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Celtics finish job in Game 2, cruise to big win over Cavs


By Sam D'Amico, for NBA.com
Posted Tuesday May 4, 2010 12:52AM

CLEVELAND (NBA.com exclusive) -- This time, the Boston Celtics got it right.

This time, the Celtics built a first-half lead by moving the ball, hitting open jump shots and letting Rajon Rondo do a magnificent job of creating.

Only this time, the Celtics refused to let that lead get away, handing Cleveland a 104-86 defeat to even their Eastern Conference semifinal at one game apiece.

This one wasn't much different than the first one, with the Celtics clearly outplaying the Cavaliers in the first two quarters. The Celtics beat the Cavs to loose balls and rebounds, and kept them from getting many good looks at the basket.

Just like Game 1, the Celtics had to deal with a massive Cavs rally in the second half. This time, though, they didn't act surprised.

This time, the Celtics kept scratching, clawing and battling, and this time, they finished the job.

And while Rondo (13 points, career-high 19 assists) was again remarkable, chalk this one up to a team effort in the truest sense.

"We have a good team, but we're not gonna beat anybody individually as we are," said Celtics coach Doc Rivers. "But if we do it together, we have a shot."

While not even league MVP LeBron James could get anything going for the Cavs, the Celtics were as balanced as they've been all season.

Ray Allen was dead on, finishing with 22 points on 8-for-15 shooting. Kevin Garnett scored 18 and grabbed a game-high 10 rebounds. Paul Pierce did a nice job defensively, finishing with 14 points, and Kendrick Perkins (10 points, nine boards) made five of his six shots.

Then there was old pro Rasheed Wallace, who usually saves his stomps of anger for the referees. But on Tuesday, the only time Wallace became visibly upset was when he missed a jumper at the end of the third quarter.

Apparently, making each of his other seven and finishing with 17 points wasn't enough.

As impressive as all that was, the Celtics may have been even better at the other end. They held the Cavs to a miserable 40 percent shooting, including 3-for-16 from the starting backcourt of Mo Williams (1-for-9) and Anthony Parker (2-for-7).

"When you're on the road in a hostile environment against the best team in the league, it is definitely a big win," Garnett said. "I thought we moved the ball a lot and stayed aggressive. Rasheed played really big tonight. He was the difference to me. ... That's pretty much the game plan for how we have to beat this team. We have to do it together."

If there's one thing the Celtics can safely say, it's that their guards have dominated the first two games.

If there's one thing the Cavs can safely say, it's that they need considerably more from Williams.

"He's got to step up; it's as simple as that," said Cavs coach Mike Brown. "It's going to be tough for us to win a series if Mo plays like that."

James scored 24 to lead the Cavs, but had just 12 in the first three quarters, when he appeared tentative and, for the most part, deferred to teammates. He also finished with more turnovers (five) than assists (four).

"I feel like they made some adjustments and I didn't react to them the best way," James said.

The Celtics took a 52-48 lead at halftime behind 5-for-5 shooting and 13 points from Wallace. Allen scored 10 and Rondo passed for 12 assists.

Also, for the second straight game, the Celtics shot better than 50 percent (21-for-41, 51 percent) in the first two quarters, while holding the Cavs to 42 percent (16-for-38).

Then the Celtics controlled the entire third quarter and most of the fourth, building the lead to 91-66 with 8:32 left in the game.

That's when the Cavs went on a 15-0 run that spanned four minutes, giving the Celtics every reason to tuck their tails between their legs and run for the hills.

Instead, they kept attacking the basket, figuring that somehow, someway something was bound to drop. And it did, courtesy of drive by Pierce.

When it did, it appeared to give the Celtics the last lift they needed. After Rondo and Allen followed Pierce's biggie with a few shots of their own, this one was history, and the Celtics suddenly owned the home-court advantage.

"They kicked our behind from the beginning," Brown said. "They got every 50/50 ball, they converted every offensive rebound into points and we did not fight back until late. We have to decide if we are going take the fight to them and take these games. Nothing is going to be given to us."

The normally laid-back Brown was as openly disgusted as he's ever been after the game, and he had no problem letting the world know.

"If we expect to win this series, we have to bring more of a sense of urgency than what we brought tonight," he said. "This series is one-to-one. We are going to see what we are made of come Game 3."

Antawn Jamison added 16 points for the Cavs. Anderson Varejao scored eight points and grabbed seven rebounds before leaving the game in the second half with back spasms.

Celtics
Cavaliers
     
    • 51.3%

    • 40.0%

    • 47.4%

    • 19.0%

    • 83.3%

    • 68.4%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
BOS CLE
Total Rebounds 8 12
Offensive Rebounds 7 6
Turnovers 18 15
Fast Break Pts: 6 18
Biggest Lead: 25 2
Points in the Paint: 40 42
BOS CLE
p Allen   22 James   24
rb Garnett   10 2 players   7
a Rondo   19 Williams   7
s 2 players   2 2 players   3
b 2 players   1 James   2
 
  • 10/27 - BOS @ CLE
  • 11/30 - BOS @ CLE
  • 01/25 - CLE @ BOS
Boston Celtics (50-32)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
P. Pierce F 32:00 4-10 2-5 4-4 +9 2 2 4 4 5 1 4 0 0 14
K. Garnett F 33:40 8-21 0-0 2-2 +12 2 8 10 2 4 0 3 0 4 18
K. Perkins C 30:24 5-6 0-0 0-0 +20 0 9 9 2 5 1 1 1 0 10
R. Allen G 38:46 8-15 3-7 3-4 +10 1 6 7 1 2 1 2 0 0 22
R. Rondo G 45:08 5-10 1-2 2-4 +18 1 3 4 19 4 2 6 0 0 13
R. Wallace   18:11 7-8 3-4 0-0 -2 0 2 2 0 4 0 0 0 0 17
T. Allen   15:23 1-4 0-0 2-2 +8 0 4 4 0 4 2 2 1 1 4
G. Davis   13:05 2-2 0-0 2-2 +6 1 1 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 6
M. Finley   05:53 0-1 0-1 0-0 +8 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
M. Daniels   06:10 0-1 0-0 0-0 +1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
N. Robinson   00:40 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
S. Williams   00:40 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total   240 40-78 9-19 15-18   7 36 43 30 31 8 18 2 5 104
  51.3% 47.4% 83.3%   team rebs: 8 total to: 19
Cleveland Cavaliers (61-21)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
L. James F 41:09 7-15 0-4 10-15 -16 0 7 7 4 1 3 5 2 0 24
A. Jamison F 35:33 6-11 2-5 2-4 -13 1 5 6 0 3 0 2 1 0 16
S. O'Neal C 18:58 4-10 0-0 1-2 -18 3 1 4 1 1 0 1 0 0 9
A. Parker G 28:20 2-7 2-4 0-0 -19 0 1 1 1 2 3 1 1 0 6
M. Williams G 34:32 1-9 0-4 2-3 -16 0 2 2 7 2 1 1 0 0 4
A. Varejao   20:58 2-3 0-0 4-5 +2 1 6 7 0 3 2 1 0 1 8
D. West   31:16 1-4 0-1 2-2 -1 1 2 3 4 2 0 2 1 0 4
J. Hickson   19:17 4-6 0-0 5-7 -7 0 1 1 0 2 0 2 0 1 13
J. Moon   07:29 1-3 0-1 0-0 -2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
D. Gibson   01:14 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
J. Williams   01:14 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Z. Ilgauskas DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 28-70 4-21 26-38   6 26 32 17 16 9 15 5 2 86
  40.0% 19.0% 68.4%   team rebs: 12 total to: 15

inactive

  • Celtics: Gaffney, Lafayette, Scalabrine
  • Cavaliers: Green, Powe, Telfair

technical fouls

  • Celtics: Perkins, Pierce
  • Cavaliers: Varejao

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 3
  • Times Tied: 0

arena stats

  • Arena: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH
  • Officials: #43 Dan Crawford, #27 Dick Bavetta, #73 Ed Malloy
  • Attendance: 20562
  • Duration: 2:36
Boston Celtics (51-32) Cleveland Cavaliers (61-22)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball O'Neal vs Perkins (Williams gains possession)
  11:45
[CLE 2-0]
Jamison Floating Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: James (1 AST) 
Allen Layup Shot: Missed  11:29  
  11:28 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:22 Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Garnett Layup Shot: Missed Block: Parker (1 BLK)  11:07  
  11:05 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  11:00 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
  10:58 O'Neal Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  10:56 James Layup Shot: Missed 
Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:54  
Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed  10:39  
  10:38 Jamison Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:15 James Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:11  
Pierce 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Rondo (1 AST)  10:06
[BOS 3-2]
 
  09:41 Parker Running Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:40 O'Neal Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
Perkins Foul : Personal (1 PF)  09:40  
  09:28 Jamison Jump Shot: Missed 
Perkins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:27  
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:12
[BOS 5-2]
 
  08:55 O'Neal Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  08:54  
  08:38 Jamison Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  08:38
[BOS 6-2]
 
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  08:38
[BOS 7-2]
 
  08:23 O'Neal Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:20  
Garnett Jump Shot: Missed  08:02  
  08:01 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  07:53 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:52 Jamison Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  07:50
[CLE 4-7]
Jamison Putback Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Pierce Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  07:40  
  07:25 O'Neal Jump Shot: Missed 
Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:23  
Perkins Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Garnett (1 AST)  07:12
[BOS 9-4]
 
  06:53 Parker Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Perkins Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:52  
Garnett Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rondo (2 AST)  06:43
[BOS 11-4]
 
  06:34
[CLE 7-11]
Parker 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Williams (1 AST) 
Allen Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rondo (3 AST)  06:10
[BOS 13-7]
 
  05:50
[CLE 9-13]
Jamison Running Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Rondo Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  05:41
[BOS 15-9]
 
  05:23
[CLE 11-15]
O'Neal Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Williams (2 AST) 
Garnett Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  05:13  
  05:13 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:02 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
Perkins Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:01  
  04:45 Williams Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
  04:45 O'Neal Substitution replaced by Varejao 
  04:45 Williams Substitution replaced by West 
Rondo Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  04:45  
Team Rebound  04:45  
Rondo Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  04:45
[BOS 16-11]
 
  04:27 James Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Pierce (1 ST) 
Perkins Jump Hook Shot: Missed  04:18  
  04:15 Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:06 Jamison 3pt Shot: Missed 
Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:05  
Allen Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Parker (1 ST)  03:46  
  03:36
[CLE 14-16]
Parker 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: West (1 AST) 
Garnett Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Varejao (1 ST)  03:23  
Pierce Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  03:21  
  03:21 Jamison Substitution replaced by Hickson 
Perkins Substitution replaced by Wallace  03:21  
Allen Substitution replaced by Allen  03:21  
  03:21 James Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:21 Team Rebound 
  03:21
[CLE 15-16]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Pierce Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  03:10  
Pierce Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  03:10  
Garnett Substitution replaced by Davis  03:10  
Pierce Substitution replaced by Finley  03:10  
  02:58
[CLE 17-16]
Varejao Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: James (2 AST) 
Wallace Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Finley (1 AST)  02:44
[BOS 18-17]
 
  02:35 West Jump Shot: Missed 
Finley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:33  
  02:30 West Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:30  
  02:30 Hickson Substitution replaced by Jamison 
Rondo Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  02:22  
Finley Foul : Personal (1 PF)  02:12  
  01:58 Parker Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Rondo (1 ST) 
Wallace 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Rondo (4 AST)  01:43
[BOS 21-17]
 
  01:30 James Jump Shot: Missed 
Wallace Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:29  
Davis Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rondo (5 AST)  01:16
[BOS 23-17]
 
  00:56.9 West 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:55.6 Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Allen Foul : Personal (1 PF)  00:54.1  
  00:54.1 Jamison Substitution replaced by Hickson 
  00:47.0
[CLE 19-23]
Hickson Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: West (2 AST) 
Davis Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  00:47.0  
  00:47.0
[CLE 20-23]
Hickson Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
Rondo Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Parker (2 ST)  00:31.9  
  00:27.9
[CLE 22-23]
James Dunk Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Parker (1 AST) 
Rondo 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS)  00:01.9
[BOS 26-22]
 
End of 1st Quarter
Boston Celtics (51-32) Cleveland Cavaliers (61-22)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Rondo Jump Shot: Missed  11:37  
Davis Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  11:36  
Wallace 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Rondo (6 AST)  11:26
[BOS 29-22]
 
  11:14 West Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Davis (1 ST) 
Davis Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rondo (7 AST)  11:06
[BOS 31-22]
 
  10:53 O'Neal Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  10:53 O'Neal Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Wallace Running Hook Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Finley (2 AST)  10:38
[BOS 33-22]
 
  10:26 Hickson Jump Shot: Missed 
Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:25  
Allen Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:19
[BOS 35-22]
 
  10:19 Team Timeout : Regular 
  10:19 Hickson Substitution replaced by Varejao 
  10:05
[CLE 24-35]
Williams Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Finley 3pt Shot: Missed  09:45  
  09:44 Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  09:38
[CLE 26-35]
O'Neal Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Williams (3 AST) 
Rondo Jump Shot: Missed  09:20  
  09:19 O'Neal Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
Wallace Foul : Personal (1 PF)  09:17  
Finley Substitution replaced by Allen  09:17  
  09:03 Williams Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:01  
Allen Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  08:59  
  08:51
[CLE 28-35]
Moon Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: O'Neal (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:42  
Wallace 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Rondo (8 AST)  08:25
[BOS 38-28]
 
  07:59
[CLE 30-38]
O'Neal Jump Hook Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Allen Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  07:44  
  07:42 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Wallace Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  07:38  
Davis Substitution replaced by Perkins  07:38  
Allen Substitution replaced by Pierce  07:38  
  07:38
[CLE 31-38]
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  07:38
[CLE 32-38]
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed  07:21  
  07:20 West Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:09 Moon Jump Shot: Missed 
Wallace Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:08  
Pierce Layup Shot: Missed  06:53  
Pierce Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  06:52  
Pierce Tip Shot: Missed  06:52  
  06:50 Moon Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:44 Moon 3pt Shot: Missed 
Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:43  
Rondo Layup Shot: Missed  06:29  
  06:28 Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  06:23 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  06:23  
  06:23 Williams Substitution replaced by James 
  06:23 Moon Substitution replaced by Parker 
  06:23 O'Neal Substitution replaced by Jamison 
Wallace Substitution replaced by Garnett  06:23  
Pierce Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Rondo (9 AST)  06:07
[BOS 40-32]
 
  05:59
[CLE 34-40]
Varejao Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: James (3 AST) 
Garnett Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  05:59  
  05:59
[CLE 35-40]
Varejao Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS) 
Garnett Jump Shot: Missed Block: Jamison (1 BLK)  05:43  
  05:43 Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Rondo Foul : Personal (1 PF)  05:39  
Garnett Foul : Personal (2 PF)  05:33  
  05:33 Jamison Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:33 Team Rebound 
  05:33
[CLE 36-40]
Jamison Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Pierce Turnover : Traveling (3 TO)  05:24  
  05:12
[CLE 39-40]
Jamison 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: James (4 AST) 
Garnett Jump Shot: Missed Block: West (1 BLK)  04:56  
Garnett Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  04:54  
Allen Step Back Jump shot: Made (4 PTS)  04:50
[BOS 42-39]
 
Pierce Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  04:35  
Pierce Substitution replaced by Allen  04:35  
  04:35
[CLE 40-42]
Jamison Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  04:35 Jamison Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  04:34  
  04:14 James Foul : Defense 3 Second (0 PF) 
Allen Free Throw Technical (5 PTS)  04:14
[BOS 43-40]
 
Rondo Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  04:01
[BOS 45-40]
 
  03:49 Jamison Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Allen (1 ST) 
Allen Layup Shot: Missed Block: James (1 BLK)  03:45  
  03:43 Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  03:33 Allen Violation:Kicked Ball 
  03:24 West Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:22  
Allen Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Varejao (2 ST)  03:20  
Allen Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  03:20  
  03:20
[CLE 41-45]
Varejao Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  03:20
[CLE 42-45]
Varejao Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Perkins Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rondo (10 AST)  03:05
[BOS 47-42]
 
  02:50 Varejao Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Timeout : Official  02:50  
Garnett Jump Shot: Missed  02:39  
  02:37 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Allen Foul : Personal (3 PF)  02:28  
  02:28
[CLE 43-47]
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Allen Substitution replaced by Daniels  02:28  
  02:28
[CLE 44-47]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Garnett Layup Shot: Missed  02:09  
Team Rebound  02:09  
  02:09 West Substitution replaced by Williams 
Allen Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Rondo (11 AST)  02:05
[BOS 49-44]
 
Perkins Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  01:51  
  01:51
[CLE 45-49]
Varejao Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  01:51 Varejao Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Perkins Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  01:50  
Garnett Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  01:31  
  01:28 Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
Garnett Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  01:25  
Garnett Substitution replaced by Davis  01:25  
Team Timeout : Short  01:25  
  01:25 James Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:25 Team Rebound 
  01:25
[CLE 46-49]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Allen 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Rondo (12 AST)  01:13
[BOS 52-46]
 
  00:50.9
[CLE 48-52]
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Rondo 3pt Shot: Missed  00:27.8  
  00:26.6 Team Rebound 
  00:07.9 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
Perkins Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  00:06.9  
Instant Replay - Support Ruling  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Quarter
Boston Celtics (51-32) Cleveland Cavaliers (61-22)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Allen Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Parker (3 ST)  11:43  
  11:30 O'Neal Jump Shot: Missed 
Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  11:29  
Garnett Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Rondo (13 AST)  11:19
[BOS 54-48]
 
  10:58 James Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:57 Team Rebound 
  10:48 O'Neal Layup Shot: Missed 
  10:47 O'Neal Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
Perkins Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  10:46  
  10:46 O'Neal Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  10:46 Team Rebound 
  10:46
[CLE 49-54]
O'Neal Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Pierce 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Rondo (14 AST)  10:34
[BOS 57-49]
 
  10:08
[CLE 51-57]
O'Neal Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Garnett Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Rondo (15 AST)  09:54
[BOS 59-51]
 
  09:29
[CLE 53-59]
James Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Allen 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Rondo (16 AST)  09:13
[BOS 62-53]
 
  08:58 Parker 3pt Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  08:57  
Rondo Turnover : Traveling (3 TO)  08:36  
  08:17 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
Perkins Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  08:16  
Rondo Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO)  08:12  
  07:56 O'Neal Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
Perkins Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  07:54  
Rondo Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  07:46  
  07:45 Jamison Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  07:44 Jamison Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Rondo (2 ST) 
Rondo Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Garnett (2 AST)  07:43
[BOS 64-53]
 
  07:43 Team Timeout : Regular 
  07:27
[CLE 55-64]
Jamison Floating Jump shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Williams (4 AST) 
  07:04 James Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  07:04
[BOS 65-55]
 
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  07:04
[BOS 66-55]
 
  06:53 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:51  
Garnett Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Rondo (17 AST)  06:45
[BOS 68-55]
 
  06:45 Jamison Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Garnett Free Throw 1 of 1 (11 PTS)  06:45
[BOS 69-55]
 
  06:31 Parker 3pt Shot: Missed 
Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  06:30  
Rondo Turnover : Lost Ball (5 TO) Steal:Williams (1 ST)  06:14  
  06:09
[CLE 57-69]
James Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Williams (5 AST) 
Allen Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Pierce (1 AST)  05:54
[BOS 71-57]
 
  05:54 Parker Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
  05:54 O'Neal Substitution replaced by Varejao 
  05:54 Williams Substitution replaced by West 
Allen Free Throw 1 of 1 (16 PTS)  05:54
[BOS 72-57]
 
  05:40 Jamison Jump Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  05:39  
Allen 3pt Shot: Missed  05:32  
  05:31 Jamison Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  05:05 Parker Layup Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  05:04  
  04:57 Parker Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
  04:57 Double Technical - Varejao, Perkins 
Perkins Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Rondo (18 AST)  04:43
[BOS 74-57]
 
  04:26 Varejao Layup Shot: Missed Block: Perkins (1 BLK) 
Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  04:24  
Garnett Jump Shot: Missed  04:09  
Allen Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  04:07  
  03:51 Varejao Foul : Flagrant Type 1 (1 PF) 
Allen Free Throw Flagrant 2 of 2 Missed  03:51  
Team Rebound  03:51  
Allen Free Throw Flagrant 1 of 1 (17 PTS)  03:51
[BOS 75-57]
 
  03:51 Jamison Substitution replaced by Hickson 
Allen 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Rondo (19 AST)  03:37
[BOS 78-57]
 
  03:17 James Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) 
  03:17 Parker Substitution replaced by Moon 
Allen 3pt Shot: Missed  03:02  
  03:01 Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  02:39 West Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:39  
Pierce Substitution replaced by Allen  02:39  
  02:39 Moon Substitution replaced by Williams 
Perkins Jump Hook Shot: Made (8 PTS)  02:16
[BOS 80-57]
 
Allen Foul : Personal (4 PF)  01:58  
Garnett Substitution replaced by Wallace  01:58  
Perkins Substitution replaced by Davis  01:58  
Wallace Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  01:53  
  01:53 Hickson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:53 Team Rebound 
  01:53
[CLE 58-80]
Hickson Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Allen Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  01:35  
  01:32 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  01:29 James Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Allen (1 ST) 
Allen Jump Shot: Missed  01:06  
  01:05 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:51.8
[CLE 60-80]
Hickson Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: West (3 AST) 
Rondo Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  00:51.8  
  00:51.8 Hickson Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Davis Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:51.8  
  00:38.2 Varejao Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Rondo Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  00:38.2
[BOS 81-60]
 
Rondo Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:38.2  
Team Rebound  00:37.5  
  00:31.8 Varejao Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Davis Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  00:31.8
[BOS 82-60]
 
Rondo Substitution replaced by Daniels  00:31.8  
Davis Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  00:31.8
[BOS 83-60]
 
  00:21.8 James Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Allen (2 ST) 
Wallace 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
Boston Celtics (51-32) Cleveland Cavaliers (61-22)
Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
Daniels Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  11:42  
  11:42 James Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  11:42 Team Rebound 
  11:42
[CLE 61-83]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Wallace Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS)  11:24
[BOS 85-61]
 
  11:14
[CLE 64-85]
Jamison 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Williams (6 AST) 
Daniels Jump Shot: Missed  10:47  
  10:46 Jamison Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  10:41 Williams Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  10:39  
  10:30 Jamison Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Allen Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  10:30
[BOS 86-64]
 
Davis Substitution replaced by Garnett  10:30  
Allen Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  10:30
[BOS 87-64]
 
  10:20 Hickson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Allen (1 BLK) 
  10:20 Team Rebound 
Allen Substitution replaced by Rondo  10:20  
  10:15
[CLE 66-87]
James Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Garnett Jump Shot: Missed  09:47  
Pierce Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  09:46  
Wallace Dunk Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Pierce (2 AST)  09:43
[BOS 89-66]
 
  09:30 Hickson Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  09:30 Hickson Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Daniels Substitution replaced by Allen  09:30  
Garnett Jump Shot: Missed  09:09  
Garnett Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  09:08  
Garnett Putback Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS)  09:08
[BOS 91-66]
 
  08:47 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  08:45  
Garnett Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:James (1 ST)  08:39  
Allen Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  08:32  
  08:32 Timeout : Official 
  08:32
[CLE 67-91]
Hickson Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  08:32
[CLE 68-91]
Hickson Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Allen 3pt Shot: Missed  08:09  
  08:08 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  08:01
[CLE 70-91]
James Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
  07:46 Hickson Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Garnett Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  07:36  
  07:33 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
Allen Foul : Personal (2 PF)  07:31  
  07:23 Team Timeout : Regular 
  07:17 Hickson Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (2 TO) 
Pierce Jump Shot: Missed  06:54  
  06:53 Hickson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Rondo Foul : Personal (3 PF)  06:50  
Pierce Technical  06:50  
  06:50 Williams Free Throw Technical Missed 
  06:50 Team Rebound 
  06:29
[CLE 72-91]
Hickson Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: West (4 AST) 
Garnett Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  06:29  
  06:29
[CLE 73-91]
Hickson Free Throw 1 of 1 (11 PTS) 
Garnett Layup Shot: Missed Block: James (2 BLK)  06:13  
  06:11 Jamison Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
Pierce Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  06:07  
Team Timeout : Regular  06:07  
Wallace Substitution replaced by Perkins  06:07  
  06:07
[CLE 74-91]
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS) 
  06:07
[CLE 75-91]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS) 
Pierce Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:James (2 ST)  05:49  
  05:45
[CLE 77-91]
Hickson Driving Dunk Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Williams (7 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  05:45  
Rondo Turnover : Bad Pass (6 TO) Steal:James (3 ST)  05:30  
Pierce Foul : Personal (5 PF)  05:30  
  05:30
[CLE 78-91]
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS) 
  05:30
[CLE 79-91]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS) 
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  05:06  
  04:52 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
Perkins Rebound (Off:0 Def:8)  04:51  
Garnett Jump Shot: Missed  04:34  
  04:33 West Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Rondo Foul : Personal (4 PF)  04:33  
  04:33
[CLE 80-91]
West Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  04:33
[CLE 81-91]
West Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Allen Jump Shot: Missed  04:19  
  04:19 Team Rebound 
Perkins Substitution replaced by Wallace  04:19  
  04:06 Jamison 3pt Shot: Missed 
Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:05  
Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed  03:43  
Rondo Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  03:42  
Pierce Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS)  03:28
[BOS 93-81]
 
  03:28 Team Timeout : Short 
  03:13
[CLE 83-93]
James Layup Shot: Made (23 PTS) 
Wallace Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  03:13  
  03:13 James Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:2 Def:8)  03:12  
Allen 3pt Shot: Missed  02:59  
Team Rebound  02:58  
  02:57 Williams Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Wallace Substitution replaced by Perkins  02:57  
Rondo Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Pierce (3 AST)  02:37
[BOS 95-83]
 
  02:29 James Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Perkins (1 ST) 
Allen Layup Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Perkins (1 AST)  02:23
[BOS 97-83]
 
Perkins Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  02:15  
  02:15 James Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:15 Team Rebound 
  02:15
[CLE 84-97]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (24 PTS) 
Garnett Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Pierce (4 AST)  02:08
[BOS 99-84]
 
  02:08 West Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Garnett Free Throw 1 of 1 (16 PTS)  02:08
[BOS 100-84]
 
  01:59 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
Allen Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  01:58  
Perkins Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Allen (1 AST)  01:53
[BOS 102-84]
 
  01:41 Jamison 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:40 West Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  01:40
[CLE 86-102]
West Putback Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Perkins (2 AST)  01:14
[BOS 104-86]
 
  01:14 Team Timeout : Short 
  01:14 James Substitution replaced by Gibson 
  01:14 Jamison Substitution replaced by Williams 
  01:14 Williams Substitution replaced by Moon 
  01:14 West Substitution replaced by Parker 
Pierce Substitution replaced by Allen  01:14  
  00:57.9 Gibson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Perkins Rebound (Off:0 Def:9)  00:57.4  
Perkins Foul : Offensive (5 PF)  00:40.4  
Perkins Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  00:40.4  
Garnett Substitution replaced by Davis  00:40.4  
Rondo Substitution replaced by Robinson  00:40.4  
Allen Substitution replaced by Daniels  00:40.4  
Perkins Substitution replaced by Williams  00:40.4  
  00:15.9 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  00:14.9  
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
country channel time
usa TNT National 8:00 pm ET
canada TSN national 8:00 pm ET
 
standings
w
l
l10
h
a
BOS
1st Atlantic
50
32
3-7
24-17
26-15
CLE
1st Central
61
21
4-6
35-6
26-15
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
BOS
Pierce 24.3
Garnett 8.8
Rondo 11.8
Perkins 2.3
Rondo 2.4
CLE
James 31.8
2 players 9.3
James 8.2
James 2.4
James 2.2
Cavaliers Stats
  season playoffs
FG% .485 .449
FT% .720 .752
Points 102.1 95.2
Rebounds 42.5 38.3
Assists 22.4 19.3
Steals 6.9 6.8
Blocks 5.2 5.3
3-Point % .381 .276
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Celtics Stats
  season playoffs
FG% .483 .470
FT% .746 .720
Points 99.2 100.5
Rebounds 38.6 39.8
Assists 23.5 23.0
Steals 8.5 7.7
Blocks 4.9 5.2
3-Point % .348 .316
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Composite Box Score updated through Game 6
Cleveland Cavaliers (2-4)
field goalsrebounds
  min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
Gibson, Daniel 18:40 1-5 1-4 2-2 0 1 1 1 3 0 1 0 0 5
Hickson, J.J. 56:44 11-17 0-0 7-12 0 7 7 1 6 0 5 0 2 29
Ilgauskas, Zydrunas 34:23 3-8 0-0 1-1 1 2 3 1 7 0 1 5 0 7
James, LeBron 254:43 51-114 7-26 52-70 9 47 56 43 12 13 27 8 8 161
Jamison, Antawn 199:29 27-64 3-16 14-21 9 35 44 6 20 4 9 5 5 71
Moon, Jamario 42:33 4-8 1-4 2-3 1 5 6 3 2 2 0 0 0 11
O'Neal, Shaquille 140:11 29-56 0-0 23-35 12 18 30 6 22 1 10 6 3 81
Parker, Anthony 198:42 17-34 11-21 5-6 1 14 15 7 13 7 7 2 2 50
Powe, Leon 8:42 1-4 0-0 3-4 1 1 2 0 3 0 1 0 2 5
Varejao, Anderson 128:51 11-24 0-1 15-17 11 24 35 4 19 6 6 4 3 37
West, Delonte 131:14 11-29 0-6 12-13 3 7 10 11 8 4 14 2 4 34
Williams, Jawad 1:14 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Williams, Mo 224:35 27-66 4-19 22-26 2 19 21 33 21 4 12 0 2 80
Boston Celtics (4-2)
field goalsrebounds
  min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
Allen, Ray 231:12 34-80 12-37 14-15 4 16 20 14 17 6 8 2 2 94
Allen, Tony 119:21 17-30 0-3 16-22 6 13 19 6 17 8 7 4 2 50
Daniels, Marquis 17:41 2-6 0-1 0-0 1 3 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 4
Davis, Glen 93:23 11-25 0-1 15-24 9 8 17 2 16 3 7 2 5 37
Finley, Michael 27:58 1-6 1-5 0-0 0 5 5 2 1 1 0 0 0 3
Garnett, Kevin 205:21 50-96 0-1 13-13 8 40 48 13 20 3 8 5 7 113
Perkins, Kendrick 156:30 14-22 0-0 12-22 11 31 42 4 25 1 6 14 4 40
Pierce, Paul 208:20 29-84 8-26 15-19 8 20 28 22 20 7 15 1 7 81
Robinson, Nate 16:04 3-10 2-4 3-4 1 1 2 2 2 1 1 0 1 11
Rondo, Rajon 251:20 46-85 3-9 29-44 8 30 38 71 20 11 22 0 4 124
Wallace, Rasheed 102:09 13-27 5-11 6-8 0 14 14 1 22 4 2 3 0 37
Williams, Shelden 10:43 3-3 0-0 3-4 0 2 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 9

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