1 ST)  08:22  
  08:12
[MIN 57-50]
Brewer Running Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Rondo Reverse Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Allen (3 AST)  07:48
[BOS 52-57]
 
  07:28
[MIN 59-52]
Jefferson Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Pierce Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (7 PTS)  07:02
[BOS 54-59]
 
  06:43
[MIN 62-54]
Pecherov 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Brewer (4 AST) 
Allen 3pt Shot: Missed  06:20  
Garnett Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  06:19  
Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed  06:14  
  06:12 Pecherov Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  06:11 Pecherov Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Rondo (2 ST) 
Allen Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  06:09
[BOS 56-62]
 
Team Violation : Delay Of Game  06:09  
  06:00 Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  05:59  
  05:59 Team Timeout : Regular 
Jump Ball Jefferson vs Pierce (Garnett gains possession)  05:59  
Garnett Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Allen (4 AST)  05:49
[BOS 58-62]
 
Perkins Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  05:33  
  05:33 Jefferson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:33 Team Rebound 
  05:33 Pecherov Substitution replaced by Hollins 
  05:33
[MIN 63-58]
Jefferson Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS) 
  05:22 Brewer Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Rondo Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  05:22
[BOS 59-63]
 
Rondo Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  05:22
[BOS 60-63]
 
  05:07 Hollins Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Allen 3pt Shot: Missed  04:56  
  04:56 Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  04:45 Hollins Foul : Offensive (3 PF) 
  04:45 Hollins Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Rondo Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO)  04:30  
  04:17
[MIN 65-60]
Hollins Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Brewer (5 AST) 
Rondo Jump Shot: Missed  04:05  
  04:05 Gomes Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  04:01 Flynn Layup Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  04:00  
Rondo Running Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  03:54
[BOS 62-65]
 
  03:38
[MIN 67-62]
Gomes Running Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Garnett Jump Shot: Missed Block: Hollins (2 BLK)  03:14  
Rondo Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  03:12  
Rondo Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  03:12
[BOS 64-67]
 
  03:05 Flynn Layup Shot: Missed Block: Garnett (2 BLK) 
Perkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  03:03  
Rondo Running Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Allen (5 AST)  03:00
[BOS 66-67]
 
  02:59 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:59 Jefferson Substitution replaced by Cardinal 
  02:59 Flynn Substitution replaced by Sessions 
Pierce Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  02:53  
  02:53
[MIN 68-66]
Gomes Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  02:53 Gomes Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  02:52  
Allen 3pt Shot: Missed  02:36  
Rondo Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  02:36  
Rondo Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS)  02:34
[BOS 68-68]
 
  02:18 Brewer Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:18 Hollins Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  02:16 Hollins Tip Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  02:16  
  02:16 Cardinal Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Perkins Substitution replaced by Wallace  02:16  
Garnett Jump Shot: Missed  02:00  
  02:00 Sessions Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:44
[MIN 70-68]
Brewer Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Cardinal (1 AST) 
  01:37 Cardinal Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
  01:25 Hollins Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Rondo Substitution replaced by House  01:25  
Allen Substitution replaced by Daniels  01:25  
Wallace Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  01:25
[BOS 69-70]
 
  01:25 Hollins Substitution replaced by Pecherov 
Wallace Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:25  
  01:24 Pecherov Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Daniels Foul : Personal (1 PF)  01:09  
  01:02
[MIN 72-69]
Gomes Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Sessions (1 AST) 
Pierce Layup Shot: Missed  00:43.9  
  00:41.9 Pecherov Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  00:37.9 Sessions Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:House (2 ST) 
House Jump Shot: Missed  00:29.9  
  00:28.9 Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:10.9 Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed 
Wallace Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:10.7  
Team Timeout : Regular  00:08.9  
Garnett Substitution replaced by Rondo  00:08.9  
Daniels Substitution replaced by Allen  00:08.9  
  00:08.9 Pecherov Substitution replaced by Wilkins 
House 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Pierce (4 AST)  00:00.0
[BOS 72-72]
 
  00:00.0 Instant Replay - Support Ruling 
End of 3rd Quarter
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  11:46
[MIN 74-72]
Sessions Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Wallace 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: House (1 AST)  11:25
[BOS 75-74]
 
  10:58
[MIN 76-75]
Sessions Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Cardinal (2 AST) 
Williams Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Daniels (3 AST)  10:33
[BOS 77-76]
 
  10:18
[MIN 78-77]
Pecherov Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Daniels Running Jump Shot: Missed  09:58  
  09:58 Pavlovic Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Daniels Foul : Personal (2 PF)  09:52  
  09:41 Sessions Jump Shot: Missed 
Wallace Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  09:41  
House 3pt Shot: Missed  09:35  
  09:33 Team Rebound 
Wallace Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  09:21  
  09:21
[MIN 79-77]
Pecherov Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS) 
  09:21
[MIN 80-77]
Pecherov Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS) 
House 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Pierce (5 AST)  09:01
[BOS 80-80]
 
  08:49 Pavlovic Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Daniels (2 ST) 
  08:45 Pecherov Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Timeout : Official  08:45  
Daniels Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  08:45
[BOS 81-80]
 
Daniels Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  08:45  
  08:44 Pavlovic Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  08:28
[MIN 82-81]
Pecherov Jump Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Sessions (2 AST) 
Wallace 3pt Shot: Missed  08:09  
  08:08 Sessions Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  08:05 Sessions Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  08:05 Sessions Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
Williams Substitution replaced by Garnett  08:05  
  08:05 Cardinal Substitution replaced by Jefferson 
  08:05 Ellington Substitution replaced by Brewer 
  07:53 Brewer Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Daniels Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  07:53  
Team Rebound  07:53  
Daniels Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  07:53  
  07:51 Pecherov Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  07:35 Brewer Jump Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:2 Def:8)  07:35  
Pierce Step Back Jump shot: Missed  07:26  
Wallace Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  07:25  
Wallace 3pt Shot: Missed  07:09  
  07:08 Sessions Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
House Substitution replaced by Rondo  07:02  
Daniels Substitution replaced by Allen  07:02  
  07:02 Sessions Substitution replaced by Flynn 
  06:47 Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:46 Pavlovic Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  06:46
[MIN 84-81]
Pavlovic Tip Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Wallace Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Pecherov (1 ST)  06:29  
  06:11 Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed 
Rondo Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  06:08  
Allen 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Rondo (6 AST)  06:02
[BOS 84-84]
 
  05:46 Jefferson Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
  05:46 Team Timeout : Regular 
Pierce Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  05:34
[BOS 86-84]
 
  05:34 Pecherov Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
  05:34 Pavlovic Substitution replaced by Gomes 
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 1 (10 PTS)  05:34
[BOS 87-84]
 
  05:14
[MIN 86-87]
Brewer Driving Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Pierce Jump Shot: Missed  04:58  
  04:56 Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  04:37
[MIN 88-87]
Pecherov Layup Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Gomes (3 AST) 
Rondo Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Garnett (1 AST)  04:18
[BOS 89-88]
 
  04:15 Team Timeout : Regular 
  03:56 Brewer Jump Shot: Missed 
Wallace Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  03:55  
Wallace 3pt Shot: Missed  03:47  
  03:46 Gomes Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
Wallace Foul : Personal (3 PF)  03:42  
Wallace Substitution replaced by Perkins  03:42  
  03:26 Pecherov 3pt Shot: Missed 
Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  03:25  
Garnett Jump Shot: Missed  03:04  
Pierce Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  03:03  
  03:01 Brewer Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Perkins Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Garnett (2 AST)  02:52
[BOS 91-88]
 
  02:35 Jefferson Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Rondo (3 ST) 
Rondo Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  02:13  
  01:56 Pecherov Running Jump Shot: Missed Block: Garnett (3 BLK) 
Pierce Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  01:55  
Garnett Jump Shot: Missed  01:32  
Team Rebound  01:31  
  01:31 Jefferson Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF) 
Perkins Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:31  
Team Rebound  01:31  
Perkins Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  01:31
[BOS 92-88]
 
  01:14
[MIN 90-92]
Pecherov Jump Shot: Made (24 PTS) Assist: Flynn (5 AST) 
Rondo Jump Shot: Missed  00:57.9  
  00:57.6 Pecherov Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  00:41.9 Gomes 3pt Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:2 Def:9)  00:41.6  
Team Timeout : Regular  00:29.3  
Pierce Turnaround Fade Away shot: Missed  00:18.9  
  00:17.9 Pecherov Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  00:10.2 Team Timeout : Short 
Rondo Foul : Personal (3 PF)  00:06.6  
  00:03.6 Jump Ball Brewer vs Garnett 
Allen Substitution replaced by Wallace  00:00.9  
  00:00.3 Jefferson 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Perkins (3 BLK) 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
country channel time
usa -- KSTC Local Final
-- CSN-NE Local Final
 
standings
w
l
l10
h
a
BOS
1st Atlantic
50
32
3-7
24-17
26-15
MIN
5th Northwest
15
67
1-9
10-31
5-36
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
BOS
Pierce 24.3
Garnett 8.8
Rondo 11.8
Perkins 2.3
Rondo 2.4
MIN
Jefferson 17.1
Love 11.0
Flynn 4.4
Jefferson 1.2
Brewer 1.4

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