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New-look Celtics hold off Suns 115-103


By JIMMY GOLEN
Posted Mar 02 2011 11:53PM

BOSTON (AP) Kevin Garnett waited more than a month to get back on the court with the Phoenix Suns. When he did, he had plenty of answers for them.

Garnett scored 28 points with 11 rebounds to help the Celtics win 115-103 on Wednesday night and bounce back from a Jan. 28 loss in Phoenix that prompted Suns coach Alvin Gentry to say he had "lost a little respect" for Garnett.

"I play the game really hard. I play with my heart. I never go around making excuses about that, so who cares about what they're talking about?" said Garnett, who picked up a technical foul with 17 seconds left in the game. "Alvin Gentry was asking me for tickets for the first round of the playoffs and I told him I'd hook him up. That's what that was about."

Paul Pierce scored 16 points with 13 rebounds - picking up a technical foul of his own - and Rajon Rondo scored 16 with 15 assists to snap Phoenix's four-game winning streak. Rondo was also involved in some hijinks at the final buzzer when he decided to put up a 3-pointer while virtually everyone else was walking off the court.

Jared Dudley fouled him, forcing the referees to review the play, put time on the clock and send Rondo to the line for three meaningless free throws.

"It was an intense game, but it wasn't," Rondo said. "We had it under control the whole game."

It was the first time the teams played since Garnett poked Channing Frye in the groin during an 88-71 Suns victory that left Gentry criticizing Garnett. That was Phoenix's third straight victory over Boston.

The Celtics put an end to that quickly.

Garnett scored 12 points in the first quarter on Wednesday as they jumped to a 13-point lead, and they led by 29 in the second half before Phoenix scored the last nine points in the third quarter and the first nine of the fourth. But the Suns, who had won four straight, never again got closer than eight points.

"I think all our guys were" extra motivated, Celtics coach Doc Rivers said. "That's what the explosion early was about. ... I thought their bench, their coaches were talking, which I don't think you should ever (do) if you have a suit and tie on and actually can't play. I don't think you should be doing a lot of talking to the players on the floor."

Aaron Brooks scored 17 points, Dudley had 15 and fellow reserve Marcin Gortat had 13 points and 13 rebounds. The Suns played the last 17 minutes without Vince Carter and Frye, who banged heads and left the game.

Gentry said any talk of carry-over from the previous game was "making a big deal out of nothing."

"In the grand scheme of things, it's one game that we play, and he played great," Gentry said. "You've got to give him credit. He played great defensively, and offensively, made everything going to the basket, made some jump shots. He's tough to guard in those situations."

The game was the Boston debut of the new-look Celtics, who acquired Jeff Green and Nenad Krstic at the trading deadline and added Troy Murphy earlier Wednesday.

Krstic had 13 points, Green scored six in 17 minutes and Murphy scored one point in 14 minutes.

But the defending Eastern Conference champions won for the sixth time in seven games and moved 1 1/2 games ahead of the Miami Heat in the race for the best record in the East.

The Suns got a scare when Frye and Carter banged heads with 4:53 left in the third quarter. Frye got up after a minute or two, but Carter stayed on the court longer and eventually walked off, rubbing his head and clearly unsteady on his feet.

The team said Frye had a bruised eye and Carter had a cut on his mouth. Neither returned.

Boston had an injury scare of its own when Glen "Big Baby" Davis hurt his left knee, which was already wrapped in a brace, jumping to dunk in the final minute. The team said he had a strained patella tendon; Davis said he would have an MRI on Thursday.

Garnett scored 12 points in the first quarter as the Celtics shot 60 percent - getting 18 points in the paint - and jumped to a 13-point lead. He had 18 at the half, when Boston led 62-42.

The Celtics led by as many as 29 in the quarter, and held a 91-63 lead with 2 minutes left in the quarter before Dudley hit back-to-back 3-pointers and then a pair of free throws. Gortat made one of two foul shots to end the quarter, then Phoenix scored the first nine points in the fourth to make it a 10-point game.

It was 93-85 when Rondo made a jumper and then assisted on Krstic's layup to make it a 12-point game.

NOTES: Murphy signed earlier Wednesday. He is the first Murphy to wear the shamrock since Dick Murphy played seven games in the NBA's inaugural season, 1946-47. ... Pierce and Steve Nash are neck-and-neck for the top 10 all time in 3-pointers. Pierce did not make any in the game and finished with 1,550 in his career; Nash hit one and has 1,547. Ray Allen is the all-time leader; he was 4-for-6 on Wednesday and has 2,578. ... Phoenix's bench outscored its starters 63-40 and outscored Boston's bench 63-23.


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Suns
Celtics
     
    • 42.9%

    • 53.7%

    • 52.2%

    • 33.3%

    • 75.8%

    • 67.6%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
PHX BOS
Total Rebounds 33 45
Offensive Rebounds 7 10
Turnovers 10 11
Fast Break Pts: 7 24
Biggest Lead: 2 29
Points in the Paint: 26 52
PHX BOS
p Brooks   17 Garnett   28
rb Gortat   13 Pierce   13
a 2 players   7 Rondo   15
s 3 players   2 Rondo   3
b Gortat   3 Garnett   2
 
  • 01/28 - BOS 71 @ PHX 88
  • 03/02 - PHX 103 @ BOS 115
Phoenix Suns (40-42)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
G. Hill F 24:25 4-13 2-2 1-2 -23 0 1 1 3 1 2 1 0 1 11
C. Frye F-C 25:25 1-4 0-1 2-2 -27 0 2 2 0 3 0 0 1 0 4
R. Lopez C 15:36 2-8 0-0 2-2 -20 2 2 4 0 3 0 0 1 1 6
V. Carter G 18:44 4-9 3-5 0-0 -23 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 11
S. Nash G 27:02 3-7 1-3 1-1 -24 0 1 1 7 0 0 2 0 0 8
M. Gortat   32:02 4-8 0-0 5-6 +9 1 12 13 0 5 0 0 3 0 13
J. Dudley   27:35 4-8 2-3 5-8 +11 1 4 5 2 4 2 1 1 0 15
M. Pietrus   25:20 3-8 2-6 3-4 +9 2 1 3 1 3 1 2 0 1 11
H. Warrick   22:35 2-5 0-0 3-5 +15 1 3 4 0 0 0 1 1 0 7
A. Brooks   21:16 6-7 2-3 3-3 +13 0 0 0 7 4 2 3 0 0 17
J. Childress DNP - Coach's Decision
Z. Dowdell DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 33-77 12-23 25-33   7 26 33 20 24 7 10 7 3 103
  42.9% 52.2% 75.8%   team rebs: 10 total to: 12
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 35:55 6-9 0-3 4-6 +26 0 13 13 3 5 1 3 0 0 16
K. Garnett F 33:10 12-14 0-0 4-4 +24 3 8 11 3 4 0 3 2 0 28
N. Krstic C 21:11 4-10 0-0 5-8 +16 1 3 4 0 5 0 1 0 2 13
R. Allen G 36:19 7-14 4-6 1-1 +9 0 0 0 2 3 2 1 0 1 19
R. Rondo G 39:05 6-8 0-0 4-7 +26 0 5 5 15 0 3 1 1 0 16
G. Davis   26:21 5-13 0-0 4-6 -4 5 3 8 0 3 0 1 0 2 14
J. Green   16:48 3-6 0-1 0-0 -7 0 1 1 0 2 1 1 0 0 6
T. Murphy   14:11 0-3 0-1 1-2 -10 1 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 2 1
V. Wafer   07:48 0-1 0-1 0-0 -5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
A. Bradley   09:13 1-4 0-0 0-0 -15 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
C. Johnson DNP - Coach's Decision
D. West DND - Sprained Right Ankle
Total   240 44-82 4-12 23-34   10 35 45 24 26 7 11 3 7 115
  53.7% 33.3% 67.6%   team rebs: 13 total to: 13

inactive

  • Suns: Lawal, Siler
  • Celtics: O'Neal, O'Neal

technical fouls

  • Suns: Hill, Nash
  • Celtics: Garnett, Pierce

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 4
  • Times Tied: 2

arena stats

  • Arena: TD Garden, Boston, MA
  • Officials: #49 Tom Washington, #42 Eric Lewis, #45 Brian Forte
  • Attendance: 18624
  • Duration: 2:33
Phoenix Suns (31-27) Boston Celtics (43-15)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Krstic vs Lopez (Nash gains possession)
Lopez Layup Shot: Missed Block: Garnett (1 BLK)  11:44  
  11:40 Krstic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Lopez Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  11:30  
  11:30
[BOS 1-0]
Garnett Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  11:30
[BOS 2-0]
Garnett Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Carter 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Hill (1 AST)  11:18
[PHX 3-2]
 
  11:08
[BOS 4-3]
Krstic Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rondo (1 AST) 
Carter 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Hill (2 AST)  11:00
[PHX 6-4]
 
  10:44 Allen Jump Shot: Missed 
Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:44  
Carter Jump Shot: Missed  10:34  
  10:33 Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:25
[BOS 6-6]
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Allen (1 AST) 
Lopez Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Nash (1 AST)  10:14
[PHX 8-6]
 
  10:00
[BOS 8-8]
Allen Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rondo (2 AST) 
Lopez Hook Shot: Missed  09:40  
Lopez Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  09:40  
  09:40 Krstic Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Hill Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Allen (1 ST)  09:39  
  09:27 Krstic Jump Shot: Missed 
Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:26  
Carter 3pt Shot: Missed  09:19  
  09:17 Krstic Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:11
[BOS 10-8]
Rondo Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Nash Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  08:59  
  08:58 Krstic Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  08:53
[BOS 12-8]
Garnett Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Pierce (1 AST) 
Lopez Hook Shot: Missed  08:40  
  08:39 Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:32 Krstic Layup Shot: Missed Block: Lopez (1 BLK) 
  08:32 Team Rebound 
  08:29
[BOS 14-8]
Garnett Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Rondo (3 AST) 
Nash Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Pierce (1 ST)  08:18  
  08:16
[BOS 16-8]
Pierce Driving Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:09  
Frye 3pt Shot: Missed  07:57  
  07:56 Team Rebound 
Lopez Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF)  07:56  
  07:34 Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed 
Lopez Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:34  
Lopez Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Nash (2 AST)  07:22
[PHX 10-16]
 
  06:59 Garnett Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Nash Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  06:43
[PHX 12-16]
 
  06:32
[BOS 18-12]
Garnett Turnaround Fade Away shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Rondo (4 AST) 
Hill 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Nash (3 AST)  06:15
[PHX 15-18]
 
  06:00 Allen Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:59 Team Rebound 
Frye Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF)  05:59  
  05:59 Krstic Substitution replaced by Davis 
Lopez Substitution replaced by Gortat  05:59  
  05:38
[BOS 20-15]
Garnett Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Pierce (2 AST) 
  05:23 Pierce Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  05:09  
  04:58
[BOS 22-15]
Rondo Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Nash Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  04:48
[PHX 17-22]
 
  04:39
[BOS 24-17]
Rondo Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
  04:29 Garnett Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
  04:29 Allen Substitution replaced by Green 
Gortat Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  04:29
[PHX 18-24]
 
Gortat Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  04:29
[PHX 19-24]
 
  04:09 Green 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:08 Davis Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  04:06 Davis Jump Shot: Missed 
Gortat Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:05  
Carter 3pt Shot: Missed  03:54  
Gortat Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  03:53  
Gortat Layup Shot: Missed  03:51  
  03:48 Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Carter Substitution replaced by Dudley  03:43  
  03:29
[BOS 26-19]
Pierce Running Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rondo (5 AST) 
Hill Jump Shot: Missed  03:18  
  03:17 Davis Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Hill Technical  03:17  
  03:17 Pierce Free Throw Technical Missed 
  03:17 Team Rebound 
  03:01 Davis Jump Shot: Missed 
Dudley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:00  
Hill Jump Shot: Missed  02:40  
  02:40 Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:21
[BOS 28-19]
Pierce Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Garnett (1 AST) 
Hill Layup Shot: Missed Block: Garnett (2 BLK)  02:15  
Team Rebound  02:13  
  02:13 Team Timeout : Regular 
Hill Substitution replaced by Pietrus  02:13  
  02:13 Garnett Substitution replaced by Murphy 
Frye Jump Shot: Missed  02:02  
  02:01 Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:41
[BOS 30-19]
Davis Turnaround Fade Away shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Dudley Jump Shot: Missed  01:26  
  01:24 Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  01:05
[BOS 32-19]
Green Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Nash Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed  00:53.9  
  00:52.9 Green Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:46.8 Murphy 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gortat Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:45.5  
  00:37.8 Pierce Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
  00:37.8 Rondo Substitution replaced by Wafer 
  00:37.8 Pierce Substitution replaced by Bradley 
Gortat Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Nash (4 AST)  00:28.3
[PHX 21-32]
 
  00:04.9 Green Layup Shot: Missed 
Gortat Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  00:02.9  
End of 1st Quarter
Phoenix Suns (31-27) Boston Celtics (43-15)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:45
[BOS 34-21]
Davis Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Wafer (1 AST) 
Pietrus 3pt Shot: Missed  11:27  
  11:27 Team Rebound 
  11:12
[BOS 36-21]
Bradley Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Dudley Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Green (1 ST)  10:58  
  10:52
[BOS 38-21]
Green Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Warrick Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:37
[PHX 23-38]
 
  10:16 Green Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:15 Murphy Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  10:01 Davis Layup Shot: Missed Block: Dudley (1 BLK) 
Dudley Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:59  
Pietrus 3pt Shot: Missed  09:54  
Warrick Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  09:52  
Dudley Jump Shot: Missed  09:46  
  09:46 Davis Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  09:26
[BOS 40-23]
Green Step Back Jump shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  09:20  
Gortat Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Pietrus (1 AST)  09:03
[PHX 25-40]
 
Pietrus Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  08:39  
  08:39 Murphy Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  08:39 Team Rebound 
  08:39
[BOS 41-25]
Murphy Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Warrick Jump Shot: Missed  08:22  
  08:21 Bradley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:14 Wafer 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  08:13  
  07:59 Green Foul : Personal Block (1 PF) 
  07:48 Bradley Foul : Shooting Block (1 PF) 
Dudley Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  07:48  
Team Rebound  07:48  
  07:48 Green Substitution replaced by Allen 
Dudley Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  07:48
[PHX 26-41]
 
  07:35 Bradley Jump Shot: Missed 
Gortat Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  07:35  
Brooks 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS)  07:24
[PHX 29-41]
 
  07:04
[BOS 43-29]
Allen Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Pietrus 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Brooks (1 AST)  06:48
[PHX 32-43]
 
  06:35 Allen Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:34 Davis Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  06:34
[BOS 45-32]
Davis Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
  06:18 Bradley Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
  06:18 Murphy Substitution replaced by Krstic 
  06:18 Bradley Substitution replaced by Rondo 
Brooks Substitution replaced by Nash  06:18  
Warrick Substitution replaced by Frye  06:18  
Gortat Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Nash (5 AST)  06:10
[PHX 34-45]
 
  05:52
[BOS 47-34]
Davis Hook Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
  05:35  
  05:35 Davis Substitution replaced by Garnett 
  05:35 Wafer Substitution replaced by Pierce 
Frye Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Dudley (1 AST)  05:31
[PHX 36-47]
 
  05:12 Krstic Jump Shot: Missed 
Gortat Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  05:11  
  05:01 Allen Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Dudley Substitution replaced by Hill  05:01  
Hill Jump Shot: Missed  04:47  
  04:46 Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  04:32
[BOS 49-36]
Garnett Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Nash 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS)  04:21
[PHX 39-49]
 
Hill Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  04:08  
  04:08
[BOS 50-39]
Krstic Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  04:08 Krstic Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Gortat Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  04:07  
Gortat Jump Shot: Missed  03:54  
Pietrus Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  03:53  
Pietrus Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO)  03:49  
  03:36 Krstic Layup Shot: Missed Block: Frye (1 BLK) 
  03:34 Garnett Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  03:32 Allen 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gortat Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  03:32  
Pietrus Layup Shot: Missed Block: Rondo (1 BLK)  03:21  
  03:20 Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Gortat Foul : Personal (1 PF)  03:20  
Pietrus Substitution replaced by Carter  03:20  
Gortat Foul : Personal (2 PF)  03:09  
Gortat Substitution replaced by Lopez  03:09  
  02:59
[BOS 52-39]
Garnett Turnaround Bank shot: Made (16 PTS) 
  02:46 Krstic Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
  02:46 Team Timeout : Regular 
Frye Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  02:46
[PHX 40-52]
 
Frye Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  02:46
[PHX 41-52]
 
  02:33 Garnett Jump Shot: Missed 
Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:32  
Hill Jump Shot: Missed  02:15  
  02:14 Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  02:08
[BOS 55-41]
Allen 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Rondo (6 AST) 
Nash 3pt Shot: Missed  01:59  
  01:57 Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  01:46
[BOS 57-41]
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Rondo (7 AST) 
Nash 3pt Shot: Missed  01:22  
  01:21 Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  01:18 Pierce Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Frye Jump Shot: Missed  00:54.3  
Team Rebound  00:54.3  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  00:54.3  
  00:54.3 Krstic Substitution replaced by Davis 
  00:33.9 Davis Jump Shot: Missed 
Lopez Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:32.6  
Nash Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Rondo (1 ST)  00:25.9  
  00:21.9
[BOS 59-41]
Rondo Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Allen (2 AST) 
Nash Technical  00:21.6  
  00:21.6
[BOS 60-41]
Allen Free Throw Technical (8 PTS) 
  00:21.6 Pierce Substitution replaced by Green 
Lopez Substitution replaced by Brooks  00:21.6  
  00:21.6 Davis Substitution replaced by Bradley 
  00:03.6 Green Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Hill Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  00:03.6
[PHX 42-60]
 
  00:03.6 Bradley Substitution replaced by Murphy 
  00:03.6 Team Timeout : Short 
Nash Substitution replaced by Pietrus  00:03.6  
Hill Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:03.6  
  00:02.9 Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:00.0
[BOS 62-42]
Rondo Running Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
End of 2nd Quarter
Phoenix Suns (31-27) Boston Celtics (43-15)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Carter Foul : Personal (1 PF)  11:48  
  11:38
[BOS 64-42]
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Pierce (3 AST) 
Hill Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  11:18
[PHX 44-64]
 
  10:54
[BOS 66-44]
Krstic Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Hill Jump Shot: Missed  10:31  
  10:30 Garnett Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
Lopez Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  10:22  
  10:22
[BOS 67-44]
Krstic Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  10:22
[BOS 68-44]
Krstic Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Carter 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Hill (3 AST)  10:01
[PHX 47-68]
 
  09:36 Garnett Jump Shot: Missed 
Nash Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:35  
  09:28 Krstic Foul : Shooting Block (3 PF) 
Lopez Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  09:28
[PHX 48-68]
 
Lopez Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  09:28
[PHX 49-68]
 
  09:13 Krstic Layup Shot: Missed 
  09:11 Garnett Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  09:11
[BOS 70-49]
Garnett Tip Shot: Made (22 PTS) 
Carter Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed  08:55  
Lopez Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  08:52  
Lopez Tip Shot: Missed  08:52  
  08:51 Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:8) 
  08:38
[BOS 72-49]
Garnett Turnaround Fade Away shot: Made (24 PTS) 
Hill Jump Bank Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Nash (6 AST)  08:27
[PHX 51-72]
 
  08:15 Rondo Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Hill (1 ST) 
Lopez Jump Shot: Missed  08:07  
  08:06 Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:9) 
Frye Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  07:54  
  07:54 Krstic Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  07:54 Team Rebound 
  07:54
[BOS 73-51]
Krstic Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Hill Layup Shot: Missed  07:37  
  07:36 Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  07:34
[BOS 75-51]
Pierce Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Rondo (8 AST) 
Frye Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  07:34  
  07:34 Pierce Technical 
Nash Free Throw Technical (8 PTS)  07:34
[PHX 52-75]
 
  07:34
[BOS 76-52]
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 1 (9 PTS) 
Lopez Jump Shot: Missed  07:21  
  07:20 Team Rebound 
  07:06
[BOS 79-52]
Allen 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Garnett (2 AST) 
Carter Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (11 PTS)  06:51
[PHX 54-79]
 
  06:39
[BOS 81-54]
Krstic Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Garnett (3 AST) 
Hill 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Nash (7 AST)  06:23
[PHX 57-81]
 
  06:04 Krstic Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:03 Krstic Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  06:01 Krstic Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Hill (2 ST) 
Carter Jump Shot: Missed  05:41  
  05:39 Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  05:33
[BOS 84-57]
Allen 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Rondo (9 AST) 
Hill Jump Shot: Missed  05:24  
  05:24 Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:10) 
  05:12
[BOS 86-57]
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (26 PTS) Assist: Rondo (10 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:12  
Lopez Substitution replaced by Gortat  05:12  
  05:12 Krstic Substitution replaced by Davis 
Team Timeout : Regular  04:53  
Carter Substitution replaced by Dudley  04:53  
Frye Substitution replaced by Warrick  04:53  
Dudley Jump Shot: Missed  04:48  
  04:47 Garnett Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  04:36 Davis Jump Shot: Missed 
Warrick Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  04:35  
Hill Jump Shot: Missed  04:24  
  04:23 Garnett Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  04:08 Allen Foul : Offensive Charge (2 PF) 
  04:08 Allen Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  03:56 Pierce Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
  03:56 Pierce Substitution replaced by Green 
Gortat Jump Shot: Missed  03:42  
Dudley Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  03:40  
Dudley Tip Shot: Made (3 PTS)  03:40
[PHX 59-86]
 
Dudley Foul : Personal (1 PF)  03:28  
  03:28
[BOS 87-59]
Garnett Free Throw 1 of 2 (27 PTS) 
  03:28
[BOS 88-59]
Garnett Free Throw 2 of 2 (28 PTS) 
  03:12 Garnett Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
  03:12 Garnett Substitution replaced by Murphy 
Nash Substitution replaced by Brooks  03:12  
Dudley Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:12  
Team Rebound  03:12  
Dudley Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  03:12
[PHX 60-88]
 
  02:51 Davis Jump Shot: Missed 
Gortat Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  02:50  
Brooks 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS)  02:37
[PHX 63-88]
 
  02:23 Team Timeout : Regular 
Hill Substitution replaced by Pietrus  02:23  
Brooks Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  02:13  
  02:13
[BOS 89-63]
Davis Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  02:13 Davis Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Warrick Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  02:12  
Warrick Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Allen (2 ST)  02:03  
  02:00
[BOS 91-63]
Allen Dunk Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Pietrus Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  01:50  
  01:50 Rondo Substitution replaced by Bradley 
  01:30 Bradley Jump Shot: Missed 
Warrick Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  01:29  
Dudley 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Brooks (2 AST)  01:22
[PHX 66-91]
 
  00:52.9 Allen Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:51.8  
Dudley 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Brooks (3 AST)  00:36.5
[PHX 69-91]
 
  00:20.9 Davis Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Dudley (1 ST) 
  00:16.4 Murphy Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Dudley Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  00:16.4
[PHX 70-91]
 
Dudley Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  00:16.4
[PHX 71-91]
 
  00:00.9 Bradley Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:00.9  
  00:00.9 Davis Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Gortat Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:00.9  
Team Rebound  00:00.9  
Gortat Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  00:00.9
[PHX 72-91]
 
End of 3rd Quarter
Phoenix Suns (31-27) Boston Celtics (43-15)
Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:40 Murphy Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Warrick Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  11:40
[PHX 73-91]
 
Warrick Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  11:40
[PHX 74-91]
 
  11:23 Green Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Dudley (2 ST) 
Pietrus 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Dudley (2 AST)  11:16
[PHX 77-91]
 
  11:15 Team Timeout : Regular 
  11:15 Wafer Substitution replaced by Pierce 
  11:15 Bradley Substitution replaced by Rondo 
Pietrus Foul : Personal (2 PF)  10:55  
  10:41 Murphy Jump Shot: Missed Block: Gortat (1 BLK) 
  10:40 Team Rebound 
  10:40 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Warrick Jump Shot: Missed  10:20  
  10:19 Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  10:13 Murphy Jump Shot: Missed Block: Gortat (2 BLK) 
Pietrus Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  10:12  
Pietrus 3pt Shot: Missed  09:49  
  09:48 Murphy Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Gortat Foul : Personal (3 PF)  09:40  
  09:27 Pierce Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Brooks (1 ST) 
Dudley Dunk Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Brooks (4 AST)  09:23
[PHX 79-91]
 
Brooks Foul : Personal (2 PF)  09:00  
  09:00 Murphy Substitution replaced by Garnett 
  09:00 Green Substitution replaced by Allen 
  08:48 Allen Layup Shot: Missed Block: Gortat (3 BLK) 
Gortat Rebound (Off:1 Def:9)  08:47  
Gortat Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Brooks (5 AST)  08:37
[PHX 81-91]
 
  08:19 Davis Layup Shot: Missed Block: Warrick (1 BLK) 
  08:17 Davis Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  08:17 Davis Layup Shot: Missed 
  08:17 Davis Rebound (Off:4 Def:2) 
Gortat Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  08:17  
  08:17
[BOS 92-81]
Davis Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  08:17
[BOS 93-81]
Davis Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Warrick Jump Shot: Missed  07:56  
  07:55 Garnett Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
  07:52 Garnett Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Brooks (2 ST) 
Brooks Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  07:48
[PHX 83-93]
 
  07:28 Allen 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gortat Rebound (Off:1 Def:10)  07:27  
Brooks Floating Jump shot: Made (10 PTS)  07:14
[PHX 85-93]
 
  06:57
[BOS 95-85]
Rondo Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
  06:44 Garnett Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
  06:44 Davis Substitution replaced by Krstic 
Brooks Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Rondo (2 ST)  06:37  
  06:19
[BOS 97-85]
Krstic Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Rondo (11 AST) 
Gortat Jump Shot: Missed  06:02  
  06:01 Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:11) 
  05:39 Rondo Jump Shot: Missed 
Dudley Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  05:37  
  05:25 Krstic Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
  05:25  
Warrick Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  05:25
[PHX 86-97]
 
Warrick Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  05:25  
  05:25 Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:12) 
  05:04 Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gortat Rebound (Off:1 Def:11)  05:03  
Brooks Step Back Jump shot: Made (12 PTS)  04:53
[PHX 88-97]
 
Pietrus Foul : Personal (3 PF)  04:35  
  04:35
[BOS 98-88]
Krstic Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  04:35 Krstic Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Dudley Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  04:35  
Brooks Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Rondo (3 ST)  04:19  
  04:14
[BOS 101-88]
Allen 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Rondo (12 AST) 
Warrick Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Brooks (6 AST)  03:56
[PHX 90-101]
 
  03:56 Krstic Foul : Shooting (5 PF) 
Warrick Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  03:56  
  03:56 Garnett Rebound (Off:2 Def:8) 
  03:46 Garnett Foul : Offensive (4 PF) 
  03:46 Garnett Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
  03:46 Krstic Substitution replaced by Davis 
  03:37 Pierce Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Gortat Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  03:37
[PHX 91-101]
 
Gortat Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  03:37
[PHX 92-101]
 
  03:13 Rondo Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  03:12  
Brooks Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO)  03:00  
  02:41
[BOS 103-92]
Pierce Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Rondo (13 AST) 
Brooks Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS)  02:31
[PHX 94-103]
 
Dudley Foul : Personal (2 PF)  02:17  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:17  
  02:17
[BOS 104-94]
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  02:17 Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  02:17 Davis Rebound (Off:5 Def:2) 
Brooks Foul : Personal (3 PF)  02:09  
  02:09
[BOS 105-94]
Rondo Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  02:09 Rondo Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  02:08 Garnett Rebound (Off:3 Def:8) 
  02:03 Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:02 Team Rebound 
Gortat Foul : Loose Ball (5 PF)  02:02  
  02:02 Davis Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:02 Team Rebound 
  02:02
[BOS 106-94]
Davis Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  01:55 Davis Foul : Personal Block (2 PF) 
Brooks Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS)  01:55
[PHX 95-106]
 
Brooks Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS)  01:55
[PHX 96-106]
 
Dudley Foul : Personal Take (3 PF)  01:54  
  01:54
[BOS 107-96]
Rondo Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  01:54 Rondo Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Gortat Rebound (Off:1 Def:12)  01:53  
Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed  01:35  
Pietrus Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  01:34  
  01:34 Pierce Foul : Personal (5 PF) 
Pietrus Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  01:34
[PHX 97-107]
 
Pietrus Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  01:34
[PHX 98-107]
 
Brooks Foul : Personal Take (4 PF)  01:33  
  01:33
[BOS 108-98]
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  01:33
[BOS 109-98]
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  01:33  
  01:24 Davis Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Dudley Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS)  01:24
[PHX 99-109]
 
Dudley Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:24  
  01:22 Davis Rebound (Off:5 Def:3) 
  01:17 Pierce Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Pietrus (1 ST) 
  01:17 Allen Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Pietrus Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:17  
Team Rebound  01:17  
Pietrus Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  01:17
[PHX 100-109]
 
  01:17 Team Timeout : Regular 
  01:15
[BOS 111-100]
Pierce Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Rondo (14 AST) 
Dudley 3pt Shot: Missed  01:02  
  01:01 Team Rebound 
  00:49.3
[BOS 113-100]
Davis Dunk Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Rondo (15 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:49.3  
  00:49.3 Davis Substitution replaced by Green 
Pietrus 3pt Shot: Missed  00:40.9  
  00:40.2 Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:13) 
  00:16.2 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
  00:16.2 Garnett Technical 
Brooks Free Throw Technical (17 PTS)  00:16.2
[PHX 101-113]
 
Pietrus Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Brooks (7 AST)  00:09.6
[PHX 103-113]
 
Dudley Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  00:00.4  
  00:00.4 Rondo Free Throw 1 of 3 Missed 
  00:00.4 Team Rebound 
  00:00.4
[BOS 114-103]
Rondo Free Throw 2 of 3 (15 PTS) 
  00:00.4
[BOS 115-103]
Rondo Free Throw 3 of 3 (16 PTS) 
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
country channel time
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
PHX
2nd Pacific
40
42
4-6
23-18
17-24
BOS
1st Atlantic
56
26
5-5
33-8
23-18
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
PHX
Nash 14.8
Frye 6.6
Nash 11.4
Frye 1.0
Dudley 1.1
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
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field goalsrebounds
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Dallas Mavericks (0-0)
field goalsrebounds
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