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Celtics-Timberwolves notebook


By Jim Beilby, for NBA.com
Posted Sunday March 27, 2011 11:12PM

THE FACTS: After losing their last game at home to the Charlotte Bobcats, the Boston Celtics didn't want to start a four game road trip with another loss to a team with a losing record. But, despite building a 20-point first quarter lead, it took some big shots and big stops in the final three-and-a-half minutes of the game for the Celtics to defeat the lowly Minnesota Timberwolves, 85-82. With the victory, Boston has now defeated Minnesota nine straight times. More importantly, Boston avoided what would have been their first three game losing streak.

QUOTABLE: "I thought we have a terrific first quarter. The ball was hopping, we kept the game simple, and then I thought we started over-thinking ourselves out on the floor. I didn't like our third quarter defense. I think we gave up 28 points and our number is 22. Never over 22. So that bothered me. Other than that, we'll take the win."
-- Boston head coach Doc Rivers.

THE STAT: In the first three quarters, Paul Pierce had 11 points on 3-for-9 shooting. He doubled that in the final quarter, scoring twelve points and making all five of his free throws.

TURNING POINT: After a 21-7 run by Wolves in the third quarter to retake the lead, the game remained close until Pierce retook the lead for the Celtics, 75-73, with a three-point play with 3:26 in the game. And then, on the four of the next five possessions, Pierce and Kevin Garnett made big shots and built a five point lead with 20 seconds to play.

HOT: In his last two games, Minnesota forward Anthony Randolph has averaged 27.5 points per game and 13.0 rebounds per game, including a career-high 31 points against Dallas on Thursday. He has scored in double figures in each of his last five games.

NOT: In tonight's game, Randolph scored three points on 0-for-5 shooting and he had four fouls and three turnovers. Evidently Doc Rivers' plan to halt Randolph's hot streak worked: "No deep post and make him put it on the floor to score."

INSIDE THE ARENA: The Target Center audience had significantly more people wearing Celtic green and white than the Timberwolves colors. And at many times during the game the fans cheering for the visiting Celtics were louder than the fans cheering for Wolves.

NOTABLE: Minnesota is seeking the cement it's reputation as Winter sports purgatory. The four big Minnesota winter sports teams (Wolves, Wild, Gophers' basketball, and Gophers' hockey) have combined for a 22-game losing streak (seven for Wolves, eight for Wild, five for Gophers' basketball, and two for Gophers' hockey). The last victory by a major Minnesota sports team was by the Timberwolves who defeated the Utah Jazz on March 11, 122-101.

UP NEXT: For the Wolves, Wednesday vs. Chicago, Friday vs. Miami, Saturday @ Memphis. For the Celtics, Monday @ Indiana, Thursday @ San Antonio, Friday @ Atlanta.

Celtics
Timberwolves
     
    • 40.0%

    • 37.5%

    • 26.7%

    • 41.2%

    • 80.8%

    • 65.2%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
BOS MIN
Total Rebounds 42 49
Offensive Rebounds 13 17
Turnovers 9 13
Fast Break Pts: 14 0
Biggest Lead: 25 2
Points in the Paint: 28 30
BOS MIN
p Pierce   23 Beasley   28
rb Garnett   13 Tolliver   15
a 2 players   5 Ridnour   8
s 3 players   2 Milicic   2
b Tolliver   4
 
  • 01/03 - MIN 93 @ BOS 96
  • 03/27 - BOS 85 @ MIN 82
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 37:27 6-16 2-8 9-11 +7 1 6 7 3 4 1 6 0 0 23
K. Garnett F 32:45 5-11 0-0 3-4 +7 4 9 13 5 2 2 2 0 1 13
N. Krstic C 25:19 4-10 0-0 3-3 +6 1 5 6 0 4 0 0 0 5 11
R. Allen G 35:31 4-10 1-4 2-2 +5 0 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 1 11
D. West G 30:57 3-6 0-2 2-2 +6 1 2 3 5 1 2 1 0 0 8
G. Davis   34:30 4-15 0-0 0-2 -7 3 3 6 1 2 2 0 0 3 8
J. Green   18:56 4-5 1-1 0-0 0 0 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 9
C. Arroyo   17:03 0-2 0-0 2-2 -3 2 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 2
S. Pavlovic   07:32 0-0 0-0 0-0 -6 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
A. Bradley DNP - Coach's Decision
T. Murphy NWT - Sprained Right Ankle
R. Rondo DND - Jammed Finger Right Hand
Total   240 30-75 4-15 21-26   13 29 42 18 18 7 9 0 10 85
  40.0% 26.7% 80.8%   team rebs: 7 total to: 11
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 45:57 11-28 2-4 4-6 -1 6 4 10 3 3 1 3 3 0 28
A. Randolph F 16:31 0-5 0-0 3-6 -4 1 3 4 0 4 1 3 0 0 3
D. Milicic C 39:11 6-10 0-0 3-3 +5 3 6 9 0 5 2 3 2 0 15
W. Johnson G-F 32:22 2-9 1-3 0-0 -10 0 3 3 0 2 0 2 1 0 5
L. Ridnour G 38:16 4-10 1-3 1-2 -3 2 2 4 8 1 1 0 0 0 10
A. Tolliver   36:25 5-10 2-5 4-6 -5 4 11 15 4 3 0 1 4 0 16
W. Ellington   06:54 0-3 0-1 0-0 -3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
M. Webster   14:40 1-2 1-1 0-0 +6 1 1 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 3
J. Flynn   09:44 1-3 0-0 0-0 0 0 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
L. Hayward DNP - Coach's Decision
K. Love DND - Strained Left Groin
S. Telfair DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 30-80 7-17 15-23   17 32 49 16 22 5 13 10 0 82
  37.5% 41.2% 65.2%   team rebs: 10 total to: 14

inactive

  • Celtics: O'Neal, O'Neal, Wafer
  • Timberwolves: Pekovic

technical fouls

  • Celtics: --
  • Timberwolves: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 4
  • Times Tied: 6

arena stats

  • Arena: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Officials: #41 Ken Mauer, #34 Kevin Cutler, #61 Courtney Kirkland, #56 Mark Ayotte
  • Attendance: 19178
  • Duration: 2:19
Boston Celtics (51-21) Minnesota Timberwolves (17-57)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Milicic vs Krstic (Randolph gains possession)
  11:41 Randolph Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed 
Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:39  
West Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Pierce (1 AST)  11:23
[BOS 2-0]
 
  11:09
[MIN 2-2]
Beasley Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  10:54 Randolph Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  10:54
[BOS 3-2]
 
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  10:54  
  10:54 Milicic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:38 Ridnour Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:37 Team Rebound 
  10:33 Beasley Jump Shot: Missed 
West Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:32  
West Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS)  10:24
[BOS 5-2]
 
  10:03 Milicic Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Garnett (1 ST) 
Krstic Layup Shot: Missed Block: Beasley (1 BLK)  09:55  
  09:54 Ridnour Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:44
[MIN 5-5]
Beasley 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (1 AST) 
Krstic Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: West (1 AST)  09:29
[BOS 7-5]
 
  09:29 Randolph Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
  09:29 Randolph Substitution replaced by Tolliver 
Krstic Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  09:29
[BOS 8-5]
 
  09:15 Milicic Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Garnett (2 ST) 
Allen 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: West (2 AST)  09:10
[BOS 11-5]
 
  08:49 Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:47  
Krstic Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Garnett (1 AST)  08:36
[BOS 13-5]
 
  08:20 Beasley Jump Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:19  
Pierce Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Allen (1 AST)  08:09
[BOS 15-5]
 
  08:03 Team Timeout : Regular 
  07:56 Beasley Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:55  
  07:50 Tolliver Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  07:50  
Team Rebound  07:50  
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  07:50
[BOS 16-5]
 
  07:36 Milicic Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:35  
Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed  07:16  
  07:16 Ridnour Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:57 Beasley Jump Shot: Missed 
Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:55  
Garnett Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: West (3 AST)  06:50
[BOS 18-5]
 
  06:32 Johnson Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:30 Tolliver Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  06:21 Tolliver 3pt Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  06:20  
Krstic Dunk Shot: Missed Block: Beasley (2 BLK)  06:10  
Garnett Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  06:09  
  05:59 Ridnour Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Krstic Substitution replaced by Davis  05:59  
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  05:59
[BOS 19-5]
 
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  05:59
[BOS 20-5]
 
  05:47 Johnson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:West (1 ST) 
Garnett Slam Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: West (4 AST)  05:42
[BOS 22-5]
 
  05:34 Team Timeout : Short 
Pierce Substitution replaced by Green  05:34  
  05:25
[MIN 8-22]
Ridnour 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Green Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Garnett (2 AST)  05:04
[BOS 24-8]
 
  04:53 Ridnour Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  04:51  
Green Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  04:34
[BOS 26-8]
 
  04:10 Beasley Jump Shot: Missed 
Davis Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:09  
Allen Pullup Jump shot: Made (5 PTS)  03:59
[BOS 28-8]
 
Garnett Foul : Personal (1 PF)  03:38  
West Substitution replaced by Arroyo  03:38  
Garnett Substitution replaced by Krstic  03:38  
  03:38 Johnson Substitution replaced by Ellington 
  03:27 Milicic Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:26 Beasley Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  03:24
[MIN 10-28]
Beasley Jump Bank Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Allen Pullup Jump shot: Made (7 PTS)  03:00
[BOS 30-10]
 
Green Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  02:40  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:40  
  02:40 Milicic Substitution replaced by Webster 
  02:40 Ridnour Substitution replaced by Flynn 
  02:40 Beasley Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:40 Team Rebound 
  02:40
[MIN 11-30]
Beasley Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Arroyo Pullup Jump shot: Missed  02:17  
  02:16 Beasley Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  01:55 Beasley Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Krstic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:54  
Krstic Layup Shot: Missed Block: Tolliver (1 BLK)  01:32  
Krstic Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  01:31  
Krstic Layup Shot: Missed  01:29  
  01:28 Tolliver Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Green Foul : Personal (2 PF)  01:23  
  01:12
[MIN 13-30]
Beasley Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Allen Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Arroyo (1 AST)  00:56.9
[BOS 32-13]
 
  00:41.9 Ellington Jump Shot: Missed 
Krstic Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:40.9  
Davis Jump Shot: Missed Block: Tolliver (2 BLK)  00:27.9  
Arroyo Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  00:26.9  
Krstic Layup Shot: Missed Block: Beasley (3 BLK)  00:24.9  
Arroyo Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  00:22.7  
Allen Jump Shot: Missed  00:17.9  
  00:16.8 Tolliver Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  00:00.8 Beasley Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 1st Quarter
Boston Celtics (51-21) Minnesota Timberwolves (17-57)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Green Jump Hook Shot: Missed  11:40  
  11:39 Flynn Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:32 Ellington Jump Shot: Missed 
Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  11:31  
Davis Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Pierce (2 AST)  11:20
[BOS 34-13]
 
  11:01 Beasley Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Green Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:00  
  10:47 Ellington Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
  10:47 Beasley Substitution replaced by Randolph 
Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed  10:31  
Team Rebound  10:31  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  10:31  
  10:16 Randolph Jump Shot: Missed 
Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  10:15  
Green Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Arroyo (2 AST)  10:08
[BOS 36-13]
 
  09:55 Ellington 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:54 Webster Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  09:51 Webster Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  09:51  
  09:51 Randolph Foul : Loose Ball (3 PF) 
  09:51 Randolph Substitution replaced by Milicic 
Green Substitution replaced by Pavlovic  09:51  
  09:41 Flynn Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
  09:37 Tolliver Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Krstic Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  09:37
[BOS 37-13]
 
Krstic Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  09:37
[BOS 38-13]
 
  09:23 Tolliver 3pt Shot: Missed 
Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  09:22  
Davis Jump Shot: Missed  09:13  
  09:12 Milicic Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:00
[MIN 15-38]
Milicic Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Tolliver (1 AST) 
Pierce Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  08:44  
  08:44  
  08:44 Ellington Substitution replaced by Beasley 
  08:34 Beasley Jump Shot: Missed 
Krstic Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  08:32  
Davis Layup Shot: Missed  08:09  
  08:08 Webster Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  07:56 Flynn Jump Shot: Missed 
Krstic Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  07:55  
Davis Layup Shot: Missed  07:42  
  07:41 Tolliver Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  07:22
[MIN 17-38]
Flynn Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Webster (1 AST) 
Davis Jump Shot: Missed  06:56  
  06:55 Tolliver Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  06:37
[MIN 19-38]
Milicic Reverse Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  06:10  
Davis Substitution replaced by Garnett  06:10  
Arroyo Substitution replaced by West  06:10  
  05:54
[MIN 21-38]
Tolliver Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Beasley (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:45  
Pavlovic Substitution replaced by Allen  05:45  
  05:28 Flynn Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
West Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  05:28
[BOS 39-21]
 
West Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  05:28
[BOS 40-21]
 
  05:20 Flynn Jump Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  05:19  
Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed  05:08  
  05:07 Flynn Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:01 Beasley Layup Shot: Missed 
  05:00 Beasley Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  04:56 Webster Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO) 
  04:56 Flynn Substitution replaced by Ridnour 
Pierce 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Garnett (3 AST)  04:41
[BOS 43-21]
 
  04:25 Beasley Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:24 Tolliver Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  04:19
[MIN 23-43]
Ridnour Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Tolliver (2 AST) 
Garnett Jump Shot: Missed  03:51  
  03:50 Tolliver Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
Pierce Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  03:43  
Krstic Substitution replaced by Davis  03:43  
  03:43
[MIN 24-43]
Tolliver Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  03:43
[MIN 25-43]
Tolliver Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed  03:25  
  03:24 Tolliver Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  03:18 Ridnour 3pt Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  03:17  
Allen 3pt Shot: Missed  03:09  
Pierce Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  03:08  
  02:54 Team Timeout : Regular 
Pierce Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Beasley (1 ST)  02:52  
  02:29
[MIN 28-43]
Webster 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Beasley (2 AST) 
Davis Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  02:04
[BOS 45-28]
 
  01:43
[MIN 31-45]
Tolliver 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (2 AST) 
Garnett Turnaround Fade Away shot: Missed  01:22  
  01:21 Tolliver Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
  01:10 Tolliver Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
  00:56.1 Webster Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Garnett Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  00:56.1
[BOS 46-31]
 
Garnett Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  00:56.1
[BOS 47-31]
 
Davis Foul : Shooting Block (1 PF)  00:45.6  
  00:45.6 Tolliver Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:45.6 Team Rebound 
  00:45.6
[MIN 32-47]
Tolliver Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Pierce Step Back Jump shot: Missed  00:33.9  
  00:32.9 Tolliver Rebound (Off:2 Def:8) 
  00:16.4
[MIN 34-47]
Beasley Running Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:09.7  
Davis Jump Shot: Missed  00:01.0  
  00:00.2 Beasley Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
End of 2nd Quarter
Boston Celtics (51-21) Minnesota Timberwolves (17-57)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Garnett Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  11:43  
  11:42 Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:26 Beasley Jump Shot: Missed 
Pierce Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  11:25  
West Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  11:15
[BOS 49-34]
 
  10:50
[MIN 36-49]
Beasley Driving Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Allen Jump Shot: Missed Block: Johnson (1 BLK)  10:28  
  10:27 Randolph Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:16 Randolph Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed  10:04  
  10:03 Milicic Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Pierce Foul : Personal Block (2 PF)  09:55  
  09:39 Johnson Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:38 Ridnour Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  09:36
[MIN 38-49]
Ridnour Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Pierce Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Randolph (1 ST)  09:21  
West Foul : Personal (1 PF)  09:17  
  09:12
[MIN 40-49]
Milicic Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (3 AST) 
Allen Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  09:12  
  09:12
[MIN 41-49]
Milicic Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS) 
Krstic Slam Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Allen (2 AST)  08:58
[BOS 51-41]
 
  08:49 Johnson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:West (2 ST) 
Pierce Driving Dunk Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: West (5 AST)  08:44
[BOS 53-41]
 
Krstic Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  08:24  
  08:24 Randolph Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  08:24 Team Rebound 
  08:24 Randolph Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Krstic Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  08:24  
Krstic Slam Dunk Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Garnett (4 AST)  08:08
[BOS 55-41]
 
Krstic Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  08:01  
  08:01
[MIN 42-55]
Randolph Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  08:01 Randolph Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
West Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:01  
Allen 3pt Shot: Missed  07:46  
  07:45 Beasley Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  07:28
[MIN 44-55]
Beasley Pullup Jump shot: Made (16 PTS) 
West 3pt Shot: Missed  07:13  
  07:12 Randolph Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Krstic Foul : Personal (3 PF)  06:58  
Krstic Substitution replaced by Davis  06:58  
  06:58
[MIN 45-55]
Milicic Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  06:58
[MIN 46-55]
Milicic Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Garnett Jump Shot: Missed  06:43  
  06:42 Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:31
[MIN 48-55]
Johnson Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (4 AST) 
West Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Milicic (1 ST)  06:17  
  06:13 Randolph Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Davis (1 ST) 
West Layup Shot: Missed  06:08  
Garnett Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  06:07  
Garnett Tip Shot: Made (8 PTS)  06:07
[BOS 57-48]
 
  05:36 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
  05:36 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:36 Randolph Substitution replaced by Tolliver 
Pierce Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO)  05:26  
Garnett Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  05:13  
  05:13
[MIN 49-57]
Tolliver Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  05:13 Tolliver Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  05:10 Milicic Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Pierce Substitution replaced by Green  04:59  
  04:57 Johnson Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:55 Milicic Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  04:49
[MIN 52-57]
Johnson 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (5 AST) 
Garnett Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  04:27  
  04:12
[MIN 54-57]
Milicic Jump Hook Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Tolliver (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  04:10  
Davis Jump Shot: Missed Block: Tolliver (3 BLK)  03:56  
Davis Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  03:55  
Green 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Davis (1 AST)  03:50
[BOS 60-54]
 
  03:35 Tolliver Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:34 Team Rebound 
  03:20
[MIN 57-60]
Beasley 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Tolliver (4 AST) 
  03:05 Milicic Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Allen 3pt Shot: Missed  02:58  
  02:56 Team Rebound 
  02:41 Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  02:39  
  02:35 Ridnour Violation:Kicked Ball 
Garnett Substitution replaced by Krstic  02:35  
West Substitution replaced by Arroyo  02:35  
Davis Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  02:26
[BOS 62-57]
 
  02:04 Milicic Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
Green Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:03  
Davis Jump Shot: Missed  01:39  
  01:38 Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  01:30
[MIN 59-62]
Milicic Jump Bank Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (6 AST) 
Allen Jump Bank Shot: Missed  01:14  
  01:13 Tolliver Rebound (Off:2 Def:9) 
  01:07 Johnson Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:05 Beasley Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  00:57.2
[MIN 61-62]
Ridnour Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Beasley (3 AST) 
  00:42.1 Milicic Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Krstic Layup Shot: Missed Block: Milicic (1 BLK)  00:33.9  
  00:32.9 Tolliver Rebound (Off:2 Def:10) 
Krstic Foul : Personal (4 PF)  00:14.2  
  00:14.2
[MIN 62-62]
Ridnour Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Krstic Substitution replaced by Pavlovic  00:14.2  
  00:14.2 Milicic Substitution replaced by Randolph 
  00:14.2 Ridnour Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Davis Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:14.2  
  00:00.8 Johnson Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Arroyo Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  00:00.8
[BOS 63-62]
 
Arroyo Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  00:00.8
[BOS 64-62]
 
End of 3rd Quarter
Boston Celtics (51-21) Minnesota Timberwolves (17-57)
Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
Arroyo Foul : Personal (1 PF)  11:47  
  11:39
[MIN 64-64]
Beasley Jump Shot: Made (21 PTS) 
  11:26 Randolph Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
Pierce Jump Shot: Missed  11:21  
Davis Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  11:20  
Davis Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  11:18
[BOS 66-64]
 
  11:04
[MIN 66-66]
Beasley Pullup Jump shot: Made (23 PTS) 
Davis Jump Shot: Missed  10:36  
Pavlovic Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  10:35  
Arroyo Jump Shot: Missed  10:24  
  10:23 Randolph Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  10:00 Beasley Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:59 Team Rebound 
  09:49 Randolph Turnover : Traveling (3 TO) 
  09:40 Beasley Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  09:40
[BOS 67-66]
 
  09:40 Tolliver Substitution replaced by Milicic 
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  09:40
[BOS 68-66]
 
  09:26
[MIN 68-68]
Beasley Jump Shot: Made (25 PTS) 
Pierce Driving Layup Shot: Missed  09:00  
  08:59 Milicic Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  08:49 Randolph Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  08:48  
  08:48 Milicic Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
  08:48  
Pavlovic Substitution replaced by Garnett  08:48  
Pierce Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed  08:39  
  08:38 Milicic Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  08:19 Ridnour 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:18 Milicic Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  08:07
[MIN 70-68]
Milicic Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (7 AST) 
Davis Jump Shot: Missed  07:40  
Garnett Rebound (Off:3 Def:7)  07:39  
Pierce 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Garnett (5 AST)  07:36
[BOS 71-70]
 
  07:13 Randolph Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:10 Beasley Rebound (Off:4 Def:3) 
  07:05 Ridnour Floating Jump shot: Missed 
  07:04 Randolph Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  07:01 Randolph Layup Shot: Missed 
  07:00 Team Rebound 
Arroyo Substitution replaced by West  07:00  
  07:00 Randolph Substitution replaced by Tolliver 
  06:52 Beasley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:3 Def:8)  06:51  
  06:37 Milicic Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Garnett Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  06:37  
Team Rebound  06:37  
Garnett Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  06:37
[BOS 72-70]
 
  06:23 Johnson Jump Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:3 Def:9)  06:22  
Pierce Turnover : Lost Ball (5 TO) Steal:Ridnour (1 ST)  06:11  
  05:56 Beasley Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Pierce (1 ST) 
West 3pt Shot: Missed  05:47  
  05:46 Tolliver Rebound (Off:2 Def:11) 
  05:46 Team Timeout : Regular 
Green Substitution replaced by Allen  05:46  
  05:36 Beasley Foul : Offensive Charge (2 PF) 
  05:36 Beasley Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Garnett Layup Shot: Missed Block: Tolliver (4 BLK)  05:21  
  05:20 Beasley Rebound (Off:4 Def:4) 
  05:05
[MIN 73-72]
Tolliver 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (8 AST) 
Davis Layup Shot: Missed Block: Milicic (2 BLK)  04:39  
Davis Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  04:37  
Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed  04:35  
  04:34 Milicic Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
  04:12 Tolliver 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:10 Beasley Rebound (Off:5 Def:4) 
Pierce Foul : Personal (3 PF)  03:51  
  03:38 Milicic Jump Shot: Missed 
Davis Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  03:37  
Pierce Driving Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS)  03:26
[BOS 74-73]
 
  03:26 Milicic Foul : Shooting (5 PF) 
  03:26 Milicic Substitution replaced by Randolph 
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 1 (19 PTS)  03:26
[BOS 75-73]
 
  03:11 Beasley Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:10 Tolliver Rebound (Off:3 Def:11) 
  03:10 Tolliver Tip Shot: Missed 
Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:06  
Pierce Jump Shot: Made (21 PTS)  02:58
[BOS 77-73]
 
  02:57 Team Timeout : Short 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:57  
Allen Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  02:42  
  02:42
[MIN 74-77]
Randolph Free Throw 1 of 2 (2 PTS) 
  02:42
[MIN 75-77]
Randolph Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Garnett Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS)  02:26
[BOS 79-75]
 
  02:03 Beasley Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
  02:02 Ridnour Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  02:00 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:00 Randolph Substitution replaced by Milicic 
Pierce Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  01:48  
  01:48
[MIN 76-79]
Beasley Free Throw 1 of 2 (26 PTS) 
  01:48
[MIN 77-79]
Beasley Free Throw 2 of 2 (27 PTS) 
Garnett Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Milicic (2 ST)  01:35  
  01:21 Milicic Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO) 
Garnett Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Pierce (3 AST)  01:07
[BOS 81-77]
 
  00:51.9 Ridnour Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:50.3 Beasley Rebound (Off:6 Def:4) 
Davis Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  00:49.3  
  00:49.3 Beasley Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:49.3 Team Rebound 
  00:49.3
[MIN 78-81]
Beasley Free Throw 2 of 2 (28 PTS) 
Garnett Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  00:30.9  
West Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:28.9  
  00:19.2 Beasley Foul : Personal Take (3 PF) 
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 (22 PTS)  00:19.2
[BOS 82-78]
 
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (23 PTS)  00:19.2
[BOS 83-78]
 
  00:19.2 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:18.9 Beasley Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Davis (2 ST) 
  00:17.1 Tolliver Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Davis Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:17.1  
Team Rebound  00:17.1  
Davis Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:17.1  
Garnett Rebound (Off:4 Def:9)  00:16.9  
  00:12.6 Johnson Foul : Personal Take (2 PF) 
Allen Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  00:12.6
[BOS 84-78]
 
Allen Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  00:12.6
[BOS 85-78]
 
  00:07.9 Beasley 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:06.7 Tolliver Rebound (Off:4 Def:11) 
  00:05.2
[MIN 80-85]
Tolliver Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Pierce Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (6 TO)  00:02.3  
  00:00.2
[MIN 82-85]
Tolliver Driving Dunk Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
BOS
1st Atlantic
56
26
5-5
33-8
23-18
MIN
5th Northwest
17
65
0-10
12-29
5-36
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
BOS
Pierce 22.3
Garnett 11.3
Rondo 12.0
O'Neal 2.5
2 players 2.0
MIN
Love 20.2
Love 15.2
Ridnour 5.3
Milicic 2.0
Ridnour 1.3
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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Dallas Mavericks (0-0)
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