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Rockets go into Boston and secure surprise win over Celtics


By Couper Moorhead, for NBA.com
Posted Saturday April 3, 2010 12:26AM

BOSTON (NBA.com exclusive) -- The Houston Rockets deserve much credit. Playing without two of their best players in Kevin Martin and Trevor Ariza, most people would have given them little chance to beat the Boston Celtics.

The Rockets withstood a furious defensive effort by the Celtics and a six-point deficit in the final three minutes of regulation to force overtime and take the 119-114 victory.

"Excellent win. Probably our best of the year," Rockets coach Rick Adelman said. "I couldn't be more proud of the guys who played."

More impressively, a depleted team clinging to fleeting playoff hopes made the Celtics look like a group of amateurs.

"We played like a high school team at times," said Celtics coach Doc Rivers. "As far as where our thought process was, I didn't think we played very smart."

That's the latest -- and on this night the only -- explanation for Boston's home woes, this being their third consecutive loss in a six-game home stand that's the Celtics' last chance to prove something before the postseason begins. Because the Celtics played with a defensive fervor that they've reserved for a handful of contests, but whether it was an incomplete team effort or the limitations of their physical tools, they couldn't recover quickly enough to stop shooters.

A good defensive effort went entirely to waste. The Celtics wound up allowing 118.7 points per 100 possessions despite forcing 23 turnovers.

"It starts from the wing players," Paul Pierce said. "From the point guard to not allow our bigs to help so much. It opens up so much of the game when we allow so much dribble penetration. Big men help and they kick out for their threes that they really hit."

The troublemaking point guard was Aaron Brooks, who hit all the tough shots, shooting 4-for-6 from deep and 10-for-17 overall, including a heavily contested fadeaway 3-pointer to force overtime. Brooks was bottled up the last time he faced off with Rajon Rondo (48 minutes), but his 30 points and nine assists all but erased Rondo's 23 points, 10 assists and five steals.

"A lot of shots you just have to tip your hat to," said Celtics' Kendrick Perkins.

But it was Chase Budinger hitting dagger after dagger. The rookie made the most of Boston paying increased attention to Brooks, hitting 6-for-8 from downtown -- most of them corner threes -- and two in the last three minutes and overtime.

"Budinger with 24 points, a lot of those should've been taken away," Rivers said. "It was almost like we didn't believe he could make it."

A familiar story after Garnett expressed surprise when Jeff Green hit consecutive threes in Boston's Wednesday loss to Oklahoma City.

With 3:11 remaining and Boston up four, Budinger hit a game-saver in overtime, collecting a loose ball after Luis Scola was blocked and draining a triple that staggered a Boston team that had appeared to be walking away with the win.

After two straight buckets by Scola, the Celtics still had a shot, down three with 14.3 to play. But Kendrick Perkins was called for an offensive foul -- a moving screen that Boston has often gotten away with in late-game situations -- and that was that.

"It feels good, when we just say 'Wow, we beat the Celtics in Boston,'" Kyle Lowry said. "It's a feel good win."

Yes, the Celtics were hurt by 13 missed free throws -- Ray Allen played 16 minutes due to foul trouble, picking up his sixth with two minutes to play in regulation -- with three of those misses coming in the final minute. But that's a one-time problem. Issues like the aforementioned perimeter defense and allowing 15 offensive rebounds have plagued this team all season.

As shocking as tonight's events were, none of this is new to Boston. They won't get enough of it, but the Rockets deserve the focus and the praise. While the Celtics continue to shrink as adversity builds, Houston has persevered. And perhaps the Celtics could learn something from the team that never gave in.

"For the last two weeks or so, we finally realized how important it is to win these types of games," Scola said. "How much credit we are going to get, if we go all the way like this until the end of the season. It's not about winning and losing, but playing the way you want to play. Sooner or later you're going to win."

Rockets
Celtics
     
    • 50.6%

    • 51.8%

    • 66.7%

    • 30.8%

    • 89.3%

    • 64.9%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
HOU BOS
Total Rebounds 9 11
Offensive Rebounds 15 11
Turnovers 21 14
Fast Break Pts: 9 26
Biggest Lead: 7 11
Points in the Paint: 26 64
HOU BOS
p Brooks   30 Pierce   27
rb Scola   11 Wallace   8
a Brooks   9 Rondo   10
s Brooks   3 2 players   5
b Hill   3 Perkins   2
 
  • 01/10 - HOU @ BOS
  • 03/18 - BOS @ HOU
Houston Rockets (42-40)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
C. Budinger F-G 45:16 9-14 6-8 0-0 +8 1 4 5 2 3 0 1 0 0 24
L. Scola F-C 50:45 11-22 0-0 5-6 +5 5 6 11 4 4 1 6 0 2 27
C. Hayes C-F 21:47 1-5 0-0 0-0 -11 2 4 6 0 6 0 3 0 0 2
J. Taylor G 16:12 0-1 0-0 2-2 -4 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
A. Brooks G 47:26 10-17 4-6 6-6 +2 0 1 1 9 1 3 3 0 0 30
K. Lowry   42:22 4-11 2-3 8-9 +12 2 3 5 5 5 1 4 0 1 18
J. Hill   27:07 3-6 0-0 3-4 +13 2 7 9 2 4 0 1 3 1 9
H. Armstrong   06:09 1-1 0-0 0-0 +3 1 0 1 1 3 1 2 0 0 2
M. Harris   07:56 2-4 0-1 1-1 -3 1 1 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 5
T. Ariza DND - Flu-like Symptoms
J. Jeffries DND - Strained Left Achilles
K. Martin DND - Left Shoulder Sprain
Total   265 41-81 12-18 25-28   15 26 41 24 27 6 21 3 4 119
  50.6% 66.7% 89.3%   team rebs: 9 total to: 23
Boston Celtics (50-32)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
P. Pierce F 39:30 9-14 3-5 6-10 -3 1 3 4 2 0 1 0 0 0 27
K. Garnett F 33:16 4-12 0-0 4-4 +3 0 3 3 3 6 0 1 1 0 12
K. Perkins C 33:33 7-10 0-0 1-3 -2 5 0 5 0 3 1 4 2 2 15
R. Allen G 16:26 2-2 0-0 1-1 +10 0 1 1 2 6 0 1 0 0 5
R. Rondo G 48:12 10-18 0-3 3-4 0 2 3 5 10 1 5 3 0 0 23
G. Davis   10:53 0-3 0-0 0-2 -14 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
N. Robinson   08:47 1-3 1-3 0-0 -13 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
R. Wallace   19:06 4-10 0-2 3-3 -1 0 8 8 0 4 0 1 0 0 11
M. Daniels   05:35 1-1 0-0 0-0 -6 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
M. Finley   13:28 1-2 0-0 1-2 -3 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 3
T. Allen   27:35 4-8 0-0 4-6 -2 1 4 5 3 4 5 1 1 0 12
S. Williams   08:39 0-0 0-0 1-2 +6 1 1 2 1 2 0 1 0 0 1
Total   265 43-83 4-13 24-37   11 24 35 24 27 12 14 4 3 114
  51.8% 30.8% 64.9%   team rebs: 11 total to: 14

inactive

  • Rockets: Andersen, Battier, Ming
  • Celtics: Landry, Scalabrine

technical fouls

  • Rockets: Adelman
  • Celtics: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 15
  • Times Tied: 9

arena stats

  • Arena: TD Garden, Boston, MA
  • Officials: #32 Eddie F. Rush, #51 Leroy Richardson, #52 Pat Fraher
  • Attendance: 18624
  • Duration: 2:42
Houston Rockets (38-37) Boston Celtics (47-28)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Perkins vs Scola (Hayes gains possession)
Brooks Jump Shot: Missed  11:38  
Scola Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  11:37  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  11:36  
  11:14
[BOS 2-0]
Perkins Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Garnett (1 AST) 
  10:55 Garnett Foul : Defense 3 Second (0 PF) 
Brooks Free Throw Technical (1 PTS)  10:55
[HOU 1-2]
 
Brooks Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Rondo (1 ST)  10:44  
  10:30
[BOS 5-1]
Pierce 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Rondo (1 AST) 
Scola Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Rondo (2 ST)  10:10  
  10:06
[BOS 7-1]
Pierce Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Brooks Step Back Jump shot: Made (3 PTS)  09:53
[HOU 3-7]
 
  09:41 Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hayes Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:41  
Hayes Layup Shot: Missed  09:28  
  09:27 Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:22
[BOS 9-3]
Rondo Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Taylor Jump Shot: Missed  09:05  
Hayes Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:04  
Hayes Hook Shot: Missed  09:02  
Taylor Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  09:01  
Scola Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Taylor (1 AST)  08:57
[HOU 5-9]
 
  08:45
[BOS 11-5]
Garnett Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rondo (2 AST) 
Brooks Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (5 PTS)  08:31
[HOU 7-11]
 
  08:11
[BOS 13-7]
Perkins Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Allen (1 AST) 
  07:52 Garnett Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Scola Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS)  07:42
[HOU 9-13]
 
  07:19
[BOS 15-9]
Perkins Jump Bank Hook Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Budinger Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Brooks (1 AST)  07:10
[HOU 11-15]
 
  06:56
[BOS 17-11]
Rondo Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Pierce (1 AST) 
Scola Jump Shot: Missed  06:40  
  06:39 Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:31
[BOS 19-11]
Garnett Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:23  
Adelman Technical  06:23  
  06:23
[BOS 20-11]
Allen Free Throw Technical (1 PTS) 
Budinger Jump Shot: Missed  06:13  
  06:12 Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:06
[BOS 22-11]
Rondo Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
  05:58 Allen Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Taylor Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  05:58
[HOU 12-22]
 
Taylor Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  05:58
[HOU 13-22]
 
Hayes Foul : Personal (1 PF)  05:38  
Taylor Substitution replaced by Lowry  05:38  
  05:28 Pierce Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:28 Perkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Hayes Foul : Personal (2 PF)  05:28  
Hayes Substitution replaced by Hill  05:28  
  05:19 Perkins Jump Shot: Missed Block: Hill (1 BLK) 
  05:19 Team Rebound 
  05:18
[BOS 24-13]
Pierce Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Allen (2 AST) 
Scola Jump Shot: Missed  04:54  
Scola Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  04:53  
  04:53 Perkins Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Scola Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  04:53  
Team Rebound  04:53  
Scola Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  04:53
[HOU 14-24]
 
  04:34 Rondo Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Budinger 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Scola (1 AST)  04:19
[HOU 17-24]
 
Hill Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  04:02  
  04:02 Garnett Substitution replaced by Davis 
  04:02 Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:02 Team Rebound 
  04:02
[BOS 25-17]
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  03:47 Allen Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Lowry Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  03:47
[HOU 18-25]
 
  03:47 Allen Substitution replaced by Robinson 
Lowry Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  03:47
[HOU 19-25]
 
  03:25
[BOS 27-19]
Perkins Reverse Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Hill Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  03:09
[HOU 21-27]
 
  02:43 Rondo Layup Shot: Missed 
Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:42  
Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed  02:36  
Hill Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  02:34  
Hill Layup Shot: Missed Block: Perkins (1 BLK)  02:33  
Hill Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  02:31  
Hill Putback Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  02:29
[HOU 23-27]
 
  02:01 Rondo Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:00 Perkins Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  01:47 Davis Jump Shot: Missed 
Lowry Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:46  
Lowry 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS)  01:38
[HOU 26-27]
 
  01:18 Robinson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:16 Davis Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Scola Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  01:15  
  01:15 Team Timeout : Regular 
  01:15 Perkins Substitution replaced by Wallace 
  01:15 Pierce Substitution replaced by Daniels 
  01:15 Davis Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:15 Team Rebound 
  01:15 Davis Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Scola Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  01:14  
Lowry 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Brooks (2 AST)  00:59.9
[HOU 29-27]
 
  00:42.9
[BOS 30-29]
Robinson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Rondo (3 AST) 
Lowry Layup Shot: Missed  00:27.9  
Scola Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  00:27.4  
Scola Tip Shot: Missed  00:25.9  
  00:24.9 Wallace Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:19.9 Robinson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Scola Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  00:18.8  
Brooks Running Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS)  00:04.4
[HOU 31-30]
 
  00:04.4 Wallace Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Scola Substitution replaced by Armstrong  00:04.4  
Brooks Free Throw 1 of 1 (8 PTS)  00:04.4
[HOU 32-30]
 
  00:00.0 Rondo Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 1st Quarter
Houston Rockets (38-37) Boston Celtics (47-28)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:43
[BOS 32-32]
Wallace Turnaround Fade Away shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Lowry Jump Shot: Missed  11:25  
  11:24 Finley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:15 Daniels Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Brooks (1 ST) 
Hill Jump Shot: Missed  11:03  
Lowry Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  11:02  
Brooks 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Lowry (1 AST)  10:59
[HOU 35-32]
 
  10:34 Davis Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Armstrong (1 ST) 
Armstrong Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lowry (2 AST)  10:11
[HOU 37-32]
 
  09:49
[BOS 34-37]
Wallace Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Hill Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  09:49  
Hill Substitution replaced by Scola  09:49  
Budinger Substitution replaced by Harris  09:49  
  09:49
[BOS 35-37]
Wallace Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS) 
Armstrong Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  09:29  
Armstrong Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  09:29  
Brooks Substitution replaced by Taylor  09:29  
Armstrong Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  09:19  
  09:19
[BOS 36-37]
Wallace Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  09:19
[BOS 37-37]
Wallace Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Scola Driving Jump shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Armstrong (1 AST)  09:00
[HOU 39-37]
 
  08:46 Wallace Jump Shot: Missed 
Scola Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  08:45  
Lowry Layup Shot: Missed  08:38  
Armstrong Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  08:34  
Team Timeout : Regular  08:30  
Harris Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:21
[HOU 41-37]
 
  07:55
[BOS 39-41]
Daniels Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Robinson (1 AST) 
Harris Jump Bank Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Scola (2 AST)  07:40
[HOU 43-39]
 
  07:40 Finley Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
  07:40 Daniels Substitution replaced by Allen 
  07:40 Davis Substitution replaced by Garnett 
Harris Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS)  07:40
[HOU 44-39]
 
  07:31 Wallace Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
  07:12 Wallace Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
  07:12 Robinson Substitution replaced by Rondo 
  07:12 Finley Substitution replaced by Pierce 
Scola Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  07:12
[HOU 45-39]
 
Scola Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  07:12
[HOU 46-39]
 
  06:36 Wallace Jump Shot: Missed 
Scola Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  06:35  
Lowry Layup Shot: Missed  06:23  
  06:22 Wallace Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:17
[BOS 41-46]
Pierce Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Rondo (4 AST) 
Harris Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  06:17  
  06:17 Wallace Substitution replaced by Perkins 
  06:17 Pierce Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Lowry Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  06:16  
Armstrong Foul : Offensive (3 PF)  05:55  
Armstrong Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  05:55  
  05:55 Timeout : Official 
Taylor Substitution replaced by Brooks  05:55  
Armstrong Substitution replaced by Hill  05:55  
  05:29
[BOS 43-46]
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Rondo (5 AST) 
  05:16 Allen Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Scola Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  05:16
[HOU 47-43]
 
  05:16 Allen Substitution replaced by Allen 
Scola Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  05:16
[HOU 48-43]
 
Hill Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  05:07  
  05:07
[BOS 44-48]
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Hill Substitution replaced by Hayes  05:07  
  05:07
[BOS 45-48]
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Harris 3pt Shot: Missed  04:46  
  04:45 Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:41
[BOS 47-48]
Pierce Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Rondo (6 AST) 
Brooks Jump Shot: Missed  04:29  
Harris Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  04:28  
Harris Substitution replaced by Budinger  04:26  
Brooks Jump Shot: Missed  04:24  
  04:23 Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:18
[BOS 49-48]
Perkins Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Rondo (7 AST) 
Scola Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Allen (1 ST)  03:58  
  03:47
[BOS 51-48]
Allen Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Garnett (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  03:39  
  03:25 Garnett Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Brooks Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Budinger (1 AST)  03:21
[HOU 50-51]
 
  02:55 Rondo Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
  02:55 Team Timeout : Regular 
Hayes Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Perkins (1 ST)  02:42  
  02:34 Garnett Jump Shot: Missed 
Hayes Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  02:33  
Hayes Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  02:21  
  02:09 Allen Layup Shot: Missed 
Budinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:08  
Scola Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Pierce (1 ST)  01:58  
  01:53 Allen Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  01:53 Allen Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Lowry Jump Shot: Missed  01:40  
  01:38 Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:30 Garnett Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Brooks (2 ST) 
Pierce Violation:Defensive Goaltending  01:27  
Brooks Driving Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS)  01:27
[HOU 52-51]
 
  01:01 Rondo 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:59.8 Allen Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Lowry Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  00:59.8  
  00:59.8
[BOS 52-52]
Allen Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  00:59.8
[BOS 53-52]
Allen Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Brooks Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS)  00:41.1
[HOU 54-53]
 
  00:21.9 Perkins Jump Shot: Missed 
Brooks Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:21.4  
Budinger 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Brooks (3 AST)  00:03.5
[HOU 57-53]
 
End of 2nd Quarter
Houston Rockets (38-37) Boston Celtics (47-28)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Hayes Foul : Personal (3 PF)  11:44  
  11:36
[BOS 55-57]
Allen Jump Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Rondo (8 AST) 
Budinger 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Lowry (3 AST)  11:12
[HOU 60-55]
 
  10:53 Rondo Layup Shot: Missed 
Hayes Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  10:52  
  10:43 Allen Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
Budinger Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Scola (3 AST)  10:38
[HOU 62-55]
 
  10:26
[BOS 57-62]
Allen Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Rondo (9 AST) 
Scola Jump Shot: Missed  10:10  
Hayes Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  10:09  
Hayes Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  09:59  
  09:58 Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:40
[BOS 59-62]
Pierce Driving Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Budinger Jump Shot: Missed  09:18  
  09:17 Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:09
[BOS 62-62]
Pierce 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Rondo (10 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  09:06  
Budinger Jump Shot: Missed  08:44  
Scola Rebound (Off:4 Def:4)  08:43  
Scola Layup Shot: Missed Block: Garnett (1 BLK)  08:42  
Team Rebound  08:41  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  08:41  
  08:31 Allen Foul : Offensive (5 PF) 
  08:31 Allen Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  08:31 Allen Substitution replaced by Allen 
Hayes Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Allen (2 ST)  08:11  
Hayes Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  08:07  
  08:07 Perkins Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  08:07 Team Rebound 
Hayes Substitution replaced by Hill  08:07  
  08:07 Perkins Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  08:06 Rondo Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  08:03
[BOS 64-62]
Rondo Putback Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
  07:46 Garnett Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Brooks 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Budinger (2 AST)  07:43
[HOU 65-64]
 
  07:25 Allen Jump Shot: Missed 
Hill Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  07:24  
Lowry Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Allen (3 ST)  07:13  
  07:09
[BOS 66-65]
Allen Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Brooks 3pt Shot: Made (23 PTS)  07:01
[HOU 68-66]
 
  06:47
[BOS 69-68]
Pierce 3pt Shot: Made (22 PTS) 
Hill Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Scola (4 AST)  06:26
[HOU 70-69]
 
  06:01 Rondo 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  06:00  
  06:00 Perkins Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF) 
  05:36 Allen Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Lowry Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  05:36
[HOU 71-69]
 
Lowry Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  05:36
[HOU 72-69]
 
  05:24
[BOS 71-72]
Perkins Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Allen (1 AST) 
Budinger Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  05:24  
  05:24
[BOS 72-72]
Perkins Free Throw 1 of 1 (13 PTS) 
Hill Jump Shot: Missed  05:14  
  05:13 Allen Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  05:00 Garnett Turnaround Fade Away shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  04:59  
  04:59 Allen Foul : Loose Ball (3 PF) 
Lowry Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  04:59
[HOU 73-72]
 
Lowry Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  04:59
[HOU 74-72]
 
  04:51
[BOS 74-74]
Allen Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Garnett (3 AST) 
Budinger Hook Bank Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Hill (1 AST)  04:31
[HOU 76-74]
 
  04:09 Garnett Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:07 Perkins Rebound (Off:3 Def:0) 
  04:07 Perkins Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Scola Driving Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS)  03:56
[HOU 78-74]
 
Budinger Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  03:43  
  03:43 Garnett Substitution replaced by Davis 
  03:43 Perkins Substitution replaced by Wallace 
  03:43 Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:43 Team Rebound 
  03:43
[BOS 75-78]
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (23 PTS) 
Hill Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  03:30  
Lowry Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF)  03:21  
  03:21
[BOS 76-78]
Rondo Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Lowry Substitution replaced by Taylor  03:21  
  03:21
[BOS 77-78]
Rondo Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Scola Jump Shot: Missed  03:03  
  03:02 Allen Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  02:47 Davis Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  02:46  
  02:46 Team Timeout : Regular 
Scola Driving Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS)  02:32
[HOU 80-77]
 
  02:16 Davis Layup Shot: Missed Block: Hill (2 BLK) 
Budinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:14  
Scola Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Brooks (4 AST)  02:02
[HOU 82-77]
 
  01:44
[BOS 79-82]
Pierce Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (25 PTS) 
Scola Jump Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Brooks (5 AST)  01:30
[HOU 84-79]
 
Budinger Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  01:12  
  01:12 Davis Substitution replaced by Williams 
  01:12 Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:12 Team Rebound 
  01:12
[BOS 80-84]
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (26 PTS) 
Scola Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  01:00  
Scola Turnover : Foul (4 TO)  01:00  
Hill Foul : Defense 3 Second (3 PF)  00:46.2  
  00:46.2
[BOS 81-84]
Pierce Free Throw Technical (27 PTS) 
  00:38.8
[BOS 83-84]
Rondo Running Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Budinger 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Hill (2 AST)  00:20.8
[HOU 87-83]
 
End of 3rd Quarter
Houston Rockets (38-37) Boston Celtics (47-28)
Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed  11:43  
  11:43 Wallace Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  11:26
[BOS 85-87]
Wallace Hook Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Finley (1 AST) 
  11:06 Wallace Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Hill Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  11:06
[HOU 88-85]
 
Budinger Substitution replaced by Harris  11:06  
Brooks Substitution replaced by Lowry  11:06  
Hill Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  11:06
[HOU 89-85]
 
  10:50 Wallace Jump Shot: Missed 
Hill Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  10:49  
  10:38 Allen Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
Harris Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  10:26  
  10:17 Finley Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  10:17  
  10:17 Wallace Foul : Loose Ball (4 PF) 
Harris Jump Shot: Missed  10:01  
  10:00 Wallace Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  09:55
[BOS 87-89]
Rondo Pullup Jump shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Scola Jump Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Lowry (4 AST)  09:44
[HOU 91-87]
 
  09:25 Wallace 3pt Shot: Missed 
Harris Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:24  
Lowry Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  09:06  
Taylor Substitution replaced by Brooks  09:06  
  08:57
[BOS 89-91]
Rondo Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
  08:45 Williams Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Timeout : Official  08:45  
Harris Substitution replaced by Budinger  08:45  
Lowry Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Rondo (3 ST)  08:32  
  08:30
[BOS 91-91]
Rondo Driving Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Brooks Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Rondo (4 ST)  08:14  
Lowry Foul : Personal (3 PF)  08:03  
  07:52 Allen Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:50 Team Rebound 
  07:48
[BOS 93-91]
Wallace Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Allen (2 AST) 
Lowry Layup Shot: Missed Block: Allen (1 BLK)  07:29  
Team Rebound  07:29  
Lowry 3pt Shot: Missed  07:20  
  07:20 Wallace Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  07:09 Rondo Layup Shot: Missed 
  07:08 Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Scola Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  07:08  
  07:08 Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  07:08 Team Rebound 
  07:08
[BOS 94-91]
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Scola Jump Shot: Missed  06:55  
  06:54 Wallace Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  06:46
[BOS 96-91]
Allen Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Finley (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:39  
Hill Substitution replaced by Hayes  06:39  
Brooks Jump Shot: Missed  06:30  
  06:29 Wallace Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  06:12 Rondo Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Scola (1 ST) 
Budinger 3pt Shot: Missed  06:06  
  06:05 Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Lowry Foul : Personal (4 PF)  06:05  
  05:51
[BOS 98-91]
Finley Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Williams (1 AST) 
Scola Jump Shot: Missed  05:30  
Lowry Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  05:26  
Team Timeout : Regular  05:26  
Scola Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Allen (4 ST)  05:17  
  05:06 Wallace 3pt Shot: Missed 
Scola Rebound (Off:4 Def:5)  05:05  
Lowry Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS)  04:54
[HOU 93-98]
 
  04:54 Williams Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Lowry Free Throw 1 of 1 (15 PTS)  04:54
[HOU 94-98]
 
  04:39 Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Brooks (3 ST) 
Scola Layup Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Brooks (6 AST)  04:34
[HOU 96-98]
 
  04:33 Team Timeout : Regular 
  04:33 Finley Substitution replaced by Allen 
  04:33 Allen Substitution replaced by Pierce 
  04:33 Williams Substitution replaced by Garnett 
  04:11 Wallace Turnaround Fade Away shot: Missed 
Lowry Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  04:09  
Brooks Jump Shot: Missed  03:58  
  03:56 Wallace Rebound (Off:0 Def:8) 
Lowry Foul : Shooting (5 PF)  03:49  
  03:49 Wallace Substitution replaced by Perkins 
  03:49
[BOS 99-96]
Garnett Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  03:49
[BOS 100-96]
Garnett Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Brooks Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Rondo (5 ST)  03:39  
  03:35
[BOS 102-96]
Rondo Driving Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS) 
Hayes Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Brooks (7 AST)  03:22
[HOU 98-102]
 
  02:57
[BOS 104-98]
Perkins Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Budinger 3pt Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Lowry (5 AST)  02:37
[HOU 101-104]
 
  02:13 Garnett Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  02:13  
  02:13 Allen Foul : Loose Ball (6 PF) 
  02:13 Allen Substitution replaced by Allen 
Lowry Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:13  
Team Rebound  02:13  
Lowry Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS)  02:13
[HOU 102-104]
 
  01:56 Pierce Layup Shot: Missed 
  01:55 Rondo Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  01:49 Rondo 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:48 Pierce Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  01:24 Pierce Jump Shot: Missed 
Hayes Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  01:24  
Lowry Driving Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Brooks (8 AST)  01:15
[HOU 104-104]
 
Hayes Foul : Personal (5 PF)  01:01  
  01:01
[BOS 105-104]
Garnett Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  01:01
[BOS 106-104]
Garnett Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Hayes Jump Shot: Missed  00:49.9  
  00:48.7 Rondo Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
Scola Foul : Personal (4 PF)  00:46.5  
  00:46.5
[BOS 107-104]
Rondo Free Throw 1 of 2 (21 PTS) 
  00:46.5 Rondo Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Budinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:46.2  
Team Timeout : Regular  00:46.2  
Hayes Substitution replaced by Hill  00:46.2  
Scola Turnover : Lost Ball (6 TO) Steal:Allen (5 ST)  00:28.9  
Brooks Foul : Personal (1 PF)  00:27.1  
  00:27.1 Allen Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:27.1 Team Rebound 
  00:27.1
[BOS 108-104]
Allen Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  00:21.7 Garnett Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Brooks Free Throw 1 of 2 (24 PTS)  00:21.7
[HOU 105-108]
 
  00:21.7 Perkins Substitution replaced by Finley 
Lowry Substitution replaced by Taylor  00:21.7  
Brooks Free Throw 2 of 2 (25 PTS)  00:21.7
[HOU 106-108]
 
Hill Foul : Personal (4 PF)  00:20.7  
Taylor Substitution replaced by Lowry  00:20.7  
  00:20.7
[BOS 109-106]
Finley Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  00:20.7 Finley Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Hill Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  00:20.7  
Brooks 3pt Shot: Made (28 PTS)  00:09.0
[HOU 109-109]
 
  00:09.0 Team Timeout : Regular 
Hill Substitution replaced by Hayes  00:09.0  
End of 4th Quarter
Houston Rockets (38-37) Boston Celtics (47-28)
Start of 1st OvertimeBack to Top
(05:00) Jump Ball Perkins vs Scola (Garnett gains possession)
Hayes Foul : Shooting (6 PF)  04:47  
Hayes Substitution replaced by Hill  04:47  
  04:47
[BOS 110-109]
Allen Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  04:47 Allen Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Hill Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  04:46  
Scola Jump Shot: Missed  04:19  
  04:18 Pierce Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  03:56 Perkins Turnover : Discontinue Dribble (2 TO) 
Budinger Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO)  03:51  
  03:37
[BOS 112-109]
Garnett Jump Bank Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Pierce (2 AST) 
Budinger 3pt Shot: Missed  03:26  
  03:25 Allen Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  03:21
[BOS 114-109]
Rondo Layup Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Allen (3 AST) 
  03:11 Garnett Foul : Shooting (5 PF) 
Hill Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  03:11
[HOU 110-114]
 
Hill Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  03:11  
  03:10 Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  02:51 Garnett Layup Shot: Missed 
  02:49 Team Rebound 
  02:29 Garnett Jump Shot: Missed 
Hill Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  02:28  
Scola Layup Shot: Missed Block: Perkins (2 BLK)  02:08  
Budinger Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  02:06  
Budinger 3pt Shot: Made (24 PTS)  02:02
[HOU 113-114]
 
  01:36 Allen Jump Shot: Missed 
Hill Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  01:35  
Scola Jump Shot: Missed  01:23  
Scola Rebound (Off:5 Def:5)  01:22  
Scola Layup Shot: Made (25 PTS)  01:21
[HOU 115-114]
 
  01:21 Team Timeout : Regular 
  01:11 Garnett Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:10 Perkins Rebound (Off:4 Def:0) 
  01:07 Perkins Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Lowry (1 ST) 
Scola Jump Shot: Made (27 PTS) Assist: Brooks (9 AST)  00:51.8
[HOU 117-114]
 
  00:51.8 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:51.8 Allen Substitution replaced by Finley 
  00:42.9 Garnett Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:42.2 Perkins Rebound (Off:5 Def:0) 
  00:39.9 Perkins Layup Shot: Missed Block: Hill (3 BLK) 
Budinger Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  00:38.8  
Lowry Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (4 TO)  00:14.3  
  00:14.3 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:13.7 Perkins Foul : Offensive (3 PF) 
  00:13.7 Perkins Turnover : Foul (4 TO) 
  00:13.7 Perkins Substitution replaced by Wallace 
  00:13.3 Rondo Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
  00:11.8 Garnett Foul : Personal (6 PF) 
  00:11.8 Garnett Substitution replaced by Robinson 
Brooks Free Throw 1 of 2 (29 PTS)  00:11.8
[HOU 118-114]
 
Hill Substitution replaced by Harris  00:11.8  
Brooks Free Throw 2 of 2 (30 PTS)  00:11.8
[HOU 119-114]
 
  00:03.9 Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed 
Scola Rebound (Off:5 Def:6)  00:03.5  
End of 1st Overtime
broadcast information
country channel time
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
HOU
3rd Southwest
42
40
6-4
23-18
19-22
BOS
1st Atlantic
50
32
3-7
24-17
26-15
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
HOU
Brooks 19.7
Scola 8.6
Brooks 5.3
Battier 1.1
Ariza 1.8
BOS
Pierce 24.3
Garnett 8.8
Rondo 11.8
Perkins 2.3
Rondo 2.4

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