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Garnett-less Celtics rally in second half to beat Pacers


By Couper Moorhead, for NBA.com
Posted Tuesday December 22, 2009 11:37PM

BOSTON (NBA.com exclusive) -- The Boston Celtics managed to do pretty well without Kevin Garnett last season, lasting until a Game 7 with NBA Finals-bound Orlando. But when Garnett became a surprise scratch just before tipoff Tuesday against the Indiana Pacers, the Celtics had never appeared to miss him more.

Much of which, surely, had to do with Garnett's absence, and the insertion of Rasheed Wallace into the starting lineup, not being announced until just before the team took the court.

"We were wondering why Kevin wasn't putting his uniform on," Paul Pierce said.

Sans KG, Boston's defense was a shadow of itself for the first two quarters as Indiana took a 15-point lead at the half, but thanks to a flood of energy from Kendrick Perkins and a strong fourth quarter from Paul Pierce, the Celtics managed to pull out a 103-94 victory at TD Garden.

"You're talking about a guy who we play our offense through, our leader on defense," Pierce said of Garnett. "It took us a half to realize that Kevin wasn't going to be out there."

The Pacers burst of the gate to take a 13-point lead with 2:41 left in the first, assisting on seven of their first eight baskets while the Celtics were routinely out of defensive position. Some damage control from Rasheed Wallace closed the deficit to seven by the end of the quarter, though it proved a fruitless effort as Indiana re-extended the lead with little resistance.

When a team scores 57 points in a half on the Celtics, most guesses would be that the opponent shot somewhere north of 50 percent. But Indiana merely hit at 46 percent, getting most of their points beyond the arc where they shot 7-for-15.

"Basically all I told them at halftime was that our defense was awful and our effort was awful," Doc Rivers said.

Taking care of effort first, Perkins sent a current of electricity through Boston's defense in the third, sparking its 35-point quarter, while chipping in 13 points of his own as part of a 19-point, eight-rebound performance that the Celtics likely would have lost, and been lost, without.

Boston's resurrection began in earnest midway through the third, when Roy Hibbert fumbled the ball near the arc as the shot clock winded down. Rajon Rondo came up with possession and fired a bullet to Ray Allen for a three in transition, shrinking the lead to four. Minutes later, Allen hit from the exact same spot to give Boston its first lead of the game, 67-66.

"They gave it to us and we weren't able to respond," Troy Murphy said.

Yet even with all momentum shifting in Boston's favor, Indiana, short their own All-Star in Danny Granger, didn't fold. Creating matchup problems left and right, Murphy poured in 24 points (nine in the fourth) and snagged 18 boards to maintain suspense, but the Pacers lacked a closer to match Pierce's 14 fourth-quarter points.

Through three quarters, Pierce was 0-for-8 from the field with just seven points off free throws -- at that point just the 27th player to do so in at least 30 minutes since 1986-87 -- before unleashing a flurry of buckets that sealed the game.

"I felt like the shots I was getting were good shots," Pierce said. "I thought something was wrong with the rim."

Pacers
Celtics
     
    • 44.6%

    • 38.0%

    • 47.6%

    • 30.0%

    • 75.0%

    • 92.5%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
IND BOS
Total Rebounds 9 8
Offensive Rebounds 9 11
Turnovers 19 10
Fast Break Pts: 19 17
Biggest Lead: 15 9
Points in the Paint: 28 26
IND BOS
p Murphy   24 Allen   23
rb Murphy   18 Wallace   13
a Jones   8 Rondo   9
s Rush   2 Rondo   6
b Hibbert   6 Perkins   4
 
  • 12/19 - IND @ BOS
  • 12/28 - BOS @ IND
  • 03/16 - IND @ BOS
  • 03/28 - BOS @ IND
Indiana Pacers (32-50)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
M. Dunleavy F-G 19:19 2-5 1-2 1-2 +2 1 2 3 1 3 0 2 0 0 6
T. Murphy F-C 39:12 9-17 2-5 4-4 -6 3 15 18 2 3 0 0 0 0 24
R. Hibbert C 33:14 2-8 0-0 2-4 -9 2 1 3 0 5 0 3 6 2 6
D. Jones F-G 35:00 2-8 0-0 4-5 -2 1 0 1 8 4 1 3 0 3 8
E. Watson G 36:19 6-13 3-7 3-4 -4 1 6 7 6 3 1 5 0 2 18
B. Rush   22:11 5-7 4-4 1-2 -15 0 2 2 1 1 2 1 0 0 15
T. Hansbrough   19:45 1-4 0-0 0-0 +4 1 4 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 2
S. Jones   03:25 1-1 0-0 0-0 -5 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 2
T. Ford   11:59 2-2 0-0 2-2 -5 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 6
L. Head   19:36 3-9 0-3 1-1 -5 0 3 3 2 2 0 3 0 0 7
J. McRoberts DNP - Coach's Decision
A. Price DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 33-74 10-21 18-24   9 33 42 23 25 5 19 6 7 94
  44.6% 47.6% 75.0%   team rebs: 9 total to: 22
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 39:43 4-15 1-2 12-13 +8 1 5 6 1 2 5 2 0 1 21
R. Wallace F-C 36:22 3-8 1-4 2-2 +11 3 10 13 3 5 3 0 1 0 9
K. Perkins C 36:23 6-11 0-0 7-8 +6 4 4 8 2 2 0 5 4 4 19
R. Allen G 39:30 6-14 2-8 9-9 +6 2 5 7 3 3 1 1 1 0 23
R. Rondo G 40:55 5-14 0-0 5-6 +7 0 1 1 9 4 6 2 1 1 15
B. Scalabrine   22:27 0-5 0-2 2-2 -2 1 2 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 2
T. Allen   10:38 2-5 0-1 0-0 +4 0 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 4
E. House   14:02 4-7 2-3 0-0 +5 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 10
K. Garnett DND - Right Thigh Bruise
J. Giddens DNP - Coach's Decision
L. Hudson DNP - Coach's Decision
S. Williams DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 30-79 6-20 37-40   11 29 40 21 21 15 10 7 6 103
  38.0% 30.0% 92.5%   team rebs: 8 total to: 12

inactive

  • Pacers: Diener, Foster, Granger
  • Celtics: Daniels, Davis, Walker

technical fouls

  • Pacers: Ford
  • Celtics: Perkins

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 5
  • Times Tied: 6

arena stats

  • Arena: TD Garden, Boston, MA
  • Officials: #24 Mike Callahan, #19 James Capers, #50 Olandis Poole
  • Attendance: 18624
  • Duration: 2:21
Indiana Pacers (10-24) Boston Celtics (25-8)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Perkins vs Hibbert (Jones gains possession)
Hibbert Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Rondo (1 ST)  11:37  
  11:30 Rondo Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Jones (1 ST) 
  11:27 Allen Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Jones Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  11:27
[IND 1-0]
 
Jones Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  11:27
[IND 2-0]
 
  11:16 Allen Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Dunleavy Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Pierce (1 ST)  11:11  
  11:04 Rondo Layup Shot: Missed Block: Hibbert (1 BLK) 
Murphy Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:02  
Murphy 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Jones (1 AST)  10:54
[IND 5-0]
 
  10:34 Allen 3pt Shot: Missed 
Murphy Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:33  
Hibbert Jump Shot: Missed  10:19  
  10:18 Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Dunleavy Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  10:13  
  10:13
[BOS 1-5]
Allen Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  10:13
[BOS 2-5]
Allen Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Watson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Jones (2 AST)  09:51
[IND 8-2]
 
  09:32
[BOS 4-8]
Perkins Slam Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rondo (1 AST) 
Murphy Jump Shot: Missed  09:18  
  09:17 Perkins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:12
[BOS 6-8]
Rondo Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Dunleavy Layup Shot: Missed  08:53  
  08:51 Perkins Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:42 Allen 3pt Shot: Missed 
Watson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:41  
  08:36 Rondo Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Watson Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  08:36
[IND 9-6]
 
Watson Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  08:36
[IND 10-6]
 
  08:23 Pierce Jump Shot: Missed 
Dunleavy Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:21  
Watson Layup Shot: Missed  08:13  
  08:12 Wallace Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:54 Perkins Layup Shot: Missed Block: Hibbert (2 BLK) 
Watson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:53  
Murphy 3pt Shot: Missed  07:47  
  07:45 Wallace Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:38 Pierce Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Watson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Allen (1 BLK)  07:24  
Team Rebound  07:23  
Dunleavy 3pt Shot: Missed  07:13  
Team Rebound  07:12  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  07:12  
  06:55 Perkins Layup Shot: Missed Block: Hibbert (3 BLK) 
Hibbert Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:53  
Watson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Rondo (2 ST)  06:51  
Hibbert Foul : Personal (1 PF)  06:50  
  06:41 Pierce Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Murphy Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:40  
Dunleavy Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Jones (3 AST)  06:34
[IND 12-6]
 
  06:34 Wallace Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Dunleavy Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  06:34
[IND 13-6]
 
  06:22 Hibbert Violation:Kicked Ball 
  06:17 Pierce Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Watson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:16  
Watson Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  06:08  
  05:53
[BOS 8-13]
Allen Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Wallace (1 AST) 
Dunleavy 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Jones (4 AST)  05:37
[IND 16-8]
 
  05:20 Allen Jump Shot: Missed 
Murphy Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  05:19  
Watson Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Jones (5 AST)  05:10
[IND 18-8]
 
  05:03 Team Timeout : Regular 
  04:50 Rondo Jump Shot: Missed 
Dunleavy Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:48  
Watson 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Murphy (1 AST)  04:37
[IND 21-8]
 
Hibbert Foul : Defense 3 Second (1 PF)  04:25  
  04:25 Perkins Substitution replaced by Scalabrine 
  04:25
[BOS 9-21]
Allen Free Throw Technical (5 PTS) 
Watson Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  04:14  
  04:14
[BOS 10-21]
Scalabrine Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Dunleavy Substitution replaced by Rush  04:14  
Murphy Substitution replaced by Hansbrough  04:14  
  04:14
[BOS 11-21]
Scalabrine Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Hibbert Hook Shot: Missed  04:01  
Hibbert Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  03:58  
Rush 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Watson (1 AST)  03:51
[IND 24-11]
 
  03:31
[BOS 13-24]
Rondo Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Wallace (2 AST) 
Watson Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  03:13
[IND 26-13]
 
  03:02 Scalabrine 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hansbrough Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:00  
Hibbert Jump Shot: Missed Block: Wallace (1 BLK)  02:45  
  02:43 Wallace Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Jones Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  02:41  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:41  
  02:41 Allen Substitution replaced by Allen 
Hibbert Substitution replaced by Jones  02:41  
Watson Substitution replaced by Ford  02:41  
Jones Substitution replaced by Head  02:41  
  02:41 Rondo Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:41 Team Rebound 
  02:41
[BOS 14-26]
Rondo Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Ford Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Jones (1 AST)  02:17
[IND 28-14]
 
  01:53 Pierce Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:52 Pierce Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  01:41 Rondo Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Jones (1 ST) 
Ford Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Wallace (1 ST)  01:16  
  01:11
[BOS 16-28]
Allen Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rondo (2 AST) 
Head 3pt Shot: Missed  00:56.9  
  00:55.3 Wallace Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  00:47.8
[BOS 19-28]
Wallace 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Rondo (3 AST) 
Hansbrough Jump Shot: Missed  00:34.9  
  00:33.6 Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Ford Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  00:24.7  
  00:24.7
[BOS 20-28]
Wallace Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  00:24.7 Rondo Substitution replaced by House 
  00:24.7
[BOS 21-28]
Wallace Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  00:08.6 Allen Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Rush Jump Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
Indiana Pacers (10-24) Boston Celtics (25-8)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Jones Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  11:48  
  11:48
[BOS 22-28]
Perkins Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  11:48
[BOS 23-28]
Perkins Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Jones Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Ford (1 AST)  11:33
[IND 30-23]
 
  11:17 Pierce Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
  11:16 Team Rebound 
Jones Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF)  11:16  
Hansbrough Substitution replaced by Murphy  11:16  
Jones Substitution replaced by Hibbert  11:16  
  11:11 Pierce Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Head Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:10  
  11:07 House Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Ford Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  11:07
[IND 31-23]
 
Ford Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  11:07
[IND 32-23]
 
  10:54 Pierce Substitution replaced by Allen 
  10:43 Allen 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  10:41  
Murphy Tip Shot: Missed  10:27  
  10:25 Scalabrine Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:19 Perkins Jump Shot: Missed 
Murphy Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  10:18  
Head Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:10
[IND 34-23]
 
  09:48
[BOS 26-34]
House 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Scalabrine (1 AST) 
Ford Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  09:28
[IND 36-26]
 
  09:11
[BOS 28-36]
House Pullup Jump shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Perkins (1 AST) 
Hibbert Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  08:57  
  08:57 Timeout : Official 
Head Substitution replaced by Jones  08:57  
  08:41 Scalabrine Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:39 Perkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  08:37 Perkins Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Rush (1 ST) 
Rush 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Jones (6 AST)  08:30
[IND 39-28]
 
  08:04
[BOS 30-39]
Allen Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: House (1 AST) 
Murphy 3pt Shot: Missed  07:51  
  07:49 Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:38
[BOS 32-39]
House Jump Bank Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Scalabrine (2 AST) 
Jones Jump Shot: Missed Block: Perkins (1 BLK)  07:22  
Team Rebound  07:22  
Ford Substitution replaced by Watson  07:22  
  07:21 Allen Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Rush Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  07:21
[IND 40-32]
 
Rush Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  07:21  
  07:21 Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Hibbert Foul : Defense 3 Second (1 PF)  07:11  
  07:11
[BOS 33-40]
Allen Free Throw Technical (6 PTS) 
Rush Substitution replaced by Dunleavy  07:11  
  07:02
[BOS 36-40]
House 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Allen (1 AST) 
  06:40 House Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Instant Replay - Overturn Ruling  06:40  
Watson Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  06:40
[IND 41-36]
 
Watson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  06:40  
  06:38 Perkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  06:24 Allen Layup Shot: Missed 
  06:23 Perkins Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
Dunleavy Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  06:23  
Hibbert Substitution replaced by Hansbrough  06:23  
  06:23
[BOS 37-41]
Perkins Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  06:23
[BOS 38-41]
Perkins Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Jones Jump Shot: Missed  06:09  
Murphy Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  06:08  
Watson Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS)  05:50
[IND 43-38]
 
  05:32 Allen Layup Shot: Missed 
Hansbrough Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:31  
Team Timeout : Regular  05:20  
  05:20 Allen Substitution replaced by Pierce 
  05:20 House Substitution replaced by Rondo 
Watson 3pt Shot: Missed  05:09  
  05:08 Team Rebound 
  04:50 Perkins Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Watson (1 ST) 
Jones Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  04:47
[IND 45-38]
 
  04:47 Rondo Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
  04:47 Perkins Substitution replaced by Wallace 
Jones Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  04:47  
  04:47 Scalabrine Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:29 Wallace Jump Shot: Missed 
Murphy Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  04:28  
Hansbrough Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Dunleavy (1 AST)  04:12
[IND 47-38]
 
  03:53 Wallace 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:51 Scalabrine Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  03:49 Scalabrine Tip Shot: Missed 
Murphy Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  03:48  
Watson 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Jones (7 AST)  03:37
[IND 50-38]
 
  03:15 Rondo Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:14 Wallace Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  03:14 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Jones Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Pierce (2 ST)  02:56  
  02:45 Scalabrine 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:44 Wallace Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  02:34
[BOS 40-50]
Allen Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Jones Layup Shot: Missed  02:25  
Hansbrough Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  02:24  
Hansbrough Tip Shot: Missed  02:24  
Murphy Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  02:23  
  02:22 Wallace Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
  02:22 Team Timeout : Regular 
Dunleavy Substitution replaced by Head  02:22  
Murphy Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  02:22
[IND 51-40]
 
Murphy Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  02:22
[IND 52-40]
 
  01:59 Rondo Jump Shot: Missed 
Murphy Rebound (Off:2 Def:8)  01:58  
Murphy 3pt Shot: Missed  01:48  
  01:47 Pierce Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Murphy Foul : Personal (1 PF)  01:35  
  01:35 Allen Substitution replaced by Allen 
Jones Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  01:28  
  01:28
[BOS 41-52]
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  01:28
[BOS 42-52]
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Murphy Running Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Watson (2 AST)  01:14
[IND 54-42]
 
  01:00 Allen 3pt Shot: Missed 
Head Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:59.9  
Head 3pt Shot: Missed  00:45.9  
  00:44.9 Pierce Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  00:38.9 Pierce Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Hansbrough Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  00:37.9  
Head Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  00:26.1
[IND 56-42]
 
  00:26.1 Allen Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Head Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS)  00:26.1
[IND 57-42]
 
  00:18.0 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:18.0 Scalabrine Substitution replaced by Allen 
  00:18.0 Allen Substitution replaced by House 
Hansbrough Substitution replaced by Ford  00:18.0  
  00:02.9 Allen Jump Shot: Missed 
Watson Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  00:00.9  
Watson 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Quarter
Indiana Pacers (10-24) Boston Celtics (25-8)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:42 Rondo Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:40 Allen Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  11:29
[BOS 44-57]
Allen Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Perkins (2 AST) 
Murphy Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS)  11:12
[IND 59-44]
 
Hibbert Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  10:57  
  10:57
[BOS 45-59]
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  10:57
[BOS 46-59]
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Watson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Rondo (1 BLK)  10:34  
Watson Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  10:33  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  10:32  
  10:10
[BOS 48-59]
Rondo Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
  09:54 Allen Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Murphy Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  09:54
[IND 60-48]
 
Murphy Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  09:54
[IND 61-48]
 
  09:40
[BOS 50-61]
Perkins Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Rondo (4 AST) 
  09:29 Pierce Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Hibbert Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  09:29
[IND 62-50]
 
Hibbert Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  09:29  
  09:29 Wallace Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  09:11
[BOS 52-62]
Perkins Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Allen (2 AST) 
Jones Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Pierce (3 ST)  08:52  
  08:46 Wallace Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:45 Perkins Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  08:42
[BOS 54-62]
Perkins Putback Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:42  
Murphy Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS)  08:21
[IND 64-54]
 
  08:07 Perkins Turnover : Traveling (3 TO) 
Murphy Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Watson (3 AST)  08:00
[IND 66-54]
 
  07:34
[BOS 56-66]
Rondo Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Murphy Layup Shot: Missed  07:16  
  07:15 Allen Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Dunleavy Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  07:11  
  07:11
[BOS 57-66]
Allen Free Throw 1 of 3 (11 PTS) 
  07:11
[BOS 58-66]
Allen Free Throw 2 of 3 (12 PTS) 
  07:11
[BOS 59-66]
Allen Free Throw 3 of 3 (13 PTS) 
  07:02 Pierce Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Hibbert Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Rondo (3 ST)  06:47  
  06:41
[BOS 62-66]
Allen 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Rondo (5 AST) 
Hibbert Layup Shot: Missed Block: Perkins (2 BLK)  06:22  
Dunleavy Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  06:17  
Dunleavy Layup Shot: Missed  06:16  
  06:15 Pierce Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  06:08 Wallace 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:05 Allen Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  06:01 Rondo Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:00 Perkins Rebound (Off:4 Def:3) 
Hibbert Foul : Personal (3 PF)  05:58  
  05:58 Perkins Technical 
Dunleavy Free Throw Technical Missed  05:58  
  05:58 Team Rebound 
  05:48 Rondo Jump Shot: Missed 
Murphy Rebound (Off:2 Def:9)  05:47  
Murphy Jump Shot: Missed  05:39  
  05:38 Allen Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  05:33 Perkins Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  05:33 Perkins Turnover : Foul (4 TO) 
Dunleavy Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Wallace (2 ST)  05:18  
Murphy Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  05:16  
  05:16
[BOS 63-66]
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Hibbert Substitution replaced by Hansbrough  05:16  
Dunleavy Substitution replaced by Rush  05:16  
  05:16
[BOS 64-66]
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Jones Foul : Offensive (3 PF)  05:03  
Jones Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  05:03  
  04:45
[BOS 67-66]
Allen 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Rondo (6 AST) 
Watson 3pt Shot: Missed  04:30  
  04:28 Wallace Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  04:20 Rondo Layup Shot: Missed 
Murphy Rebound (Off:2 Def:10)  04:20  
  04:19 Rondo Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Rush 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Jones (8 AST)  04:05
[IND 69-67]
 
Murphy Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  03:50  
  03:50
[BOS 68-69]
Perkins Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Murphy Substitution replaced by Hibbert  03:50  
Jones Substitution replaced by Head  03:50  
  03:50
[BOS 69-69]
Perkins Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Perkins Violation:Defensive Goaltending  03:29  
Hibbert Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Watson (4 AST)  03:29
[IND 71-69]
 
  03:17
[BOS 71-71]
Perkins Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Allen (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  03:15  
Head Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Rondo (4 ST)  02:59  
  02:55
[BOS 73-71]
Wallace Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Rondo (7 AST) 
  02:48 Wallace Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
  02:48 Team Timeout : Regular 
Watson Substitution replaced by Ford  02:48  
Hibbert Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:48  
Team Rebound  02:48  
Hibbert Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  02:48
[IND 72-73]
 
Hibbert Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  02:34  
  02:34
[BOS 74-72]
Perkins Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS) 
  02:34 Perkins Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Rush Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:34  
Hansbrough Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  02:16  
  02:15 Pierce Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  02:07 Wallace 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  02:06  
Rush Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Hansbrough (1 AST)  01:43
[IND 74-74]
 
  01:20 Pierce Layup Shot: Missed Block: Hibbert (4 BLK) 
Head Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:18  
Rush 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Head (1 AST)  01:13
[IND 77-74]
 
  00:57.8
[BOS 76-77]
Perkins Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Rondo (8 AST) 
Hibbert Jump Shot: Missed  00:45.9  
  00:43.9 Wallace Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
  00:34.9 Allen 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hansbrough Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  00:33.4  
Ford Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  00:11.4  
  00:11.4 Perkins Substitution replaced by Scalabrine 
  00:11.4 Wallace Substitution replaced by House 
Hansbrough Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  00:00.8  
  00:00.8
[BOS 77-77]
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  00:00.8 Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Rush Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:00.8  
End of 3rd Quarter
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Head Jump Shot: Missed  11:43  
  11:42 Wallace Rebound (Off:2 Def:8) 
  11:36 Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed 
Murphy Rebound (Off:2 Def:11)  11:34  
Rush Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Wallace (3 ST)  11:19  
  11:13
[BOS 79-77]
Rondo Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Head Jump Shot: Missed  10:59  
  10:58 Wallace Rebound (Off:2 Def:9) 
  10:51 Rondo Jump Shot: Missed 
Murphy Rebound (Off:2 Def:12)  10:50  
Head Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Murphy (2 AST)  10:45
[IND 79-79]
 
  10:27 Pierce Layup Shot: Missed 
  10:26 Team Rebound 
Ford Technical  10:26  
  10:26
[BOS 80-79]
Pierce Free Throw Technical (8 PTS) 
Ford Substitution replaced by Watson  10:26  
  10:19
[BOS 82-79]
Wallace Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Pierce (1 AST) 
  10:05 Wallace Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
  10:05 Wallace Substitution replaced by Perkins 
Watson Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Pierce (4 ST)  09:59  
  09:47 House Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Murphy Rebound (Off:2 Def:13)  09:46  
Rush Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  09:37  
Murphy Rebound (Off:3 Def:13)  09:36  
  09:28 Scalabrine Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Murphy Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Rush (1 AST)  09:21
[IND 81-82]
 
  09:01
[BOS 84-81]
Pierce Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Head Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Rondo (5 ST)  08:47  
  08:40 House 3pt Shot: Missed 
Murphy Rebound (Off:3 Def:14)  08:39  
Team Timeout : Regular  08:34  
Hansbrough Substitution replaced by Hibbert  08:34  
  08:34 Pierce Substitution replaced by Allen 
Rush Substitution replaced by Jones  08:34  
Hibbert Layup Shot: Missed  08:17  
  08:15 Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:51 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Watson Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Allen (1 ST)  07:41  
Jones Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  07:39  
  07:39
[BOS 85-81]
Allen Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS) 
  07:39
[BOS 86-81]
Allen Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS) 
Murphy Jump Shot: Missed  07:19  
Hibbert Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  07:17  
Murphy Jump Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Head (2 AST)  07:10
[IND 83-86]
 
  06:51 Scalabrine Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Murphy Rebound (Off:3 Def:15)  06:50  
Murphy 3pt Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Watson (5 AST)  06:41
[IND 86-86]
 
  06:40 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:25 House Jump Shot: Missed 
Watson Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  06:24  
Head 3pt Shot: Missed  06:11  
  06:10 Perkins Rebound (Off:4 Def:4) 
  05:52 Allen 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:51 Team Rebound 
Head Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF)  05:51  
  05:51 House Substitution replaced by Pierce 
  05:51 Scalabrine Substitution replaced by Wallace 
  05:42 Perkins Jump Shot: Missed Block: Hibbert (5 BLK) 
  05:41 Team Rebound 
  05:29 Allen 3pt Shot: Missed 
Watson Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  05:28  
Head Jump Shot: Missed  05:07  
  05:06 Wallace Rebound (Off:2 Def:10) 
  04:51
[BOS 88-86]
Pierce Step Back Jump shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Head Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Pierce (5 ST)  04:28  
Head Foul : Personal (2 PF)  04:26  
Head Substitution replaced by Rush  04:26  
Hibbert Foul : Shooting (5 PF)  04:16  
  04:16
[BOS 89-86]
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  04:16
[BOS 90-86]
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Jones Layup Shot: Missed Block: Perkins (3 BLK)  03:55  
Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  03:54  
Jones Jump Shot: Missed Block: Perkins (4 BLK)  03:53  
Team Rebound  03:52  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  03:52  
  03:43 Pierce Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:42 Team Rebound 
  03:38 Perkins Jump Shot: Missed Block: Hibbert (6 BLK) 
  03:37 Wallace Rebound (Off:3 Def:10) 
  03:33
[BOS 93-86]
Pierce 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Wallace (3 AST) 
Jump Ball Allen vs Rush  03:24  
  03:13 Rondo Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
Hibbert Hook Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Watson (6 AST)  02:58
[IND 88-93]
 
  02:41 Perkins Foul : Offensive (2 PF) 
  02:41 Perkins Turnover : Foul (5 TO) 
Timeout : Official  02:41  
Murphy Running Bank Hook Shot: Made (24 PTS)  02:26
[IND 90-93]
 
  02:06
[BOS 95-90]
Allen Jump Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Rondo (9 AST) 
Watson 3pt Shot: Missed  01:44  
  01:43 Allen Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
Watson Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  01:22  
  01:22
[BOS 96-90]
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS) 
  01:22
[BOS 97-90]
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS) 
Jones Jump Shot: Missed  01:09  
  01:07 Pierce Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  00:57.2
[BOS 99-90]
Pierce Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (21 PTS) 
Jones Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  00:51.1
[IND 92-99]
 
  00:31.8 Pierce Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Rush (2 ST) 
  00:28.6 Wallace Foul : Shooting (5 PF) 
Jones Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  00:28.6
[IND 93-99]
 
Hibbert Substitution replaced by Head  00:28.6  
  00:28.6 Perkins Substitution replaced by House 
Jones Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  00:28.6
[IND 94-99]
 
Watson Foul : Personal (3 PF)  00:22.9  
  00:22.9
[BOS 100-94]
Rondo Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  00:22.9 House Substitution replaced by Perkins 
Head Substitution replaced by Hibbert  00:22.9  
  00:22.9
[BOS 101-94]
Rondo Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:22.9  
Watson Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Rondo (6 ST)  00:14.1  
Rush Foul : Clear Path (1 PF)  00:12.9  
  00:12.9
[BOS 102-94]
Rondo Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  00:12.9
[BOS 103-94]
Rondo Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  00:12.9 Perkins Substitution replaced by House 
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
country channel time
usa -- FSI Local 7:30 pm ET
-- CSN-NE Local 7:30 pm ET
 
standings
w
l
l10
h
a
IND
4th Central
32
50
6-4
23-18
9-32
BOS
1st Atlantic
50
32
3-7
24-17
26-15
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
IND
Granger 24.3
Murphy 10.3
Watson 5.1
Hibbert 1.6
Granger 1.5
BOS
Pierce 24.3
Garnett 8.8
Rondo 11.8
Perkins 2.3
Rondo 2.4

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