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Celtics-Timberwolves notebook


By Brian Robb, for NBA.com
Posted Monday January 3, 2011 11:21PM

THE FACTS: The Boston Celtics rallied late to overcome a monster rebounding night by Kevin Love to secure a 96-93 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves. Paul Pierce and Rajon Rondo, both playing on sprained ankles, took command late for the C's. The Celtics captain scored 18 of his 23 points in the second half, while Rondo dished out 16 assists and hit two crucial shots down the stretch for Boston. Michael Beasley led the Wolves with 19 points, while Love grabbed an eye-catching 24 boards in the losing effort.

QUOTABLE: "Doc wanted to me a little more aggressive at the half. I was out there trying to be a playmaker, but I forgot we had Rondo out there doing that, so I could go back to my customary role, scoring the ball."
-- Pierce, on having Rondo back in the Celtics' lineup

THE STAT: Love continued to dominate the glass for the Wolves all night, but the effort was particularly impressive in the first quarter. Through the first 12 minutes of play, Love outrebounded the Celtics all by himself, by a margin of 10-3. Minnesota as a team had 14 rebounds over the entire opening quarter, helping them open up an early eight point lead.

TURNING POINT: Facing a one-point deficit with just 10 seconds remaining in the game, Minnesota inbounded the ball to a wide-open Luke Ridnour cutting to the basket. The Wolves' point guard however, took one too many steps on his way to the bucket and was whistled for traveling with eight seconds remaining, turning the ball over to Boston.

QUOTABLE II: "I was really proud of how well our guys played. We've got to pay our dues to learn how to win ball games and this young team is going to. We're going to make sure we put ourselves in position as we go forward to win those ballgames."
-- Minnesota head coach Kurt Rambis

HOT: Pierce -- The Celtics captain shook off a tentative first half thanks to a tweaked ankle from last night to post 15 third quarter points on 5-of-8 shooting. The offensive outburst helped Boston close a nine-point deficit in the frame.

NOT: Luke Harangody -- The Celtics rookie got his first taste of crunch time with starter Glen Davis battling foul trouble through much of the fourth quarter. While the effort was there from the young power forward, Harangody struggled with his shooting touch throughout the entire frame, missing badly on three open jumpers before Davis returned to the court with four minutes remaining.

QUOTABLE III: "Guys like him only come around once every ten years."
-- Shaquille O'Neal on Love

FANTASY SPOTLIGHT: Love. The Wolves stud forward extended his double-double streak to 21 straight games with another tremendous effort on the glass. The UCLA alum set a TD Garden record with his 24 rebounds on the night. He is now averaging 15.6 rebounds per game on the year.

ROOKIE WATCH: Wesley Johnson, the fourth overall pick in last year's NBA Draft, continued his solid offensive streak, finishing with eight points while hitting all three shots, two of them coming from downtown.

NOTABLE: Boston outscored Minnesota 38-26 in the paint, 20-8 in the second half. Kevin Garnett missed his second straight game with a strained calf. The Wolves outrebounded the C's 45-30. Boston had just 10 turnovers. Delonte West provided a encouraging progress report to reporters on his broken right wrist after the game. He hopes to return by the All-Star break.

UP NEXT: For the Timberwolves, Wednesday vs. Charlotte, Friday vs. Portland, Sunday @ San Antonio. For the Celtics, Wednesday vs. San Antonio, Friday vs. Toronto, Saturday @ Chicago.

Timberwolves
Celtics
     
    • 41.7%

    • 45.1%

    • 29.4%

    • 31.2%

    • 81.8%

    • 85.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
MIN BOS
Total Rebounds 45 30
Offensive Rebounds 13 7
Turnovers 15 10
Fast Break Pts: 9 11
Biggest Lead: 10 3
Points in the Paint: 26 38
MIN BOS
p Beasley   19 Pierce   23
rb Love   24 2 players   6
a Ridnour   5 Rondo   16
s 5 players   1 3 players   1
b 2 players   1 O'Neal   4
 
  • 01/03 - MIN 93 @ BOS 96
  • 03/27 - BOS 85 @ MIN 82
Minnesota Timberwolves (17-65)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
M. Beasley F 23:15 9-17 1-3 0-0 -2 1 2 3 2 4 1 3 0 0 19
K. Love F-C 44:20 3-11 0-3 6-8 +2 5 19 24 1 0 1 2 0 0 12
D. Milicic C 23:58 6-10 0-0 2-4 +8 3 3 6 3 5 0 1 0 0 14
W. Johnson G-F 28:11 3-3 2-2 0-0 +9 0 2 2 2 1 0 2 1 0 8
L. Ridnour G 35:02 4-14 0-1 5-5 +2 1 1 2 5 3 1 2 1 2 13
M. Webster   26:22 5-13 2-7 3-3 -5 0 2 2 0 1 0 3 0 2 15
J. Flynn   12:58 0-3 0-0 0-0 -5 1 0 1 2 1 1 1 0 1 0
N. Pekovic   21:11 1-6 0-0 2-2 -9 1 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 2 4
C. Brewer   22:06 3-5 0-1 0-0 -15 0 3 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 6
K. Koufos   02:37 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
W. Ellington DNP - Coach's Decision
S. Telfair DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 35-84 5-17 18-22   13 32 45 16 18 5 15 2 7 93
  41.7% 29.4% 81.8%   team rebs: 12 total to: 17
Boston Celtics (56-26)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
P. Pierce F 37:13 8-16 1-4 6-8 +4 3 3 6 3 4 0 2 0 0 23
G. Davis F-C 28:36 7-15 0-0 3-3 +3 0 1 1 1 5 1 0 0 0 17
S. O'Neal C 30:20 4-6 0-0 1-1 -1 0 2 2 1 2 0 1 1 0 9
R. Allen G 32:32 8-16 4-5 0-0 -13 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 20
R. Rondo G 34:49 3-8 0-0 0-0 +4 1 3 4 16 0 1 3 0 1 6
M. Daniels   13:41 1-2 0-0 2-2 -1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 4
J. O'Neal   17:22 2-3 0-0 1-1 +2 1 2 3 0 4 0 1 4 0 5
N. Robinson   13:30 0-4 0-3 2-2 +1 0 2 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 2
V. Wafer   15:37 4-8 0-3 2-3 +16 1 5 6 1 0 1 0 0 0 10
L. Harangody   16:21 0-4 0-1 0-0 0 0 3 3 0 3 0 0 1 0 0
A. Bradley DNP - Coach's Decision
S. Erden DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 37-82 5-16 17-20   7 23 30 22 18 3 10 7 2 96
  45.1% 31.2% 85.0%   team rebs: 14 total to: 11

inactive

  • Timberwolves: Gaines, Hayward, Tolliver
  • Celtics: Garnett, Perkins, West

technical fouls

  • Timberwolves: --
  • Celtics: O'Neal

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 10
  • Times Tied: 4

arena stats

  • Arena: TD Garden, Boston, MA
  • Officials: #15 Bennett Salvatore, #61 Courtney Kirkland, #16 David Guthrie
  • Attendance: 18624
  • Duration: 2:22
Minnesota Timberwolves (9-27) Boston Celtics (27-7)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball O'Neal vs Milicic (Davis gains possession)
  11:43
[BOS 3-0]
Allen 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Pierce (1 AST) 
Beasley Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:25
[MIN 2-3]
 
  11:07 Davis Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:06  
Milicic Hook Shot: Missed  10:58  
  10:56 Team Rebound 
  10:42 Rondo Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Beasley (1 ST) 
Milicic Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed  10:33  
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  10:32  
Love Tip Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:31
[MIN 4-3]
 
  10:02 Rondo Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  10:01  
Beasley Jump Shot: Missed  09:43  
  09:42 O'Neal Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:23
[BOS 5-4]
Davis Turnaround Fade Away shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Milicic Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Beasley (1 AST)  09:04
[MIN 6-5]
 
  08:44 O'Neal Hook Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  08:43  
Love Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  08:35  
  08:14 Allen Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:13 Team Rebound 
  08:07
[BOS 8-6]
Allen 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Rondo (1 AST) 
Beasley 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (1 AST)  07:57
[MIN 9-8]
 
  07:31 Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed 
Milicic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:30  
Beasley Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS)  07:20
[MIN 11-8]
 
  07:05 Pierce Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  07:05  
Johnson Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  07:00  
Beasley Foul : Personal (1 PF)  06:48  
  06:33 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
  06:25 O'Neal Foul : Defense 3 Second (0 PF) 
Ridnour Free Throw Technical (1 PTS)  06:25
[MIN 12-8]
 
Ridnour Jump Shot: Missed  06:13  
Milicic Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  06:12  
Milicic Tip Shot: Missed  06:12  
  06:11 Team Rebound 
  05:58 Davis Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:56 Rondo Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  05:52 Allen Layup Shot: Missed 
Beasley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:50  
Beasley Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  05:49  
Beasley Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  05:49  
  05:49 Team Timeout : Regular 
Beasley Substitution replaced by Webster  05:49  
  05:38 Allen Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  05:37  
Webster 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Milicic (1 AST)  05:16
[MIN 15-8]
 
Milicic Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  04:54  
  04:54 Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:54 Team Rebound 
  04:54
[BOS 9-15]
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Love Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  04:36  
  04:24
[BOS 11-15]
Davis Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rondo (2 AST) 
Webster 3pt Shot: Missed  04:08  
Milicic Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  04:07  
Milicic Tip Shot: Made (4 PTS)  04:06
[MIN 17-11]
 
  03:52 Davis Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  03:51  
  03:51 Pierce Substitution replaced by Daniels 
Milicic Hook Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Love (1 AST)  03:38
[MIN 19-11]
 
  03:21
[BOS 13-19]
Daniels Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rondo (3 AST) 
Ridnour Driving Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS)  03:05
[MIN 21-13]
 
  02:39
[BOS 15-21]
Davis Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Webster Jump Shot: Missed Block: O'Neal (1 BLK)  02:23  
Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  02:22  
Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  02:22  
Love Putback Layup Shot: Missed  02:22  
Love Putback Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  02:21
[MIN 23-15]
 
  01:57
[BOS 17-23]
Allen Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Rondo (4 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:50  
  01:50 O'Neal Substitution replaced by O'Neal 
  01:50 Rondo Substitution replaced by Robinson 
Milicic Substitution replaced by Flynn  01:50  
Johnson Substitution replaced by Pekovic  01:50  
Ridnour Substitution replaced by Brewer  01:50  
Webster Jump Shot: Missed  01:42  
Love Rebound (Off:4 Def:5)  01:41  
Love Hook Shot: Missed  01:36  
  01:34 Team Rebound 
  01:22 Daniels Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Love (1 ST) 
Pekovic Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Brewer (1 AST)  01:10
[MIN 25-17]
 
  00:49.9 Daniels Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:48.9 O'Neal Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  00:39.9 Davis Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:4 Def:6)  00:38.6  
Flynn Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  00:28.3  
  00:04.4 Davis Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:03.8 Team Rebound 
  00:03.8 Jump Ball O'Neal vs Pekovic (Davis gains possession) 
End of 1st Quarter
Minnesota Timberwolves (9-27) Boston Celtics (27-7)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Webster Jump Shot: Missed Block: O'Neal (1 BLK)  11:48  
  11:47 Harangody Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:40 Robinson Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Beasley Jump Shot: Missed  11:26  
  11:25 Daniels Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:19 O'Neal Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  11:19 O'Neal Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Flynn Jump Shot: Missed  11:09  
  11:08 O'Neal Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  10:49
[BOS 19-25]
O'Neal Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Wafer (1 AST) 
Beasley Foul : Offensive Charge (3 PF)  10:28  
Beasley Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  10:28  
Beasley Substitution replaced by Love  10:28  
Flynn Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  10:12  
  10:12 Wafer Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  10:12 Team Rebound 
  10:12
[BOS 20-25]
Wafer Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  09:59  
Team Rebound  09:58  
  09:58 Harangody Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Pekovic Hook Shot: Missed  09:52  
  09:51 Wafer Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:38
[BOS 22-25]
O'Neal Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Pekovic Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  09:38  
  09:38
[BOS 23-25]
O'Neal Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS) 
Flynn Jump Shot: Missed Block: O'Neal (2 BLK)  09:21  
  09:19 Robinson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:14 Wafer 3pt Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:4 Def:7)  09:13  
Webster 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Flynn (1 AST)  09:04
[MIN 28-23]
 
  08:39 Robinson Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Flynn (1 ST) 
  08:27 O'Neal Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
  08:27 O'Neal Technical 
  08:27  
  08:27 Daniels Substitution replaced by Pierce 
Love Free Throw Technical (5 PTS)  08:27
[MIN 29-23]
 
Love Jump Shot: Missed  08:19  
  08:18 Wafer Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:01 Robinson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:4 Def:8)  08:00  
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  07:52  
  07:52 Team Rebound 
Pekovic Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF)  07:52  
  07:52 O'Neal Substitution replaced by O'Neal 
  07:52 Harangody Substitution replaced by Davis 
Pekovic Substitution replaced by Milicic  07:52  
  07:34 Pierce Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:4 Def:9)  07:33  
Milicic Hook Shot: Missed  07:17  
  07:16 Wafer Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  07:09 Robinson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Milicic Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  07:08  
  06:56 O'Neal Foul : Personal Block (1 PF) 
Flynn Substitution replaced by Ridnour  06:56  
Brewer Substitution replaced by Johnson  06:56  
  06:56 Robinson Substitution replaced by Rondo 
Webster Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Wafer (1 ST)  06:55  
  06:53
[BOS 25-29]
Wafer Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Johnson Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  06:53  
  06:53
[BOS 26-29]
Wafer Free Throw 1 of 1 (4 PTS) 
Love Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Milicic (2 AST)  06:35
[MIN 31-26]
 
  06:35 Davis Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Love Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  06:35  
  06:34 Davis Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:16
[BOS 28-31]
Davis Turnaround Fade Away shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Johnson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Davis (1 ST)  05:57  
  05:52
[BOS 30-31]
O'Neal Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rondo (5 AST) 
Milicic Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  05:52  
  05:52 Team Timeout : Regular 
Milicic Substitution replaced by Koufos  05:52  
  05:52
[BOS 31-31]
O'Neal Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
Ridnour Running Bank shot: Missed  05:41  
Koufos Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  05:40  
Koufos Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Rondo (1 ST)  05:37  
  05:31 O'Neal Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO) 
Ridnour Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS)  05:21
[MIN 33-31]
 
  05:04
[BOS 33-33]
Davis Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: O'Neal (1 AST) 
Koufos Jump Shot: Missed  04:43  
  04:42 Wafer Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  04:34
[BOS 35-33]
O'Neal Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Rondo (6 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  04:27  
  04:27 Wafer Substitution replaced by Allen 
  04:14 Davis Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Ridnour Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  04:14
[MIN 34-35]
 
Ridnour Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  04:14
[MIN 35-35]
 
  03:57
[BOS 37-35]
O'Neal Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Rondo (7 AST) 
Koufos Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (2 AST)  03:44
[MIN 37-37]
 
  03:32 Davis Jump Shot: Missed 
Webster Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:31  
Webster Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (2 TO)  03:15  
Koufos Substitution replaced by Pekovic  03:15  
  02:55 O'Neal Layup Shot: Missed 
Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:54  
Ridnour Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Johnson (1 AST)  02:47
[MIN 39-37]
 
  02:23 Pierce Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:4 Def:10)  02:22  
  02:18 Davis Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Webster Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  02:18
[MIN 40-37]
 
  02:18 Davis Substitution replaced by Harangody 
Webster Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  02:18
[MIN 41-37]
 
  02:04
[BOS 39-41]
Pierce Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Webster Turnover : Traveling (3 TO)  01:48  
  01:33 Allen Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  01:32  
  01:32 Harangody Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF) 
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  01:32
[MIN 42-39]
 
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  01:32
[MIN 43-39]
 
  01:12 Harangody Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:4 Def:11)  01:11  
Webster 3pt Shot: Missed  01:01  
  00:59.9 Harangody Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:45.9 Rondo Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:44.5 Pierce Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  00:43.3
[BOS 41-43]
Pierce Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Ridnour Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  00:34.2
[MIN 45-41]
 
  00:32.4
[BOS 43-45]
Allen Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Rondo (8 AST) 
Pekovic Jump Shot: Missed  00:09.9  
Team Rebound  00:09.2  
  00:09.2 Harangody Foul : Loose Ball (3 PF) 
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  00:09.2
[MIN 46-43]
 
  00:09.2 O'Neal Substitution replaced by Robinson 
  00:09.2 Harangody Substitution replaced by Wafer 
Pekovic Substitution replaced by Brewer  00:09.2  
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  00:09.2
[MIN 47-43]
 
  00:02.9 Robinson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:00.9  
End of 2nd Quarter
Minnesota Timberwolves (9-27) Boston Celtics (27-7)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Johnson Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:44
[MIN 49-43]
 
  11:13 Davis Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:11 Pierce Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  11:07 Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:4 Def:12)  11:06  
Milicic Reverse Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Beasley (2 AST)  11:00
[MIN 51-43]
 
  10:45
[BOS 45-51]
Allen Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Rondo (9 AST) 
Beasley 3pt Shot: Missed  10:29  
Love Rebound (Off:5 Def:12)  10:28  
  10:26 Pierce Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Milicic Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  10:26  
Team Rebound  10:26  
Milicic Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  10:26
[MIN 52-45]
 
  10:10 Davis Jump Shot: Missed 
Beasley Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:09  
  09:58 O'Neal Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Milicic Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  09:58  
Team Rebound  09:58  
Milicic Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  09:58
[MIN 53-45]
 
  09:37
[BOS 47-53]
Davis Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Rondo (10 AST) 
Ridnour Floating Jump shot: Missed  09:25  
  09:23 Rondo Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  09:19 Pierce Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Beasley Jump Shot: Missed  09:08  
  09:07 Rondo Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Milicic Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  08:54  
  08:54
[BOS 48-53]
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  08:54
[BOS 49-53]
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Beasley Jump Shot: Missed  08:42  
  08:41 Team Rebound 
  08:41 Jump Ball Allen vs Love (Davis gains possession) 
  08:20
[BOS 51-53]
Allen Reverse Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Rondo (11 AST) 
Milicic Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  08:12  
  08:01 Allen Jump Shot: Missed 
Milicic Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  08:00  
  07:55 Davis Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Ridnour Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  07:55
[MIN 54-51]
 
  07:55 Davis Substitution replaced by Harangody 
Ridnour Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  07:55
[MIN 55-51]
 
  07:44
[BOS 53-55]
Rondo Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Johnson 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (3 AST)  07:34
[MIN 58-53]
 
  07:08 Pierce Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:5 Def:13)  07:07  
Beasley Jump Shot: Missed  06:54  
Milicic Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  06:53  
Milicic Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  06:52
[MIN 60-53]
 
  06:36 Allen Layup Shot: Missed Block: Johnson (1 BLK) 
  06:35 Allen Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Ridnour Foul : Personal (1 PF)  06:34  
  06:18 Allen Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:5 Def:14)  06:18  
Ridnour 3pt Shot: Missed  06:07  
  06:05 O'Neal Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:49 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:49 O'Neal Substitution replaced by O'Neal 
  05:45 O'Neal Jump Shot: Missed 
Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:44  
Ridnour Jump Shot: Missed  05:38  
Beasley Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  05:37  
Beasley Tip Shot: Made (9 PTS)  05:37
[MIN 62-53]
 
  05:16
[BOS 55-62]
Pierce Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Rondo (12 AST) 
Johnson 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Milicic (3 AST)  05:01
[MIN 65-55]
 
  04:46 Rondo Jump Shot: Missed Block: Ridnour (1 BLK) 
  04:46 Team Rebound 
Milicic Substitution replaced by Pekovic  04:46  
  04:39
[BOS 57-65]
Pierce Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Rondo (13 AST) 
Beasley Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS)  04:24
[MIN 67-57]
 
Love Violation:Kicked Ball  04:11  
  04:11 Allen Substitution replaced by Wafer 
Johnson Substitution replaced by Brewer  04:11  
  03:57
[BOS 59-67]
Pierce Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Love Jump Shot: Missed  03:43  
  03:42 Pierce Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  03:34 Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed 
Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:33  
Ridnour Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  03:11  
Beasley Foul : Personal (4 PF)  02:54  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:54  
Ridnour Substitution replaced by Flynn  02:54  
Beasley Substitution replaced by Webster  02:54  
Pekovic Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  02:44  
  02:44
[BOS 60-67]
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  02:44
[BOS 61-67]
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
Webster 3pt Shot: Missed  02:31  
  02:30 O'Neal Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  02:24 Wafer 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:22 Pierce Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  02:21
[BOS 63-67]
Pierce Tip Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Love Substitution replaced by Johnson  02:03  
Brewer Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Johnson (2 AST)  01:53
[MIN 69-63]
 
Webster Foul : Personal Block (1 PF)  01:42  
  01:42 Rondo Substitution replaced by Robinson 
  01:42 Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:42 Team Rebound 
  01:42 Harangody Substitution replaced by Daniels 
  01:42
[BOS 64-69]
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS) 
Pekovic Jump Shot: Missed Block: O'Neal (3 BLK)  01:33  
Team Rebound  01:32  
  01:26 O'Neal Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Pekovic Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  01:26
[MIN 70-64]
 
Pekovic Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  01:26
[MIN 71-64]
 
  01:08 Wafer Layup Shot: Missed 
  01:07 Wafer Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  01:06
[BOS 66-71]
Wafer Putback Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Webster 3pt Shot: Missed  00:50.8  
  00:49.8 Wafer Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  00:44.8
[BOS 68-71]
Wafer Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Pierce (2 AST) 
Brewer Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Flynn (2 AST)  00:30.3
[MIN 73-68]
 
  00:06.2
[BOS 70-73]
Pierce Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (20 PTS) 
Flynn Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
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Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:39 Pierce Foul : Offensive (2 PF) 
  11:39 Pierce Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Webster Step Back Jump shot: Made (10 PTS)  11:18
[MIN 75-70]
 
  10:56 Robinson Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:5 Def:15)  10:54  
  10:48 Pierce Substitution replaced by Davis 
Team 5 Sec Inbound Turnover :   10:48  
  10:30
[BOS 72-75]
Davis Driving Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Milicic Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  10:30  
  10:30
[BOS 73-75]
Davis Free Throw 1 of 1 (15 PTS) 
Webster Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  10:19
[MIN 77-73]
 
  10:19 O'Neal Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Webster Free Throw 1 of 1 (13 PTS)  10:19
[MIN 78-73]
 
  09:54 Wafer 3pt Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:5 Def:16)  09:53  
Milicic Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (14 PTS)  09:40
[MIN 80-73]
 
  09:19
[BOS 75-80]
Wafer Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Davis (1 AST) 
Love Hook Shot: Missed  09:00  
Flynn Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  08:59  
Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed  08:56  
  08:55 Robinson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Milicic Foul : Shooting (5 PF)  08:50  
  08:50  
Flynn Substitution replaced by Ridnour  08:50  
Milicic Substitution replaced by Pekovic  08:50  
  08:50
[BOS 76-80]
Daniels Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  08:50
[BOS 77-80]
Daniels Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  08:31 Davis Foul : Shooting (5 PF) 
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  08:31
[MIN 81-77]
 
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  08:31  
Pekovic Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  08:29  
Ridnour Jump Shot: Missed Block: Robinson (1 BLK)  08:17  
Team Rebound  08:16  
  08:16 Wafer Substitution replaced by Harangody 
  08:16 Davis Substitution replaced by Allen 
Webster Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS)  08:10
[MIN 83-77]
 
  07:50 Harangody Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:5 Def:17)  07:49  
Webster 3pt Shot: Missed  07:26  
Team Rebound  07:25  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  07:25  
  07:25 Daniels Substitution replaced by Pierce 
  07:25 Robinson Substitution replaced by Rondo 
  07:10 Harangody 3pt Shot: Missed 
Webster Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:09  
Brewer Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (4 AST)  06:55
[MIN 85-77]
 
  06:39
[BOS 80-85]
Allen 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Rondo (14 AST) 
Pekovic Jump Shot: Missed Block: O'Neal (4 BLK)  06:27  
Team Rebound  06:26  
Webster Substitution replaced by Beasley  06:26  
  06:26 O'Neal Substitution replaced by O'Neal 
Ridnour Jump Shot: Missed  06:24  
  06:21 Team Rebound 
  05:55 Rondo Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Ridnour (1 ST) 
Beasley Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO)  05:45  
  05:45 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:31 Pierce Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:5 Def:18)  05:30  
Pekovic Layup Shot: Missed  05:12  
  05:11 Harangody Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  05:05 Harangody Jump Shot: Missed 
Ridnour Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:04  
Ridnour Layup Shot: Missed  04:47  
Ridnour Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  04:46  
Ridnour Jump Shot: Missed Block: Harangody (1 BLK)  04:42  
  04:41 Team Rebound 
Pekovic Substitution replaced by Milicic  04:41  
  04:41 Jump Ball Harangody vs Ridnour (Rondo gains possession) 
  04:37 Rondo Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Brewer (1 ST) 
Ridnour Jump Shot: Missed  04:32  
  04:30 Pierce Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  04:25 Allen 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:25 Team Rebound 
  04:25 Harangody Substitution replaced by Davis 
Milicic Substitution replaced by Pekovic  04:25  
  04:11 Rondo Jump Shot: Missed 
Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:10  
Brewer Jump Shot: Missed  03:54  
  03:53 Pierce Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  03:35
[BOS 83-85]
Pierce 3pt Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Rondo (15 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:34  
Beasley Turnaround Fade Away shot: Made (13 PTS)  03:20
[MIN 87-83]
 
  02:57
[BOS 86-87]
Allen 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Pierce (3 AST) 
  02:41 Pierce Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Beasley Jump Shot: Missed  02:32  
  02:31 Rondo Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  02:09
[BOS 88-87]
O'Neal Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Rondo (16 AST) 
Beasley Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (5 AST)  01:48
[MIN 89-88]
 
  01:35
[BOS 90-89]
Rondo Floating Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  01:15  
  01:14 Allen Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Ridnour Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  01:13  
Pekovic Substitution replaced by Milicic  01:13  
  01:13
[BOS 91-89]
Davis Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS) 
  01:13
[BOS 92-89]
Davis Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:13  
Brewer Substitution replaced by Johnson  01:13  
Beasley Pullup Jump shot: Made (17 PTS)  00:58.8
[MIN 91-92]
 
  00:44.9
[BOS 94-91]
Rondo Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:44.9  
Beasley Jump Shot: Made (19 PTS)  00:31.7
[MIN 93-94]
 
  00:11.9 Rondo Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:5 Def:19)  00:10.3  
Team Timeout : Short  00:10.3  
  00:10.3 O'Neal Substitution replaced by O'Neal 
Ridnour Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  00:09.5  
  00:09.5 Team Timeout : Regular 
  00:09.5 O'Neal Substitution replaced by Robinson 
Love Substitution replaced by Webster  00:09.5  
Milicic Substitution replaced by Brewer  00:09.5  
Ridnour Foul : Personal Take (3 PF)  00:04.6  
Brewer Substitution replaced by Love  00:04.6  
Webster Substitution replaced by Milicic  00:04.6  
  00:04.6
[BOS 95-93]
Robinson Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  00:04.6
[BOS 96-93]
Robinson Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
  00:01.8 Pierce Foul : Personal Take (4 PF) 
Beasley 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
MIN
5th Northwest
17
65
0-10
12-29
5-36
BOS
1st Atlantic
56
26
5-5
33-8
23-18
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
MIN
Love 20.2
Love 15.2
Ridnour 5.3
Milicic 2.0
Ridnour 1.3
BOS
Pierce 22.3
Garnett 11.3
Rondo 12.0
O'Neal 2.5
2 players 2.0
Heat Stats
  season playoffs
FG% .481 .000
FT% .769 .000
Points 102.1 0.0
Rebounds 42.1 0.0
Assists 20.0 0.0
Steals 6.6 0.0
Blocks 5.2 0.0
3-Point % .370 .000
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Mavericks Stats
  season playoffs
FG% .475 .000
FT% .777 .000
Points 100.2 0.0
Rebounds 41.4 0.0
Assists 23.8 0.0
Steals 6.8 0.0
Blocks 4.3 0.0
3-Point % .365 .000
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Composite Box Score
Miami Heat (0-0)
field goalsrebounds
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Dallas Mavericks (0-0)
field goalsrebounds
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