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Manu too much as Spurs top Celtics in Boston


By Couper Moorhead, for NBA.com
Posted Monday March 29, 2010 12:11AM

BOSTON (NBA.com exclusive) -- Just when the Boston Celtics have you thinking they've turned the corner, they pull a wall out of their bag, gently place it out front and walk directly into it.

Having won five of their last six coming into Sunday's game, the Celtics appeared to be gathering steam for a playoff run. Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett were scoring as efficiently as they had all year, and at times the team was defending so well you almost thought of their 2008 roster.

And then the San Antonio Spurs, another veteran team trying to overcome injuries and put things together in the waning weeks of the regular season, come into TD Garden and absolutely destroys the Celtics, 94-73.

"The team that you saw, San Antonio, the way they played is usually the way we play and we just got an old fashioned butt whooping," Paul Pierce said.

With the Spurs fighting to stay above the eighth playoff spot in the Western Conference, the Celtics were lucky to have San Antonio play a dreadful first half. But even as the Spurs shot 36.8 percent heading into the break -- carried by Manu Ginobili's 16 points -- the Celtics still trailed by one.

In the third -- a quarter that has haunted the Celtics all season and, strangely, at home -- the rest of the Spurs caught up with Ginobili. With Manu facilitating, the Spurs passed Boston to death, taking advantage of remarkably slow defensive rotations to get a number of open looks and shoot 50 percent in the half. If the Celtics doubled Ginobili off a screen-roll, there was no help to stop the roller. If they didn't double, there was no speed to cut off the ballhandler. It was lose-lose.

"When they move the ball like that, it's one of those things that we didn't anticipate what they were going to do," Ray Allen said.

But beyond the 28 points and seven assists, Ginobili's tour-de-force was fleshed out by a number of loose balls that he kept alive. While he wasn't credited with any of San Antonio's 10 second-half offensive rebounds, he still made many of them possible.

"Manu's been playing great for the last month," Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. "He's basically taken over the team. He's been the same Manu we've had when we won championships, so you know without Tony [Parker] it's really important for somebody to step up like that and he's done it."

"He definitely imposed his will on the game," Garnett said.

What's scary for Boston's playoff hopes -- before considering how many times they've been thoroughly pounded on their home court -- is that Ginobili is the only player the Spurs needed to put forth an exceptional performance. Though George Hill couldn't be kept out of the paint in the second half, the Spurs were without Parker and didn't get double-digits points, or shot attempts, out of Tim Duncan.

"I can look at the box score and say before the game, 'I would take [eight points from Duncan] on their end," Celtics coach Doc Rivers said. "It's amazing. They're doing this right now and getting not a lot out of Tim."

While the Celtics eventually collapsed as San Antonio continued to gain extra possessions -- no surprise given the Spurs had 20 offensive boards against them back in December -- their own offense had them in trouble long before Ginobili was hitting a ridiculous buzzer-beating three to put the Spurs up 17 to close the third.

Though one of the best assist-per-field goal teams in the league (second only to Utah), the Celtics came out in the second with the ball stopping on its first or second destination and players trying to score off the dribble. Though this philosophy failed them, the Celtics kept plugging away with isolations. The result: a season-low 14 assists.

"You're not going to beat them off the bounce," Rivers said. "You're just not. And it seemed like we were hell bent on trying to do that."

After the game, Pierce said this was the type of game the Celtics could describe as one to get out of their system. The question now is, how many games like this were in their system to begin with?

Spurs
Celtics
     
    • 43.6%

    • 36.5%

    • 26.1%

    • 7.1%

    • 83.3%

    • 85.7%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
SAS BOS
Total Rebounds 6 7
Offensive Rebounds 14 9
Turnovers 16 10
Fast Break Pts: 3 4
Biggest Lead: 25 5
Points in the Paint: 36 40
SAS BOS
p Ginobili   28 Pierce   18
rb 2 players   11 Garnett   10
a Ginobili   7 Rondo   7
s Hill   3 5 players   1
b 4 players   1 2 players   1
 
  • 01/05 - SAS @ BOS
  • 03/31 - BOS @ SAS
San Antonio Spurs (50-32)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
R. Jefferson F 29:29 6-11 0-2 4-4 +27 4 7 11 3 2 0 2 0 1 16
T. Duncan F 26:31 4-8 0-0 0-0 +10 0 9 9 2 1 0 3 1 0 8
A. McDyess C-F 18:35 3-8 0-0 0-0 -2 1 3 4 2 2 1 1 0 0 6
M. Ginobili G 35:50 9-19 2-8 8-8 +36 1 2 3 7 3 1 0 1 1 28
G. Hill G 37:46 5-15 2-4 3-5 +13 1 2 3 3 3 3 3 0 0 15
K. Bogans   23:30 2-5 1-3 1-2 -9 1 0 1 1 2 1 1 0 0 6
M. Bonner   23:46 2-5 1-4 0-0 +19 2 1 3 1 1 0 1 1 0 5
R. Mason   13:02 0-1 0-1 1-1 +6 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
D. Blair   21:21 3-4 0-0 1-2 +10 4 7 11 0 5 0 3 1 0 7
M. Hairston   03:22 0-1 0-0 0-0 -2 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
I. Mahinmi   03:27 0-0 0-0 2-2 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2
G. Temple   03:19 0-1 0-1 0-0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
Total   120 34-78 6-23 20-24   14 34 48 21 22 7 16 4 2 94
  43.6% 26.1% 83.3%   team rebs: 6 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 36:21 4-11 0-3 10-11 -11 0 3 3 5 2 1 2 1 0 18
K. Garnett F 34:57 6-15 0-0 0-0 -15 2 8 10 0 0 1 1 0 1 12
R. Wallace F-C 24:33 2-5 1-4 2-4 -5 1 7 8 0 4 1 1 1 0 7
R. Allen G 26:59 2-9 0-1 3-3 -12 0 2 2 1 1 0 1 0 1 7
R. Rondo G 35:20 3-8 0-1 0-0 -9 0 3 3 7 1 1 4 0 0 6
G. Davis   19:27 1-6 0-0 0-0 -11 2 1 3 0 3 1 0 0 1 2
M. Finley   13:23 0-2 0-1 0-0 -8 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
S. Williams   11:24 5-5 0-0 1-1 -7 1 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 11
N. Robinson   12:44 0-2 0-2 0-0 -12 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
T. Allen   08:56 2-4 0-0 2-2 -8 2 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 6
M. Daniels   11:52 2-5 0-1 0-0 -7 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
B. Scalabrine   04:04 0-2 0-1 0-0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total   120 27-74 1-14 18-21   9 28 37 14 19 5 10 2 4 73
  36.5% 7.1% 85.7%   team rebs: 7 total to: 13

inactive

  • Spurs: Jerrells, Parker
  • Celtics: Landry, Perkins

technical fouls

  • Spurs: --
  • Celtics: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 1
  • Times Tied: 4

arena stats

  • Arena: TD Garden, Boston, MA
  • Officials: #18 Mark Wunderlich, #46 Matt Boland, #77 Kane Fitzgerald
  • Attendance: 18624
  • Duration: 2:27
San Antonio Spurs (45-29) Boston Celtics (47-27)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Wallace vs Duncan (Pierce gains possession)
Jefferson Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  11:56  
  11:56
[BOS 1-0]
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  11:56
[BOS 2-0]
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
McDyess Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Ginobili (1 AST)  11:42
[SAS 2-2]
 
Jefferson Foul : Personal (2 PF)  11:28  
Jefferson Substitution replaced by Bogans  11:28  
  11:21
[BOS 4-2]
Pierce Turnaround Fade Away shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Hill Jump Shot: Missed  11:00  
  10:59 Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:50 Garnett Layup Shot: Missed 
  10:49 Wallace Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  10:48
[BOS 6-2]
Wallace Tip Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Ginobili 3pt Shot: Missed  10:36  
  10:36 Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:27 Allen Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) Steal:Hill (1 ST) 
Duncan Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  10:06  
  09:59 Garnett Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Bogans 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Duncan (1 AST)  09:43
[SAS 5-6]
 
  09:27
[BOS 8-5]
Garnett Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Pierce (1 AST) 
Duncan Jump Shot: Missed  09:12  
  09:11 Wallace Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  09:06
[BOS 10-5]
Garnett Slam Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Pierce (2 AST) 
Hill 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: McDyess (1 AST)  08:49
[SAS 8-10]
 
  08:37 Allen Jump Shot: Missed 
Duncan Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:36  
  08:29 Wallace Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Ginobili Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  08:29
[SAS 9-10]
 
Ginobili Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  08:29
[SAS 10-10]
 
  08:15 Pierce Jump Shot: Missed 
Duncan Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:14  
Bogans 3pt Shot: Missed  08:03  
  08:02 Wallace Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  07:55
[BOS 12-10]
Garnett Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Allen (1 AST) 
McDyess Jump Shot: Missed  07:38  
Bogans Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  07:36  
Duncan Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  07:27  
  07:26 Wallace Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  07:18 Rondo Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Ginobili Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Duncan (2 AST)  07:04
[SAS 12-12]
 
  06:50 Allen Jump Shot: Missed 
Ginobili Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:49  
McDyess Jump Shot: Missed  06:38  
  06:38 Team Rebound 
  06:21 Allen Layup Shot: Missed 
McDyess Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:19  
Hill 3pt Shot: Missed  06:08  
  06:07 Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:03 Rondo Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:03  
McDyess Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  05:53  
  05:39
[BOS 14-12]
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Rondo (1 AST) 
Duncan Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  05:21  
  05:01 Garnett Jump Shot: Missed 
Duncan Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:00  
Hill Jump Shot: Missed  04:46  
  04:44 Wallace Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  04:37 Allen Layup Shot: Missed Block: Duncan (1 BLK) 
Team Rebound  04:36  
McDyess Substitution replaced by Bonner  04:36  
Ginobili Substitution replaced by Mason  04:36  
Hill Layup Shot: Missed  04:24  
  04:23 Wallace Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
Mason Foul : Defense 3 Second (0 PF)  04:11  
  04:11
[BOS 15-12]
Allen Free Throw Technical (1 PTS) 
  04:10 Wallace Substitution replaced by Davis 
  04:10 Allen Substitution replaced by Finley 
  04:00
[BOS 17-12]
Rondo Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Pierce (3 AST) 
  03:45 Garnett Foul : Defense 3 Second (0 PF) 
Mason Free Throw Technical (1 PTS)  03:45
[SAS 13-17]
 
Duncan Layup Shot: Missed  03:37  
  03:35 Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:28 Davis Layup Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:27  
Bogans Reverse Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Hill (1 AST)  03:15
[SAS 15-17]
 
  02:55 Pierce Turnaround Fade Away shot: Missed 
Duncan Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  02:53  
Bogans Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Garnett (1 ST)  02:31  
  02:24 Rondo Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Duncan Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  02:23  
Hill Step Back Jump shot: Made (5 PTS)  02:13
[SAS 17-17]
 
  01:58
[BOS 19-17]
Rondo Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Duncan Layup Shot: Missed  01:39  
  01:38 Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Bogans Foul : Personal (1 PF)  01:31  
  01:31 Team Timeout : Regular 
  01:31 Garnett Substitution replaced by Williams 
Duncan Substitution replaced by Blair  01:31  
  01:23 Davis Jump Shot: Missed 
Mason Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:21  
Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed  01:07  
  01:06 Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Bonner Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  01:02  
  01:02 Rondo Substitution replaced by Robinson 
  01:02
[BOS 20-17]
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Hill Substitution replaced by Ginobili  01:02  
  01:02
[BOS 21-17]
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  00:43.0 Finley Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Bogans Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  00:43.0
[SAS 18-21]
 
Bogans Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:43.0  
  00:42.9 Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:24.2
[BOS 23-18]
Pierce Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
  00:03.5 Davis Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Blair Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:03.5  
Team Rebound  00:03.5  
  00:03.5 Williams Substitution replaced by Rondo 
Bonner Substitution replaced by Hairston  00:03.5  
Blair Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  00:03.5
[SAS 19-23]
 
  00:00.0 Rondo 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 1st Quarter
San Antonio Spurs (45-29) Boston Celtics (47-27)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:57 Williams Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Ginobili Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Jefferson (1 AST)  11:53
[SAS 21-23]
 
  11:53 Davis Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Ginobili Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS)  11:53
[SAS 22-23]
 
  11:31 Davis Layup Shot: Missed 
  11:30 Allen Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  11:28 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed  11:12  
  11:11 Finley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:01
[BOS 25-22]
Williams Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed  10:41  
  10:40 Davis Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:32 Robinson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Blair Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:31  
Ginobili 3pt Shot: Missed  10:23  
  10:22 Robinson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:15 Finley Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  10:15  
  10:15 Williams Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF) 
Ginobili Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  10:06
[SAS 24-25]
 
  09:44
[BOS 27-24]
Williams Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Robinson (1 AST) 
Ginobili Layup Shot: Missed  09:23  
  09:23 Team Rebound 
  09:08 Robinson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:07  
Jefferson Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:58
[SAS 26-27]
 
  08:37 Davis Jump Shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:36  
Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed  08:29  
Ginobili Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:28  
Jefferson Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Mason (1 AST)  08:14
[SAS 28-27]
 
  08:14 Finley Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Timeout : Official  08:14  
  08:14 Finley Substitution replaced by Allen 
  08:14 Davis Substitution replaced by Wallace 
Jefferson Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS)  08:14
[SAS 29-27]
 
  07:56 Wallace 3pt Shot: Missed 
Mason Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:54  
  07:38 Allen Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Ginobili Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  07:38
[SAS 30-27]
 
Mason Substitution replaced by Hill  07:38  
  07:38 Robinson Substitution replaced by Rondo 
Ginobili Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  07:38
[SAS 31-27]
 
  07:20 Rondo Layup Shot: Missed 
  07:19 Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  07:18
[BOS 29-31]
Williams Tip Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
  07:08 Williams Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
  07:08 Allen Substitution replaced by Pierce 
  07:08 Williams Substitution replaced by Garnett 
Ginobili Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  07:08
[SAS 32-29]
 
Ginobili Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  07:08
[SAS 33-29]
 
  06:51 Garnett Jump Shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:50  
Jefferson Running Bank shot: Made (7 PTS)  06:37
[SAS 35-29]
 
Blair Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  06:24  
  06:24
[BOS 30-35]
Wallace Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Blair Substitution replaced by Duncan  06:24  
  06:24 Wallace Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  06:23  
Ginobili Driving Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS)  06:11
[SAS 37-30]
 
  06:11 Wallace Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Ginobili Free Throw 1 of 1 (16 PTS)  06:11
[SAS 38-30]
 
  05:53 Allen 3pt Shot: Missed 
Ginobili Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  05:52  
Jefferson 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Pierce (1 BLK)  05:42  
  05:41 Wallace Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  05:34 Rondo Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Hill (2 ST) 
  05:29 Rondo Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
  05:29 Team Timeout : Regular 
Bonner Substitution replaced by Bogans  05:29  
Ginobili Substitution replaced by McDyess  05:29  
Hill Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  05:29
[SAS 39-30]
 
Hill Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  05:29
[SAS 40-30]
 
  05:10
[BOS 32-40]
Garnett Jump Hook Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Hill Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Pierce (1 ST)  04:43  
Duncan Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  04:28  
  04:28
[BOS 33-40]
Allen Free Throw 1 of 2 (2 PTS) 
  04:28
[BOS 34-40]
Allen Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Hill Jump Shot: Missed  04:14  
  04:12 Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  04:03
[BOS 37-40]
Wallace 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Rondo (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  04:02  
Bogans Substitution replaced by Ginobili  04:02  
Hill Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (2 TO)  03:47  
  03:34 Wallace 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:33 Garnett Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  03:29 Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed 
McDyess Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:28  
McDyess Jump Shot: Missed  03:17  
Jefferson Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  03:16  
Duncan Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Ginobili (2 AST)  03:03
[SAS 42-37]
 
  02:46 Garnett Layup Shot: Missed Block: Ginobili (1 BLK) 
  02:46 Team Rebound 
  02:45 Rondo Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:McDyess (1 ST) 
Hill Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO)  02:28  
  02:12
[BOS 39-42]
Pierce Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Jefferson Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Wallace (1 ST)  01:48  
Ginobili Foul : Personal (1 PF)  01:44  
  01:37 Wallace 3pt Shot: Missed 
Duncan Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  01:36  
Duncan Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Ginobili (3 AST)  01:22
[SAS 44-39]
 
  01:03
[BOS 41-44]
Allen Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Rondo (3 AST) 
McDyess Jump Shot: Missed  00:35.9  
  00:34.9 Garnett Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  00:27.8
[BOS 43-44]
Rondo Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Ginobili Layup Shot: Missed  00:05.9  
Jefferson Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  00:04.7  
Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed  00:00.9  
  00:00.1 Garnett Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
End of 2nd Quarter
San Antonio Spurs (45-29) Boston Celtics (47-27)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
McDyess Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Ginobili (4 AST)  11:43
[SAS 46-43]
 
  11:21 Wallace Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Ginobili (1 ST) 
Jefferson Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Ginobili (5 AST)  11:15
[SAS 48-43]
 
  11:15 Pierce Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Jefferson Free Throw 1 of 1 (10 PTS)  11:15
[SAS 49-43]
 
  10:51 Rondo Jump Shot: Missed 
Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:50  
Ginobili 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: McDyess (2 AST)  10:38
[SAS 52-43]
 
McDyess Foul : Personal (1 PF)  10:26  
  10:09 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Instant Replay - Overturn Ruling  10:09  
Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed  09:48  
Jefferson Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  09:46  
Jefferson Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  09:43
[SAS 54-43]
 
  09:27 Allen Jump Shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  09:26  
McDyess Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Jefferson (2 AST)  09:14
[SAS 56-43]
 
Hill Foul : Personal (1 PF)  08:52  
  08:42
[BOS 45-56]
Allen Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
McDyess Jump Shot: Missed  08:25  
  08:24 Wallace Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  08:17 Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed 
Duncan Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  08:16  
Ginobili Layup Shot: Missed Block: Wallace (1 BLK)  08:07  
Team Rebound  08:07  
Ginobili 3pt Shot: Missed  08:01  
  07:58 Garnett Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  07:51 Allen Jump Shot: Missed 
McDyess Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:50  
Ginobili 3pt Shot: Missed  07:33  
McDyess Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  07:32  
  07:31 Wallace Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
  07:27 Wallace Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
  07:27 Wallace Substitution replaced by Davis 
Duncan Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Rondo (1 ST)  07:20  
  07:11
[BOS 47-56]
Pierce Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
McDyess Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  07:11  
  07:11
[BOS 48-56]
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 1 (13 PTS) 
Garnett Violation:Defensive Goaltending  06:51  
Ginobili Driving Layup Shot: Made (21 PTS)  06:51
[SAS 58-48]
 
  06:30 Garnett Layup Shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  06:29  
Team Timeout : Regular  06:18  
McDyess Substitution replaced by Bonner  06:18  
Jefferson 3pt Shot: Missed  06:09  
  06:08 Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Ginobili Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  05:59  
  05:59 Team Timeout : Short 
  05:59 Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:59 Team Rebound 
  05:59
[BOS 49-58]
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Bonner Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS)  05:40
[SAS 60-49]
 
  05:19 Hill Violation:Kicked Ball 
  05:19 Pierce Substitution replaced by Daniels 
  05:04 Garnett Jump Shot: Missed 
Duncan Rebound (Off:0 Def:8)  05:03  
Duncan Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Jefferson (3 AST)  04:49
[SAS 62-49]
 
  04:22 Davis Layup Shot: Missed Block: Bonner (1 BLK) 
  04:22 Davis Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  04:22 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Ginobili 3pt Shot: Missed  04:00  
Jefferson Rebound (Off:4 Def:6)  03:59  
Jefferson Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS)  03:57
[SAS 64-49]
 
  03:40
[BOS 51-64]
Daniels Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rondo (4 AST) 
  03:16 Allen Substitution replaced by Pierce 
  03:16 Rondo Substitution replaced by Robinson 
Hill Substitution replaced by Bogans  03:16  
Duncan Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Bonner (1 AST)  03:13
[SAS 66-51]
 
  02:51 Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:49 Davis Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  02:40 Daniels 3pt Shot: Missed 
Duncan Rebound (Off:0 Def:9)  02:39  
  02:36 Robinson Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
  02:36 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:36 Garnett Substitution replaced by Williams 
Jefferson Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS)  02:36
[SAS 67-51]
 
Jefferson Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS)  02:36
[SAS 68-51]
 
  02:24 Daniels Layup Shot: Missed 
  02:23 Daniels Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Duncan Substitution replaced by Blair  02:22  
Bogans Foul : Personal (2 PF)  02:19  
  02:19
[BOS 52-68]
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  02:19
[BOS 53-68]
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS) 
Blair Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  02:01  
  01:46 Daniels Layup Shot: Missed Block: Blair (1 BLK) 
Team Rebound  01:45  
Ginobili Substitution replaced by Hill  01:45  
Jefferson Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Davis (1 ST)  01:32  
  01:20
[BOS 55-68]
Davis Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Pierce (4 AST) 
Hill Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS)  00:56.8
[SAS 70-55]
 
  00:45.0
[BOS 57-70]
Williams Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Pierce (5 AST) 
Blair Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  00:45.0  
Blair Substitution replaced by Mahinmi  00:45.0  
  00:45.0
[BOS 58-70]
Williams Free Throw 1 of 1 (9 PTS) 
  00:37.1 Robinson Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Hill Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  00:37.1
[SAS 71-58]
 
Mahinmi Substitution replaced by Blair  00:37.1  
Hill Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:37.1  
  00:36.5 Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Blair Foul : Personal (3 PF)  00:36.5  
  00:36.5
[BOS 59-71]
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS) 
Bogans Substitution replaced by Ginobili  00:36.5  
  00:36.5
[BOS 60-71]
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS) 
Hill 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Ginobili (6 AST)  00:28.8
[SAS 74-60]
 
  00:04.9 Pierce Jump Shot: Missed 
Blair Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:03.5  
Ginobili 3pt Shot: Made (24 PTS)  00:00.0
[SAS 77-60]
 
  00:00.0 Instant Replay - Support Ruling 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:45
[BOS 62-77]
Daniels Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rondo (5 AST) 
Ginobili 3pt Shot: Missed  11:31  
  11:30 Garnett Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
Blair Foul : Personal (4 PF)  11:30  
  11:20 Pierce Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Blair Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  11:19  
Hill Jump Shot: Missed  11:05  
  11:04 Team Rebound 
  10:56
[BOS 64-77]
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Rondo (6 AST) 
Bonner 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Ginobili (7 AST)  10:38
[SAS 80-64]
 
  10:24 Garnett Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Blair Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  10:23  
Ginobili Driving Layup Shot: Made (26 PTS)  10:07
[SAS 82-64]
 
  09:50
[BOS 66-82]
Williams Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Rondo (7 AST) 
Hill Driving Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Bogans (1 AST)  09:31
[SAS 84-66]
 
  09:31 Williams Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
  09:31 Williams Substitution replaced by Wallace 
  09:31 Daniels Substitution replaced by Finley 
Hill Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  09:31  
Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:29  
Hill 3pt Shot: Missed  09:15  
  09:14 Garnett Rebound (Off:1 Def:8) 
Ginobili Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  09:04  
  09:04 Wallace Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  09:04 Team Rebound 
  09:04
[BOS 67-84]
Wallace Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Ginobili Layup Shot: Missed  08:49  
Blair Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  08:48  
Hill Jump Shot: Missed  08:29  
Team Rebound  08:27  
Timeout : Official  08:26  
Blair Foul : Offensive (5 PF)  08:16  
Blair Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  08:16  
Ginobili Substitution replaced by Jefferson  08:16  
  08:06 Pierce Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Hill (3 ST) 
Bogans 3pt Shot: Missed  07:44  
Bonner Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  07:43  
Blair Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO)  07:20  
  07:11 Garnett Layup Shot: Missed 
  07:10 Garnett Rebound (Off:2 Def:8) 
  07:03 Finley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Blair Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  07:02  
Hill Layup Shot: Missed  06:38  
Hill Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  06:37  
  06:15 Pierce Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
  06:15 Pierce Substitution replaced by Allen 
Bonner Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  06:07  
  05:59 Rondo Jump Shot: Missed 
Hill Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  05:58  
Hill Jump Shot: Missed  05:42  
Blair Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  05:41  
Team Timeout : Regular  05:35  
  05:35 Wallace Substitution replaced by Pierce 
Bonner Substitution replaced by Ginobili  05:35  
Blair Driving Layup Shot: Missed  05:21  
  05:20 Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  05:19 Pierce Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Bogans (1 ST) 
Bogans Layup Shot: Missed  04:57  
Blair Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  04:55  
Blair Tip Shot: Made (3 PTS)  04:54
[SAS 86-67]
 
  04:43 Garnett Layup Shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:4 Def:7)  04:42  
Blair Slam Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Hill (2 AST)  04:23
[SAS 88-67]
 
Hill Foul : Personal (2 PF)  04:04  
Bogans Substitution replaced by Mason  04:04  
  04:04 Pierce Substitution replaced by Daniels 
  04:04 Garnett Substitution replaced by Robinson 
  04:04 Allen Substitution replaced by Scalabrine 
  04:04 Rondo Substitution replaced by Allen 
  04:04 Finley Substitution replaced by Davis 
  03:49 Allen Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed 
Blair Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  03:48  
Ginobili Jump Shot: Made (28 PTS) Assist: Hill (3 AST)  03:24
[SAS 90-67]
 
Hill Foul : Personal (3 PF)  03:19  
Jefferson Substitution replaced by Hairston  03:19  
Ginobili Substitution replaced by Temple  03:19  
Hill Substitution replaced by Mahinmi  03:19  
Hairston Foul : Personal (1 PF)  03:08  
  03:08
[BOS 68-90]
Allen Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  03:08
[BOS 69-90]
Allen Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Blair Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Hairston (1 AST)  02:53
[SAS 92-69]
 
  02:31 Scalabrine 3pt Shot: Missed 
Blair Rebound (Off:3 Def:7)  02:31  
  02:15 Davis Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
  02:15 Team Timeout : Regular 
Mahinmi Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  02:15
[SAS 93-69]
 
Mahinmi Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  02:15
[SAS 94-69]
 
  01:58 Allen Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Hairston (1 ST) 
Temple Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  01:47  
Temple Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  01:47  
  01:33
[BOS 71-94]
Allen Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Mahinmi Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  01:24  
Mahinmi Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  01:24  
  01:14 Scalabrine Jump Shot: Missed 
Hairston Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:12  
Temple 3pt Shot: Missed  00:55.9  
  00:54.4 Allen Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:45.9 Allen Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:45.2 Allen Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  00:45.2
[BOS 73-94]
Allen Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Hairston Layup Shot: Missed  00:28.8  
Blair Rebound (Off:4 Def:7)  00:27.5  
Mason 3pt Shot: Missed  00:07.8  
  00:06.9 Scalabrine Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
country channel time
usa ESPN National 8:00 pm ET
-- KMYS Local 8:00 pm ET
-- CSN-NE Local 8:00 pm ET
 
standings
w
l
l10
h
a
SAS
2nd Southwest
50
32
6-4
29-12
21-20
BOS
1st Atlantic
50
32
3-7
24-17
26-15
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
SAS
Duncan 20.3
Duncan 10.5
Ginobili 7.5
Duncan 2.8
Ginobili 3.0
BOS
Pierce 24.3
Garnett 8.8
Rondo 11.8
Perkins 2.3
Rondo 2.4

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