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Pierce's 22 helps Celtics avenge earlier loss to Clippers


By Couper Moorhead, for NBA.com
Posted Monday January 25, 2010 11:34PM

BOSTON (NBA.com exclusive) -- The Boston Celtics didn't have the services of Paul Pierce when the Los Angeles Clippers beat them in December on a Baron Davis buzzer beater. Remove Eric Gordon from the equation and a healthy Pierce made all the difference.

Pierce's performance was the model of efficiency, as he scored 22 points on 10 shots while going 11-of-11 at the stripe. That line was largely the reason why the Celtics won, 95-89, but it was Boston's second half that made it the most encouraging victory in weeks. And just in time, with the Atlanta Hawks, Orlando Magic and Los Angeles Lakers looming later in the week.

"We have to be consistent with what we do. We cant come out here and do it against the Clippers and then show up in Orlando and do something else," Kevin Garnett said. "That is just focus.

"We are not perfect. Some nights we make it look easy and other nights we make it look difficult, but thats what it is."

Once the best third-quarter team in the league, the Celtics have of late been so putrid after the break that their average third-period scoring margin had dropped to 15th in the NBA. Because of that, Boston couldn't hold the many first-half leads they earned and made each game a trial of survival. But after being down by as many as nine in the second quarter to the Clippers and by one at the half, the Celtics burst out of the gates with a 6-0 run and never looked back, holding the Clippers to 38 percent shooting.

"They were there in the rotations every time out," Chris Kaman said. "It made it difficult for myself and other guys to get looks at the basket."

"Our thought in the second half was, "Make the next pass," Doc Rivers said. "The game's simple . . . when you do that."

Its no coincidence that the third-quarter revival came in the contest that Boston finally had its five regular starters in the lineup for consecutive games. And that the Clippers had the misfortune of unleashing the barking, yelling, manic Kevin Garnett (17 points) of the championship run for perhaps the first time all season long -- that just made the scoring margin feel much wider than it ever was.

Even with a few lingering moments of playoff atmosphere, it wasn't always pretty. As one of the two of the worst turnover teams in the league, the Celtics had just five giveaways in the second half after nine the first. Yet another battle the Clippers (16 turnovers) lost.

"A team like the Celtics, if you give them some missed shots and some turnovers, they're going to hurt you and they are going to make you pay the price," Mike Dunleavy said.

With Kaman (5-for-19) struggling from the field, the Clippers didn't do themselves any favors with a perimeter-based offense that failed to push the limits of Boston's rotations. Were it not for Craig Smith's (13 points off the bench) repeated forays into the lane, the Clippers would have come up woefully short on points in the paint -- 42-32 as it was -- and on the scoreboard.

But, keeping with recent tradition, the Celtics continued to surrender offensive rebounds through a mix of poor awareness and players simply not finding people to box out. The Clippers finished with 11 offensive boards and 14 second-chance points which kept them in the mix until the final seconds.

"We were right there," Marcus Camby said. "Coach just applauded our effort, especially on a back-to-back. We just came up in the loss column."

It was a loss that almost never existed. With Boston enjoying a 55-degree day, the ice used by the Boston Bruins underneath the parquet floor was seeping condensation onto the hardwood. Each end of the court had at least three people mopping while the ball was on the other side and yet players continued to slip. At one point, one more fall and the game would have been called.

"You can't put the breaks on when you want to because you didn't know if you're going to slip," Rasheed Wallace said. "You saw a couple guys slipping out there like Peggy Fleming."

"Mike [Dunleavy] said the same thing, almost simultaneously, 'We can't afford a guy to get injured on this floor,'" Rivers said. "But we got through it."

It was ironic that, after suffering more than their fair share of nicks and bruises, the Celtics managed to get through dangerous conditions unscathed. And the risk was worth it, because for the first time in a month, the Celtics looked like themselves for 48 minutes.

"It's coming," Rivers said of the Boston team he wants to see. "You can feel it."

Clippers
Celtics
     
    • 38.8%

    • 47.2%

    • 41.7%

    • 28.6%

    • 78.6%

    • 67.6%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
LAC BOS
Total Rebounds 3 10
Offensive Rebounds 11 5
Turnovers 16 14
Fast Break Pts: 16 16
Biggest Lead: 9 10
Points in the Paint: 32 42
LAC BOS
p Butler   17 Pierce   22
rb Camby   14 Perkins   15
a Davis   7 Rondo   12
s Camby   3 Rondo   4
b 2 players   1 Perkins   2
 
  • 02/26 - BOS @ LAC
  • 03/09 - LAC @ BOS
Los Angeles Clippers (29-53)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
A. Thornton F 25:48 4-8 0-0 4-4 -17 0 4 4 1 3 0 0 0 0 12
M. Camby F 26:21 1-7 0-0 1-2 -6 4 10 14 0 2 3 3 1 1 3
C. Kaman C 37:44 5-19 0-0 0-0 -13 2 7 9 0 3 1 2 0 1 10
R. Butler F-G 43:50 6-12 2-4 3-3 -2 0 2 2 2 1 2 2 1 0 17
B. Davis G 32:52 5-13 1-5 5-5 -10 0 4 4 7 3 2 4 0 1 16
R. Davis   26:06 4-10 2-3 2-2 +7 0 4 4 3 4 1 1 0 0 12
M. Collins   15:24 3-5 0-0 0-0 +4 1 1 2 3 1 2 3 0 0 6
C. Smith   21:29 3-6 0-0 7-10 0 2 3 5 1 4 0 0 0 0 13
D. Jordan   09:48 0-0 0-0 0-2 +5 2 2 4 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
J. Curry   00:04 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
S. Novak   00:35 0-0 0-0 0-0 +2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
B. Skinner DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 31-80 5-12 22-28   11 37 48 18 23 11 16 2 3 89
  38.8% 41.7% 78.6%   team rebs: 3 total to: 16
Boston Celtics (50-32)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
P. Pierce F 37:08 5-10 1-2 11-11 +10 0 5 5 2 3 0 5 1 2 22
K. Garnett F 30:45 7-12 0-0 3-5 +15 0 2 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 17
K. Perkins C 32:37 4-8 0-0 1-4 +13 1 14 15 0 2 0 2 2 0 9
R. Allen G 39:12 5-14 2-7 3-4 +12 1 5 6 4 0 3 2 0 0 15
R. Rondo G 42:19 6-8 0-1 4-6 +14 1 6 7 12 1 4 3 0 0 16
R. Wallace   17:15 2-8 1-4 0-0 -9 0 4 4 0 3 1 1 0 0 5
T. Allen   10:42 2-5 0-0 1-4 -5 2 0 2 1 1 2 0 0 0 5
G. Davis   15:00 1-3 0-0 0-0 -7 0 2 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 2
E. House   11:48 2-4 0-0 0-0 -4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4
B. Walker   03:13 0-0 0-0 0-0 -9 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
B. Scalabrine DND - Sore Right Shoulder
S. Williams DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 34-72 4-14 23-34   5 38 43 21 15 10 14 3 2 95
  47.2% 28.6% 67.6%   team rebs: 10 total to: 14

inactive

  • Clippers: Gordon, Griffin, Telfair
  • Celtics: Daniels, Giddens

technical fouls

  • Clippers: Davis
  • Celtics: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 8
  • Times Tied: 5

arena stats

  • Arena: TD Garden, Boston, MA
  • Officials: #17 Joe Crawford, #54 Derrick Collins, #70 Brent Barnaky
  • Attendance: 18624
  • Duration: 2:25
Los Angeles Clippers (20-25) Boston Celtics (30-13)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Perkins vs Camby (Garnett gains possession)
  11:46
[BOS 2-0]
Pierce Step Back Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Camby Jump Shot: Missed  11:27  
  11:24 Perkins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:15 Garnett Jump Shot: Missed 
Thornton Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:14  
Thornton Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Davis (1 AST)  10:53
[LAC 2-2]
 
  10:39
[BOS 4-2]
Pierce Slam Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Garnett (1 AST) 
Camby Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Rondo (1 ST)  10:18  
  10:13
[BOS 6-2]
Pierce Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Rondo (1 AST) 
Kaman Turnaround Fade Away shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:45
[LAC 4-6]
 
  09:28 Rondo Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Camby (1 ST) 
Thornton Jump Shot: Missed  09:20  
  09:19 Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:11 Pierce Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Camby (2 ST) 
Davis Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  09:00  
Camby Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  08:49  
  08:49
[BOS 7-4]
Perkins Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  08:49 Perkins Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Kaman Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:49  
Garnett Violation:Defensive Goaltending  08:38  
Davis Running Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:38
[LAC 6-7]
 
  08:23
[BOS 9-6]
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Allen (1 AST) 
Kaman Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Davis (2 AST)  08:12
[LAC 8-9]
 
  07:51 Garnett Turnaround Fade Away shot: Missed 
Thornton Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:50  
Davis Jump Shot: Missed  07:32  
Camby Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  07:30  
Camby Layup Shot: Missed  07:29  
  07:28 Perkins Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:23 Allen 3pt Shot: Missed 
Camby Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:21  
Kaman Jump Shot: Missed  07:11  
  07:10 Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:53 Garnett Jump Shot: Missed 
Camby Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  06:52  
Kaman Jump Shot: Missed  06:27  
  06:26 Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Thornton Foul : Personal (1 PF)  06:22  
  06:11 Pierce Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
  06:00 Pierce Foul : Defense 3 Second (0 PF) 
Davis Free Throw Technical (3 PTS)  06:00
[LAC 9-9]
 
Davis Turnaround Fade Away shot: Missed  05:54  
Camby Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  05:54  
Camby Layup Shot: Missed Block: Perkins (1 BLK)  05:52  
  05:51 Perkins Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  05:44 Allen Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Kaman Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:43  
Kaman Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  05:43  
  05:43 Team Timeout : Regular 
Thornton Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  05:38  
  05:38
[BOS 10-9]
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Thornton Substitution replaced by Davis  05:38  
  05:38
[BOS 11-9]
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Davis 3pt Shot: Missed  05:16  
  05:15 Team Rebound 
  05:02 Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed 
Davis Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:01  
Davis Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  04:47
[LAC 11-11]
 
  04:32 Perkins Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Butler (1 ST) 
Kaman Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed  04:17  
  04:16 Perkins Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  04:05 Pierce Layup Shot: Missed Block: Camby (1 BLK) 
Kaman Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:04  
Butler Jump Shot: Missed  03:59  
  03:58 Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:40 Perkins Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Butler (2 ST) 
  03:36 Garnett Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
  03:36 Garnett Substitution replaced by Wallace 
  03:36 Rondo Substitution replaced by Allen 
Camby Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:36  
Team Rebound  03:36  
Camby Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  03:36
[LAC 12-11]
 
  03:21 Allen Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:20 Perkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  03:16
[BOS 13-12]
Perkins Putback Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
  03:11 Wallace Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Kaman Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  03:00  
  02:59 Wallace Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:50 Allen Layup Shot: Missed 
Camby Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  02:49  
  02:45 Wallace Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:45  
  02:45 Perkins Substitution replaced by Davis 
Davis Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  02:45
[LAC 13-13]
 
Davis Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  02:45
[LAC 14-13]
 
  02:32 Allen Jump Shot: Missed 
Camby Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  02:31  
Camby Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  02:28  
Davis Substitution replaced by Collins  02:28  
  02:05
[BOS 15-14]
Allen Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Allen (1 AST) 
Camby Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Allen (1 ST)  01:49  
  01:33 Wallace 3pt Shot: Missed 
Camby Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  01:33  
Butler Jump Shot: Missed  01:20  
Camby Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  01:19  
Camby Tip Shot: Missed  01:17  
Collins Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  01:16  
Davis 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Collins (1 AST)  01:13
[LAC 17-15]
 
  00:53.1
[BOS 17-17]
Davis Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Allen (2 AST) 
Kaman Jump Shot: Missed  00:33.9  
  00:31.2 Wallace Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:24.6 Pierce Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  00:24.6 Pierce Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
  00:24.6 Allen Substitution replaced by House 
  00:24.6 Pierce Substitution replaced by Walker 
Kaman Substitution replaced by Smith  00:24.6  
Davis Jump Bank Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Collins (2 AST)  00:14.4
[LAC 19-17]
 
  00:00.0 Davis Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 1st Quarter
Los Angeles Clippers (20-25) Boston Celtics (30-13)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Davis Jump Shot: Missed  11:37  
Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  11:36  
Smith Layup Shot: Missed  11:34  
Jordan Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  11:31  
  11:15 Walker Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Butler Free Throw 1 of 3 (1 PTS)  11:15
[LAC 20-17]
 
Butler Free Throw 2 of 3 (2 PTS)  11:15
[LAC 21-17]
 
Butler Free Throw 3 of 3 (3 PTS)  11:15
[LAC 22-17]
 
  10:50 Wallace Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:49 Allen Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  10:36 Wallace Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Davis (1 ST) 
Davis Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Collins (3 AST)  10:28
[LAC 24-17]
 
  10:07 Davis Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Collins (1 ST) 
Collins Driving Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:04
[LAC 26-17]
 
  09:55 Team Timeout : Regular 
  09:55 Allen Substitution replaced by Rondo 
Butler Substitution replaced by Thornton  09:55  
  09:43
[BOS 19-26]
House Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rondo (2 AST) 
Thornton Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST)  09:21
[LAC 28-19]
 
Davis Foul : Personal (1 PF)  09:12  
  09:12 Walker Substitution replaced by Allen 
  09:06 Rondo Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Collins (2 ST) 
Davis Layup Shot: Missed  09:01  
  08:59 Wallace Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  08:54
[BOS 22-28]
Allen 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Rondo (3 AST) 
Collins Running Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Davis (1 AST)  08:34
[LAC 30-22]
 
  08:21
[BOS 24-30]
House Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rondo (4 AST) 
Collins Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Allen (1 ST)  08:01  
  07:54 House Jump Shot: Missed 
Jordan Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:53  
  07:44 Rondo Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Thornton Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  07:44
[LAC 31-24]
 
Thornton Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  07:44
[LAC 32-24]
 
  07:25 Wallace Jump Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:24  
  07:17 Davis Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
  07:17 Davis Substitution replaced by Perkins 
Jordan Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  07:17  
Team Rebound  07:17  
  07:17 Wallace Substitution replaced by Garnett 
Jordan Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  07:17  
Jordan Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  06:58  
Collins Jump Shot: Missed  06:45  
  06:44 Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:34
[BOS 27-32]
Allen 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
  06:15 Perkins Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Collins Substitution replaced by Kaman  06:15  
  06:15 House Substitution replaced by Pierce 
Jordan Substitution replaced by Davis  06:15  
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  06:15
[LAC 33-27]
 
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  06:15
[LAC 34-27]
 
  06:04
[BOS 29-34]
Allen Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Rondo (5 AST) 
Davis Layup Shot: Missed  05:45  
  05:45 Team Rebound 
Davis Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF)  05:45  
  05:45 Timeout : Official 
Davis Substitution replaced by Butler  05:45  
  05:26 Allen Jump Shot: Missed 
Thornton Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:25  
Butler Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Thornton (1 AST)  05:06
[LAC 36-29]
 
  04:56 Allen 3pt Shot: Missed 
Davis Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:55  
Thornton Jump Shot: Missed  04:49  
  04:47 Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:36 Rondo Jump Shot: Missed 
Kaman Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  04:35  
Thornton Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Davis (3 AST)  04:28
[LAC 38-29]
 
  04:08
[BOS 31-38]
Rondo Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Davis 3pt Shot: Missed  03:57  
  03:56 Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  03:51 Allen Running Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:50 Rondo Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  03:43
[BOS 33-38]
Garnett Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rondo (6 AST) 
Davis Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  03:30
[LAC 40-33]
 
  03:16
[BOS 35-40]
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Allen (3 AST) 
Davis Jump Shot: Missed  02:47  
  02:46 Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  02:37 Allen 3pt Shot: Missed 
Butler Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:35  
Thornton Layup Shot: Missed  02:28  
  02:27 Perkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
Kaman Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  02:21  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:21  
Smith Substitution replaced by Camby  02:21  
  02:21
[BOS 36-40]
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  02:21
[BOS 37-40]
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Butler Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Allen (2 ST)  02:01  
  01:55
[BOS 39-40]
Garnett Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Rondo (7 AST) 
Davis Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Rondo (2 ST)  01:38  
  01:31 Perkins Layup Shot: Missed 
Camby Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  01:30  
Butler Reverse Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Davis (4 AST)  01:23
[LAC 42-39]
 
  01:00
[BOS 41-42]
Perkins Hook Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Pierce (1 AST) 
Butler 3pt Shot: Missed  00:45.9  
  00:43.9 Perkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  00:38.6
[BOS 43-42]
Rondo Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Kaman Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Davis (5 AST)  00:23.1
[LAC 44-43]
 
  00:16.4 Team Timeout : Short 
Thornton Substitution replaced by Collins  00:16.4  
Davis Foul : Personal (1 PF)  00:02.3  
  00:00.0 Instant Replay - Support Ruling 
End of 2nd Quarter
Los Angeles Clippers (20-25) Boston Celtics (30-13)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Kaman Jump Shot: Missed  11:45  
  11:44 Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  11:29
[BOS 45-44]
Perkins Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Rondo (8 AST) 
Butler 3pt Shot: Missed  11:03  
  11:02 Team Rebound 
Kaman Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF)  11:02  
  10:46 Garnett Jump Shot: Missed 
Thornton Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  10:45  
Davis 3pt Shot: Missed  10:35  
  10:35 Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  10:29
[BOS 47-44]
Allen Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Kaman Jump Shot: Missed  10:06  
  10:05 Perkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  09:57
[BOS 49-44]
Pierce Step Back Jump shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Kaman Jump Shot: Missed  09:41  
  09:40 Perkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:8) 
  09:30 Pierce Jump Shot: Missed 
Camby Rebound (Off:3 Def:7)  09:29  
Kaman Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  09:17
[LAC 46-49]
 
Thornton Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  09:00  
  09:00
[BOS 50-46]
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  09:00
[BOS 51-46]
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Thornton Running Jump Shot: Missed  08:38  
Kaman Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  08:37  
Kaman Putback Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  08:35
[LAC 48-51]
 
  08:14
[BOS 53-48]
Garnett Driving Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Camby Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  08:14  
  08:14 Garnett Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Kaman Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  08:13  
Davis 3pt Shot: Missed  07:51  
Camby Rebound (Off:4 Def:7)  07:50  
Camby Putback Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS)  07:48
[LAC 50-53]
 
  07:30
[BOS 55-50]
Rondo Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Butler Jump Shot: Missed  07:04  
  07:03 Perkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:9) 
  06:40 Allen 3pt Shot: Missed 
Camby Rebound (Off:4 Def:8)  06:39  
Davis Jump Shot: Missed Block: Pierce (1 BLK)  06:34  
  06:33 Perkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:10) 
Davis Technical  06:33  
  06:33
[BOS 56-50]
Pierce Free Throw Technical (15 PTS) 
  06:15 Allen Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Davis (1 ST) 
Davis Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO)  06:11  
  05:51
[BOS 58-50]
Rondo Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Pierce (2 AST) 
Kaman Jump Shot: Missed Block: Perkins (2 BLK)  05:29  
  05:27 Rondo Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  05:25 Rondo Turnover : Discontinue Dribble (3 TO) 
  05:25 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:14 Pierce Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Thornton Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  05:14
[LAC 51-58]
 
Thornton Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  05:14
[LAC 52-58]
 
  04:55 Perkins Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Kaman Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  04:54  
Kaman Jump Shot: Missed  04:40  
  04:39 Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:22
[BOS 60-52]
Rondo Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Garnett (2 AST) 
Kaman Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Rondo (3 ST)  04:02  
  03:43 Garnett Jump Shot: Missed 
Camby Rebound (Off:4 Def:9)  03:42  
Thornton Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Davis (6 AST)  03:33
[LAC 54-60]
 
  03:08
[BOS 62-54]
Perkins Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Rondo (9 AST) 
Camby Jump Shot: Missed  02:46  
  02:45 Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  02:30 Pierce Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Kaman (1 ST) 
Butler Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Davis (7 AST)  02:26
[LAC 56-62]
 
  02:13 Team Timeout : Short 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:13  
  02:13 Perkins Substitution replaced by Wallace 
  02:13 Garnett Substitution replaced by Davis 
Thornton Substitution replaced by Davis  02:13  
Davis Substitution replaced by Collins  02:13  
  01:57
[BOS 64-56]
Wallace Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Collins Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Allen (3 ST)  01:42  
  01:38 Pierce Turnover : Lost Ball (5 TO) Steal:Camby (3 ST) 
Kaman Layup Shot: Missed  01:31  
Kaman Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  01:30  
Butler 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Davis (2 AST)  01:23
[LAC 59-64]
 
  00:53.9 Davis Jump Shot: Missed 
Camby Rebound (Off:4 Def:10)  00:53.9  
Davis Jump Shot: Missed  00:49.9  
  00:47.9 Davis Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:37.9 Wallace 3pt Shot: Missed 
Collins Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:35.9  
Camby Jump Shot: Missed  00:20.9  
  00:19.9 Rondo Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Collins Foul : Personal (1 PF)  00:03.9  
  00:03.9 Davis Substitution replaced by House 
Kaman Substitution replaced by Curry  00:03.9  
End of 3rd Quarter
Los Angeles Clippers (20-25) Boston Celtics (30-13)
Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:44
[BOS 67-59]
Wallace 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Rondo (10 AST) 
Collins Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  11:29
[LAC 61-67]
 
  11:04
[BOS 69-61]
Allen Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rondo (11 AST) 
Collins Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Allen (2 ST)  10:52  
  10:49
[BOS 71-61]
Allen Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
  10:25 House Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Davis Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  10:25
[LAC 62-71]
 
Davis Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  10:25
[LAC 63-71]
 
  10:09 Wallace Jump Shot: Missed 
Jordan Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  10:08  
Jordan Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Rondo (4 ST)  10:06  
  10:01 House Jump Shot: Missed 
Davis Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:59  
Davis Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Wallace (1 ST)  09:52  
Smith Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  09:47  
  09:47 Allen Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  09:47 Team Rebound 
  09:47 Allen Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Davis Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:47  
Butler Jump Shot: Missed  09:24  
  09:21 Davis Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:57 Rondo 3pt Shot: Missed 
Davis Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:56  
Smith Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Butler (1 AST)  08:41
[LAC 65-71]
 
  08:20 Allen Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:19 Allen Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
Jordan Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  08:18  
  08:18 Timeout : Official 
  08:18
[BOS 72-65]
Allen Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  08:18 Allen Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  08:18  
  07:57 Allen Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Jordan Substitution replaced by Kaman  07:57  
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  07:57
[LAC 66-72]
 
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  07:57
[LAC 67-72]
 
  07:41
[BOS 74-67]
Rondo Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Collins Jump Shot: Missed  07:23  
  07:22 Rondo Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
Davis Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  07:18  
  07:18 Allen Substitution replaced by Pierce 
  07:18 Rondo Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  07:18 Team Rebound 
Collins Substitution replaced by Davis  07:18  
  07:18
[BOS 75-67]
Rondo Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  07:04 Davis Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  07:04
[LAC 68-75]
 
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  07:04  
  07:03 Wallace Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  06:54 Davis Violation:Kicked Ball 
  06:42 Wallace 3pt Shot: Missed 
Davis Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:41  
  06:37 Wallace Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  06:37  
Team Rebound  06:37  
  06:37 Davis Substitution replaced by Perkins 
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  06:37
[LAC 69-75]
 
Smith Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  06:25  
  06:25 House Substitution replaced by Allen 
  06:25
[BOS 76-69]
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS) 
  06:25
[BOS 77-69]
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS) 
Smith Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Butler (2 AST)  06:11
[LAC 71-77]
 
  05:59 Perkins Jump Shot: Missed 
Davis Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  05:58  
Smith Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  05:43
[LAC 73-77]
 
Smith Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  05:17  
  05:17 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:17 Wallace Substitution replaced by Garnett 
  05:17 Perkins Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:17 Team Rebound 
  05:17 Perkins Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  05:17 Allen Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  05:11
[BOS 80-73]
Pierce 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Allen (4 AST) 
Kaman Jump Shot: Missed  04:52  
Smith Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  04:51  
  04:50 Pierce Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  04:50
[LAC 74-80]
 
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  04:50  
  04:50 Perkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:11) 
  04:25 Allen 3pt Shot: Missed 
Davis Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  04:24  
Davis Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  04:17
[LAC 76-80]
 
  03:55
[BOS 82-76]
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Kaman Layup Shot: Missed  03:42  
  03:42 Rondo Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
Davis Foul : Personal (4 PF)  03:40  
  03:40 Rondo Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:40 Team Rebound 
  03:40
[BOS 83-76]
Rondo Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Smith Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  03:20  
  03:19 Perkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:12) 
  02:58 Pierce Jump Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  02:57  
Davis Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO)  02:52  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:52  
  02:33 Perkins Jump Shot: Missed 
Kaman Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  02:32  
Kaman Jump Shot: Missed  02:22  
  02:21 Perkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:13) 
Kaman Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  02:06  
  02:06 Garnett Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:06 Team Rebound 
  02:06
[BOS 84-76]
Garnett Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Smith Layup Shot: Missed  01:45  
  01:44 Perkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:14) 
  01:28 Allen Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Davis (2 ST) 
Butler Dunk Shot: Made (14 PTS)  01:25
[LAC 78-84]
 
  01:04
[BOS 86-78]
Garnett Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Rondo (12 AST) 
  00:59.0 Perkins Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Davis Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  00:59.0
[LAC 79-86]
 
Davis Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  00:59.0
[LAC 80-86]
 
  00:43.9 Pierce Jump Shot: Missed Block: Butler (1 BLK) 
Butler Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:41.8  
Team Timeout : Short  00:38.5  
Butler Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (2 TO)  00:37.6  
Smith Foul : Personal (4 PF)  00:34.8  
  00:34.8
[BOS 87-80]
Garnett Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS) 
  00:34.8
[BOS 88-80]
Garnett Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:34.8  
Smith Substitution replaced by Novak  00:34.8  
Davis 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Novak (1 AST)  00:31.1
[LAC 83-88]
 
Davis Foul : Personal (2 PF)  00:29.2  
  00:29.2
[BOS 89-83]
Allen Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  00:29.2
[BOS 90-83]
Allen Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Butler 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Davis (3 AST)  00:20.7
[LAC 86-90]
 
Davis Foul : Personal (3 PF)  00:19.3  
  00:19.3
[BOS 91-86]
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 (21 PTS) 
  00:19.3
[BOS 92-86]
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (22 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:19.3  
  00:19.3 Perkins Substitution replaced by Allen 
Davis Jump Shot: Missed  00:17.4  
  00:17.4 Rondo Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
Novak Foul : Personal (1 PF)  00:16.3  
  00:16.3
[BOS 93-86]
Rondo Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  00:16.3
[BOS 94-86]
Rondo Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS) 
Davis 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS)  00:09.5
[LAC 89-94]
 
Butler Foul : Personal (1 PF)  00:07.6  
  00:07.6 Allen Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:07.6 Team Rebound 
  00:07.6
[BOS 95-89]
Allen Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
Davis 3pt Shot: Missed  00:02.9  
  00:01.4 Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
country channel time
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
LAC
3rd Pacific
29
53
2-8
21-20
8-33
BOS
1st Atlantic
50
32
3-7
24-17
26-15
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
LAC
Kaman 18.5
Kaman 9.3
Davis 8.0
Kaman 1.2
Davis 1.7
BOS
Pierce 24.3
Garnett 8.8
Rondo 11.8
Perkins 2.3
Rondo 2.4

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