Click here to Skip to main content

Sunday, March 7, 2010

8:00 PM ET - TD Garden, Boston, MA

Discuss Share Play Team Sites
WAS | BOS

83

86

FINAL

WAS
BOS
25 19 22 17 83
19 19 24 24 86

TV Companion

Preview | Recap

Allen caps Celtics' comeback with 3-pointer to sink Wizards


By Couper Moorhead, for NBA.com
Posted Monday March 8, 2010 12:14AM

BOSTON (NBA.com exclusive) -- For 42 minutes, the Boston Celtics didn't look any different than the team that lost to the lowly New Jersey Nets, at home, last Saturday.

In fairness, for the same duration, the Washington Wizards didn't look anything like a 21-39 team.

After those 42 minutes, the Celtics were trailing by 13 points -- their largest deficit of the game -- and were drawing boos from TD Garden as Andray Blatche owned Kevin Garnett on the blocks. But over the next six minutes, Boston turned in one of its finest defensive performances of the year, clamping down all positions as they embarked on a 20-4 run that sealed an 86-83 victory.

"We should have been playing with that intensity all game," Paul Pierce said. "Once our defensive intensity picked up it changed the whole ball game from us getting up on guys, making them do things that they didn't want to do.

"I was happy with the way we dug in there because a lot of these games this year we let go."

The argument against the Celtics, as it has been since early January, is that they shouldn't have had to dig in, flip a switch, to comeback against an inferior team. And on a day's rest, no less.

"We've lost so many of these, where we've played poorly and lost," Celtics coach Doc Rivers said. "It's nice every once in a while to play poorly and win."

On the surface, the Celtics didn't play a bad first half, they were just cold, shooting 35 percent from the field. They got to the free-throw line more, committed fewer turnovers, scored more in the paints and equaled their opponent in offensive rebounds.

What appeared off-kilter was their energy and their ability to sustain any sort of momentum. They would follow up a dunk on one end with a foul on the other, and finish a solid defensive possession by allowing a cutter to slip backdoor for a layup, or a lob to connect for an alley-oop.

Leading the charge were a trio of Wizards. Al Thornton, recently acquired from the Los Angeles Clippers, gave Ray Allen fits, scoring 24 points to go with 11 rebounds. Blatche, who has recently seen a minutes boost after the trade of Antawn Jamison, looked like a Minnesota-era Garnett, scoring 23 points with nine boards. And Randy Foye controlled both the game and Rajon Rondo, dishing eight assists.

"This is not the same Washington team you've seen of old," Garnett said. "They really play hard for 48 minutes."

But in the last six, the wheels fell off. Rondo hounded Foye, upsetting the rhythm of Washington's offense, and the team followed suit. Of the three Wizards mentioned, they combined for two points in the final 6:11.

"Well, we choked," Wizards coach Flip Saunders said. "Six minutes to go, we're up 13. We got young guys, they don't know what it's like to be in a situation. We start talking to Garnett, start talking trash and everything else. Got Garnett and those guys juiced up and we just pissed down our leg the last six minutes.

"They panicked," he added later.

The game followed a familiar Boston pattern of sub-par play punctuated by a late charge. Against the Nets, that pattern failed them. It was too little, too late, with no offense. The difference tonight, other than the sudden shift in defensive intensity, was Allen, who has made everyone forget about an earlier slump.

With 1:37 left and the Celtics down two, Rondo was at the charity stripe for one freebie. He missed, and the ball was tapped around -- while Thornton was thrown to the floor with no whistle -- until eventually finding Kendrick Perkins, who hit Allen for a no-doubt triple and the lead. For one minute it was the play of the game, until Garnett came out of a wild scrum with the loose ball and called a timeout. The ensuing play, a Rivers staple, freed Allen for the game-winning 3.

"That's the second time we've run that," Rivers said. "Ray made the game winner against someone early in the year. It's the exact same play, and I don't even know who it's against now, but the picks were phenomenal."

Wizards
Celtics
     
    • 45.6%

    • 41.1%

    • 9.1%

    • 41.7%

    • 83.3%

    • 80.8%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
WAS BOS
Total Rebounds 6 10
Offensive Rebounds 6 8
Turnovers 17 16
Fast Break Pts: 4 11
Biggest Lead: 13 4
Points in the Paint: 36 42
WAS BOS
p Thornton   24 Allen   25
rb Thornton   11 Garnett   10
a Foye   8 Rondo   7
s Thornton   3 2 players   2
b McGee   5 Wallace   1
 
  • 11/17 - WAS @ BOS
  • 01/22 - BOS @ WAS
  • 04/08 - WAS @ BOS
  • 04/11 - BOS @ WAS
Washington Wizards (26-56)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
A. Thornton F 42:03 10-17 1-2 3-5 -1 2 9 11 2 4 3 4 0 0 24
A. Blatche F-C 42:57 10-20 0-0 3-3 -5 0 9 9 1 5 1 4 1 1 23
J. McGee C 30:50 2-3 0-0 9-10 -2 1 0 1 0 2 1 3 5 0 13
M. Miller G-F 40:42 3-7 0-2 2-3 -8 1 7 8 2 1 0 1 0 0 8
R. Foye G 35:26 3-14 0-5 3-3 +7 0 2 2 8 3 2 3 0 0 9
J. Singleton   21:35 2-3 0-0 0-0 +2 1 2 3 0 3 1 1 2 0 4
Q. Ross   10:37 0-1 0-0 0-0 +6 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
E. Boykins   12:40 1-2 0-1 0-0 -10 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
N. Young   02:47 0-1 0-1 0-0 -4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
F. Oberto   00:24 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
A. Gee   00:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
S. Livingston   00:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total   240 31-68 1-11 20-24   6 30 36 13 18 8 17 8 1 83
  45.6% 9.1% 83.3%   team rebs: 6 total to: 19
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 29:07 6-11 0-2 5-6 +7 0 2 2 1 5 2 3 0 2 17
K. Garnett F 30:53 0-7 0-0 8-10 +8 0 10 10 3 0 1 4 0 2 8
K. Perkins C 30:09 5-7 0-0 2-2 +9 2 5 7 2 2 0 0 0 0 12
R. Allen G 34:54 10-15 4-6 1-1 +18 0 2 2 1 3 1 0 0 0 25
R. Rondo G 36:56 6-12 1-1 2-3 +11 0 4 4 7 3 1 4 0 0 15
M. Daniels   23:36 1-4 0-0 0-0 -10 0 0 0 0 2 1 2 0 0 2
R. Wallace   17:37 1-6 0-2 2-2 -7 0 3 3 1 3 0 0 1 1 4
G. Davis   17:02 1-7 0-0 1-2 -5 6 2 8 0 2 2 1 0 3 3
B. Scalabrine   03:28 0-0 0-0 0-0 -3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
N. Robinson   14:00 0-3 0-1 0-0 -12 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0
T. Allen   02:18 0-1 0-0 0-0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
S. Williams   00:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total   240 30-73 5-12 21-26   8 29 37 15 21 9 16 1 8 86
  41.1% 41.7% 80.8%   team rebs: 10 total to: 17

inactive

  • Wizards: Howard
  • Celtics: Finley, Landry

technical fouls

  • Wizards: Saunders
  • Celtics: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 6
  • Times Tied: 4

arena stats

  • Arena: TD Garden, Boston, MA
  • Officials: #9 Derrick Stafford, #62 Brian Forte, #40 Leon Wood
  • Attendance: 18624
  • Duration: 2:37
Washington Wizards (21-39) Boston Celtics (40-21)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Perkins vs McGee (Rondo gains possession)
  11:40
[BOS 2-0]
Pierce Jump Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Blatche Jump Shot: Missed  11:17  
  11:16 Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:11
[BOS 4-0]
Rondo Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
McGee Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  10:53  
  10:53  
  10:41 Thornton Violation:Kicked Ball 
  10:34 Garnett Jump Shot: Missed 
Blatche Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:33  
Miller Jump Shot: Missed  10:19  
  10:18 Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:12 Garnett Jump Shot: Missed Block: Blatche (1 BLK) 
  10:12 Team Rebound 
  10:03 Allen Jump Shot: Missed 
Blatche Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:02  
Thornton Layup Shot: Missed  09:47  
Thornton Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  09:46  
  09:36 Rondo Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Miller Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Foye (1 AST)  09:31
[WAS 2-4]
 
Blatche Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  09:15  
  09:15
[BOS 5-2]
Garnett Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  09:15
[BOS 6-2]
Garnett Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
McGee Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Foye (2 AST)  09:00
[WAS 4-6]
 
  08:43 Pierce Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Thornton (1 ST) 
Blatche Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  08:42  
  08:34 Garnett Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Thornton Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:32  
McGee Jump Shot: Missed  08:17  
  08:16 Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:11 Rondo Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  08:10  
  08:10 Perkins Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Foye Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:03
[WAS 6-6]
 
  07:56 Rondo Layup Shot: Missed 
Blatche Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:55  
  07:42 Allen Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
McGee Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  07:42
[WAS 7-6]
 
McGee Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  07:42  
  07:41 Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:24
[BOS 8-7]
Pierce Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Garnett (1 AST) 
McGee Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  07:24  
McGee Substitution replaced by Singleton  07:24  
  07:24
[BOS 9-7]
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS) 
Blatche Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Foye (3 AST)  07:10
[WAS 9-9]
 
  06:49 Garnett Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:48 Team Rebound 
  06:46
[BOS 11-9]
Pierce Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Allen (1 AST) 
  06:30 Garnett Foul : Defense 3 Second (0 PF) 
Foye Free Throw Technical (3 PTS)  06:30
[WAS 10-11]
 
Thornton 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Foye (4 AST)  06:23
[WAS 13-11]
 
  05:59
[BOS 13-13]
Perkins Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Garnett (2 AST) 
Blatche Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Foye (5 AST)  05:46
[WAS 15-13]
 
  05:31 Garnett Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
  05:31 Team Timeout : Regular 
Foye Jump Shot: Missed  05:21  
  05:18 Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  05:08
[BOS 15-15]
Perkins Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rondo (1 AST) 
Thornton Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed  04:49  
  04:48 Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  04:31 Perkins Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed 
Thornton Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  04:30  
  04:21 Allen Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
  04:21 Allen Substitution replaced by Daniels 
Blatche Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Miller (1 AST)  04:15
[WAS 17-15]
 
Thornton Foul : Personal (1 PF)  04:00  
  03:53 Pierce Layup Shot: Missed Block: Singleton (1 BLK) 
Team Rebound  03:52  
Foye Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (5 PTS)  03:37
[WAS 19-15]
 
  03:25 Pierce Foul : Offensive (2 PF) 
  03:25 Pierce Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
  03:25 Perkins Substitution replaced by Wallace 
Thornton Jump Shot: Missed  03:04  
  03:03 Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  02:51 Pierce Jump Shot: Missed 
Thornton Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  02:49  
Singleton Jump Shot: Missed  02:31  
Thornton Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  02:30  
Blatche Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Daniels (1 ST)  02:19  
Foye Foul : Personal (1 PF)  02:18  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:18  
  02:18 Garnett Substitution replaced by Davis 
  01:57 Wallace Layup Shot: Missed Block: Singleton (2 BLK) 
  01:56 Davis Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  01:55 Davis Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:54 Team Rebound 
  01:54 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Rondo Violation:Kicked Ball  01:45  
Blatche Driving Jump shot: Made (8 PTS)  01:40
[WAS 21-15]
 
Blatche Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  01:25  
  01:25 Pierce Substitution replaced by Scalabrine 
  01:25 Rondo Substitution replaced by Robinson 
  01:25
[BOS 16-21]
Wallace Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  01:25
[BOS 17-21]
Wallace Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Thornton Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  01:07  
  00:53.8 Wallace Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:52.9  
Thornton Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  00:36.2
[WAS 23-17]
 
  00:28.9 Wallace Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
  00:28.3 Davis Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  00:28.2
[BOS 19-23]
Davis Putback Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  00:05.5 Davis Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Foye Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  00:05.5
[WAS 24-19]
 
  00:05.5 Scalabrine Substitution replaced by Allen 
  00:05.5 Davis Substitution replaced by Rondo 
Miller Substitution replaced by Ross  00:05.5  
Blatche Substitution replaced by McGee  00:05.5  
Foye Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  00:05.5
[WAS 25-19]
 
  00:01.0 Robinson Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Singleton Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:00.2  
End of 1st Quarter
Washington Wizards (21-39) Boston Celtics (40-21)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Foye Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Davis (1 ST)  11:52  
  11:28 Davis Jump Shot: Missed Block: McGee (1 BLK) 
Thornton Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  11:27  
Thornton Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS)  11:20
[WAS 27-19]
 
  10:58 Daniels Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Singleton (1 ST) 
Thornton Jump Shot: Missed  10:39  
  10:38 Wallace Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:28 Wallace 3pt Shot: Missed 
Ross Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:27  
Foye 3pt Shot: Missed  10:10  
  10:09 Scalabrine Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:54 Daniels Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:52 Davis Rebound (Off:3 Def:0) 
Singleton Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  09:51  
  09:51 Scalabrine Substitution replaced by Allen 
Foye Substitution replaced by Boykins  09:51  
  09:51 Davis Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  09:51 Team Rebound 
  09:51
[BOS 20-27]
Davis Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Thornton Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Robinson (1 ST)  09:33  
  09:32 Robinson Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO) 
McGee Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  09:13  
Team Timeout : Regular  09:13  
Thornton Substitution replaced by Miller  09:13  
McGee Substitution replaced by Blatche  09:13  
  08:54
[BOS 22-27]
Wallace Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Blatche Jump Shot: Missed Block: Wallace (1 BLK)  08:34  
  08:33 Davis Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  08:20 Robinson Layup Shot: Missed 
Blatche Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  08:19  
Ross Jump Shot: Missed  08:06  
  08:05 Davis Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  07:46 Allen Layup Shot: Missed 
  07:45 Davis Rebound (Off:4 Def:2) 
  07:45 Davis Layup Shot: Missed 
Singleton Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:40  
Miller Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  07:33
[WAS 29-24]
 
  07:33 Robinson Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
  07:33 Allen Substitution replaced by Allen 
Ross Substitution replaced by Young  07:33  
  07:33 Wallace Substitution replaced by Perkins 
Miller Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS)  07:33
[WAS 30-24]
 
  07:12 Daniels Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:09 Perkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  07:06
[BOS 26-30]
Perkins Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Young 3pt Shot: Missed  06:43  
Boykins Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  06:41  
Boykins Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  06:31
[WAS 32-26]
 
  06:05
[BOS 28-32]
Perkins Slam Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Miller 3pt Shot: Missed  05:44  
Singleton Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  05:43  
Singleton Putback Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS)  05:40
[WAS 34-28]
 
  05:29 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:29 Daniels Substitution replaced by Rondo 
  05:29 Davis Substitution replaced by Garnett 
  05:29 Robinson Substitution replaced by Pierce 
  05:14
[BOS 28-34]
Allen Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Blatche Driving Layup Shot: Missed  04:54  
  04:53 Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Singleton Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  04:46  
  04:46
[BOS 29-34]
Garnett Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Singleton Substitution replaced by McGee  04:46  
Young Substitution replaced by Thornton  04:46  
  04:46
[BOS 30-34]
Garnett Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Miller Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Garnett (1 ST)  04:32  
  04:23 Garnett Layup Shot: Missed Block: McGee (2 BLK) 
Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:21  
Thornton Slam Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Blatche (1 AST)  04:16
[WAS 36-30]
 
  03:52
[BOS 32-36]
Perkins Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Pierce (1 AST) 
Miller Layup Shot: Missed  03:19  
  03:18 Perkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  03:11 Pierce Layup Shot: Missed Block: McGee (3 BLK) 
Thornton Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  03:09  
Thornton Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS)  03:02
[WAS 38-32]
 
  02:42 Allen 3pt Shot: Missed 
Thornton Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  02:41  
Blatche Layup Shot: Missed  02:21  
Miller Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  02:20  
Miller Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  02:18
[WAS 40-32]
 
  02:04
[BOS 34-40]
Allen Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Perkins (1 AST) 
Boykins 3pt Shot: Missed  01:37  
  01:35 Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:27
[BOS 37-40]
Allen 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Garnett (3 AST) 
  01:12 Perkins Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Timeout : Official  01:12  
Boykins Substitution replaced by Foye  01:12  
Blatche Substitution replaced by Singleton  01:12  
  01:04 Pierce Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Thornton Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  01:04
[WAS 41-37]
 
Thornton Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  01:04
[WAS 42-37]
 
  00:52.8 Garnett Turnover : 3 Second Violation (2 TO) 
Thornton Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Foye (6 AST)  00:40.5
[WAS 44-37]
 
Singleton Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  00:31.8  
  00:31.8 Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:31.8 Team Rebound 
Singleton Substitution replaced by Oberto  00:31.8  
  00:31.8
[BOS 38-44]
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Foye 3pt Shot: Missed  00:07.8  
Team Rebound  00:07.8  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  00:07.8  
  00:07.8 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:07.8 Perkins Substitution replaced by Robinson 
Oberto Substitution replaced by Ross  00:07.8  
  00:00.0 Rondo Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 2nd Quarter
Washington Wizards (21-39) Boston Celtics (40-21)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:51 Rondo Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Thornton Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS)  11:38
[WAS 46-38]
 
  11:22
[BOS 40-46]
Pierce Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Thornton Driving Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS)  11:01
[WAS 48-40]
 
  11:01 Pierce Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Thornton Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  11:01  
  11:00 Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
Blatche Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  10:36  
Saunders Technical  10:36  
  10:36
[BOS 41-48]
Pierce Free Throw Technical (11 PTS) 
  10:36
[BOS 42-48]
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  10:36
[BOS 43-48]
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Foye Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Pierce (1 ST)  10:27  
  10:17 Garnett Layup Shot: Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  10:16  
  10:08 Allen Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
McGee Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  10:08
[WAS 49-43]
 
McGee Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  10:08
[WAS 50-43]
 
Thornton Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  09:56  
  09:56
[BOS 44-50]
Perkins Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  09:56
[BOS 45-50]
Perkins Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Foye Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Allen (1 ST)  09:45  
  09:36 Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed 
Foye Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:35  
Blatche Running Hook Shot: Made (10 PTS)  09:28
[WAS 52-45]
 
  09:05 Rondo Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Thornton (2 ST) 
Thornton Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO)  09:01  
  08:37 Perkins Turnaround Fade Away shot: Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  08:36  
  08:21 Pierce Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
McGee Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  08:21
[WAS 53-45]
 
  08:21 Pierce Substitution replaced by Daniels 
McGee Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  08:21
[WAS 54-45]
 
  08:00 Daniels Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Blatche Jump Shot: Missed  07:39  
McGee Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  07:38  
  07:26 Daniels Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
McGee Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  07:26
[WAS 55-45]
 
McGee Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  07:26
[WAS 56-45]
 
  07:15 Garnett Turnover : Traveling (3 TO) 
Foye Jump Shot: Missed  06:57  
  06:56 Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  06:44 Daniels Layup Shot: Missed 
Thornton Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  06:42  
Blatche Jump Shot: Missed  06:26  
  06:25 Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:19 Allen 3pt Shot: Missed 
Foye Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:17  
Team Timeout : Regular  06:17  
McGee Substitution replaced by Singleton  06:17  
Foye Jump Shot: Missed  06:07  
  06:06 Perkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  05:44 Garnett Jump Shot: Missed 
Thornton Rebound (Off:2 Def:8)  05:43  
Foye 3pt Shot: Missed  05:30  
  05:29 Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:11
[BOS 47-56]
Allen Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Thornton Reverse Layup Shot: Made (21 PTS)  04:50
[WAS 58-47]
 
  04:37
[BOS 50-58]
Allen 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Rondo (2 AST) 
Thornton Jump Shot: Missed  04:16  
  04:14 Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:8) 
  04:07 Rondo Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Foye (1 ST) 
Blatche Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Foye (7 AST)  03:55
[WAS 60-50]
 
  03:55 Team Timeout : Regular 
  03:55 Garnett Substitution replaced by Wallace 
  03:55 Perkins Substitution replaced by Davis 
Foye Substitution replaced by Boykins  03:55  
  03:35 Allen Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Blatche Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  03:34  
Singleton Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Thornton (1 AST)  03:13
[WAS 62-50]
 
  02:50 Singleton Violation:Defensive Goaltending 
  02:50
[BOS 52-62]
Allen Reverse Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Rondo (3 AST) 
  02:32 Daniels Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Thornton Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:32  
Team Rebound  02:32  
Thornton Free Throw 2 of 2 (22 PTS)  02:32
[WAS 63-52]
 
  02:18
[BOS 54-63]
Allen Driving Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Wallace (1 AST) 
Miller Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  02:18  
  02:18
[BOS 55-63]
Allen Free Throw 1 of 1 (17 PTS) 
Singleton Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Rondo (1 ST)  01:55  
  01:52
[BOS 57-63]
Rondo Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
  01:38 Wallace Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Blatche Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS)  01:38
[WAS 64-57]
 
Blatche Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS)  01:38
[WAS 65-57]
 
  01:18
[BOS 60-65]
Rondo 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
  00:58.4 Wallace Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Miller Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  00:58.4
[WAS 66-60]
 
Blatche Substitution replaced by McGee  00:58.4  
Miller Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:58.4  
  00:58.4 Wallace Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:46.9 Wallace 3pt Shot: Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  00:44.9  
Miller 3pt Shot: Missed  00:36.8  
  00:36.8 Team Rebound 
Thornton Substitution replaced by Ross  00:29.3  
  00:20.1
[BOS 62-66]
Rondo Floating Jump shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Boykins Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  00:00.3  
End of 3rd Quarter
Washington Wizards (21-39) Boston Celtics (40-21)
Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:43 Davis Hook Shot: Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  11:42  
Blatche Jump Shot: Missed  11:19  
  11:18 Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  11:14 Rondo Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Foye (2 ST) 
Blatche Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Miller (2 AST)  10:59
[WAS 68-62]
 
  10:59 Wallace Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Miller Substitution replaced by Thornton  10:59  
Blatche Free Throw 1 of 1 (17 PTS)  10:59
[WAS 69-62]
 
  10:48 Rondo Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Thornton Rebound (Off:2 Def:9)  10:47  
Blatche Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (19 PTS)  10:25
[WAS 71-62]
 
  10:05 Robinson Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:McGee (1 ST) 
Blatche Jump Shot: Missed  09:41  
  09:41 Wallace Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  09:26 Davis Jump Shot: Missed Block: McGee (4 BLK) 
  09:25 Davis Rebound (Off:5 Def:2) 
  09:24 Davis Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
  09:24 Rondo Substitution replaced by Pierce 
McGee Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Davis (2 ST)  09:02  
Foye Foul : Personal (2 PF)  08:59  
  08:59 Timeout : Official 
  08:44
[BOS 64-71]
Daniels Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  08:25 Davis Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
McGee Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  08:25
[WAS 72-64]
 
McGee Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  08:25
[WAS 73-64]
 
  08:08 Robinson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:05 Davis Rebound (Off:6 Def:2) 
  08:02 Davis Layup Shot: Missed Block: McGee (5 BLK) 
Blatche Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  08:00  
Thornton Step Back Jump shot: Made (24 PTS)  07:51
[WAS 75-64]
 
  07:38 Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:37 Team Rebound 
  07:37 Daniels Substitution replaced by Allen 
  07:37 Davis Substitution replaced by Garnett 
  07:34 Allen Jump Shot: Missed 
Blatche Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  07:33  
Blatche Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Pierce (2 ST)  07:19  
McGee Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  07:05  
  07:05
[BOS 65-75]
Garnett Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  07:05
[BOS 66-75]
Garnett Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Blatche Reverse Layup Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Thornton (2 AST)  06:48
[WAS 77-66]
 
  06:33 Garnett Turnover : Traveling (4 TO) 
Ross Substitution replaced by Miller  06:33  
Blatche Jump Shot: Made (23 PTS)  06:11
[WAS 79-66]
 
  06:10 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:10 Wallace Substitution replaced by Perkins 
  06:10 Robinson Substitution replaced by Rondo 
  05:57
[BOS 68-79]
Pierce Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Rondo (4 AST) 
Foye Jump Shot: Missed  05:26  
  05:25 Perkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  05:17 Rondo Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Blatche (1 ST) 
Thornton Foul : Offensive (3 PF)  05:05  
Thornton Turnover : Foul (4 TO)  05:05  
Foye Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  04:59  
  04:59
[BOS 69-79]
Rondo Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  04:59
[BOS 70-79]
Rondo Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Foye 3pt Shot: Missed  04:45  
  04:44 Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  04:39
[BOS 72-79]
Allen Slam Dunk Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Rondo (6 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  04:38  
Blatche Jump Shot: Missed  04:20  
  04:19 Perkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  04:12 Pierce Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Thornton (3 ST) 
Team Timeout : Short  03:53  
Foye Jump Shot: Missed  03:48  
Team Rebound  03:47  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  03:47  
  03:35
[BOS 74-79]
Rondo Driving Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Blatche Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO)  03:09  
  02:57
[BOS 76-79]
Pierce Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Rondo (6 AST) 
McGee Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Foye (8 AST)  02:38
[WAS 81-76]
 
  02:23 Rondo Layup Shot: Missed 
Blatche Rebound (Off:0 Def:8)  02:23  
  02:23 Rondo Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Thornton Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  02:01  
  02:00 Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:9) 
Blatche Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  01:56  
  01:56
[BOS 77-81]
Garnett Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  01:56 Garnett Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  01:55  
Foye Driving Jump shot: Missed  01:42  
  01:41 Perkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  01:37
[BOS 79-81]
Rondo Driving Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Thornton Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  01:37  
Team Timeout : Regular  01:37  
  01:37 Rondo Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
  01:37 Perkins Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  01:33
[BOS 82-81]
Allen 3pt Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Perkins (2 AST) 
Foye Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS)  01:17
[WAS 83-82]
 
  01:04 Rondo Running Layup Shot: Missed 
Blatche Rebound (Off:0 Def:9)  01:03  
  00:41.0 Pierce Foul : Personal (5 PF) 
Foye 3pt Shot: Missed  00:33.9  
  00:30.9 Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:10) 
  00:27.0 Team Timeout : Regular 
  00:17.1
[BOS 85-83]
Allen 3pt Shot: Made (25 PTS) Assist: Rondo (7 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:17.1  
Blatche Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed  00:07.9  
  00:06.3 Team Rebound 
Team Violation : Delay Of Game  00:06.3  
  00:06.3 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:06.3 Perkins Substitution replaced by Robinson 
McGee Substitution replaced by Ross  00:06.3  
Blatche Foul : Personal (5 PF)  00:05.8  
  00:05.8 Garnett Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:05.8 Team Rebound 
Ross Substitution replaced by Boykins  00:05.8  
  00:05.8
[BOS 86-83]
Garnett Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Thornton 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
country channel time
usa ESPN National 8:00 pm ET
-- CSN-NE Local 8:00 pm ET
-- TheScore Local 8:00 pm ET
-- Comcast SportsNet Local 8:00 pm ET
 
standings
w
l
l10
h
a
WAS
5th Southeast
26
56
5-5
15-26
11-30
BOS
1st Atlantic
50
32
3-7
24-17
26-15
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
WAS
Arenas 22.6
2 players 6.3
Arenas 7.2
McGee 1.7
Arenas 1.3
BOS
Pierce 24.3
Garnett 8.8
Rondo 11.8
Perkins 2.3
Rondo 2.4

Copyright © NBA Media Ventures, LLC. All rights reserved. No portion of NBA.com may be duplicated, redistributed or manipulated in any form. By accessing any information beyond this page, you agree to abide by the Privacy Policy / Your California Privacy Rights and Terms of Use. | Ad Choices Ad Choices

NBA.com is part of Turner Sports Digital, part of the Turner Sports & Entertainment Digital Network.