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Suns lure Celtics into their game and pull off big win


By Couper Moorhead, for NBA.com
Posted Friday November 6, 2009 11:53PM

BOSTON (NBA.com exclusive) -- Conventional wisdom might have told you that the Boston Celtics' defense would brick wall the running offense of the Phoenix Suns on Friday night. But it was Steve Nash and the Suns' attack that proved too much as they handed the Celtics their first loss of the season 110-103.

It was one of the simplest stories in basketball.

"When it came down to it, they made shots and we didn't," Paul Pierce said.

With both teams making half their attempts and the pace to the visitor's liking, it was clear during the second half that the win would go to the shotmaker. For most of the night, that was the Suns, who held an 11-point lead with eight minutes remaining.

"The game was fast," Kevin Garnett said. "We knew that coming into this game it wasn't going to be a lock it up [type of game]."

Shortly into the fourth, the Celtics had already surrendered their highest point total of the young season and things had the feeling of "one of those nights" when an alley-layup to Kevin Garnett rimmed out. But jumpers quickly got wet and the game got wild.

Boston's run began in earnest when Rasheed Wallace sunk one off the glass to bring Boston within seven with six minutes to go. But Phoenix had an answer for everything, fighting off a Ray Allen three, a Rajon Rondo putback and a thunderous baseline dunk from Allen.

The Suns hit shot after shot, the biggest of which came from Nash, a contested 3-pointer with under a minute to play. With that shot, the Suns gained a seven-point lead. The game was theirs.

Jason Richardson dropped in 34 points and Nash had 12 assists, but the numbers of the night came from Garnett, who had his best line of the season: 26 points, eight rebounds and four assists. And though the win might discourage those clinging to the false hope of Boston challenging the all-time win total, it's been clear all season that the Celtics have a ways to go.

"It's going to be awhile before that whole chemistry, that flow, comes through. It is a work in progress," Garnett said.

"They can see the slippage," Celtics coach Doc Rivers said.

It was apparent in every quarter.

Until a late push by Boston, the third quarter belonged to Nash. The Celtics couldn't get out of their own way as untimely turnovers and open misses cost them any momentum. But Nash was finding teammate after teammate as he manufactured the burning pace. Still, the Celtics clawed their way back to a two-point deficit entering the fourth.

In the second, the Celtics found themselves down by as much as 11 because of miscues. Open looks clanked and they turned the ball over at least twice before even crossing midcourt. The turnovers didn't lead directly to points, but they led to the Suns' bread-and-butter transition game. And by halftime, though the Celtics were shooting better (53.8 percent), all seven turnovers turned into points for Phoenix.

Beyond their scoring effort, the Suns still needed people to do the dirty work, and two players with 16 combined points stepped up to be the garbage men. Rivers made a point of singling out Jared Dudley and Louis Amundson as the players that got under the Celtics' skin.

"The two most important guys on the floor tonight was Amundson and Dudley," Rivers said. "When they came in the game I thought the game changed. [Dudley] was just a thorn in our butt."

Because Dudley (3-for-6) did what his team did to win: he didn't just shoot shots, he shot makes.

As much as there is lyrical truth to the ongoing battle between offense and defense, there was nothing poetic about the way the Suns won. They lured the Celtics into their game and beat them at it, simple as that.

Suns
Celtics
     
    • 50.0%

    • 51.7%

    • 54.2%

    • 22.2%

    • 76.7%

    • 50.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
PHX BOS
Total Rebounds 6 8
Offensive Rebounds 7 12
Turnovers 15 12
Fast Break Pts: 12 6
Biggest Lead: 11 4
Points in the Paint: 36 60
PHX BOS
p Richardson   34 Garnett   26
rb Richardson   10 Garnett   8
a Nash   12 Rondo   11
s 3 players   2 Rondo   3
b 3 players   1 Perkins   4
PHX BOS
p Richardson   34 Garnett   26
rb Richardson   10 Garnett   8
a Nash   12 Rondo   11
s 3 players   2 Rondo   3
b 3 players   1 Perkins   4
 
  • 01/28 - BOS @ PHX
  • 03/02 - PHX @ BOS
Phoenix Suns (54-28)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
G. Hill F 24:28 4-9 1-1 3-3 -4 0 4 4 2 4 0 1 0 1 12
A. Stoudemire F 33:25 8-13 0-0 6-6 -9 0 7 7 2 4 0 1 1 1 22
C. Frye C 37:19 3-7 1-4 1-2 +5 0 5 5 2 3 2 1 0 1 8
J. Richardson G 38:15 10-16 6-7 8-11 +7 1 9 10 2 2 1 2 0 2 34
S. Nash G 35:34 5-11 3-6 3-4 -7 1 2 3 12 3 0 6 0 1 16
J. Dudley   30:42 3-6 2-5 2-2 +14 1 1 2 3 1 2 0 0 0 10
L. Amundson   17:59 3-4 0-0 0-2 +10 3 2 5 0 2 0 1 1 0 6
G. Dragic   15:21 1-4 0-1 0-0 +12 1 2 3 3 0 2 2 0 0 2
E. Clark   06:57 0-4 0-0 0-0 +7 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 1 0
J. Collins DNP - Coach's Decision
T. Griffin DNP - Coach's Decision
A. Tucker DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 37-74 13-24 23-30   7 32 39 26 21 7 15 3 7 110
  50.0% 54.2% 76.7%   team rebs: 6 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 41:33 5-15 2-5 4-6 -2 0 4 4 6 2 0 3 1 0 16
K. Garnett F 34:50 13-20 0-0 0-0 +9 3 5 8 4 1 2 0 1 0 26
K. Perkins C 24:40 4-6 0-0 4-8 -1 0 7 7 1 1 0 2 4 0 12
R. Allen G 31:16 7-11 2-4 0-0 +3 3 4 7 4 5 2 1 0 0 16
R. Rondo G 37:45 7-12 0-1 0-3 +4 2 0 2 11 3 3 1 0 1 14
M. Daniels   23:01 4-7 0-1 1-1 -14 2 2 4 3 3 1 3 0 1 9
R. Wallace   24:26 4-12 0-6 0-0 -8 1 4 5 1 3 1 1 0 1 8
S. Williams   11:46 1-1 0-0 0-0 -14 0 4 4 0 2 0 0 1 0 2
E. House   10:39 0-3 0-1 0-0 -12 1 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0
J. Giddens   00:05 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
L. Hudson DNP - Coach's Decision
B. Scalabrine NWT - Back Spasms
Total   240 45-87 4-18 9-18   12 30 42 30 22 9 12 7 3 103
  51.7% 22.2% 50.0%   team rebs: 8 total to: 12

inactive

  • Suns: Barbosa, Lopez
  • Celtics: Allen, Davis, Walker

technical fouls

  • Suns: Frye
  • Celtics: Perkins

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 11
  • Times Tied: 7

arena stats

  • Arena: TD Garden, Boston, MA
  • Officials: #22 Bill Spooner, #19 James Capers, #31 Scott Wall
  • Attendance: 18624
  • Duration: 2:20
Phoenix Suns (22-13) Boston Celtics (24-9)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Perkins vs Stoudemire (Rondo gains possession)
Frye Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  11:48  
  11:48
[BOS 1-0]
Perkins Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  11:48 Perkins Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  11:48 Garnett Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  11:38 Perkins Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:37  
Richardson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Frye (1 AST)  11:16
[PHX 3-1]
 
  10:56
[BOS 3-3]
Allen Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Nash Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed  10:39  
  10:38 Perkins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:25
[BOS 5-3]
Garnett Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Stoudemire Jump Shot: Missed  10:00  
Nash Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  09:59  
Frye 3pt Shot: Missed  09:54  
  09:50 Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:38
[BOS 7-3]
Perkins Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Pierce (1 AST) 
Stoudemire Layup Shot: Missed  09:25  
  09:24 Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:17 Garnett Turnaround Fade Away shot: Missed 
Stoudemire Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:15  
Hill Jump Shot: Missed  09:10  
  09:07 Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:01 Rondo Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Frye (1 ST) 
Hill Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Nash (1 AST)  08:56
[PHX 5-7]
 
  08:39 Allen Layup Shot: Missed 
Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:38  
Hill Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Nash (2 AST)  08:33
[PHX 7-7]
 
Stoudemire Foul : Personal (1 PF)  08:22  
  08:12 Pierce Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed 
Stoudemire Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:12  
  08:01 Pierce Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Hill Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Rondo (1 ST)  07:51  
  07:42
[BOS 9-7]
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rondo (1 AST) 
Stoudemire Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Richardson (1 AST)  07:31
[PHX 9-9]
 
  07:26 Perkins Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Richardson (1 ST) 
Richardson Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  07:24
[PHX 11-9]
 
  07:13
[BOS 11-11]
Rondo Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Richardson Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  07:04  
Richardson Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  07:04  
  06:53 Garnett Jump Shot: Missed 
Nash Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  06:52  
Nash Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Rondo (2 ST)  06:44  
  06:39 Rondo Jump Shot: Missed 
Stoudemire Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:38  
Nash Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Garnett (1 ST)  06:35  
  06:33
[BOS 13-11]
Garnett Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Richardson Jump Shot: Missed  06:20  
  06:20 Perkins Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:58 Pierce Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
  05:58 Team Timeout : Regular 
Hill Substitution replaced by Dudley  05:58  
  05:45 Allen Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Richardson Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  05:45
[PHX 12-13]
 
Richardson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  05:45  
  05:44 Perkins Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  05:32 Pierce Layup Shot: Missed 
Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:30  
Stoudemire Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Nash (3 AST)  05:22
[PHX 14-13]
 
  05:05
[BOS 16-14]
Allen 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Perkins (1 AST) 
Stoudemire Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Richardson (2 AST)  04:53
[PHX 16-16]
 
  04:33 Garnett Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:32 Allen Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  04:27
[BOS 18-16]
Garnett Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Allen (1 AST) 
Nash 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS)  04:13
[PHX 19-18]
 
  03:53 Perkins Jump Shot: Missed 
Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  03:53  
Richardson 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Dudley (1 AST)  03:42
[PHX 22-18]
 
  03:21 Garnett Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:20 Allen Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  03:06
[BOS 21-22]
Pierce 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Rondo (2 AST) 
Stoudemire Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  02:58  
Stoudemire Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  02:58  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:58  
Stoudemire Substitution replaced by Amundson  02:58  
  02:58 Pierce Substitution replaced by Daniels 
  02:58 Perkins Substitution replaced by Wallace 
  02:47
[BOS 23-22]
Garnett Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Rondo (3 AST) 
Nash Running Jump Shot: Missed Block: Garnett (1 BLK)  02:18  
Team Rebound  02:17  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  02:17  
  02:17 Garnett Substitution replaced by Williams 
  02:00 Allen 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dudley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:59  
Amundson Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Nash (4 AST)  01:51
[PHX 24-23]
 
  01:31
[BOS 25-24]
Daniels Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rondo (4 AST) 
  01:15 Williams Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Nash Substitution replaced by Dragic  01:15  
Richardson Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  01:15
[PHX 25-25]
 
Richardson Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  01:15
[PHX 26-25]
 
Dudley Foul : Personal (1 PF)  01:03  
Frye Substitution replaced by Clark  01:03  
  01:02 Daniels Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Dragic (1 ST) 
Richardson 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Dragic (1 AST)  00:47.0
[PHX 29-25]
 
  00:25.2
[BOS 27-29]
Rondo Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Clark Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Wallace (1 ST)  00:02.9  
End of 1st Quarter
Phoenix Suns (22-13) Boston Celtics (24-9)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Clark Jump Shot: Missed  11:45  
  11:44 Wallace Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:34 Wallace Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Dudley (1 ST) 
Dragic Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Dudley (2 AST)  11:28
[PHX 31-27]
 
  11:11
[BOS 29-31]
Allen Jump Bank Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Daniels (1 AST) 
  10:56 Williams Foul : Defense 3 Second (1 PF) 
Hill Free Throw Technical (5 PTS)  10:56
[PHX 32-29]
 
  10:56 Allen Substitution replaced by Pierce 
Hill Pullup Jump shot: Missed  10:47  
  10:45 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:27
[BOS 31-32]
Wallace Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Pierce (2 AST) 
Dragic Jump Shot: Missed  10:12  
Dragic Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  10:11  
Dragic Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  10:10  
Clark Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  10:02  
  10:02 Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  10:02 Team Rebound 
  10:02
[BOS 32-32]
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Dudley 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Hill (1 AST)  09:46
[PHX 35-32]
 
  09:35 Daniels Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  09:35 Daniels Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
  09:27 Wallace Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Dudley Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  09:27
[PHX 36-32]
 
Dudley Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  09:27
[PHX 37-32]
 
  09:06
[BOS 34-37]
Williams Turnaround Fade Away shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Pierce (3 AST) 
Clark Jump Shot: Missed  08:51  
Amundson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  08:50  
  08:49 Wallace Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Timeout : Official  08:49  
Amundson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  08:49  
Team Rebound  08:49  
Amundson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  08:49  
  08:49 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Amundson Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  08:35  
  08:35
[BOS 35-37]
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  08:35
[BOS 36-37]
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Dudley 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Hill (2 AST)  08:19
[PHX 40-36]
 
  07:53 Wallace Jump Shot: Missed Block: Clark (1 BLK) 
Dragic Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:51  
Hill Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Dragic (2 AST)  07:48
[PHX 42-36]
 
Hill Foul : Personal (1 PF)  07:30  
  07:30 Williams Substitution replaced by Perkins 
  07:30 House Substitution replaced by Rondo 
Amundson Substitution replaced by Stoudemire  07:30  
  07:19 Pierce Jump Shot: Missed 
Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:18  
Clark Jump Shot: Missed  07:07  
Team Rebound  07:04  
Clark Jump Shot: Missed Block: Perkins (1 BLK)  06:59  
  06:56 Perkins Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  06:54 Perkins Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Stoudemire Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Dragic (3 AST)  06:43
[PHX 44-36]
 
Hill Foul : Personal (2 PF)  06:24  
Clark Substitution replaced by Frye  06:24  
  06:24 Wallace Substitution replaced by Garnett 
Hill Substitution replaced by Richardson  06:24  
  06:13 Pierce Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  06:12  
Dragic Jump Shot: Missed  06:05  
  06:01 Perkins Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
Dragic Substitution replaced by Nash  06:01  
  06:01 Jump Ball Perkins vs Stoudemire (Pierce gains possession) 
  05:45 Rondo Running Layup Shot: Missed 
Richardson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:44  
Frye 3pt Shot: Missed  05:37  
  05:36 Daniels Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:29 Daniels 3pt Shot: Missed 
Richardson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:28  
Richardson Turnover : Discontinue Dribble (2 TO)  05:20  
  05:20 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:20 Daniels Substitution replaced by Allen 
Nash Foul : Personal (1 PF)  05:07  
  05:07 Perkins Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:07 Team Rebound 
  05:07
[BOS 37-44]
Perkins Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  04:57 Perkins Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Stoudemire Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  04:57
[PHX 45-37]
 
Stoudemire Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  04:57
[PHX 46-37]
 
  04:44 Garnett Turnaround Bank shot: Missed 
Stoudemire Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  04:43  
  04:37 Allen Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Stoudemire Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Nash (5 AST)  04:25
[PHX 48-37]
 
  04:05
[BOS 39-48]
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Rondo (5 AST) 
Dudley 3pt Shot: Missed  03:53  
  03:52 Garnett Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  03:40
[BOS 41-48]
Pierce Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Garnett (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:33  
Dudley Substitution replaced by Hill  03:33  
Nash Jump Shot: Missed  03:18  
  03:17 Garnett Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  03:06
[BOS 43-48]
Perkins Reverse Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Richardson Jump Shot: Missed  02:45  
  02:44 Perkins Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  02:35
[BOS 45-48]
Rondo Floating Jump shot: Made (6 PTS) 
  02:30 Rondo Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Nash Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  02:30
[PHX 49-45]
 
Nash Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  02:30
[PHX 50-45]
 
Stoudemire Foul : Personal (3 PF)  02:19  
Stoudemire Substitution replaced by Amundson  02:19  
  02:19 Perkins Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:19 Team Rebound 
  02:19 Perkins Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  02:18  
Hill Jump Shot: Missed Block: Perkins (2 BLK)  02:03  
Amundson Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  02:02  
Amundson Layup Shot: Missed  02:00  
  01:58 Allen Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  01:55
[BOS 47-50]
Garnett Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Allen (2 AST) 
Hill Layup Shot: Missed  01:40  
Amundson Rebound (Off:3 Def:0)  01:39  
Amundson Tip Shot: Made (4 PTS)  01:38
[PHX 52-47]
 
Hill Foul : Personal (3 PF)  01:24  
Hill Substitution replaced by Dudley  01:24  
  01:24
[BOS 48-52]
Perkins Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  01:24
[BOS 49-52]
Perkins Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Nash 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS)  01:07
[PHX 55-49]
 
  00:38.9
[BOS 51-55]
Allen Pullup Jump shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Amundson Running Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Nash (6 AST)  00:21.1
[PHX 57-51]
 
  00:00.9 Pierce Jump Shot: Missed 
Amundson Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  00:00.0  
  00:00.0 Double Technical - Perkins, Frye 
End of 2nd Quarter
Phoenix Suns (22-13) Boston Celtics (24-9)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Stoudemire Jump Shot: Missed  11:41  
  11:40 Garnett Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  11:28
[BOS 53-57]
Perkins Reverse Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Garnett (2 AST) 
Stoudemire Jump Shot: Missed Block: Perkins (3 BLK)  11:18  
  11:16 Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  11:13
[BOS 55-57]
Pierce Running Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Rondo (6 AST) 
Hill 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Stoudemire (1 AST)  10:58
[PHX 60-55]
 
  10:46
[BOS 57-60]
Garnett Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Rondo (7 AST) 
Richardson 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Nash (7 AST)  10:33
[PHX 63-57]
 
  10:16
[BOS 59-63]
Allen Reverse Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Garnett (3 AST) 
  10:04 Allen Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Hill Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  10:04
[PHX 64-59]
 
Hill Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  10:04
[PHX 65-59]
 
  09:52 Garnett Jump Shot: Missed 
Richardson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  09:51  
Frye Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  09:37  
  09:28
[BOS 61-65]
Pierce Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Nash Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Allen (1 ST)  09:23  
  09:21 Allen Foul : Offensive (4 PF) 
  09:21 Allen Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  09:21 Allen Substitution replaced by Daniels 
Richardson Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Nash (8 AST)  09:10
[PHX 67-61]
 
  08:48
[BOS 63-67]
Garnett Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Pierce (4 AST) 
Stoudemire Dunk Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Nash (9 AST)  08:30
[PHX 69-63]
 
Hill Foul : Personal (4 PF)  08:18  
Hill Substitution replaced by Dudley  08:18  
  08:08
[BOS 65-69]
Perkins Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Pierce (5 AST) 
Frye 3pt Shot: Missed  07:56  
  07:55 Perkins Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  07:45
[BOS 67-69]
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Rondo (8 AST) 
Frye Jump Shot: Missed Block: Perkins (4 BLK)  07:31  
Team Rebound  07:31  
Frye Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Stoudemire (2 AST)  07:23
[PHX 71-67]
 
  07:23 Instant Replay - Overturn Ruling 
  07:03 Pierce Jump Shot: Missed 
Richardson Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  07:02  
  06:58 Daniels Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Richardson Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS)  06:58
[PHX 72-67]
 
Richardson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  06:58  
  06:58 Garnett Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  06:46 Pierce Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Dudley (2 ST) 
  06:42 Rondo Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Richardson Free Throw 1 of 2 (21 PTS)  06:42
[PHX 73-67]
 
Richardson Free Throw 2 of 2 (22 PTS)  06:42
[PHX 74-67]
 
  06:31
[BOS 69-74]
Rondo Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Stoudemire Jump Shot: Missed  06:12  
  06:11 Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  05:51 Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed 
Stoudemire Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  05:50  
Richardson 3pt Shot: Made (25 PTS) Assist: Nash (10 AST)  05:37
[PHX 77-69]
 
  05:19
[BOS 71-77]
Garnett Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Rondo (9 AST) 
Nash Pullup Jump shot: Made (10 PTS)  05:02
[PHX 79-71]
 
  04:36
[BOS 73-79]
Rondo Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Daniels (2 AST) 
Nash Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  04:26
[PHX 81-73]
 
  04:05 Rondo Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:04 Daniels Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  04:02
[BOS 75-81]
Daniels Putback Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Nash Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Rondo (3 ST)  03:55  
  03:52 Pierce Foul : Offensive (2 PF) 
  03:52 Pierce Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
  03:52 Team Timeout : Regular 
Frye Substitution replaced by Amundson  03:52  
Richardson Substitution replaced by Dragic  03:52  
  03:52 Perkins Substitution replaced by Wallace 
Nash 3pt Shot: Missed  03:39  
  03:37 Daniels Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  03:19 Wallace 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:18 Garnett Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  03:09
[BOS 77-81]
Daniels Turnaround Bank shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Nash Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  03:09  
  03:09
[BOS 78-81]
Daniels Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS) 
Amundson Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Garnett (2 ST)  02:54  
  02:48 Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed 
Amundson Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  02:47  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:38  
Jump Ball Daniels vs Dudley  02:38  
Stoudemire Slam Dunk Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Dudley (3 AST)  02:35
[PHX 83-78]
 
  02:13
[BOS 81-83]
Pierce 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Daniels (3 AST) 
Dudley 3pt Shot: Missed  01:50  
  01:49 Wallace Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:35 Daniels Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:34 Daniels Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  01:32 Daniels Layup Shot: Missed Block: Amundson (1 BLK) 
Dragic Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  01:31  
Dragic 3pt Shot: Missed  01:18  
Dudley Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  01:18  
  01:02 Garnett Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
  01:02 Garnett Substitution replaced by Williams 
  01:02 Rondo Substitution replaced by House 
Nash Substitution replaced by Richardson  01:02  
Stoudemire Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS)  01:02
[PHX 84-81]
 
Stoudemire Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS)  01:02
[PHX 85-81]
 
  00:42.5
[BOS 83-85]
Wallace Turnaround Fade Away shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Pierce (6 AST) 
Richardson Jump Shot: Missed  00:21.9  
  00:18.0 Team Rebound 
  00:18.0 Williams Substitution replaced by Rondo 
  00:18.0 Daniels Substitution replaced by Allen 
Stoudemire Substitution replaced by Clark  00:18.0  
Clark Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  00:04.6  
  00:04.6 Allen Substitution replaced by Daniels 
  00:04.6 Rondo Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:04.6 Team Rebound 
Amundson Substitution replaced by Nash  00:04.6  
  00:04.6 House Substitution replaced by Giddens 
  00:04.6 Rondo Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  00:03.9 Rondo Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  00:00.0 Rondo 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 3rd Quarter
Phoenix Suns (22-13) Boston Celtics (24-9)
Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:46 Wallace 3pt Shot: Missed 
Richardson Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  11:45  
Richardson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Williams (1 BLK)  11:24  
Richardson Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  11:22  
Richardson Putback Layup Shot: Made (27 PTS)  11:20
[PHX 87-83]
 
  11:03
[BOS 85-87]
Daniels Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Wallace (1 AST) 
Richardson 3pt Shot: Made (30 PTS)  10:46
[PHX 90-85]
 
  10:22 Pierce Layup Shot: Missed 
Richardson Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  10:18  
Richardson Driving Jump shot: Made (32 PTS)  10:10
[PHX 92-85]
 
  10:10 House Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
  10:10 Pierce Substitution replaced by Allen 
Richardson Free Throw 1 of 1 (33 PTS)  10:10
[PHX 93-85]
 
  09:54 House Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Frye (2 ST) 
  09:54 Williams Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  09:32  
Richardson 3pt Shot: Missed  09:28  
  09:27 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  09:13 Wallace Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  09:10  
Dragic Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Daniels (1 ST)  08:53  
  08:49 Daniels Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Dragic (2 ST) 
  08:39 Daniels Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Frye Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  08:39
[PHX 94-85]
 
Frye Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  08:39  
  08:39 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Richardson Foul : Personal (2 PF)  08:24  
  08:12 House Jump Shot: Missed 
Richardson Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  08:11  
Dudley Reverse Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Frye (2 AST)  07:57
[PHX 96-85]
 
Frye Foul : Personal (2 PF)  07:45  
  07:45 Daniels Substitution replaced by Pierce 
  07:45 Williams Substitution replaced by Garnett 
Dragic Substitution replaced by Nash  07:45  
Amundson Substitution replaced by Stoudemire  07:45  
  07:38 Allen Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:37 Allen Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  07:33 House 3pt Shot: Missed 
Stoudemire Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  07:33  
Dudley 3pt Shot: Missed  07:14  
  07:14 Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  07:03 Garnett Alley Oop Layup shot: Missed 
  07:01 House Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Stoudemire Foul : Personal (4 PF)  06:59  
  06:59 House Substitution replaced by Rondo 
Richardson Substitution replaced by Hill  06:59  
  06:44
[BOS 87-96]
Wallace Reverse Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Garnett (4 AST) 
Pierce Violation:Kicked Ball  06:28  
Nash 3pt Shot: Missed  06:14  
  06:13 Team Rebound 
Frye Foul : Personal (3 PF)  06:13  
  05:58
[BOS 89-96]
Wallace Jump Bank Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Rondo (10 AST) 
Nash Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO)  05:40  
  05:40 Timeout : Official 
Dudley Substitution replaced by Richardson  05:40  
  05:24
[BOS 92-96]
Allen 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Rondo (11 AST) 
Frye Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Nash (11 AST)  05:04
[PHX 98-92]
 
  04:41 Allen 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:40 Rondo Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  04:37
[BOS 94-98]
Rondo Running Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Nash Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  04:37  
  04:37 Rondo Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:36  
Frye 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Nash (12 AST)  04:17
[PHX 101-94]
 
  04:01 Wallace 3pt Shot: Missed 
Stoudemire Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  03:59  
  03:44 Wallace Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Richardson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Pierce (1 BLK)  03:39  
  03:38 Wallace Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  03:30
[BOS 96-101]
Allen Driving Dunk Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Stoudemire Jump Hook Shot: Made (20 PTS)  03:08
[PHX 103-96]
 
  02:58 Wallace 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:57 Garnett Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  02:56
[BOS 98-103]
Garnett Tip Shot: Made (24 PTS) 
  02:41 Allen Foul : Personal (5 PF) 
  02:41 Team Timeout : Regular 
Nash Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:41  
Team Rebound  02:41  
Nash Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  02:41
[PHX 104-98]
 
  02:29
[BOS 100-104]
Garnett Reverse Layup Shot: Made (26 PTS) Assist: Allen (3 AST) 
Hill Jump Shot: Missed  02:02  
  02:00 Allen Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  01:54 Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:53 Wallace Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  01:43 Rondo Layup Shot: Missed Block: Stoudemire (1 BLK) 
Nash Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  01:42  
Nash 3pt Shot: Missed  01:21  
  01:20 Wallace Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  01:08 Wallace 3pt Shot: Missed 
Richardson Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  01:07  
Team Timeout : Regular  00:59.9  
Nash 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS)  00:50.9
[PHX 107-100]
 
  00:50.9 Team Timeout : Regular 
Frye Substitution replaced by Amundson  00:50.9  
Amundson Foul : Personal (2 PF)  00:45.2  
  00:45.2 Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:45.2 Team Rebound 
Amundson Substitution replaced by Frye  00:45.2  
  00:45.2
[BOS 101-107]
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS) 
Nash Turnover : Bad Pass (6 TO) Steal:Allen (2 ST)  00:26.9  
  00:22.5
[BOS 103-107]
Rondo Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Allen (4 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:16.6  
  00:14.7 Rondo Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Stoudemire Free Throw 1 of 2 (21 PTS)  00:14.7
[PHX 108-103]
 
Stoudemire Free Throw 2 of 2 (22 PTS)  00:14.7
[PHX 109-103]
 
  00:14.7 Team Timeout : Short 
Frye Substitution replaced by Amundson  00:14.7  
Stoudemire Substitution replaced by Dudley  00:14.7  
  00:12.9 Wallace 3pt Shot: Missed 
Richardson Rebound (Off:1 Def:9)  00:10.4  
Team Timeout : Short  00:10.4  
Amundson Substitution replaced by Frye  00:10.4  
  00:10.4 Allen Substitution replaced by House 
  00:09.0 House Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Richardson Free Throw 1 of 2 (34 PTS)  00:09.0
[PHX 110-103]
 
Richardson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:09.0  
  00:08.5 Garnett Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  00:01.9 House Jump Shot: Missed 
Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  00:00.0  
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
country channel time
usa -- KUTP Local Final
-- CSN-NE Local Final
 
standings
w
l
l10
h
a
PHX
2nd Pacific
54
28
8-2
32-9
22-19
BOS
1st Atlantic
50
32
3-7
24-17
26-15
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
PHX
Stoudemire 25.0
Stoudemire 9.3
Nash 11.8
Stoudemire 1.7
Dudley 1.3
BOS
Pierce 24.3
Garnett 8.8
Rondo 11.8
Perkins 2.3
Rondo 2.4

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