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Celtics bench presses all the right buttons in Boston win


By Couper Moorhead, for NBA.com
Posted Friday June 11, 2010 1:36AM

BOSTON (NBA.com exclusive) -- It was slow. It was ugly. It was physical. At times Game 4 felt like it was more a product of the 1990's than the current, more perimeter-oriented league.

But all of it was conducive to the operation of the Boston Celtics. Especially the bench.

With a series-tying 96-89 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers, the Celtics dominated -- in as much as anything was truly dominated -- points in the paint, 54-34, and got 36 crucial points off the bench, including 21 in the fourth quarter.

In fact, the bench, composed of Nate Robinson, Glen Davis, Tony Allen and Rasheed Wallace played so well in the fourth quarter that Celtics coach Doc Rivers had to choose whether to keep the barnburners in, or return to his veterans.

He opted to wait.

As the fourth quarter reached the stage when Rivers would traditionally begin bringing his starters back in, he imposed a rule: if the Lakers got within six points, the bench squad was coming out.

"I don't think [the starters] really care, and that's what makes us ?? that's why we're here, it really is," River said. "Hell, Rondo and all of them, they were begging me to keep guys in. 'Don't take them out! Don't take them out!' It was great. That was the loudest I've seen our bench, and it was our starters cheering from the bench."

"I was really looking at the clock thinking, 'Man, when is he going to take us out,' Davis said. "I want to give Doc a hug man. I sure appreciate it."

The Lakers never did get within six, as the bench extended the lead to 12 by the time Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Rajon Rondo returned with 2:51 to play.

Fifteen of those points came from Robinson and Davis, the former providing his usual brand of microwaveable off-the-dribble offense -- and a nifty strip of Jordan Farmar -- while the latter ravaged the frontcourt of Pau Gasol and Lamar Odom, dropping in lunging layups from every conceivable angle.

"I just felt like a beast. I just felt like I couldn't be denied," Davis said.

Davis, though, as a player who gets his shot blocked as much as anyone in the league, benefited greatly from the absence of Andrew Bynum, whose knee injury held him to 12 minutes and less than two in the second half. With two days off until Game 5, Bynum's knee, and its effect on the series, will dominate the headlines.

"We didn't have that big presence in the middle, and Big Baby took full advantage of it," Kobe Bryant said. "And he played extremely, extremely well for them, as did Nate."

Much, too, will be made of Boston's defense, and how it allowed the Celtics' offense to continue to slog through consistently poor execution and shooting (44 percent). But in an 88-possession game, with neither team reaching 110 points per 100 possessions, the difference was in the loose balls.

"I'm more concerned about getting rebounds and getting the loose balls and stuff like that," Bryant said. "When push comes to shove, I can always get a bucket."

Not only did the Celtics, not one of the better offensive rebounding teams in the league, pull down 16 offensive boards, but they earned 15 fast-break points and seemingly had a tractor beam on all errant balls. Simple as it sounds, the Celtics have been unable to win without the easy transition buckets and extra possessions, and those things are enough to create the seven-point margin by which they won.

"They had their backs against the wall tonight, and they played desperate, and they got away with it. We let that happen," Lakers coach Phil Jackson said. "Their animation and their activity level, you know, affected us."

It was just the little things for Boston, things like Garnett coming up with an offensive rebound with 2:38 to play, or Gasol throwing a bad outlet pass after an L.A. defensive stop a possession later. Things that neither team can bank on, but each has used to win.

And that's why, through four games, despite the maddeningly slow pace, this has been a classic. When one team is executing better, one is playing with more energy. When one team is shooting better, it might be the other team that's getting good looks. And it's players like Davis, and in Game 3 Derek Fisher, that have made the difference.

A difference that, at this point, might be best represented in decimals.

Lakers
Celtics
     
    • 45.1%

    • 44.6%

    • 35.0%

    • 25.0%

    • 81.8%

    • 82.6%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
LAL BOS
Total Rebounds 8 10
Offensive Rebounds 8 16
Turnovers 15 12
Fast Break Pts: 2 15
Biggest Lead: 8 11
Points in the Paint: 34 54
LAL BOS
p Bryant   33 Pierce   19
rb 2 players   7 Perkins   7
a 2 players   3 Pierce   5
s 2 players   2 Rondo   3
b Gasol   2 2 players   1
 
  • 01/30 - BOS @ LAL
  • 02/10 - LAL @ BOS
Los Angeles Lakers (57-25)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
R. Artest F 41:54 4-10 0-1 1-1 +1 4 3 7 3 2 0 0 1 0 9
P. Gasol F-C 44:10 6-13 0-1 9-10 -9 1 5 6 3 4 0 4 2 0 21
A. Bynum C 12:10 1-2 0-0 0-0 +1 0 3 3 0 1 0 1 0 1 2
K. Bryant G 43:04 10-22 6-11 7-8 -8 0 6 6 2 5 2 7 0 1 33
D. Fisher G 30:31 3-6 0-2 0-1 +4 0 1 1 2 4 1 1 0 0 6
L. Odom   39:05 5-10 0-1 0-1 -5 1 6 7 1 5 1 1 0 0 10
S. Vujacic   07:00 0-1 0-1 0-0 -6 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
S. Brown   11:19 2-5 0-1 1-1 -9 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 5
J. Farmar   10:47 1-2 1-2 0-0 -4 0 2 2 1 1 2 1 0 0 3
D. Mbenga DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Powell DNP - Coach's Decision
L. Walton DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 32-71 7-20 18-22   8 26 34 13 23 6 15 3 2 89
  45.1% 35.0% 81.8%   team rebs: 8 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 36:16 7-12 0-1 5-7 0 1 5 6 5 3 1 5 0 1 19
K. Garnett F 26:30 5-13 0-0 3-3 +1 3 3 6 3 3 2 2 1 1 13
K. Perkins C 24:41 3-5 0-0 0-0 0 3 4 7 0 2 0 0 0 0 6
R. Allen G 41:28 4-11 0-4 4-4 +9 0 5 5 1 3 1 0 0 1 12
R. Rondo G 31:27 5-15 0-1 0-2 +1 2 3 5 3 0 3 1 0 0 10
G. Davis   22:29 7-10 0-0 4-4 +5 4 1 5 0 0 2 0 0 0 18
R. Wallace   21:45 1-5 1-1 0-0 +7 0 2 2 0 5 1 1 0 0 3
T. Allen   18:27 1-4 0-1 1-1 +4 2 1 3 1 3 1 2 1 0 3
N. Robinson   16:50 4-8 2-4 2-2 +8 1 1 2 2 2 1 1 0 0 12
M. Daniels   00:07 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
M. Finley DNP - Coach's Decision
S. Williams DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 37-83 3-12 19-23   16 25 41 15 21 12 12 2 3 96
  44.6% 25.0% 82.6%   team rebs: 10 total to: 12

inactive

  • Lakers: Morrison
  • Celtics: Gaffney, Lafayette, Scalabrine

technical fouls

  • Lakers: --
  • Celtics: Robinson, Wallace

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 13
  • Times Tied: 10

arena stats

  • Arena: TD Garden, Boston, MA
  • Officials: #48 Scott Foster, #32 Eddie F. Rush, #57 Greg Willard
  • Attendance: 18624
  • Duration: 2:37
Los Angeles Lakers (57-26) Boston Celtics (51-32)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Perkins vs Bynum (Gasol gains possession)
Bryant Turnaround Fade Away shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:38
[LAL 2-0]
 
Bynum Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  11:23  
  11:23 Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  11:23 Team Rebound 
  11:23
[BOS 1-2]
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Bynum Jump Shot: Missed Block: Garnett (1 BLK)  11:07  
  11:05 Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:00
[BOS 3-2]
Allen Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Artest Layup Shot: Missed  10:39  
  10:38 Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Fisher Foul : Personal (1 PF)  10:33  
  10:27
[BOS 5-2]
Pierce Running Jump Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Fisher Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  10:14  
  09:57 Allen 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bynum Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:56  
Gasol Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Bryant (1 AST)  09:47
[LAL 4-5]
 
  09:29 Garnett Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:28 Garnett Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  09:26 Garnett Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:25 Team Rebound 
  09:11 Perkins Hook Shot: Missed 
Bryant Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:10  
Gasol Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Bryant (2 AST)  09:01
[LAL 6-5]
 
  08:45 Allen Layup Shot: Missed 
Bryant Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:44  
Fisher 3pt Shot: Missed  08:30  
  08:28 Team Rebound 
  08:17
[BOS 7-6]
Pierce Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Rondo (1 AST) 
Gasol Jump Shot: Missed  08:04  
  08:03 Perkins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:57
[BOS 9-6]
Pierce Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Garnett (1 AST) 
Bynum Turnaround Bank shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Fisher (1 AST)  07:41
[LAL 8-9]
 
  07:26
[BOS 11-8]
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Pierce (1 AST) 
Gasol Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Fisher (2 AST)  07:06
[LAL 10-11]
 
  06:45 Allen Jump Shot: Missed 
Artest Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:44  
Bryant Jump Bank Shot: Made (4 PTS)  06:27
[LAL 12-11]
 
  06:06 Pierce Layup Shot: Missed Block: Gasol (1 BLK) 
  06:04 Pierce Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:02 Rondo 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bynum Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:00  
Artest 3pt Shot: Missed  05:50  
  05:49 Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:43 Rondo Layup Shot: Missed 
Gasol Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:42  
Bynum Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO)  05:30  
  05:30 Team Timeout : Regular 
Bynum Substitution replaced by Odom  05:30  
  05:04 Allen Jump Shot: Missed 
Artest Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:03  
  04:42 Garnett Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Gasol Jump Shot: Missed  04:33  
  04:31 Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Fisher Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  04:27  
  04:27 Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:27 Team Rebound 
Fisher Substitution replaced by Vujacic  04:27  
  04:27
[BOS 12-12]
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Bryant Jump Shot: Missed  04:08  
Artest Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  04:08  
Artest Putback Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  04:06
[LAL 14-12]
 
  03:53 Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:51 Team Rebound 
  03:50 Garnett Substitution replaced by Davis 
  03:36
[BOS 14-14]
Pierce Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Odom 3pt Shot: Missed  03:07  
Vujacic Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  03:06  
Bryant Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Davis (1 ST)  02:49  
  02:44 Davis Layup Shot: Missed 
Odom Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:42  
  02:31 Perkins Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:31  
  02:31 Perkins Substitution replaced by Wallace 
Artest Jump Shot: Missed  02:23  
  02:22 Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:58 Rondo Jump Shot: Missed 
Bryant Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:57  
Bryant Jump Shot: Missed  01:44  
  01:44 Pierce Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  01:36
[BOS 16-14]
Rondo Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Odom Jump Shot: Missed  01:13  
  01:12 Pierce Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Artest Foul : Personal (1 PF)  01:06  
  01:06 Allen Substitution replaced by Allen 
  01:06 Rondo Substitution replaced by Robinson 
Bryant Substitution replaced by Brown  01:06  
Vujacic Substitution replaced by Farmar  01:06  
  00:57.9 Pierce Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Farmar Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:55.8  
Gasol Layup Shot: Missed  00:41.9  
  00:40.6 Wallace Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:38.9 Robinson Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Farmar (1 ST) 
  00:36.5 Wallace Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
  00:24.9 Wallace Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Gasol Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  00:24.9
[LAL 15-16]
 
Gasol Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  00:24.9
[LAL 16-16]
 
  00:03.4
[BOS 19-16]
Robinson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Pierce (2 AST) 
Brown 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
Los Angeles Lakers (57-26) Boston Celtics (51-32)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:42 Davis Jump Shot: Missed 
Odom Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  11:41  
Brown Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Farmar (1 AST)  11:30
[LAL 18-19]
 
  11:30 Robinson Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Brown Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  11:30
[LAL 19-19]
 
  11:09 Wallace Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:08 Davis Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  11:08
[BOS 21-19]
Davis Tip Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Artest Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  10:48
[LAL 21-21]
 
  10:34
[BOS 24-21]
Robinson 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Pierce (3 AST) 
Farmar 3pt Shot: Missed  10:18  
  10:17 Wallace Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:56 Allen Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Farmar (2 ST) 
Farmar 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Artest (1 AST)  09:40
[LAL 24-24]
 
  09:21 Pierce Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:20 Davis Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
Odom Foul : Personal (1 PF)  09:20  
  09:11
[BOS 26-24]
Davis Running Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Pierce (4 AST) 
Odom Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  09:11  
  09:11
[BOS 27-24]
Davis Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS) 
Brown Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS)  08:47
[LAL 26-27]
 
  08:30 Robinson Jump Shot: Missed 
Odom Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:29  
Odom Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Davis (2 ST)  08:16  
Farmar Foul : Personal (1 PF)  08:10  
  08:10 Timeout : Official 
  08:10 Pierce Substitution replaced by Allen 
Bynum Substitution replaced by Gasol  08:10  
Artest Substitution replaced by Bryant  08:10  
Farmar Substitution replaced by Fisher  08:10  
  07:57 Robinson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Fisher Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:56  
Odom Running Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:43
[LAL 28-27]
 
  07:29 Wallace Jump Shot: Missed 
Odom Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  07:28  
Brown Jump Shot: Missed  07:16  
  07:15 Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  06:53 Robinson Floating Jump shot: Missed 
  06:50 Robinson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  06:30 Allen Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Bryant (1 ST) 
Bryant Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Wallace (1 ST)  06:16  
  05:57
[BOS 29-28]
Davis Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
  05:42 Wallace Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
  05:42 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:42 Davis Substitution replaced by Garnett 
  05:42 Allen Substitution replaced by Rondo 
  05:42 Robinson Substitution replaced by Perkins 
  05:42 Wallace Substitution replaced by Pierce 
Brown Substitution replaced by Artest  05:42  
Gasol Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  05:42  
Team Rebound  05:42  
Gasol Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  05:42
[LAL 29-29]
 
Bryant Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  05:30  
  05:30 Rondo Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:30 Team Rebound 
  05:30 Rondo Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Gasol Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:28  
Odom Jump Shot: Missed  05:10  
  05:09 Perkins Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:02 Rondo Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Gasol Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:01  
Bryant 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Odom (1 AST)  04:45
[LAL 32-29]
 
  04:27
[BOS 31-32]
Pierce Turnaround Bank shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Bryant 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS)  04:12
[LAL 35-31]
 
  04:00
[BOS 33-35]
Rondo Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Garnett (2 AST) 
Bryant Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Artest (2 AST)  03:42
[LAL 37-33]
 
  03:28 Garnett Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Fisher (1 ST) 
Bryant Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Pierce (1 ST)  03:23  
  03:18 Rondo Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Odom Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  03:17  
Odom Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Gasol (1 AST)  03:12
[LAL 39-33]
 
  03:12 Allen Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Odom Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  03:12  
  03:11 Garnett Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  02:49 Garnett Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:48 Perkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  02:47
[BOS 35-39]
Perkins Putback Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  02:28 Pierce Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:28  
Gasol Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  02:28
[LAL 40-35]
 
Gasol Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  02:28
[LAL 41-35]
 
  02:10 Garnett Jump Shot: Missed Block: Artest (1 BLK) 
  02:10 Team Rebound 
  02:04 Pierce Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Artest Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  01:47
[LAL 43-35]
 
  01:30
[BOS 37-43]
Garnett Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Gasol Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  01:30  
  01:30
[BOS 38-43]
Garnett Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS) 
Bryant Jump Shot: Missed  01:09  
  01:08 Perkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  01:03 Pierce Foul : Offensive (2 PF) 
  01:03 Pierce Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Bryant Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Rondo (1 ST)  00:49.9  
  00:45.8
[BOS 40-43]
Rondo Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Pierce (5 AST) 
Fisher Jump Shot: Missed  00:35.9  
Odom Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  00:33.3  
  00:17.4 Garnett Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Gasol Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  00:17.4
[LAL 44-40]
 
  00:17.4 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:17.4 Perkins Substitution replaced by Robinson 
Fisher Substitution replaced by Brown  00:17.4  
Odom Substitution replaced by Vujacic  00:17.4  
Gasol Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  00:17.4
[LAL 45-40]
 
  00:01.9 Allen 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Gasol (2 BLK) 
  00:00.6 Garnett Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  00:00.0
[BOS 42-45]
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Instant Replay - Support Ruling  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Quarter
Los Angeles Lakers (57-26) Boston Celtics (51-32)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:45 Garnett Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:44 Rondo Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  11:43 Rondo Layup Shot: Missed 
  11:41 Perkins Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  11:38 Garnett Jump Shot: Missed 
Odom Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  11:37  
  11:29 Allen Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Bryant Jump Shot: Missed  11:16  
  11:15 Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Fisher Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  11:02  
  11:02
[BOS 43-45]
Allen Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  11:02
[BOS 44-45]
Allen Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  10:51 Garnett Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Gasol Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS)  10:51
[LAL 46-44]
 
Gasol Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS)  10:51
[LAL 47-44]
 
Gasol Foul : Personal (2 PF)  10:38  
  10:28 Pierce Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) 
Fisher Floating Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:10
[LAL 49-44]
 
  09:51 Rondo Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
  09:49 Perkins Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  09:49
[BOS 46-49]
Perkins Tip Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Bryant Jump Shot: Missed  09:29  
  09:28 Pierce Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  09:20
[BOS 48-49]
Rondo Pullup Jump shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Bryant Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Garnett (1 ST)  09:06  
  09:03 Pierce Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) 
Fisher Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  08:46
[LAL 51-48]
 
  08:39 Garnett Turnover : 3 Second Violation (2 TO) 
Gasol Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Artest (3 AST)  08:27
[LAL 54-48]
 
  08:24 Team Timeout : Regular 
  08:12 Garnett Jump Shot: Missed 
Bryant Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  08:11  
Bryant Layup Shot: Missed  07:53  
  07:52 Pierce Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  07:42 Perkins Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Artest Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  07:41  
Artest Jump Shot: Missed  07:21  
  07:20 Garnett Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  07:12 Rondo Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Gasol Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  07:11  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  06:47  
  06:23
[BOS 50-53]
Perkins Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Garnett (3 AST) 
Odom Jump Shot: Missed  05:59  
  05:58 Perkins Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  05:53
[BOS 52-53]
Garnett Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Rondo (2 AST) 
Gasol Hook Shot: Missed  05:31  
  05:30 Team Rebound 
Artest Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF)  05:30  
Fisher Foul : Personal (4 PF)  05:17  
Fisher Substitution replaced by Vujacic  05:17  
  05:09
[BOS 54-53]
Garnett Turnaround Fade Away shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Bryant 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Gasol (2 AST)  04:43
[LAL 56-54]
 
  04:24
[BOS 56-56]
Allen Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Rondo (3 AST) 
  04:03 Perkins Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  04:03  
Odom Substitution replaced by Bynum  04:03  
Bryant 3pt Shot: Missed  03:48  
  03:48 Garnett Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  03:31 Rondo Running Hook Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  03:30  
Gasol Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Allen (1 ST)  03:17  
  03:06 Garnett Jump Shot: Missed 
Bryant Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  03:06  
Gasol Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  02:55  
  02:53 Rondo Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  02:47 Allen 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:46 Rondo Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  02:44 Rondo Layup Shot: Missed 
Bynum Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:43  
Artest Jump Shot: Missed  02:19  
Gasol Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  02:18  
Gasol Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Rondo (2 ST)  02:14  
Bryant Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  02:13  
  02:13 Perkins Substitution replaced by Wallace 
  02:13 Garnett Substitution replaced by Davis 
  02:13
[BOS 57-56]
Allen Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Bynum Substitution replaced by Odom  02:13  
Vujacic Substitution replaced by Farmar  02:13  
  02:13
[BOS 58-56]
Allen Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Bryant 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS)  01:51
[LAL 59-58]
 
  01:36 Wallace Foul : Offensive (4 PF) 
  01:36 Wallace Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  01:36 Allen Substitution replaced by Allen 
Bryant 3pt Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Gasol (3 AST)  01:25
[LAL 62-58]
 
  01:05 Wallace Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:05 Davis Rebound (Off:3 Def:0) 
  01:02
[BOS 60-62]
Davis Putback Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Gasol Turnover : 3 Second Violation (3 TO)  00:38.9  
  00:29.9 Wallace Jump Shot: Missed 
Farmar Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:27.7  
Bryant 3pt Shot: Missed  00:07.9  
Team Rebound  00:06.9  
  00:06.7 Pierce Foul : Loose Ball (3 PF) 
  00:06.7 Pierce Substitution replaced by Daniels 
Bryant Turnover : Lost Ball (6 TO) Steal:Allen (1 ST)  00:03.8  
  00:01.0 Rondo Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Odom (1 ST) 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Odom Jump Shot: Missed  11:43  
  11:42 Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Gasol Foul : Personal (3 PF)  11:29  
  11:16
[BOS 62-62]
Davis Reverse Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Gasol Jump Shot: Made (19 PTS)  10:52
[LAL 64-62]
 
  10:31
[BOS 64-64]
Allen Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Farmar Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Robinson (1 ST)  10:10  
  10:09 Team Timeout : Short 
  09:46
[BOS 66-64]
Davis Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Robinson (1 AST) 
  09:29 Allen Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Bryant 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Allen (1 BLK)  09:17  
Team Rebound  09:17  
Gasol 3pt Shot: Missed  09:14  
  09:12 Team Rebound 
Brown Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF)  09:12  
  08:56
[BOS 68-64]
Allen Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Robinson (2 AST) 
Brown Layup Shot: Missed  08:36  
  08:30 Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  08:23 Allen Layup Shot: Missed 
  08:23 Davis Rebound (Off:4 Def:0) 
  08:22
[BOS 70-64]
Davis Putback Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Odom Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  08:22  
  08:22 Timeout : Official 
Farmar Substitution replaced by Fisher  08:22  
Brown Substitution replaced by Artest  08:22  
  08:22
[BOS 71-64]
Davis Free Throw 1 of 1 (16 PTS) 
Odom Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  08:10
[LAL 66-71]
 
  07:46
[BOS 73-66]
Allen Running Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Allen (1 AST) 
Bryant Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  07:46  
  07:46
[BOS 74-66]
Allen Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
  07:25 Wallace Foul : Shooting (5 PF) 
  07:25 Wallace Technical 
Bryant Free Throw Technical Missed  07:25  
Team Rebound  07:25  
Bryant Free Throw 1 of 2 (22 PTS)  07:25
[LAL 67-74]
 
Bryant Free Throw 2 of 2 (23 PTS)  07:25
[LAL 68-74]
 
  07:02
[BOS 76-68]
Robinson Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
  06:48 Allen Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Odom Running Bank shot: Made (8 PTS)  06:37
[LAL 70-76]
 
  06:18
[BOS 79-70]
Wallace 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Allen (1 AST) 
Gasol Running Layup Shot: Made (21 PTS)  05:51
[LAL 72-79]
 
Odom Foul : Personal (4 PF)  05:39  
  05:39 Robinson Technical 
  05:39 Team Timeout : Regular 
Fisher Free Throw Technical Missed  05:39  
  05:39 Team Rebound 
  05:39
[BOS 80-72]
Robinson Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  05:39
[BOS 81-72]
Robinson Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Odom Running Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS)  05:20
[LAL 74-81]
 
  05:01 Robinson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  04:59  
Bryant 3pt Shot: Missed  04:33  
  04:32 Robinson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  04:22
[BOS 83-74]
Robinson Running Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Gasol Jump Shot: Missed  04:06  
Artest Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  04:05  
Artest Putback Layup Shot: Missed  04:02  
  04:01 Davis Rebound (Off:4 Def:1) 
Gasol Foul : Personal (4 PF)  03:57  
  03:57
[BOS 84-74]
Davis Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS) 
  03:57
[BOS 85-74]
Davis Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS) 
Bryant Jump Shot: Missed  03:48  
Artest Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  03:47  
Artest Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  03:44
[LAL 76-85]
 
  03:44 Robinson Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Artest Free Throw 1 of 1 (9 PTS)  03:44
[LAL 77-85]
 
  03:20 Davis Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:17 Allen Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  03:16 Allen Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:14 Allen Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  03:00 Allen 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gasol Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  02:58  
  02:51 Allen Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:51  
  02:51 Davis Substitution replaced by Garnett 
  02:51 Allen Substitution replaced by Pierce 
  02:51 Robinson Substitution replaced by Rondo 
Bryant Free Throw 1 of 2 (24 PTS)  02:51
[LAL 78-85]
 
Bryant Free Throw 2 of 2 (25 PTS)  02:51
[LAL 79-85]
 
  02:39 Allen 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:38 Garnett Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  02:18
[BOS 87-79]
Pierce Step Back Jump shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Bryant Jump Shot: Made (27 PTS)  01:56
[LAL 81-87]
 
  01:39 Pierce Turnover : Lost Ball (5 TO) Steal:Bryant (2 ST) 
Gasol Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Garnett (2 ST)  01:37  
  01:17
[BOS 89-81]
Pierce Driving Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Bryant Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  01:17  
  01:17 Wallace Substitution replaced by Davis 
  01:17
[BOS 90-81]
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 1 (17 PTS) 
  01:08 Allen Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Bryant Free Throw 1 of 3 (28 PTS)  01:08
[LAL 82-90]
 
Bryant Free Throw 2 of 3 (29 PTS)  01:08
[LAL 83-90]
 
Bryant Free Throw 3 of 3 (30 PTS)  01:08
[LAL 84-90]
 
  00:44.9 Pierce Jump Shot: Missed 
Bryant Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  00:44.3  
Bryant Turnover : Bad Pass (7 TO) Steal:Rondo (3 ST)  00:33.9  
  00:31.4
[BOS 92-84]
Rondo Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Fisher Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  00:22.2
[LAL 86-92]
 
  00:22.2 Team Timeout : Regular 
Odom Foul : Personal (5 PF)  00:17.7  
  00:17.7
[BOS 93-86]
Garnett Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  00:17.7
[BOS 94-86]
Garnett Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:17.7  
Odom Substitution replaced by Vujacic  00:17.7  
  00:17.7 Davis Substitution replaced by Allen 
Fisher 3pt Shot: Missed  00:15.9  
Vujacic Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  00:14.6  
Bryant 3pt Shot: Made (33 PTS) Assist: Vujacic (1 AST)  00:11.0
[LAL 89-94]
 
Bryant Foul : Personal (5 PF)  00:09.5  
  00:09.5
[BOS 95-89]
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS) 
  00:09.5
[BOS 96-89]
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS) 
Bryant 3pt Shot: Missed  00:03.9  
Artest Rebound (Off:4 Def:3)  00:02.9  
Vujacic 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
country channel time
usa ABC National 9:00 pm ET
canada TSN national 9:00 pm ET
 
standings
w
l
l10
h
a
LAL
1st Pacific
57
25
4-6
34-7
23-18
BOS
1st Atlantic
50
32
3-7
24-17
26-15
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
LAL
Bryant 33.7
Gasol 14.5
Bryant 8.3
Gasol 2.8
Bryant 2.1
BOS
Pierce 24.3
Garnett 8.8
Rondo 11.8
Perkins 2.3
Rondo 2.4
Celtics Stats
  season playoffs
FG% .483 .433
FT% .746 .772
Points 99.2 87.1
Rebounds 38.6 37.9
Assists 23.5 19.7
Steals 8.5 7.0
Blocks 4.9 4.3
3-Point % .348 .308
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Lakers Stats
  season playoffs
FG% .457 .418
FT% .765 .765
Points 101.7 90.6
Rebounds 44.3 42.4
Assists 21.1 14.6
Steals 7.5 7.3
Blocks 4.9 6.1
3-Point % .341 .280
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Composite Box Score updated through Game 7
Boston Celtics (3-4)
field goalsrebounds
  min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
Allen, Ray 275:55 33-90 12-41 24-25 4 15 19 12 23 5 12 0 5 102
Allen, Tony 103:10 8-24 0-1 6-7 3 4 7 3 16 7 5 5 3 22
Daniels, Marquis 4:21 1-2 1-1 2-2 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 5
Davis, Glen 143:58 18-39 0-0 11-16 16 23 39 3 17 6 7 3 6 47
Finley, Michael 5:17 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Garnett, Kevin 222:01 45-88 0-1 17-19 8 31 39 21 28 10 11 9 7 107
Perkins, Kendrick 140:43 12-21 0-0 11-17 14 21 35 6 16 1 8 0 6 35
Pierce, Paul 278:26 43-98 8-20 32-37 4 33 37 21 25 5 18 6 5 126
Robinson, Nate 70:42 12-30 5-15 5-5 2 6 8 13 6 1 4 0 1 34
Rondo, Rajon 271:51 44-97 2-6 5-19 16 28 44 53 12 11 19 2 8 95
Scalabrine, Brian 0:51 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Wallace, Rasheed 144:27 15-41 5-21 2-2 3 29 32 6 26 3 3 5 1 37
Williams, Shelden 18:19 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 4 4 0 4 0 4 0 1 0
Los Angeles Lakers (4-3)
field goalsrebounds
  min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
Artest, Ron 251:00 26-72 11-32 11-20 12 20 32 9 24 10 11 4 4 74
Brown, Shannon 84:29 9-20 0-3 3-3 0 6 6 3 5 0 0 1 1 21
Bryant, Kobe 288:20 66-163 15-47 53-60 12 44 56 27 27 15 27 5 5 200
Bynum, Andrew 174:34 19-42 0-0 14-20 16 20 36 0 17 1 6 9 5 52
Farmar, Jordan 87:57 9-28 2-10 1-2 1 7 8 6 5 8 8 0 1 21
Fisher, Derek 214:07 21-50 2-10 16-17 3 18 21 14 25 6 9 0 2 60
Gasol, Pau 293:15 43-90 0-2 44-61 35 46 81 26 21 5 13 18 10 130
Ilunga-Mbenga, Didier 2:42 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Odom, Lamar 192:06 23-47 1-10 6-11 10 36 46 9 23 4 10 4 2 53
Powell, Josh 8:15 0-2 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Vujacic, Sasha 51:58 6-16 4-10 5-6 3 4 7 5 5 2 1 0 0 21
Walton, Luke 31:17 1-3 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 3 3 0 2 2 0 2

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