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Celtics' experience gets best of Spurs' new faces


By Tim Price, for NBA.com
Posted Friday December 4, 2009 12:26AM

SAN ANTONIO (NBA.com exclusive) -- By the end of it all, one team looked like it had a lineup that had endured a championship run together. The players on the other team looked like they were trying to retool theirs.

The Celtics got enough from their established players -- like a combined 47 points from Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen and Rajon Rondo plus Rondo's 12 assists -- to defeat San Antonio 90-83 on Thursday night at AT&T Center. It's a season-best six straight for Boston (15-4) and pulls the Celtics back into a tie for Eastern Conference leadership with Orlando.

The Spurs (9-7) had their season-best five-game winning streak snapped while also getting production from their established players. But it came without compliment from the newcomers.

Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili were similar to the top three Boston scorers in that they accounted for more than half of the team's points (a 44-point night for the Spurs' "Big Three"). The new starters on the Spurs (Richard Jefferson, Antonio McDyess and Keith Bogans) combined for six points. Jefferson went 3-for-13, including 0-for-4 from the 3-point line. He also had just one trip to the free-throw line.

The one new player that made an impact for the Spurs was first-round draft choice DeJuan Blair. His 18 points was a career high in 21 minutes. And his five offensive boards (Duncan also had seven on the offensive glass) drove the Spurs to a 20-2 advantage in offensive rebounding.

"Blair almost single-handedly turned this game around for them," Celtics coach Doc Rivers said. "He beat us on the post. He kept balls alive."

But San Antonio lacked efficiency with those putbacks. The Spurs converted just eight of their 20 second-chance opportunities compared to Boston's 5-for-6 in second chances.

Add to that the easy-to-identify areas of the game that got away from the Spurs. Their 19 turnovers led to 19 points for the Celtics, an 11-point advantage in that department. And they missed 10 of their 17 free throws. Parker was 1-for-4 and Duncan missed both of his free throws.

"They were sloppy," Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. "They turned it over. Missed free throws. Missed assignments by some people in some critical situations when we got within three or four or five or six.

"Some of that you can live with because we've got new guys. We know full well we're making too many mental errors in games, and they were really glaring tonight against a team that's so good."

Popovich liked his team's play in the fourth quarter, when the Spurs were down 12 points with nine minutes to go yet had the lead down to four points with less than a minute remaining.

After Paul Pierce hit a free throw to put Boston up by five, it looked like San Antonio cut it to two points with 12 seconds to go when Michael Finley hit one from past the 3-point line. But it was too far past -- he had a foot out of bounds while setting up for the shot.

Eddie House hit a pair of free throws to end a game the Celtics almost squandered.

"We gave up 20 offensive rebounds, and that's not us," Kendrick Perkins said. "I don't feel like that was our best, but we did a lot of good things. I think our defense was great. We were talking, we were executing well and we just played good team ball."

San Antonio's problems started early when they committed six turnovers in the first quarter, leading to nine Celtics points and a 10-point lead heading into the second quarter.

Yet the Spurs trailed by three on Parker's drive with 4:35 left in the half. But, just as they did in the first quarter, the Celtics closed out the half and took a double-digit lead. The Spurs missed five of their next six shots, and Boston loaded the ball inside to sure-shot Perkins.

A game after he went 9-for-10 in Charlotte, Perkins hit three-straight shots under the basket in the next 2 minutes against the Spurs and gave the Celtics a 13-point lead inside the one-minute mark.

San Antonio did well to cut it to an eight-point deficit at halftime, 47-39. Ginobili hit a 3-pointer, the team's first after seven misses to start the game, and he found Parker for a fastbreak layup to cut it to eight.

Then the Spurs came out after halftime and more than doubled their turnover total from seven to 15.

Celtics
Spurs
     
    • 46.2%

    • 42.0%

    • 22.2%

    • 12.5%

    • 73.7%

    • 41.2%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
BOS SAS
Total Rebounds 10 11
Offensive Rebounds 2 20
Turnovers 12 18
Fast Break Pts: 12 12
Biggest Lead: 15 2
Points in the Paint: 36 52
BOS SAS
p Garnett   20 Blair   18
rb 2 players   7 Duncan   15
a Rondo   12 Parker   7
s Rondo   3 2 players   2
b Wallace   4 2 players   2
 
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  • 03/31 - BOS @ SAS
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 37:14 2-9 1-4 3-4 +13 0 2 2 0 2 1 3 1 1 8
K. Garnett F 35:13 9-15 0-0 2-2 +13 0 7 7 5 4 2 0 0 0 20
K. Perkins C 31:54 4-7 0-0 1-3 +7 1 6 7 1 2 0 2 2 2 9
R. Allen G 39:58 6-15 0-4 3-3 +4 0 4 4 3 4 0 2 0 0 15
R. Rondo G 36:00 6-11 0-1 0-0 +19 0 6 6 12 4 3 3 1 0 12
R. Wallace   15:51 4-9 2-5 3-5 -3 1 1 2 0 2 0 0 4 1 13
M. Daniels   16:35 3-6 0-0 0-0 -8 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 6
B. Scalabrine   12:47 1-3 0-2 0-0 -6 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
E. House   14:28 1-3 1-2 2-2 -4 0 2 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 5
J. Giddens DNP - Coach's Decision
L. Hudson DNP - Coach's Decision
S. Williams DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 36-78 4-18 14-19   2 30 32 22 20 7 12 8 5 90
  46.2% 22.2% 73.7%   team rebs: 10 total to: 12
San Antonio Spurs (50-32)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
R. Jefferson F 35:10 3-13 0-4 0-1 -8 0 4 4 2 3 2 2 0 1 6
T. Duncan F 32:26 8-17 0-0 0-2 -10 7 8 15 2 1 1 6 2 1 16
A. McDyess C-F 19:39 0-3 0-0 0-0 -14 1 2 3 0 3 1 0 0 1 0
K. Bogans G 12:35 0-1 0-0 0-0 -16 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
T. Parker G 36:19 8-15 0-0 1-4 -9 1 3 4 7 3 0 2 0 3 17
M. Bonner   21:41 1-5 0-3 0-0 +6 3 6 9 1 1 1 1 0 0 2
M. Ginobili   18:18 4-12 2-4 1-2 0 2 1 3 3 1 0 3 0 1 11
G. Hill   13:59 2-4 0-1 5-7 -3 0 1 1 0 3 2 1 0 0 9
M. Finley   11:28 2-4 0-1 0-0 +8 1 2 3 2 2 0 1 1 0 4
D. Blair   21:33 9-11 0-0 0-1 +10 5 6 11 0 2 0 1 2 1 18
R. Mason   16:52 0-3 0-3 0-0 +1 0 1 1 3 3 0 1 0 0 0
T. Ratliff DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 37-88 2-16 7-17   20 35 55 20 23 7 18 5 8 83
  42.0% 12.5% 41.2%   team rebs: 11 total to: 19

inactive

  • Celtics: Allen, Davis, Walker
  • Spurs: Hairston, Haislip, Mahinmi

technical fouls

  • Celtics: --
  • Spurs: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 1
  • Times Tied: 1

arena stats

  • Arena: AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX
  • Officials: #27 Dick Bavetta, #34 Marc Davis, #47 Bennie Adams
  • Attendance: 18581
  • Duration: 2:34
Boston Celtics (25-8) San Antonio Spurs (20-13)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Duncan vs Perkins (Parker gains possession)
  11:39 Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed 
Perkins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:37  
Allen 3pt Shot: Missed  11:22  
  11:21 Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:57
[SAS 2-0]
Duncan Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Perkins Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Duncan (1 ST)  10:33  
  10:28 Jefferson Layup Shot: Missed 
  10:25 Duncan Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  10:25 Duncan Layup Shot: Missed 
Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:24  
Rondo Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:15
[BOS 2-2]
 
  10:01 Parker Jump Shot: Missed Block: Pierce (1 BLK) 
  10:01 Team Rebound 
  09:54
[SAS 4-2]
Jefferson Driving Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Pierce 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS)  09:26
[BOS 5-4]
 
  09:07 Duncan Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Allen Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:52
[BOS 7-4]
 
  08:52 Bogans Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Allen Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  08:52
[BOS 8-4]
 
  08:37 Parker Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Rondo Layup Shot: Missed  08:26  
  08:25 Duncan Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  08:10 Duncan Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Pierce (1 ST) 
Allen Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Rondo (1 AST)  08:06
[BOS 10-4]
 
  07:37 Parker Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  07:37 Parker Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Perkins Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Garnett (1 AST)  07:25
[BOS 12-4]
 
  07:19 Team Timeout : Regular 
  07:09
[SAS 6-12]
Parker Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Duncan (1 AST) 
  06:51 McDyess Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Perkins Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  06:51  
Team Rebound  06:51  
Perkins Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  06:51  
  06:50 Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:37
[SAS 8-12]
Duncan Running Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Allen Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Jefferson (1 ST)  06:20  
  06:18 Jefferson Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed  06:07  
  06:06 Duncan Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  05:57 McDyess Jump Shot: Missed 
Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:55  
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Allen (1 AST)  05:43
[BOS 14-8]
 
  05:26
[SAS 10-14]
Duncan Turnaround Bank shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Garnett Jump Shot: Missed  05:07  
  05:06 Bogans Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:53 Duncan Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Rondo (1 ST) 
Rondo Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Allen (2 AST)  04:49
[BOS 16-10]
 
Perkins Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  04:32  
  04:32 Parker Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:32 Team Rebound 
  04:32 McDyess Substitution replaced by Bonner 
  04:32 Bogans Substitution replaced by Ginobili 
  04:32 Parker Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  04:30 Team Rebound 
  04:23 Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:21 Duncan Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  04:21 Duncan Tip Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:20  
Rondo Jump Shot: Missed  04:14  
  04:12 Duncan Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  03:56 Ginobili 3pt Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:54  
Pierce Jump Shot: Missed  03:45  
  03:43 Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:39
[SAS 12-16]
Jefferson Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Parker (1 AST) 
Pierce Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  03:39  
  03:39 Jefferson Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  03:38  
  03:20 Jefferson Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Perkins Substitution replaced by Wallace  03:20  
Allen Substitution replaced by Daniels  03:20  
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rondo (2 AST)  03:08
[BOS 18-12]
 
  02:51 Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:48 Duncan Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  02:39 Rondo Violation:Defensive Goaltending 
  02:39
[SAS 14-18]
Parker Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Jefferson (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:36  
  02:36 Parker Substitution replaced by Hill 
Daniels Jump Shot: Missed  02:21  
Team Rebound  02:21  
  02:21 Bonner Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Pierce Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Rondo (3 AST)  02:15
[BOS 20-14]
 
Wallace Foul : Personal (1 PF)  01:58  
Garnett Substitution replaced by Scalabrine  01:58  
  01:58 Jefferson Substitution replaced by Finley 
  01:45 Duncan Driving Hook Shot: Missed 
  01:44 Ginobili Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  01:34 Hill Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:32  
Wallace Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  01:22
[BOS 22-14]
 
  01:22 Duncan Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Rondo Substitution replaced by House  01:22  
Wallace Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  01:22
[BOS 23-14]
 
  01:11 Ginobili Jump Shot: Missed 
Scalabrine Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:09  
Pierce Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Hill (1 ST)  01:03  
  00:55.9 Hill 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:53.9 Duncan Rebound (Off:4 Def:3) 
  00:53.9 Duncan Layup Shot: Missed Block: Wallace (1 BLK) 
Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:51.9  
Pierce Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Hill (2 ST)  00:48.3  
House Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF)  00:48.3  
  00:48.3 Hill Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:48.3 Team Rebound 
  00:48.3 Duncan Substitution replaced by Blair 
  00:48.3
[SAS 15-23]
Hill Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Scalabrine 3pt Shot: Missed  00:23.9  
Team Rebound  00:22.0  
Daniels Putback Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  00:22.0
[BOS 25-15]
 
  00:00.9 Ginobili Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
House Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
Boston Celtics (25-8) San Antonio Spurs (20-13)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Scalabrine 3pt Shot: Missed  11:46  
Wallace Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  11:44  
  11:44 Hill Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Wallace Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  11:44  
Team Rebound  11:44  
Wallace Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  11:44
[BOS 26-15]
 
  11:29
[SAS 17-26]
Ginobili Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Finley (1 AST) 
  11:12 Finley Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Wallace Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  11:12  
Team Rebound  11:12  
Pierce Substitution replaced by Allen  11:12  
Wallace Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  11:12
[BOS 27-17]
 
  10:59 Ginobili Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Wallace Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  10:57  
Daniels Layup Shot: Missed  10:51  
  10:50 Blair Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:33 Finley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Daniels Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:31  
Wallace 3pt Shot: Missed  10:15  
  10:13 Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:57
[SAS 19-27]
Blair Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Finley (2 AST) 
Wallace Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  09:32  
  09:30 Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:20 Bonner Layup Shot: Missed 
  09:19 Blair Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  09:19
[SAS 21-27]
Blair Putback Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Allen 3pt Shot: Missed  09:03  
Team Rebound  09:01  
Allen Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS)  08:50
[BOS 29-21]
 
  08:43 Team Timeout : Regular 
  08:37
[SAS 23-29]
Blair Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Ginobili (1 AST) 
Allen Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  08:37  
  08:37 Bonner Substitution replaced by Jefferson 
  08:37 Blair Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
House Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:35  
  08:22 Ginobili Substitution replaced by Bonner 
Daniels Jump Shot: Missed Block: Finley (1 BLK)  08:14  
  08:13 Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  07:53
[SAS 25-29]
Finley Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  07:44 Hill Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
  07:44 Blair Substitution replaced by Duncan 
House 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Allen (3 AST)  07:35
[BOS 32-25]
 
  07:19
[SAS 27-32]
Hill Driving Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Bonner (1 AST) 
House Jump Shot: Missed  07:03  
  07:01 Duncan Rebound (Off:4 Def:4) 
  06:56
[SAS 29-32]
Hill Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Wallace Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  06:56  
Wallace Substitution replaced by Perkins  06:56  
Daniels Substitution replaced by Rondo  06:56  
Scalabrine Substitution replaced by Garnett  06:56  
  06:56 Finley Substitution replaced by Parker 
  06:56 Hill Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
  06:55 Team Rebound 
  06:43 Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed 
Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:42  
Rondo Jump Shot: Missed  06:20  
  06:19 Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  05:54 Duncan Jump Shot: Missed 
Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:53  
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Rondo (4 AST)  05:32
[BOS 34-29]
 
  05:16 Duncan Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:14  
House 3pt Shot: Missed  04:56  
Team Rebound  04:54  
Timeout : Official  04:54  
  04:54 Hill Substitution replaced by Mason 
  04:54 Bonner Substitution replaced by McDyess 
House Substitution replaced by Pierce  04:54  
Allen Jump Shot: Missed  04:48  
  04:47 McDyess Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:35
[SAS 31-34]
Parker Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Garnett Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  04:15  
  04:14 Team Rebound 
Perkins Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF)  04:14  
Rondo Foul : Personal (1 PF)  04:05  
  03:50 McDyess Jump Shot: Missed 
Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  03:49  
Perkins Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Garnett (2 AST)  03:35
[BOS 36-31]
 
  03:35 Mason Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Perkins Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS)  03:35
[BOS 37-31]
 
Rondo Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  03:24  
  03:24 Parker Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:24 Team Rebound 
  03:24
[SAS 32-37]
Parker Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  03:10 Mason Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Allen Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  03:10
[BOS 38-32]
 
Allen Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  03:10
[BOS 39-32]
 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:58  
  02:58 Jefferson Substitution replaced by Ginobili 
  02:50 Mason 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:47 Duncan Rebound (Off:5 Def:4) 
  02:43 Parker Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Perkins Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:41  
  02:24 Ginobili Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  02:24
[BOS 40-32]
 
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  02:24
[BOS 41-32]
 
  02:19 Ginobili Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Rondo Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:McDyess (1 ST)  02:07  
  02:04
[SAS 34-41]
Ginobili Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Perkins Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Rondo (5 AST)  01:57
[BOS 43-34]
 
  01:40 Parker Jump Shot: Missed 
Perkins Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:38  
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Rondo (6 AST)  01:28
[BOS 45-34]
 
  00:59.8 Ginobili Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  00:57.8  
Perkins Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Rondo (7 AST)  00:53.8
[BOS 47-34]
 
  00:32.9
[SAS 37-47]
Ginobili 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Parker (2 AST) 
Garnett Jump Shot: Missed  00:15.9  
  00:14.7 Duncan Rebound (Off:5 Def:5) 
  00:08.9
[SAS 39-47]
Parker Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Ginobili (2 AST) 
Rondo 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Quarter
Boston Celtics (25-8) San Antonio Spurs (20-13)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Rondo (8 AST)  11:46
[BOS 49-39]
 
  11:26 Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed 
Perkins Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  11:25  
  11:15 Parker Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Perkins Jump Shot: Missed Block: Duncan (1 BLK)  11:00  
  10:59 Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Garnett Foul : Personal (1 PF)  10:52  
  10:43 Duncan Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) 
Allen Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Garnett (3 AST)  10:28
[BOS 51-39]
 
  10:12
[SAS 41-51]
Duncan Jump Bank Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Parker (3 AST) 
Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed  09:57  
  09:56 McDyess Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:34 McDyess Jump Shot: Missed Block: Perkins (1 BLK) 
  09:33 McDyess Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  09:32 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Allen 3pt Shot: Missed  09:20  
  09:19 Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  09:03 Duncan Layup Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  09:02  
Pierce Layup Shot: Missed  08:54  
  08:53 Duncan Rebound (Off:5 Def:6) 
  08:49 Duncan Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Rondo (2 ST) 
Pierce Layup Shot: Missed Block: Duncan (2 BLK)  08:46  
  08:44 Duncan Rebound (Off:5 Def:7) 
Rondo Foul : Personal (3 PF)  08:40  
  08:39 Jefferson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Rondo (3 ST) 
Rondo Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS)  08:36
[BOS 53-41]
 
  08:36 Team Timeout : Regular 
  08:22 Duncan Turnover : Bad Pass (6 TO) Steal:Garnett (1 ST) 
Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed  08:10  
  08:09 Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  08:04
[SAS 43-53]
Parker Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Allen Jump Shot: Missed  07:42  
Perkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  07:41  
Allen Pullup Jump shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Perkins (1 AST)  07:34
[BOS 55-43]
 
  07:17 Bogans Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  07:16  
Rondo Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  07:07  
  07:07 Bogans Substitution replaced by Ginobili 
  06:47
[SAS 45-55]
Duncan Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Parker (4 AST) 
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS)  06:26
[BOS 57-45]
 
  06:26 McDyess Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Garnett Free Throw 1 of 1 (13 PTS)  06:26
[BOS 58-45]
 
  06:10
[SAS 47-58]
Duncan Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Parker (5 AST) 
Rondo Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Garnett (4 AST)  05:54
[BOS 60-47]
 
  05:36 Ginobili Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) 
Allen Pullup Jump shot: Made (15 PTS)  05:12
[BOS 62-47]
 
  04:58
[SAS 49-62]
Duncan Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Parker (6 AST) 
  04:43 McDyess Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
  04:43 McDyess Substitution replaced by Blair 
Perkins Jump Shot: Missed  04:36  
  04:35 Ginobili Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Garnett Foul : Personal (2 PF)  04:35  
  04:35 Jefferson Substitution replaced by Finley 
  04:16
[SAS 51-62]
Duncan Driving Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Garnett Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Rondo (9 AST)  04:03
[BOS 64-51]
 
  03:44 Finley Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
  03:42 Finley Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  03:38
[SAS 54-64]
Ginobili 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Parker (7 AST) 
Pierce Turnover : Traveling (3 TO)  03:25  
Pierce Substitution replaced by Daniels  03:25  
  03:25 Parker Substitution replaced by Hill 
  03:10 Ginobili 3pt Shot: Missed 
Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  03:09  
Daniels Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rondo (10 AST)  03:04
[BOS 66-54]
 
  02:56 Ginobili Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Garnett (2 ST) 
Allen 3pt Shot: Missed  02:48  
  02:47 Finley Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Garnett Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  02:35  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:35  
  02:35
[SAS 55-66]
Hill Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  02:35
[SAS 56-66]
Hill Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Garnett Jump Shot: Missed  02:18  
  02:17 Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Daniels Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF)  02:14  
  02:14 Duncan Substitution replaced by Bonner 
Perkins Substitution replaced by Wallace  02:14  
  02:14
[SAS 57-66]
Hill Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  02:14
[SAS 58-66]
Hill Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Rondo Layup Shot: Missed  01:57  
  01:56 Finley Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  01:48
[SAS 60-66]
Finley Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Garnett Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Rondo (11 AST)  01:40
[BOS 68-60]
 
  01:40 Finley Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Garnett Free Throw 1 of 1 (18 PTS)  01:40
[BOS 69-60]
 
  01:24
[SAS 62-69]
Blair Reverse Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Ginobili (3 AST) 
Wallace Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS)  01:09
[BOS 71-62]
 
  00:55.9 Ginobili Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:54.4 Blair Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  00:52.9 Blair Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:50.9 Ginobili Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  00:47.9 Ginobili Layup Shot: Missed Block: Wallace (2 BLK) 
  00:47.8 Blair Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  00:47.8 Hill Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Rondo Substitution replaced by House  00:47.8  
Garnett Substitution replaced by Scalabrine  00:47.8  
House Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  00:29.8  
Allen Foul : Personal (2 PF)  00:11.0  
  00:11.0 Ginobili Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:11.0 Team Rebound 
Daniels Substitution replaced by Rondo  00:11.0  
  00:11.0 Finley Substitution replaced by Bogans 
  00:11.0 Bonner Substitution replaced by Jefferson 
  00:11.0
[SAS 63-71]
Ginobili Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Wallace 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Rondo (12 AST)  00:02.0
[BOS 74-63]
 
  00:00.0 Instant Replay - Support Ruling 
End of 3rd Quarter
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  11:38
[SAS 65-74]
Blair Reverse Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Allen Foul : Offensive (3 PF)  11:24  
Allen Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  11:24  
  11:24 Hill Substitution replaced by Parker 
  11:08 Jefferson Running Bank shot: Missed 
  11:07 Blair Rebound (Off:4 Def:1) 
  10:57 Blair Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  10:57 Blair Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Allen Substitution replaced by Pierce  10:57  
Wallace Jump Shot: Missed Block: Blair (1 BLK)  10:35  
Team Rebound  10:35  
Scalabrine Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Daniels (1 AST)  10:31
[BOS 76-65]
 
  10:15 Jefferson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Wallace (3 BLK) 
  10:13 Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  10:09
[SAS 67-76]
Bonner Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Wallace 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS)  09:56
[BOS 79-67]
 
  09:35
[SAS 69-79]
Parker Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Mason (1 AST) 
  09:25 Jefferson Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Daniels Step Back Jump shot: Made (6 PTS)  09:10
[BOS 81-69]
 
  08:58 Mason Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO) 
Timeout : Official  08:58  
Scalabrine Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Bonner (1 ST)  08:56  
  08:53 Bonner Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:House (1 ST) 
  08:43 Jefferson Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Pierce Pullup Jump shot: Missed  08:34  
  08:33 Blair Rebound (Off:4 Def:2) 
  08:23 Blair Layup Shot: Missed Block: Wallace (4 BLK) 
  08:22 Team Rebound 
  08:11
[SAS 71-81]
Parker Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Wallace 3pt Shot: Missed  07:52  
  07:51 Blair Rebound (Off:4 Def:3) 
  07:37 Parker Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:36 Bonner Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  07:29
[SAS 73-81]
Parker Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Jefferson (2 AST) 
Wallace 3pt Shot: Missed  07:13  
  07:12 Bonner Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  07:03
[SAS 75-81]
Blair Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Mason (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:03  
Scalabrine Substitution replaced by Allen  07:03  
House Substitution replaced by Garnett  07:03  
Daniels Substitution replaced by Rondo  07:03  
Allen Running Jump Shot: Missed  06:47  
  06:47 Blair Rebound (Off:4 Def:4) 
Allen Foul : Loose Ball (4 PF)  06:47  
Wallace Substitution replaced by Perkins  06:47  
  06:35 Parker Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:33 Bonner Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  06:25 Mason 3pt Shot: Missed 
Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:24  
Rondo Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Garnett (5 AST)  06:14
[BOS 83-75]
 
  05:53
[SAS 77-83]
Blair Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Mason (3 AST) 
Garnett Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (20 PTS)  05:28
[BOS 85-77]
 
  05:07 Parker Layup Shot: Missed Block: Perkins (2 BLK) 
Perkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  05:05  
Allen Jump Bank Shot: Missed  04:57  
  04:56 Bonner Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
  04:43
[SAS 79-85]
Blair Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Garnett Jump Shot: Missed  04:20  
  04:19 Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  03:59 Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  03:59  
  03:59 Blair Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
  03:59 Bonner Substitution replaced by Duncan 
Rondo Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO)  03:49  
Rondo Foul : Personal (4 PF)  03:30  
  03:30 Team Timeout : Regular 
  03:27 Jefferson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:26 Duncan Rebound (Off:6 Def:7) 
Garnett Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  03:20  
  03:20 Duncan Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:20 Team Rebound 
  03:20 Duncan Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Perkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  03:18  
Jump Ball Jefferson vs Perkins (Mason gains possession)  03:17  
Perkins Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Jefferson (2 ST)  03:17  
  02:51 Jefferson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:50 Duncan Rebound (Off:7 Def:7) 
  02:48 Duncan Layup Shot: Missed 
  02:47 Blair Rebound (Off:5 Def:4) 
  02:47
[SAS 81-85]
Blair Tip Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Allen Layup Shot: Missed  02:27  
  02:26 Mason Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:16 Mason 3pt Shot: Missed 
Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  02:15  
Rondo Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS)  02:00
[BOS 87-81]
 
  02:00 Team Timeout : Regular 
Pierce Foul : Personal (2 PF)  01:50  
  01:35 Duncan Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed 
Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  01:34  
Perkins Jump Shot: Missed Block: Blair (2 BLK)  01:12  
  01:11 Duncan Rebound (Off:7 Def:8) 
  00:57.6
[SAS 83-87]
Jefferson Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Duncan (2 AST) 
Garnett Jump Shot: Missed  00:33.7  
  00:31.8 Blair Rebound (Off:5 Def:5) 
  00:26.3 Parker Layup Shot: Missed Block: Rondo (1 BLK) 
Team Rebound  00:26.3  
  00:18.3 Mason Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:18.3  
  00:18.3 Duncan Substitution replaced by Bogans 
  00:18.3 Jefferson Substitution replaced by Hill 
Perkins Substitution replaced by House  00:18.3  
  00:16.3 Hill Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  00:16.3
[BOS 88-83]
 
  00:16.3 Bogans Substitution replaced by Duncan 
House Substitution replaced by Perkins  00:16.3  
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:16.3  
  00:15.4 Blair Rebound (Off:5 Def:6) 
  00:15.4 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:15.4 Hill Substitution replaced by Finley 
  00:15.4 Mason Substitution replaced by Ginobili 
  00:15.4 Blair Substitution replaced by Bonner 
  00:12.9 Finley Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:12.9  
  00:12.9 Duncan Substitution replaced by Hill 
  00:12.9 Bonner Substitution replaced by Bogans 
  00:12.9 Ginobili Substitution replaced by Mason 
  00:12.9 Finley Substitution replaced by Blair 
Perkins Substitution replaced by House  00:12.9  
  00:11.6 Parker Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
House Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  00:11.6
[BOS 89-83]
 
  00:11.6 Blair Substitution replaced by Bonner 
  00:11.6 Bogans Substitution replaced by Jefferson 
House Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  00:11.6
[BOS 90-83]
 
  00:04.9 Jefferson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:03.9 Parker Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  00:00.3 Jefferson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
country channel time
usa TNT National 8:00 pm ET
canada TSN national 8:00 pm ET
 
standings
w
l
l10
h
a
BOS
1st Atlantic
50
32
3-7
24-17
26-15
SAS
2nd Southwest
50
32
6-4
29-12
21-20
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
BOS
Pierce 24.3
Garnett 8.8
Rondo 11.8
Perkins 2.3
Rondo 2.4
SAS
Duncan 20.3
Duncan 10.5
Ginobili 7.5
Duncan 2.8
Ginobili 3.0

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