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Celtics back on winning track after bouncing winless Nets


By By Bob Considine, for NBA.com
Posted Saturday November 7, 2009 11:07PM

EAST RUTHERFORD (NBA.com exclusive) -- The Nets had seven players on their 15-man roster who couldn't play due to injury or illness.

But none were hurting or sick more than the eight players who actually took the court in their 86-76 loss to the Boston Celtics at the Izod Center on Saturday night.

The only winless team in the NBA, New Jersey's few and proud gave the Eastern Conference powerhouse a good run for three quarters, knowing full well that it come this far before only to come up empty.

And sure enough, with Ray Allen scoring eight of his 12 points in the fourth quarter, the Nets' undermanned prophecy came true: Eight was not nearly enough.

The Nets, despite 23 points from center Brook Lopez, fell to 0-7, continuing the worst start in franchise history.

"It's tough," said Nets guard Rafer Alston, who finished with 20 points and seven assists in 44 minutes. "We hate losing. And we know we're right there to win it. Again, we're going to go back and look at it and realize we made some mistakes."

After losing its first game of the season to the Suns on Friday night, Boston (7-1) got back on the winning track with Paul Pierce and Rajon Rondo scoring 16 points apiece.

The telltale for both sides, however, was the prelude to the scoring. The Celtics recorded 20 steals, including five by Rondo, making up most of New Jersey's 24 turnovers. With the Nets so short-handed, the miscues could be justified if they chose to justify. Some did. Others didn't.

"Because so many guys are out, we have to play in different spots," Alson explained about the turnovers. "Sometimes you don't know where to move sometimes because you're not used to playing that position."

"You can attribute it to that if you want an excuse," Lopez countered. "But they were just dumb little passes."

The Celtics pulled away with an 8-2 run midway through the fourth quarter, with a Terrence Williams turnover leading to a Rasheed Wallace 14-footer and giving Boston a 74-67 lead. The Nets failed to score in the final 2:58 of the game.

"We didn't take them for granted," Celtics forward Paul Pierce said. "We had to buckle down in the second half."

Of late, the Nets' misfortune has gone from bad to worse to almost ridiculous. Starters Devin Harris (strained groin) and Yi Jianlian (sprained knee) joining injured reserves Tony Battie (sore knee), Keyon Dooling (hip surgery) and Jarvis Hayes (strained hamstring) among the walking wounded.

But starting guard Courtney Lee strained his left groin in New Jersey's crushing 97-94 loss to Philadelphia on Friday night and couldn't play against the Celtics. And adding illness to injury, the Nets announced before the game that starting wing Chris Douglas-Roberts has contacted swine flu.

Some more perspective on just what the Nets were up against: New Jersey's starting five was collectively averaging just 36.7 points per game (compared to the Celtics' 67.1 ppg). In fact, only one Net starter (Lopez) was averaging more than 10 points a game in his career.

So Nets coach Lawrence Frank set out to shorten the game to give his team a chance at the end.

"Our guys are battling their tails off and we will break through," Frank said. "We're not discouraged."

While they were decidedly healthier, the Celtics entered the game having played eight games in 12 days.

As in most games in their difficult start, the Nets were right there for the first half, taking a 40-39 lead into intermission. They looked ripe for a third-quarter fade when Boston opened up a 52-45 lead. But New Jersey answered back, outscoring the Celtics, 16-7, the remainder of the period to take a 61-59 lead into the fourth quarter.

"Every loss hurts," Nets center Josh Boone said. "It doesn't get any easier when you play your heart out and you do all the things you can and unfortunately the score isn't your way at the end of the game.''

Celtics
Nets
     
    • 44.9%

    • 43.1%

    • 10.0%

    • 45.5%

    • 79.3%

    • 64.3%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
BOS NJN
Total Rebounds 6 7
Offensive Rebounds 3 9
Turnovers 12 23
Fast Break Pts: 14 5
Biggest Lead: 10 8
Points in the Paint: 34 30
BOS NJN
p 2 players   16 Lopez   23
rb Garnett   13 Boone   12
a Pierce   7 Alston   7
s Rondo   5 Najera   2
b 3 players   1 Lopez   2
BOS NJN
p 2 players   16 Lopez   23
rb Garnett   13 Boone   12
a Pierce   7 Alston   7
s Rondo   5 Najera   2
b 3 players   1 Lopez   2
 
  • 11/24 - NJN @ BOS
  • 12/05 - BOS @ NJN
  • 02/16 - NJN @ BOS
  • 03/14 - BOS @ NJN
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 32:12 5-8 0-0 6-7 +2 0 0 0 7 4 2 2 1 1 16
K. Garnett F 32:40 3-13 0-0 3-3 -4 0 13 13 4 1 3 1 0 1 9
K. Perkins C 24:25 3-5 0-0 3-6 +6 1 7 8 1 4 0 2 1 0 9
R. Allen G 40:49 5-13 0-3 2-2 +7 1 3 4 4 0 0 2 0 0 12
R. Rondo G 29:58 8-11 0-1 0-2 -5 0 4 4 3 1 5 1 0 1 16
B. Scalabrine   20:10 2-3 1-1 0-0 +11 0 0 0 1 3 3 1 0 0 5
S. Williams   15:05 2-3 0-0 4-4 +15 1 2 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 8
R. Wallace   23:32 3-10 0-4 3-3 +4 0 4 4 0 2 4 1 1 1 9
E. House   18:18 0-3 0-1 2-2 +14 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
J. Giddens   02:48 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
L. Hudson   00:04 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
M. Daniels NWT - Personal
Total   240 31-69 1-10 23-29   3 34 37 21 16 20 12 3 4 86
  44.9% 10.0% 79.3%   team rebs: 6 total to: 12
New Jersey Nets (12-70)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
B. Simmons F-G 33:57 3-6 2-3 2-2 +1 0 5 5 2 3 0 2 0 0 10
J. Boone F-C 37:19 4-10 0-0 0-0 +1 4 8 12 1 3 1 3 0 0 8
B. Lopez C 40:30 10-16 0-0 3-3 -5 2 5 7 1 4 0 3 2 0 23
T. Hassell F-G 37:19 1-7 0-0 1-2 -20 1 3 4 1 5 1 2 0 1 3
R. Alston G 43:38 7-16 3-6 3-4 -2 0 1 1 7 3 1 6 1 1 20
T. Williams   30:05 4-14 0-1 0-3 -11 1 8 9 2 2 1 4 0 1 8
E. Najera   11:45 0-1 0-1 0-0 -13 0 1 1 2 3 2 2 0 0 0
S. Williams   05:27 2-2 0-0 0-0 -1 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 4
C. Douglas-Roberts DND - Flu
D. Harris DND - Strained right groin
C. Lee DND - Strained left groin
J. Yi DND - Sprained right MCL
Total   240 31-72 5-11 9-14   9 31 40 16 24 6 23 4 3 76
  43.1% 45.5% 64.3%   team rebs: 7 total to: 24

inactive

  • Celtics: Allen, Davis, Walker
  • Nets: Battie, Dooling, Hayes

technical fouls

  • Celtics: Wallace
  • Nets: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 15
  • Times Tied: 11

arena stats

  • Arena: IZOD Center, New Jersey, NJ
  • Officials: #45 Joe Forte, #64 Eli Roe, #18 Mark Wunderlich
  • Attendance: 16119
  • Duration: 2:15
Boston Celtics (25-8) New Jersey Nets (3-31)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Lopez vs Perkins (Alston gains possession)
  11:34
[NJN 2-0]
Lopez Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Alston (1 AST) 
Garnett Jump Shot: Missed  11:17  
  11:16 Boone Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:08 Simmons Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Pierce (1 ST) 
Pierce Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Alston (1 ST)  11:02  
  10:46
[NJN 5-0]
Alston 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Pierce Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Garnett (1 AST)  10:33
[BOS 2-5]
 
  10:33 Alston Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  10:33  
  10:32 Boone Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:17 Boone Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Pierce (2 ST) 
Perkins Jump Bank Shot: Missed  10:03  
  10:02 Alston Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Pierce Foul : Personal (1 PF)  09:56  
  09:43 Lopez Jump Shot: Missed 
Perkins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:42  
  09:33 Hassell Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Rondo Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Garnett (2 AST)  09:28
[BOS 4-5]
 
  09:08
[NJN 7-4]
Alston Floating Jump shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Rondo Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  08:38
[BOS 6-7]
 
  08:18
[NJN 9-6]
Boone Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Simmons (1 AST) 
Perkins Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Pierce (1 AST)  08:02
[BOS 8-9]
 
  07:45
[NJN 11-8]
Alston Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Allen Jump Shot: Missed  07:22  
  07:21 Boone Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  07:15 Alston Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Garnett (1 ST) 
Perkins Hook Bank Shot: Missed  07:02  
  07:01 Lopez Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:52
[NJN 14-8]
Simmons 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Alston (2 AST) 
Garnett Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  06:25  
  06:24 Lopez Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:18
[NJN 16-8]
Lopez Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Alston (3 AST) 
Pierce Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  06:08  
Pierce Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  06:08  
  05:59 Boone Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Rondo (1 ST) 
Rondo Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  05:55
[BOS 10-16]
 
  05:33 Simmons Jump Shot: Missed 
Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:32  
Pierce Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rondo (1 AST)  05:26
[BOS 12-16]
 
  05:20 Team Timeout : Regular 
Pierce Substitution replaced by Scalabrine  05:20  
  05:06
[NJN 18-12]
Lopez Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Hassell (1 AST) 
Allen Running Jump Shot: Missed  04:50  
  04:49 Boone Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  04:32 Simmons Jump Shot: Missed 
Perkins Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:31  
Garnett Jump Shot: Missed  04:11  
  04:10 Simmons Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:58 Hassell Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Scalabrine (1 ST) 
Rondo Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Alston (1 BLK)  03:55  
  03:54 Team Rebound 
  03:42 Lopez Jump Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:41  
Perkins Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  03:38  
Perkins Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  03:38  
  03:22 Hassell Turnaround Fade Away shot: Missed 
  03:21 Boone Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  03:20 Boone Tip Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:18  
Rondo Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  03:12
[BOS 14-18]
 
  03:00 Alston Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Garnett (2 ST) 
Allen Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Hassell (1 ST)  02:57  
  02:44 Alston Jump Shot: Missed 
Perkins Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:43  
Garnett Turnaround Fade Away shot: Missed  02:30  
  02:28 Lopez Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  02:17 Simmons Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Rondo (2 ST) 
Allen 3pt Shot: Missed  02:02  
  02:01 Simmons Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Perkins Foul : Personal (2 PF)  01:44  
Team Timeout : Regular  01:44  
Garnett Substitution replaced by Williams  01:44  
Perkins Substitution replaced by Wallace  01:44  
  01:44 Alston Substitution replaced by Williams 
  01:44 Boone Substitution replaced by Najera 
  01:27 Hassell Jump Shot: Missed 
Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:26  
Williams Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rondo (2 AST)  01:05
[BOS 16-18]
 
  00:40.8 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:39.8  
Rondo Substitution replaced by House  00:33.5  
  00:33.5 Hassell Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Allen Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  00:33.5
[BOS 17-18]
 
  00:33.5 Hassell Substitution replaced by Alston 
Allen Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  00:33.5
[BOS 18-18]
 
  00:12.3 Williams Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Williams Substitution replaced by Rondo  00:12.3  
  00:12.3 Lopez Substitution replaced by Williams 
Wallace Turnaround Fade Away shot: Missed  00:01.6  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
Wallace Technical  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
  00:00.0
[NJN 19-18]
Simmons Free Throw Technical (4 PTS) 
Boston Celtics (25-8) New Jersey Nets (3-31)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Wallace Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) Steal:Najera (1 ST)  11:39  
  11:32 Najera Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:House (1 ST) 
  11:29 Alston Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
House Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  11:29
[BOS 19-19]
 
House Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  11:29
[BOS 20-19]
 
  11:18
[NJN 21-20]
Alston Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Wallace Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:02
[BOS 22-21]
 
  11:02 Najera Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Wallace Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  11:02
[BOS 23-21]
 
  10:49 Alston Floating Jump shot: Missed 
House Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:48  
Giddens Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Williams (1 ST)  10:36  
Scalabrine Foul : Clear Path (1 PF)  10:33  
  10:33 Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  10:33 Team Rebound 
  10:33 Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  10:33 Team Rebound 
  10:20 Williams Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Giddens (1 ST) 
  10:19 Williams Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
House Running Jump Shot: Missed  09:57  
  09:55 Najera Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:49
[NJN 23-23]
Simmons Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Najera (1 AST) 
Giddens Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  09:49  
  09:49
[NJN 24-23]
Simmons Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS) 
Wallace Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed Block: Williams (1 BLK)  09:34  
  09:32 Simmons Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  09:26 Alston Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Wallace (1 ST) 
House Driving Layup Shot: Missed  09:13  
  09:12 Team Rebound 
Giddens Substitution replaced by Pierce  09:12  
  09:12 Simmons Substitution replaced by Hassell 
  09:03 Alston Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Wallace (2 ST) 
Wallace 3pt Shot: Missed  08:53  
  08:52 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:35 Alston Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:House (2 ST) 
Wallace Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Pierce (2 AST)  08:14
[BOS 25-24]
 
  07:53 Williams Running Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:52 Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  07:50
[NJN 26-25]
Williams Putback Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  07:34 Najera Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Timeout : Official  07:34  
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  07:34
[BOS 26-26]
 
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  07:34
[BOS 27-26]
 
  07:16 Alston Jump Shot: Missed 
Wallace Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:15  
Williams Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Najera (2 ST)  07:07  
  06:58
[NJN 28-27]
Williams Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Najera (2 AST) 
  06:45 Williams Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
  06:45 Williams Substitution replaced by Lopez 
Wallace Substitution replaced by Perkins  06:45  
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  06:45
[BOS 28-28]
 
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  06:45
[BOS 29-28]
 
  06:33 Najera Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Scalabrine (2 ST) 
Pierce Jump Shot: Missed  06:27  
  06:26 Hassell Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Scalabrine Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  06:19  
House Substitution replaced by Rondo  06:19  
Williams Substitution replaced by Garnett  06:19  
  06:19
[NJN 29-29]
Alston Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  06:19 Alston Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:17  
  06:06 Najera Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  06:06
[BOS 30-29]
 
  06:06 Najera Substitution replaced by Boone 
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  06:06
[BOS 31-29]
 
  05:59 Team Timeout : Regular 
Scalabrine Substitution replaced by Allen  05:59  
  05:47 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
Perkins Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  05:46  
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Pierce (3 AST)  05:30
[BOS 33-29]
 
  05:17
[NJN 31-33]
Williams Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Boone Violation:Defensive Goaltending  04:57  
Rondo Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  04:57
[BOS 35-31]
 
  04:43
[NJN 33-35]
Lopez Hook Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Alston (4 AST) 
Garnett Layup Shot: Missed Block: Lopez (1 BLK)  04:32  
  04:30 Lopez Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  04:14 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:12 Lopez Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  04:11
[NJN 35-35]
Lopez Tip Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Rondo Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Pierce (4 AST)  03:54
[BOS 37-35]
 
  03:35 Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Rondo (3 ST) 
Garnett Jump Shot: Missed  03:23  
  03:22 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:10 Hassell Jump Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  03:09  
Allen Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rondo (3 AST)  03:01
[BOS 39-35]
 
Perkins Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  02:40  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:40  
Perkins Substitution replaced by Wallace  02:40  
  02:40
[NJN 36-39]
Hassell Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  02:40 Williams Substitution replaced by Simmons 
  02:40 Hassell Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  02:38  
Rondo Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  02:31  
  02:10
[NJN 38-39]
Alston Floating Jump shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Allen 3pt Shot: Missed  01:54  
  01:53 Boone Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  01:39 Lopez Jump Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  01:38  
  01:20 Boone Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Rondo Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:20  
Team Rebound  01:20  
  01:20 Hassell Substitution replaced by Williams 
Rondo Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:20  
  01:19 Boone Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  00:57.9 Alston 3pt Shot: Missed 
Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:56.7  
Allen Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  00:48.9  
Team Timeout : Short  00:48.9  
  00:27.7
[NJN 40-39]
Boone Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Lopez (1 AST) 
Rondo Jump Shot: Missed  00:03.1  
  00:01.9 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  00:00.6 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 2nd Quarter
Boston Celtics (25-8) New Jersey Nets (3-31)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Pierce Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS)  11:46
[BOS 41-40]
 
  11:33
[NJN 43-41]
Simmons 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Alston (5 AST) 
  11:23 Simmons Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
  11:12 Hassell Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Perkins Foul : Offensive (4 PF)  11:12  
Perkins Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  11:12  
  10:56 Garnett Violation:Defensive Goaltending 
  10:56
[NJN 45-41]
Boone Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Simmons (2 AST) 
Perkins Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Garnett (3 AST)  10:33
[BOS 43-45]
 
  10:19 Lopez Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Rondo (4 ST) 
Pierce Layup Shot: Missed Block: Lopez (2 BLK)  10:14  
Jump Ball Lopez vs Pierce (Boone gains possession)  10:14  
  10:14 Team Rebound 
  09:57 Lopez Jump Shot: Missed 
Perkins Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  09:56  
Garnett Jump Shot: Missed  09:46  
  09:44 Simmons Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  09:21 Boone Jump Shot: Missed 
Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  09:20  
Pierce Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Allen (1 AST)  09:09
[BOS 45-45]
 
  08:48 Lopez Jump Shot: Missed 
Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:46  
Pierce Driving Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Allen (2 AST)  08:38
[BOS 47-45]
 
  08:32 Team Timeout : Regular 
  08:14 Boone Hook Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  08:13  
  07:59 Simmons Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
  07:53 Boone Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Perkins Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  07:53  
Team Rebound  07:53  
Perkins Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  07:53
[BOS 48-45]
 
  07:43 Boone Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Garnett (3 ST) 
Rondo Driving Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Garnett (4 AST)  07:39
[BOS 50-45]
 
  07:11 Lopez Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Rondo (5 ST) 
Rondo Driving Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS)  07:07
[BOS 52-45]
 
  06:51 Alston Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  06:50 Lopez Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  06:49
[NJN 47-52]
Lopez Tip Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Garnett Jump Shot: Missed  06:35  
Perkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  06:34  
Allen Jump Shot: Missed  06:08  
  06:07 Boone Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  06:03 Lopez Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  06:03 Lopez Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
  06:03 Hassell Substitution replaced by Williams 
Perkins Substitution replaced by Wallace  06:03  
Garnett Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Pierce (5 AST)  05:48
[BOS 54-47]
 
  05:48 Lopez Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Garnett Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS)  05:48
[BOS 55-47]
 
Rondo Foul : Personal (1 PF)  05:38  
Wallace Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  05:29  
  05:29
[NJN 48-55]
Lopez Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  05:29
[NJN 49-55]
Lopez Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Pierce Jump Shot: Missed  05:21  
  05:20 Team Rebound 
  04:52
[NJN 52-55]
Alston 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Williams (1 AST) 
Wallace 3pt Shot: Missed  04:34  
  04:33 Lopez Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  04:19 Alston 3pt Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  04:18  
Rondo 3pt Shot: Missed  03:54  
  03:53 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  03:43
[NJN 54-55]
Lopez Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Boone (1 AST) 
Garnett Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  03:43  
  03:43
[NJN 55-55]
Lopez Free Throw 1 of 1 (17 PTS) 
  03:22 Williams Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS)  03:22
[BOS 56-55]
 
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS)  03:22
[BOS 57-55]
 
Pierce Foul : Loose Ball (3 PF)  03:13  
Allen Substitution replaced by Scalabrine  03:13  
  03:01 Williams Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:8)  03:00  
Scalabrine Foul : Offensive (3 PF)  02:49  
Scalabrine Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  02:49  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:49  
  02:38
[NJN 57-57]
Williams Running Bank shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Pierce Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  02:38  
  02:38 Williams Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:9)  02:37  
Garnett Jump Shot: Missed  02:23  
  02:21 Simmons Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  02:13 Boone Layup Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:10)  02:12  
  02:03 Simmons Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Pierce Substitution replaced by Allen  02:03  
Garnett Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  02:03
[BOS 58-57]
 
Garnett Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  02:03
[BOS 59-57]
 
  01:49 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  01:48  
Wallace 3pt Shot: Missed  01:35  
  01:34 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  01:13 Williams Floating Jump shot: Missed 
  01:12 Boone Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
  01:11
[NJN 59-59]
Boone Tip Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Garnett Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Boone (1 ST)  00:54.9  
  00:45.1
[NJN 61-59]
Lopez Jump Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Alston (6 AST) 
Scalabrine Jump Shot: Missed  00:27.9  
  00:25.9 Boone Rebound (Off:2 Def:8) 
  00:04.4 Boone Substitution replaced by Najera 
  00:03.5 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Scalabrine Substitution replaced by House  00:03.5  
Garnett Substitution replaced by Pierce  00:03.5  
  00:03.5 Lopez Substitution replaced by Hassell 
Wallace Substitution replaced by Hudson  00:03.5  
Allen Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  00:00.9  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
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Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:43 Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Wallace (3 ST) 
Scalabrine 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Williams (1 AST)  11:25
[BOS 62-61]
 
  11:07 Hassell Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Wallace Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  11:06  
Wallace 3pt Shot: Missed  10:58  
  10:57 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  10:36 Lopez Hook Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:34  
Scalabrine Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Allen (3 AST)  10:09
[BOS 64-61]
 
Wallace Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  09:56  
  09:56
[NJN 62-64]
Alston Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS) 
  09:56 Lopez Substitution replaced by Boone 
  09:56
[NJN 63-64]
Alston Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS) 
  09:32 Boone Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Wallace Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  09:32
[BOS 65-63]
 
  09:32 Alston Substitution replaced by Simmons 
Wallace Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  09:32
[BOS 66-63]
 
  09:12 Hassell Layup Shot: Missed Block: Wallace (1 BLK) 
  09:10 Hassell Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  09:09
[NJN 65-66]
Hassell Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Allen Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Scalabrine (1 AST)  08:43
[BOS 68-65]
 
  08:43 Instant Replay - Support Ruling 
  08:21 Najera 3pt Shot: Missed 
Wallace Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:20  
Allen Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  07:59
[BOS 70-65]
 
  07:57 Team Timeout : Regular 
  07:57 Najera Substitution replaced by Lopez 
  07:39 House Violation:Kicked Ball 
  07:33
[NJN 67-70]
Williams Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Wallace Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  07:12  
Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:10  
Williams Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  07:08
[BOS 72-67]
 
  06:53 Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Scalabrine (3 ST) 
Wallace Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS)  06:40
[BOS 74-67]
 
  06:20 Williams Substitution replaced by Alston 
Scalabrine Substitution replaced by Pierce  06:20  
  06:20 Jump Ball Hassell vs Wallace (Alston gains possession) 
  06:16
[NJN 70-74]
Alston 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS) 
  05:58 Alston Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Timeout : Official  05:58  
  05:58 Simmons Substitution replaced by Williams 
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  05:58
[BOS 75-70]
 
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  05:58
[BOS 76-70]
 
  05:34 Alston Turnover : Lost Ball (6 TO) Steal:Wallace (4 ST) 
Williams Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Missed  05:29  
  05:26 Hassell Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  05:06 Hassell Jump Shot: Missed 
Wallace Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  05:05  
Allen Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Pierce (6 AST)  04:45
[BOS 78-70]
 
  04:26
[NJN 72-78]
Lopez Jump Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Alston (7 AST) 
Allen Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Pierce (7 AST)  04:08
[BOS 80-72]
 
  04:08 Team Timeout : Short 
Williams Substitution replaced by Garnett  04:08  
Wallace Substitution replaced by Perkins  04:07  
  03:45
[NJN 74-80]
Williams Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Perkins (1 AST)  03:18
[BOS 82-74]
 
  02:58
[NJN 76-82]
Lopez Jump Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Williams (2 AST) 
Garnett Jump Shot: Missed  02:33  
  02:31 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  02:17 Alston Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:11)  02:16  
  02:02 Hassell Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:02  
Allen 3pt Shot: Missed  01:53  
  01:52 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:8) 
  01:44 Alston Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Pierce (1 BLK) 
  01:43 Boone Rebound (Off:3 Def:8) 
  01:42 Boone Putback Layup Shot: Missed 
Perkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  01:41  
House 3pt Shot: Missed  01:24  
  01:23 Hassell Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  01:01 Williams Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:59.9 Boone Rebound (Off:4 Def:8) 
  00:58.8 Boone Tip Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:12)  00:57.9  
Perkins Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Allen (4 AST)  00:54.6
[BOS 84-76]
 
  00:54.6 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:54.6 Boone Substitution replaced by Simmons 
  00:47.1 Hassell Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
Allen Driving Layup Shot: Missed  00:44.8  
Allen Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  00:42.9  
  00:42.5 Lopez Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
  00:41.9 Lopez Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
Perkins Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:41.9  
Team Rebound  00:41.9  
  00:41.9 Simmons Substitution replaced by Boone 
Perkins Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  00:41.9
[BOS 85-76]
 
  00:41.9 Team Timeout : Regular 
  00:41.9 Boone Substitution replaced by Simmons 
  00:37.9 Simmons 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:36.8 Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:8) 
  00:35.9 Williams Layup Shot: Missed Block: Perkins (1 BLK) 
Perkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  00:34.6  
  00:33.6 Hassell Foul : Personal (5 PF) 
Perkins Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:33.6  
Team Rebound  00:33.6  
Perkins Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  00:33.6
[BOS 86-76]
 
  00:22.9 Alston 3pt Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:13)  00:21.9  
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
country channel time
usa -- YES Local Final
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
BOS
1st Atlantic
50
32
3-7
24-17
26-15
NJN
5th Atlantic
12
70
3-7
8-33
4-37
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
BOS
Pierce 24.3
Garnett 8.8
Rondo 11.8
Perkins 2.3
Rondo 2.4
NJN
Lopez 18.9
Lopez 8.7
Harris 6.7
Lopez 1.7
Lee 1.3

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