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With no Garnett or Pierce, Celtics no match for Suns


By Mike Tulumello, for NBA.com
Posted Thursday December 31, 2009 12:50AM

PHOENIX (NBA.com exclusive) -- The Suns hope this feat will lead to a great season.

The Suns ended 2009 by following up Monday's whipping of the Lakers with a 116-98 thrashing of the visiting Celtics Wednesday night.

The Celtics (23-7) were at a huge disadvantage as Kevin Garnett joined fellow star Paul Pierce in missing the game.

Garnett has a hyperextended knee; Celtics coach Doc Rivers said the injury happened Sunday night at the Clippers and is unrelated to the injury Garnett suffered late last season.

"If you're debating it, the basketball gods would say...just go ahead" and sit Garnett, Rivers said. "Somebody said, 'Are you being too cautious?' Probably, but I'd rather be safe than sorry."

Garnett may also miss Saturday's home game against Toronto.

Pierce also will miss Saturday's game, Rivers said. He also has a knee injury.

The Celtics then have four days between games, so Rivers suggested it's possible the pair could return on Jan. 6 at Miami.

Glen Davis was out with a sprained ankle as was Marquis Daniels because of thumb surgery.

Certainly, they were no match for the Suns Wednesday, when their listless defense allowed the Suns numerous easy baskets.

"This game would have been difficult to win," Suns coach Alvin Gentry said afterward. "This game does not affect me at all."

Gentry noted the obvious but said, "It's a win over the Celtics... "They don't put an asterisk by it...We'll take it."

The Suns, who kept the pace brisk, got 26 points and 10 rebounds from Amar'e Stoudemire and 26 points and seven boards from Channing Frye, who was 6-for-10 on 3-pointers.

With the Celtics closing out on the Suns' 3-point shooters -- they hit a modest 9-for-25 from long range -- Stoudemire got the ball in mid-range situations and knocked down 11-for-14.

"Amar'e did a good job of finding the seams in the defense," Gentry said.

One negative note was Stoudemire was limited to 23 minutes in part because of foul trouble.

"That's something he's going to have to eliminate," Gentry said. "We need him on the floor. That's a thing about gamesmanship he's going to have to learn."

Leandro Barbosa had one of his best games of the season with 17 points, four steals, four assists and just one turnover in 23 minutes.

For the Celtics, Eddie House stood out with 19 points on 7-of-13 shooting and zero turnovers in 22 minutes. Ray Allen added 15 points but shot just 4-for-13.

Another concern for the Celtics is that point guard Rajon Rondo is struggling with a hamstring injury.

"I'm far more concerned by that than Kevin's [injury]," Rivers said. "A hamstring injury is tough."

Rondo had 13 points and eight assists in 32 minutes.

"I'm proud of him," Rivers said. "He can play on one leg and dominate at times. He's had a terrific trip."

Whenever Garnett returns, the Celtics won't limit his playing time, Rivers said.

"If he's feeling good, you play him. He's playing a low [31] amount of minutes. He would like to play more minutes, at least five more. My answer is: 'You will. Right when the playoffs start.' But not right now."

The Suns (21-12) enter the New Year having slogged through the toughest part of their schedule. They are 4-5 against the league's perceived best teams: 2-0 vs. the Celtics; 1-2 vs. the Lakers; 1-1 vs. the Magic and 0-2 vs. the Cavs.

From here on, they would appear to have one of the league's most favorable schedules.

Their toughest remaining games would appear to be the Lakers at home, plus home-and-away sets with the Hawks, Nuggets, Mavericks and Spurs.

Phoenix hosts the Grizzlies Saturday night.

Celtics
Suns
     
    • 42.2%

    • 50.6%

    • 28.6%

    • 36.0%

    • 73.3%

    • 84.4%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
BOS PHX
Total Rebounds 12 8
Offensive Rebounds 13 12
Turnovers 14 15
Fast Break Pts: 20 11
Biggest Lead: 4 23
Points in the Paint: 46 40
BOS PHX
p House   19 2 players   26
rb 2 players   7 Frye   10
a Rondo   8 Nash   8
s Allen   3 Barbosa   4
b 2 players   1 2 players   2
 
  • 01/28 - BOS @ PHX
  • 03/02 - PHX @ BOS
Boston Celtics (50-32)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
R. Allen G 35:21 4-13 1-5 6-6 -12 0 4 4 1 0 0 2 1 0 15
R. Wallace F-C 30:52 3-11 0-4 0-0 -11 2 2 4 0 3 1 1 1 0 6
K. Perkins C 30:05 6-11 0-0 1-5 -17 2 5 7 1 4 0 1 0 2 13
T. Allen G 31:31 3-8 0-0 6-6 -8 3 4 7 6 5 3 4 0 0 12
R. Rondo G 31:59 5-12 0-2 3-3 -21 1 0 1 8 2 2 3 0 2 13
B. Scalabrine   23:00 0-3 0-3 0-0 -14 2 2 4 1 6 1 1 0 0 0
S. Williams   18:59 4-8 0-0 6-10 -4 1 4 5 0 3 1 0 0 1 14
E. House   21:48 7-13 5-7 0-0 -8 0 1 1 0 2 1 0 0 1 19
J. Giddens   07:36 2-3 0-0 0-0 +3 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
L. Hudson   05:26 1-1 0-0 0-0 +5 1 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 2
B. Walker   03:23 0-0 0-0 0-0 -3 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
K. Garnett NWT - Sore Right Knee
Total   240 35-83 6-21 22-30   13 25 38 18 26 9 14 2 7 98
  42.2% 28.6% 73.3%   team rebs: 12 total to: 15
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 22:03 1-3 1-1 0-0 +19 2 3 5 3 0 2 2 2 0 3
A. Stoudemire F 22:40 11-14 0-1 4-6 +12 3 4 7 0 4 0 0 1 0 26
C. Frye C 39:32 9-15 6-10 2-2 +26 1 9 10 2 3 2 2 2 1 26
J. Richardson G 22:20 4-10 0-2 4-4 +21 1 0 1 3 1 0 2 0 0 12
S. Nash G 29:31 4-8 0-2 3-3 +15 1 3 4 8 2 1 5 0 0 11
J. Dudley   23:30 1-5 1-3 0-0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 3
G. Dragic   19:58 2-4 0-1 2-2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 0 6
R. Lopez   14:14 1-3 0-0 4-4 -6 1 2 3 0 2 0 0 1 0 6
L. Barbosa   22:49 5-13 1-5 6-7 0 0 2 2 4 2 4 1 0 0 17
L. Amundson   14:08 1-2 0-0 2-4 +9 2 4 6 0 2 0 0 0 0 4
E. Clark   05:26 1-2 0-0 0-0 -5 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 2
J. Collins   03:49 0-0 0-0 0-0 -1 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total   240 40-79 9-25 27-32   12 30 42 21 21 9 15 7 2 116
  50.6% 36.0% 84.4%   team rebs: 8 total to: 15

inactive

  • Celtics: Daniels, Davis, Pierce
  • Suns: Griffin

technical fouls

  • Celtics: Perkins, Williams
  • Suns: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 1
  • Times Tied: 4

arena stats

  • Arena: US Airways Center, Phoenix, AZ
  • Officials: #13 Monty McCutchen, #74 Curtis Blair, #58 Zach Zarba
  • Attendance: 18422
  • Duration: 2:18
Boston Celtics (24-9) Phoenix Suns (22-13)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Stoudemire vs Perkins (Rondo gains possession)
Rondo Jump Shot: Missed Block: Frye (1 BLK)  11:47  
Team Rebound  11:47  
Perkins Turnaround Fade Away shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:36
[BOS 2-0]
 
  11:22 Richardson Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:20 Stoudemire Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  11:14
[PHX 2-2]
Stoudemire Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Allen Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rondo (1 AST)  10:57
[BOS 4-2]
 
  10:40
[PHX 4-4]
Stoudemire Slam Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Nash (1 AST) 
Wallace 3pt Shot: Missed  10:18  
  10:15 Stoudemire Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  10:12 Nash Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Allen (1 ST) 
Allen Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:07
[BOS 6-4]
 
  09:56
[PHX 6-6]
Nash Jump Bank Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Allen Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  09:45  
  09:36 Richardson Layup Shot: Missed 
Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:35  
Wallace Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Allen (1 AST)  09:32
[BOS 8-6]
 
  09:13
[PHX 8-8]
Stoudemire Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Richardson (1 AST) 
Allen 3pt Shot: Missed  09:02  
  08:59 Stoudemire Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  08:53 Nash 3pt Shot: Missed 
Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:51  
Wallace Jump Shot: Missed  08:37  
Wallace Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  08:35  
Wallace Tip Shot: Made (4 PTS)  08:35
[BOS 10-8]
 
  08:26 Hill Jump Shot: Missed 
Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:24  
Allen Running Bank shot: Made (4 PTS)  08:19
[BOS 12-8]
 
  08:04
[PHX 10-12]
Stoudemire Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Nash (2 AST) 
Allen Jump Shot: Missed  07:36  
  07:34 Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Rondo Foul : Personal (1 PF)  07:33  
  07:30
[PHX 13-12]
Frye 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Hill (1 AST) 
Rondo Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Frye (1 ST)  07:16  
  06:59
[PHX 16-12]
Hill 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Richardson (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:51  
Perkins Jump Shot: Missed  06:44  
  06:42 Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:30
[PHX 18-12]
Stoudemire Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Wallace Jump Shot: Missed  06:11  
  06:09 Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:05
[PHX 20-12]
Richardson Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Nash (3 AST) 
Allen Jump Shot: Missed  05:45  
Perkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  05:42  
Perkins Layup Shot: Missed Block: Stoudemire (1 BLK)  05:41  
  05:39 Stoudemire Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  05:36 Richardson Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:34 Hill Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  05:27 Richardson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Allen (2 ST) 
Perkins Jump Shot: Missed Block: Hill (1 BLK)  05:12  
  05:10 Hill Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  05:02
[PHX 22-12]
Nash Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Allen 3pt Shot: Missed  04:40  
Wallace Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  04:39  
Rondo Jump Shot: Missed  04:28  
  04:26 Stoudemire Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  04:17
[PHX 24-12]
Stoudemire Jump Bank Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Nash (4 AST) 
Rondo Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  03:54  
Rondo Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  03:54  
  03:54 Richardson Substitution replaced by Dudley 
Perkins Substitution replaced by Scalabrine  03:54  
  03:44 Frye Layup Shot: Missed Block: Wallace (1 BLK) 
Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  03:42  
  03:35 Stoudemire Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Allen Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  03:35
[BOS 13-24]
 
Allen Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  03:35
[BOS 14-24]
 
  03:30 Hill Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:29 Stoudemire Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  03:29
[PHX 26-14]
Stoudemire Putback Dunk Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Allen Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Hill (1 ST)  03:09  
  02:55 Nash Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Scalabrine (1 ST) 
Allen 3pt Shot: Missed  02:47  
  02:44 Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  02:33 Dudley Jump Shot: Missed Block: Allen (1 BLK) 
  02:32 Team Rebound 
  02:32 Team Timeout : Regular 
Wallace Substitution replaced by Perkins  02:32  
  02:32 Hill Substitution replaced by Dragic 
  02:32 Frye Substitution replaced by Lopez 
  02:23
[PHX 28-14]
Stoudemire Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Perkins Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  02:04  
  02:01 Nash Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:55 Lopez Alley Oop Layup shot: Missed 
Scalabrine Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:52  
Rondo Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  01:49
[BOS 16-28]
 
  01:29 Stoudemire Jump Shot: Missed 
Scalabrine Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:26  
  01:22 Lopez Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Allen Substitution replaced by Williams  01:22  
Allen Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  01:22
[BOS 17-28]
 
Allen Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  01:22
[BOS 18-28]
 
  01:01 Nash Running Hook Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:56.9  
Williams Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Scalabrine (1 AST)  00:48.5
[BOS 20-28]
 
Williams Foul : Personal (1 PF)  00:40.6  
  00:29.0
[PHX 30-20]
Stoudemire Driving Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Scalabrine 3pt Shot: Missed  00:04.8  
Team Rebound  00:04.3  
Scalabrine 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.1  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
Boston Celtics (24-9) Phoenix Suns (22-13)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:35 Stoudemire 3pt Shot: Missed 
Perkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  11:32  
  11:30 Stoudemire Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
  11:30 Stoudemire Substitution replaced by Frye 
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  11:30  
Team Rebound  11:30  
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  11:30
[BOS 21-30]
 
  11:14 Barbosa Running Bank shot: Missed 
  11:12 Lopez Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  11:12
[PHX 32-21]
Lopez Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  10:53 Lopez Substitution replaced by Amundson 
Rondo Jump Shot: Missed  10:47  
Perkins Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  10:45  
House Jump Shot: Missed  10:34  
  10:33 Team Rebound 
  10:22
[PHX 34-21]
Barbosa Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
House Jump Shot: Missed Block: Frye (2 BLK)  09:56  
Team Rebound  09:55  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  09:55  
  09:41 Dudley Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:39 Amundson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  09:39
[PHX 36-21]
Amundson Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  09:31  
Perkins Substitution replaced by Allen  09:31  
Rondo Substitution replaced by Wallace  09:31  
House Jump Shot: Missed  09:21  
Scalabrine Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  09:19  
  09:01 Dragic Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Allen Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  09:01
[BOS 22-36]
 
Scalabrine Substitution replaced by Allen  09:01  
Allen Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  09:01
[BOS 23-36]
 
  08:47
[PHX 38-23]
Barbosa Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Frye (1 AST) 
House 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Allen (2 AST)  08:30
[BOS 26-38]
 
  08:21 Dragic Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO) 
Williams Hook Shot: Missed  07:58  
  07:54 Dudley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Williams Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  07:49  
  07:49 Dudley Substitution replaced by Hill 
  07:49
[PHX 39-26]
Amundson Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  07:49 Amundson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:47  
Allen Jump Bank Shot: Missed  07:35  
Allen Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:31  
Allen Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  07:31
[BOS 28-39]
 
  07:25
[PHX 41-28]
Frye Running Bank shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Wallace 3pt Shot: Missed  07:05  
  07:03 Barbosa Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
House Foul : Personal (1 PF)  07:00  
Williams Substitution replaced by Perkins  07:00  
  06:56 Barbosa 3pt Shot: Missed 
Perkins Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  06:54  
Perkins Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Allen (1 AST)  06:46
[BOS 30-41]
 
  06:46 Amundson Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Perkins Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  06:46  
  06:45 Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  06:34 Dragic Substitution replaced by Richardson 
  06:21
[PHX 44-30]
Barbosa 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Frye (2 AST) 
Wallace Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Barbosa (1 ST)  06:02  
  05:55 Frye 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:54 Amundson Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  05:53 Amundson Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:53 Team Rebound 
Allen Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF)  05:53  
  05:53 Timeout : Official 
  05:53 Amundson Substitution replaced by Stoudemire 
  05:33 Hill Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Allen (3 ST) 
  05:31 Barbosa Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
  05:31 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:31 Hill Substitution replaced by Dudley 
  05:31 Barbosa Substitution replaced by Nash 
Allen Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  05:31
[BOS 31-44]
 
Allen Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  05:31
[BOS 32-44]
 
  05:20 Dudley 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:18 Stoudemire Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  05:10 Frye 3pt Shot: Missed 
Perkins Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  05:09  
  05:09 Stoudemire Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
  05:09 Stoudemire Substitution replaced by Lopez 
Perkins Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  05:09  
Team Rebound  05:09  
Perkins Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  05:09  
  05:08 Lopez Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Perkins Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  04:58  
  04:58
[PHX 45-32]
Lopez Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  04:58
[PHX 46-32]
Lopez Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
House Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Allen (3 AST)  04:42
[BOS 34-46]
 
  04:42 Instant Replay - Support Ruling 
  04:32 Nash 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:32 Team Rebound 
Perkins Foul : Personal (2 PF)  04:32  
  04:32
[PHX 47-34]
Lopez Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  04:32
[PHX 48-34]
Lopez Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Allen Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Perkins (1 AST)  04:13
[BOS 36-48]
 
  03:59 Nash Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) 
Allen Running Jump Shot: Missed  03:34  
Allen Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  03:31  
House 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Allen (4 AST)  03:29
[BOS 39-48]
 
  03:22 Team Timeout : Short 
Perkins Technical  03:22  
  03:22
[PHX 49-39]
Nash Free Throw Technical (5 PTS) 
  03:12
[PHX 51-39]
Nash Running Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Allen Jump Bank Shot: Missed  02:51  
  02:48 Lopez Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  02:40 Richardson Jump Shot: Missed 
Wallace Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  02:37  
  02:30 Richardson Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
House Substitution replaced by Rondo  02:30  
Perkins Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:30  
Team Rebound  02:30  
Perkins Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  02:30
[BOS 40-51]
 
  02:18 Nash Jump Shot: Missed 
Perkins Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  02:16  
  02:13 Nash Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Rondo Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  02:13
[BOS 41-51]
 
Rondo Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  02:13
[BOS 42-51]
 
  01:58 Frye Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Wallace (1 ST) 
Allen Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  01:54  
Allen Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  01:54  
  01:46 Frye Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
  01:46 Dudley Substitution replaced by Hill 
Allen Jump Shot: Missed  01:35  
  01:32 Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  01:11
[PHX 54-42]
Frye 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Hill (2 AST) 
Allen 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Rondo (2 AST)  00:52.0
[BOS 45-54]
 
Allen Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  00:48.9  
  00:48.9
[PHX 55-45]
Richardson Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Allen Substitution replaced by Scalabrine  00:48.9  
  00:48.9
[PHX 56-45]
Richardson Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Allen Driving Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS)  00:42.2
[BOS 47-56]
 
  00:32.6
[PHX 59-47]
Frye 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Nash (5 AST) 
Perkins Reverse Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Rondo (3 AST)  00:28.1
[BOS 49-59]
 
  00:04.8 Frye 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:02.8 Richardson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  00:02.8
[PHX 61-49]
Richardson Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Rondo 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Hill (2 BLK)  00:00.1  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Quarter
Boston Celtics (24-9) Phoenix Suns (22-13)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:44 Nash Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Rondo (1 ST) 
  11:44 Stoudemire Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
Wallace 3pt Shot: Missed  11:26  
  11:24 Nash Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Allen Foul : Personal (4 PF)  11:19  
  11:15 Richardson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  11:13 Hill Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
Wallace Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  11:05  
  11:05 Stoudemire Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  11:05 Team Rebound 
  11:05
[PHX 62-49]
Stoudemire Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS) 
Perkins Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS)  10:41
[BOS 51-62]
 
  10:26 Richardson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Rondo (2 ST) 
Perkins Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  10:07  
  10:04 Nash Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  09:49 Stoudemire Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Wallace Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  09:46  
Rondo Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Frye (2 ST)  09:37  
  09:31 Richardson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  09:29  
Allen Substitution replaced by Scalabrine  09:29  
Perkins Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS)  09:11
[BOS 53-62]
 
  09:06 Team Timeout : Regular 
  08:56 Nash Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) 
Rondo 3pt Shot: Missed  08:32  
  08:31 Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  08:20
[PHX 64-53]
Stoudemire Dunk Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Nash (6 AST) 
Wallace Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  07:59
[BOS 55-64]
 
  07:40
[PHX 66-55]
Richardson Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Nash (7 AST) 
  07:16 Frye Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Perkins Foul : Offensive (3 PF)  07:16  
Perkins Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  07:16  
Wallace Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  06:59  
  06:59
[PHX 67-55]
Richardson Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  06:59
[PHX 68-55]
Richardson Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Scalabrine 3pt Shot: Missed  06:44  
  06:42 Hill Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  06:28
[PHX 71-55]
Frye 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Richardson (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:27  
Rondo Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  06:21
[BOS 57-71]
 
  06:03
[PHX 73-57]
Stoudemire Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Hill (3 AST) 
Wallace 3pt Shot: Missed  05:44  
  05:44 Team Rebound 
Rondo Substitution replaced by House  05:44  
Scalabrine Foul : Personal (1 PF)  05:26  
House Foul : Personal (2 PF)  05:17  
  05:17
[PHX 74-57]
Stoudemire Free Throw 1 of 2 (24 PTS) 
  05:17
[PHX 75-57]
Stoudemire Free Throw 2 of 2 (25 PTS) 
Allen Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Hill (2 ST)  04:57  
  04:43
[PHX 77-57]
Richardson Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
House Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS)  04:29
[BOS 59-77]
 
Wallace Foul : Personal (3 PF)  04:20  
  04:20 Richardson Substitution replaced by Barbosa 
Wallace Substitution replaced by Rondo  04:20  
  04:20
[PHX 78-59]
Nash Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  04:20
[PHX 79-59]
Nash Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Perkins Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Rondo (4 AST)  04:11
[BOS 61-79]
 
  03:59 Barbosa 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:58 Nash Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  03:45 Hill Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:House (1 ST) 
  03:43 Frye Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Allen Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS)  03:43
[BOS 62-79]
 
Allen Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS)  03:43
[BOS 63-79]
 
Scalabrine Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  03:29  
  03:29
[PHX 80-63]
Stoudemire Free Throw 1 of 2 (26 PTS) 
  03:29 Hill Substitution replaced by Dudley 
  03:29 Stoudemire Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Perkins Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  03:28  
  03:19 Dudley Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
  03:19 Stoudemire Substitution replaced by Amundson 
Rondo Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  03:03
[BOS 65-80]
 
  02:45
[PHX 82-65]
Nash Running Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Rondo Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  02:35
[BOS 67-82]
 
  02:35 Nash Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Rondo Free Throw 1 of 1 (11 PTS)  02:35
[BOS 68-82]
 
  02:25 Barbosa Jump Shot: Missed 
House Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:22  
Allen 3pt Shot: Missed  02:12  
  02:10 Amundson Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
Perkins Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  02:02  
  02:02 Amundson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:02 Team Rebound 
Perkins Substitution replaced by Williams  02:02  
  02:02
[PHX 83-68]
Amundson Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Williams Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Rondo (5 AST)  01:53
[BOS 70-83]
 
  01:42 Frye Layup Shot: Missed 
  01:42 Frye Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
Scalabrine Foul : Personal (3 PF)  01:42  
  01:42
[PHX 84-70]
Frye Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  01:42
[PHX 85-70]
Frye Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS) 
Allen Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Nash (1 ST)  01:29  
  01:22 Barbosa 3pt Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:19  
House 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Rondo (6 AST)  01:13
[BOS 73-85]
 
  00:56.9
[PHX 87-73]
Frye Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Nash (8 AST) 
  00:43.1 Frye Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:43.1  
Team Rebound  00:43.1  
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:43.1  
  00:42.8 Amundson Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  00:24.9
[PHX 90-73]
Frye 3pt Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Barbosa (1 AST) 
House 3pt Shot: Missed  00:01.9  
  00:00.7 Frye Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
End of 3rd Quarter
Boston Celtics (24-9) Phoenix Suns (22-13)
Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:40 Amundson Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  11:40
[BOS 74-90]
 
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  11:40
[BOS 75-90]
 
Scalabrine Foul : Personal (4 PF)  11:28  
  11:12 Dragic 3pt Shot: Missed 
Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  11:10  
Allen Jump Shot: Missed  11:00  
  10:58 Frye Rebound (Off:1 Def:8) 
  10:40
[PHX 93-75]
Dudley 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Barbosa (2 AST) 
House 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Rondo (7 AST)  10:22
[BOS 78-93]
 
Scalabrine Foul : Shooting (5 PF)  10:10  
  10:10
[PHX 94-78]
Barbosa Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Allen Substitution replaced by Allen  10:10  
  10:10
[PHX 95-78]
Barbosa Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Rondo Layup Shot: Missed  10:01  
Rondo Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  10:00  
Rondo Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS)  09:57
[BOS 80-95]
 
  09:37
[PHX 97-80]
Frye Jump Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Barbosa (3 AST) 
House 3pt Shot: Missed  09:15  
  09:15 Team Rebound 
Williams Foul : Personal (3 PF)  09:15  
  08:58
[PHX 99-80]
Barbosa Running Bank shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Rondo Layup Shot: Missed  08:38  
  08:37 Amundson Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  08:30 Dudley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:28  
House 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Rondo (8 AST)  08:14
[BOS 83-99]
 
  07:58
[PHX 102-83]
Frye 3pt Shot: Made (26 PTS) Assist: Barbosa (4 AST) 
House Jump Shot: Missed  07:42  
  07:40 Amundson Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
Allen Foul : Shooting (5 PF)  07:36  
  07:36 Timeout : Official 
Rondo Substitution replaced by Wallace  07:36  
Williams Substitution replaced by Giddens  07:36  
  07:36
[PHX 103-83]
Dragic Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  07:36
[PHX 104-83]
Dragic Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Wallace Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  07:23  
Scalabrine Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  07:19  
Allen Jump Shot: Missed  07:09  
Allen Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  07:07  
Allen Layup Shot: Missed  07:06  
  07:05 Barbosa Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:47 Frye 3pt Shot: Missed 
Allen Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  06:45  
Wallace Layup Shot: Missed  06:35  
  06:33 Frye Rebound (Off:1 Def:9) 
  06:20 Barbosa Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Giddens Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:17  
Scalabrine Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Barbosa (2 ST)  06:11  
Scalabrine Foul : Loose Ball (6 PF)  06:11  
  06:11 Amundson Substitution replaced by Stoudemire 
Scalabrine Substitution replaced by Williams  06:11  
  06:11
[PHX 105-83]
Barbosa Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  06:11
[PHX 106-83]
Barbosa Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Giddens Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  05:52
[BOS 85-106]
 
  05:39
[PHX 108-85]
Dragic Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
  05:26 Dragic Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
  05:26 Team Timeout : Regular 
House Substitution replaced by Hudson  05:26  
  05:26 Stoudemire Substitution replaced by Lopez 
  05:26 Frye Substitution replaced by Clark 
Williams Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Allen (5 AST)  05:18
[BOS 87-108]
 
  04:59 Lopez Jump Shot: Missed 
Allen Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  04:56  
Williams Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS)  04:47
[BOS 89-108]
 
  04:35 Dragic Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
  04:23 Dudley Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Allen Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  04:23
[BOS 90-108]
 
Allen Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  04:23
[BOS 91-108]
 
  04:07
[PHX 110-91]
Clark Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Williams Layup Shot: Missed Block: Lopez (1 BLK)  03:51  
Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  03:49  
  03:49 Barbosa Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF) 
Williams Technical  03:49  
  03:49 Barbosa Free Throw Technical Missed 
Team Rebound  03:49  
  03:49 Dudley Substitution replaced by Collins 
Hudson Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Allen (6 AST)  03:46
[BOS 93-110]
 
  03:31 Barbosa Jump Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  03:30  
  03:23 Clark Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Wallace Substitution replaced by Walker  03:23  
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  03:23
[BOS 94-110]
 
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  03:23
[BOS 95-110]
 
  03:01 Barbosa 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:59 Clark Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  02:56
[PHX 112-95]
Dragic Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Clark (1 AST) 
Hudson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Barbosa (3 ST)  02:43  
Walker Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  02:40  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:40  
  02:40
[PHX 113-95]
Barbosa Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  02:40
[PHX 114-95]
Barbosa Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
Allen Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Barbosa (4 ST)  02:30  
  02:10 Dragic Jump Shot: Missed 
Giddens Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:08  
Williams Jump Shot: Missed  01:54  
Giddens Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  01:52  
  01:42 Lopez Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:42  
Team Rebound  01:42  
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  01:42
[BOS 96-114]
 
  01:25
[PHX 116-96]
Barbosa Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Allen Layup Shot: Missed  01:09  
  01:08 Collins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:56.9 Clark Jump Shot: Missed 
Walker Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:53.9  
Hudson Turnover : Double Dribble (2 TO)  00:51.8  
  00:45.9 Dragic Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Williams (1 ST) 
Williams Dunk Shot: Missed  00:40.9  
Hudson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  00:37.9  
Giddens Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Hudson (1 AST)  00:37.5
[BOS 98-116]
 
  00:22.6 Barbosa Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Giddens Jump Shot: Missed Block: Clark (1 BLK)  00:04.8  
  00:02.6 Collins Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
BOS
1st Atlantic
50
32
3-7
24-17
26-15
PHX
2nd Pacific
54
28
8-2
32-9
22-19
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
BOS
Pierce 24.3
Garnett 8.8
Rondo 11.8
Perkins 2.3
Rondo 2.4
PHX
Stoudemire 25.0
Stoudemire 9.3
Nash 11.8
Stoudemire 1.7
Dudley 1.3

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