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Notebook: Suns 79, Celtics 71


By Brian Robb, for NBA.com
Posted Friday January 20, 2012 11:58PM

THE FACTS: Marcin Gortat had a game-high 24 points and 12 rebounds, helping the Phoenix Suns to muster enough offense to outlast the shorthanded Boston Celtics 79-71. Boston's offense looked lost for much of the evening without All-Star point guard Rajon Rondo, and the Suns took advantage to pull away in the fourth quarter, overcoming 21 turnovers for their second straight road victory. Both teams combined for 39 turnovers in the sloppy affair, plagued by missed open shots and a slow pace. Steve Nash commanded the Phoenix offense well during crunch time though and fell just short of a double-double with 11 points and nine assists. Ray Allen had a team-high 14 points for Boston, as the C's have now lost six of their last seven games.

QUOTABLE: "With [Rondo] out of the lineup it's going to change the team. I think Rondo makes the court open up, and puts pressure on the defense. Tonight we could close down the court and take away their space."
-- Nash on playing the C's without Rondo

THE STAT: Without their floor general in Rondo, Boston failed to attack the rim all night with regularity. The jump-shot heavy C's managed just two free throws in their 35-point first half, and finished with just nine attempts overall.

TURNING POINT: After surrendering the lead late in the third quarter, Phoenix rallied with an 8-0 spurt to close out the frame and claim a five-point lead. The Celtics, largely due to their inefficient offense, were unable to close that five-point gap at all over the remainder of the contest.

QUOTABLE II: " I mean, I told our guys this is more of me and our staff; we've got to figure out something with our offense. The offense is awful."
-- Celtics coach Doc Rivers

HOT: Gortat -- The Suns' big man caught fire in the first quarter and nearly outscored the Celtics by himself. Gortat tallied 14 points of his 24 points in the frame, on 7-of-11 shooting, while the hosts only managed 15 points over the opening 12 minutes.

NOT: E'Twaun Moore -- The rookie guard was pressed into extended action with Rondo sidelined, and failed to make the most of his opportunity. The former Purdue star hit only one of six attempts from the field, and has been ice cold lately, hitting just one of his past eleven shots during his last three games. Moore also turned the ball over three times and the Celtics were -8 while he was on the floor in a mere 12 minutes of action.

QUOTABLE III: "We're 4 or 5 games under .500, we'd like to be a lot better, but it is what it is. We just have to keep going back to the drawing board and get back to work, lace them up, and keep preparing. This is a group that's not going to lose any confidence. That's not going to put our heads down."
-- Paul Pierce

ROOKIE WATCH: Suns forward Markieff Morris saw his second career start at the power forward spot. Morris only played five minutes in his starting debut Wednesday night due to a stomach virus, but struggled to get comfortable within the Phoenix offense in his 20 minutes against Boston. The former Jayhawk went scoreless and turned the ball over four times on the night.

NOTABLE: Keyon Dooling (knee) and Chris Wilcox (calf) both missed their fourth straight game for Boston. Neither would address their condition with reporters before the contest, but both hope to action next week. Rondo remains day-to-day with a sore right wrist. The MRI on his wrist came back negative, and Rivers says he hopes to play Sunday against Washington. Avery Bradley earned his first career start in place of Rondo. He finished with 12 points. Along with Morris, Ronnie Price also saw a rare start, his third of the season, in place of Jared Dudley in the Suns new-look starting lineup. Alvin Gentry went with the Price and Morris for the second straight game in order to improve the team's defensive intensity and add more scoring to the bench unit. Phoenix outrebounded Boston 44-32. The 71 points for the C's were the lowest home point total the team has had since Allen and Kevin Garnett joined the team in 2007. Gortat finished one point short of his career-high.

UP NEXT: For the Suns, Monday @ Dallas, Tuesday vs. Toronto, Friday @ Portland. For the Celtics, Sunday @ Washington, Monday vs. Orlando, Thursday @ Orlando.

PHX
BOS
   
    • 44.9%

    • 40.5%

    • 26.3%

    • 40.0%

    • 75.0%

    • 77.8%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
PHXBOS
Total Rebounds4432
Offensive Rebounds87
Turnovers2118
Fast Break Pts:62
Biggest Lead:113
Points in the Paint:3428
PHXBOS
pGortat   24Allen   14
rbGortat   122 players   6
aNash   9Pierce   6
sHill   4Bradley   3
b2 players   2Pierce   2
 
  • 01/20 - PHX 79 @ BOS 71
Phoenix Suns (4-7)
field goalsrebounds
 posminfgm-a3pm-aftm-a+/-offdeftotastpfsttobsbapts
G. HillF34:514-90-31-2+41783243209
M. MorrisF19:590-30-10-0-30441104110
M. GortatC38:0310-180-04-4+32101202132124
R. PriceG29:332-72-40-0-41121422116
S. NashG37:353-60-15-6+105590040011
J. Dudley 20:315-82-40-0+1122441020112
C. Frye 22:081-51-40-0+52351311103
S. Brown 16:583-80-11-2+110111101007
R. Lopez 09:551-10-01-2+50220001103
S. Telfair 10:272-40-10-0+70110220014
J. ChildressDNP - Coach's Decision
M. ReddDNP - Coach's Decision
H. WarrickDNP - Coach's Decision
Totals 24031-695-1912-16 83644201610218579
 44.9%26.3%75.0% team rebs: 9total to: 23
Boston Celtics (6-5)
field goalsrebounds
 posminfgm-a3pm-aftm-a+/-offdeftotastpfsttobsbapts
P. PierceF38:175-140-22-2-403362232112
K. GarnettC-F33:005-130-00-1-914533021110
J. O'NealC27:082-60-00-0-42351401004
R. AllenG37:464-82-34-4+124653250214
A. BradleyG33:185-90-00-0+204413310010
B. Bass 23:565-100-01-2+115611021311
M. Pietrus 21:422-42-30-0-110110100006
G. Stiemsma 02:340-00-00-0+10110000100
E. Moore 12:031-60-20-0-80002103002
M. Daniels 10:161-40-00-0-91011101012
J. JohnsonDNP - Coach's Decision
S. PavlovicDNP - Coach's Decision
R. RondoDND - Sprained Right Wrist
Totals 24030-744-107-9 7253220197185871
 40.5%40.0%77.8% team rebs: 3total to: 18

inactive

  • Suns: --
  • Celtics: Dooling, Wilcox

technical fouls

  • Suns: --
  • Celtics: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 3
  • Times Tied: 3

arena stats

  • Arena: TD Garden, Boston, MA
  • Officials: #57 Greg Willard, #60 James Williams, #70 Brent Barnaky
  • Attendance: 18624
  • Duration: 2:09
Phoenix Suns (6-9) Boston Celtics (5-9)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball O'Neal vs Gortat (Hill gains possession)
Gortat Layup Shot: Missed  11:43  
  11:42 Bradley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:33
[BOS 2-0]
Garnett Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: O'Neal (1 AST) 
Hill Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Nash (1 AST)  11:16
[PHX 2-2]
 
  11:00 Pierce Jump Shot: Missed 
Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:59  
Gortat Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  10:46  
  10:28 O'Neal Layup Shot: Missed 
Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:27  
Nash Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:12
[PHX 4-2]
 
  09:51 O'Neal Jump Shot: Missed 
Gortat Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:50  
Hill Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Nash (2 AST)  09:44
[PHX 6-2]
 
  09:17 Bradley Jump Shot: Missed 
Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:16  
Gortat Jump Shot: Missed  09:08  
  09:07 Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:54 Allen Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF) 
  08:54 Allen Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Morris Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Bradley (1 ST)  08:44  
  08:40
[BOS 4-6]
Bradley Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Nash Jump Shot: Missed  08:22  
  08:21 Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:08 Garnett Jump Shot: Missed 
Gortat Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:07  
Morris Layup Shot: Missed Block: Garnett (1 BLK)  08:00  
  07:59 O'Neal Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:49
[BOS 6-6]
Pierce Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Garnett (1 AST) 
  07:37 Bradley Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Gortat Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:27
[PHX 8-6]
 
  07:10 Pierce Jump Shot: Missed 
Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:10  
Gortat Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS)  06:55
[PHX 10-6]
 
  06:40 Garnett Jump Shot: Missed 
Gortat Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:39  
Gortat Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Morris (1 AST)  06:24
[PHX 12-6]
 
Morris Foul: Personal (1 PF)  06:15  
  06:08
[BOS 8-12]
Pierce Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Hill Jump Shot: Missed  05:42  
  05:41 Bradley Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:31 Bradley Jump Shot: Missed 
Gortat Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  05:30  
Gortat Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Price (1 AST)  05:21
[PHX 14-8]
 
  05:01 Allen 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:00  
Gortat Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Nash (3 AST)  04:47
[PHX 16-8]
 
Gortat Foul: Personal (1 PF)  04:32  
  04:32 Team Timeout : Regular 
  04:32 Garnett Substitution replaced by Bass 
  04:25 Pierce Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Morris Jump Shot: Missed  04:11  
  04:10 Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:03 Allen Jump Shot: Missed Block: Price (1 BLK) 
Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  04:02  
Hill Jump Shot: Missed  03:53  
Price Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  03:52  
Gortat Jump Shot: Missed  03:41  
  03:40 Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:31
[BOS 10-16]
Pierce Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:16  
  03:16 Pierce Substitution replaced by Pietrus 
  03:16 O'Neal Substitution replaced by Stiemsma 
Hill Substitution replaced by Dudley  03:16  
Morris Substitution replaced by Frye  03:16  
Gortat Jump Shot: Missed  03:05  
  03:04 Stiemsma Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:48 Bass Jump Shot: Missed 
Nash Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:47  
Price Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Allen (1 ST)  02:35  
  02:28 Allen Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Price (1 ST) 
Price Layup Shot: Missed Block: Stiemsma (1 BLK)  02:25  
Team Rebound  02:24  
Price Substitution replaced by Brown  02:24  
Gortat Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Dudley (1 AST)  02:16
[PHX 18-10]
 
  01:51 Pietrus 3pt Shot: Missed 
Nash Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:50  
Gortat Reverse Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS)  01:38
[PHX 20-10]
 
  01:17
[BOS 12-20]
Bradley Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Nash 3pt Shot: Missed  01:08  
  01:07 Bass Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:54.2
[BOS 15-20]
Allen 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Bradley (1 AST) 
Nash Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  00:41.7  
  00:41.7 Stiemsma Substitution replaced by Garnett 
  00:41.7 Bradley Substitution replaced by Moore 
  00:41.7 Allen Substitution replaced by Daniels 
  00:28.0 Moore Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Dudley 3pt Shot: Missed  00:06.9  
  00:05.9 Bass Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:00.7 Moore Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
End of 1st Quarter
Phoenix Suns (6-9) Boston Celtics (5-9)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:44
[BOS 17-20]
Bass Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Dudley Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  11:31  
  11:18
[BOS 19-20]
Garnett Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Daniels (1 AST) 
Frye Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  11:18  
  11:18 Garnett Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:17  
Lopez Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Dudley (2 AST)  10:59
[PHX 22-19]
 
  10:41 Daniels Jump Shot: Missed 
Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:40  
  10:31 Garnett Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Lopez Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  10:31  
Team Rebound  10:31  
Lopez Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  10:31
[PHX 23-19]
 
  10:16 Bass Jump Shot: Missed Block: Lopez (1 BLK) 
  10:15 Garnett Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  10:13
[BOS 21-23]
Daniels Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Moore (1 AST) 
  10:10 Team Violation : Delay Of Game 
Dudley 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Frye (1 AST)  09:58
[PHX 26-21]
 
  09:32
[BOS 23-26]
Bass Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Moore (2 AST) 
Brown Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:15
[PHX 28-23]
 
  08:50 Pietrus Jump Shot: Missed 
Telfair Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:50  
Dudley Reverse Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Brown (1 AST)  08:29
[PHX 30-23]
 
  08:16 Daniels Layup Shot: Missed Block: Frye (1 BLK) 
Dudley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:14  
Telfair Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Dudley (3 AST)  08:10
[PHX 32-23]
 
  08:04 Team Timeout : Regular 
  07:49 Garnett Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:48 Bass Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  07:48
[BOS 25-32]
Bass Putback Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
  07:30 Pietrus Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Brown Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  07:30  
Team Rebound  07:30  
Brown Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  07:30
[PHX 33-25]
 
  07:09 Moore Jump Shot: Missed 
Dudley Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:08  
Telfair 3pt Shot: Missed  06:55  
  06:55 Bass Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  06:46 Moore Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Lopez Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:44  
  06:34 Pietrus Substitution replaced by Pierce 
  06:34 Garnett Substitution replaced by O'Neal 
  06:34 Moore Substitution replaced by Bradley 
Lopez Substitution replaced by Gortat  06:34  
Dudley Substitution replaced by Hill  06:34  
Frye 3pt Shot: Missed  06:23  
  06:22 Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:12 Bradley Jump Shot: Missed 
Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:11  
  06:00 Daniels Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Gortat Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS)  06:00
[PHX 34-25]
 
Telfair Substitution replaced by Nash  06:00  
Gortat Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS)  06:00
[PHX 35-25]
 
Brown Foul: Personal (1 PF)  05:48  
  05:48  
  05:48 Daniels Substitution replaced by Allen 
Frye Substitution replaced by Price  05:48  
Brown Substitution replaced by Morris  05:48  
  05:36
[BOS 27-35]
Bass Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Pierce (1 AST) 
  05:23 Allen Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
Hill Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  05:23  
Team Rebound  05:23  
Hill Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  05:23
[PHX 36-27]
 
Hill Foul: Personal (1 PF)  05:07  
  04:55
[BOS 29-36]
Bradley Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Pierce (2 AST) 
Morris Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  04:31  
Price Foul: Personal (1 PF)  04:17  
  04:05 Bass Jump Shot: Missed Block: Morris (1 BLK) 
Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:04  
Price 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Nash (4 AST)  03:57
[PHX 39-29]
 
  03:36
[BOS 32-39]
Allen 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Bass (1 AST) 
  03:32 Bradley Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Nash Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  03:32
[PHX 40-32]
 
  03:32 Bass Substitution replaced by Garnett 
Nash Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  03:32
[PHX 41-32]
 
  03:19
[BOS 34-41]
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Pierce (3 AST) 
Gortat Jump Shot: Missed  03:06  
  03:05 O'Neal Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:58 Pierce Jump Shot: Missed Block: Hill (1 BLK) 
  02:58 Team Rebound 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:58  
  02:50 Garnett Jump Shot: Missed 
Gortat Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  02:49  
Hill 3pt Shot: Missed  02:24  
Team Rebound  02:23  
Morris 3pt Shot: Missed  02:14  
  02:13 Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  02:05 Allen Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Gortat (1 ST) 
Morris Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Pierce (1 ST)  01:59  
  01:47 Bradley Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:47 O'Neal Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  01:40 Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed 
Price Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  01:39  
Price 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Nash (5 AST)  01:26
[PHX 44-34]
 
Gortat Foul: Defense 3 Second (1 PF)  01:16  
  01:16
[BOS 35-44]
Allen Free Throw Technical (7 PTS) 
  01:07 Allen Layup Shot: Missed Block: Gortat (1 BLK) 
  01:05 Allen Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  00:58.9 O'Neal Layup Shot: Missed 
Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  00:57.8  
Price Foul: Offensive Charge (2 PF)  00:45.5  
Price Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  00:45.5  
  00:45.5 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:45.5 O'Neal Substitution replaced by Pietrus 
  00:33.8 Allen Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Hill (1 ST) 
Hill Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  00:30.9
[PHX 46-35]
 
  00:11.9 Pierce Layup Shot: Missed 
Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  00:09.9  
Hill 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Quarter
Phoenix Suns (6-9) Boston Celtics (5-9)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:40 Garnett Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Price (2 ST) 
Price 3pt Shot: Missed  11:23  
  11:22 Garnett Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  11:08 Bradley Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Hill (2 ST) 
Nash Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Bradley (2 ST)  10:49  
Gortat Foul: Shooting Block (2 PF)  10:44  
  10:44
[BOS 36-46]
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  10:44
[BOS 37-46]
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  10:28 O'Neal Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Gortat Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Pierce (2 ST)  10:17  
  10:09
[BOS 39-46]
O'Neal Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Allen (1 AST) 
Gortat Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Nash (6 AST)  09:51
[PHX 48-39]
 
  09:25
[BOS 41-48]
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
  09:13 Bradley Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Price Jump Shot: Missed  09:08  
  09:07 Allen Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  08:52
[BOS 43-48]
Bradley Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Allen (2 AST) 
  08:32 Pierce Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Morris Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Allen (2 ST)  08:25  
  08:15 Garnett Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Hill (3 ST) 
  08:11 Pierce Violation:Kicked Ball 
Hill Foul: Offensive (2 PF)  08:07  
Hill Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  08:07  
  07:58
[BOS 45-48]
Pierce Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Garnett (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:47  
Gortat Jump Shot: Missed  07:32  
Team Rebound  07:31  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  07:31  
  07:17 Garnett Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:17 O'Neal Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  07:07
[BOS 47-48]
O'Neal Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Garnett (3 AST) 
Price Jump Shot: Missed  06:39  
  06:39 Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Morris Substitution replaced by Frye  06:33  
  06:33 Garnett Substitution replaced by Bass 
Price Substitution replaced by Dudley  06:33  
  06:16 Bass Layup Shot: Missed Block: Hill (2 BLK) 
Nash Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:14  
Nash Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  06:09
[PHX 50-47]
 
Frye Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  05:43  
  05:43 Bass Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:43 Team Rebound 
  05:43 O'Neal Substitution replaced by Pietrus 
  05:43
[BOS 48-50]
Bass Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Nash Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Bradley (3 ST)  05:33  
  05:23 Pierce Jump Shot: Missed 
Gortat Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  05:22  
Hill 3pt Shot: Missed  05:06  
  05:05 Bass Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  04:56 Bass Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF) 
  04:56 Bass Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  04:56 Bradley Substitution replaced by Moore 
Frye Foul: Offensive (3 PF)  04:43  
Frye Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  04:43  
  04:22
[BOS 50-50]
Moore Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Nash Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO)  04:09  
Dudley Foul: Personal (1 PF)  03:57  
Frye Substitution replaced by Brown  03:57  
  03:46
[BOS 53-50]
Pietrus 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Pierce (4 AST) 
Brown Jump Shot: Missed  03:27  
Dudley Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  03:27  
Dudley Layup Shot: Missed  03:25  
Gortat Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  03:24  
Gortat Tip Shot: Made (20 PTS)  03:24
[PHX 52-53]
 
  02:59 Moore 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gortat Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  02:58  
  02:42 Pierce Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
  02:42 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:42 Bass Substitution replaced by Garnett 
Hill Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  02:29  
  02:17
[BOS 55-52]
Allen Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Pierce (5 AST) 
Dudley Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Nash (7 AST)  01:56
[PHX 54-55]
 
  01:38 Moore 3pt Shot: Missed 
Brown Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:37  
Brown Layup Shot: Missed  01:25  
  01:24 Garnett Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  01:16 Moore Layup Shot: Missed 
Gortat Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  01:15  
Brown Layup Shot: Missed  01:09  
  01:08 Garnett Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  00:59.8 Pierce Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Hill (4 ST) 
Dudley Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Nash (8 AST)  00:56.6
[PHX 56-55]
 
  00:39.9 Garnett Layup Shot: Missed Block: Gortat (2 BLK) 
Nash Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  00:34.8  
Brown Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Dudley (4 AST)  00:31.2
[PHX 58-55]
 
  00:08.9 Pierce Jump Shot: Missed 
Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  00:08.3  
  00:02.2 Moore Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Nash Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  00:02.2
[PHX 59-55]
 
  00:02.2 Pierce Substitution replaced by Daniels 
Hill Substitution replaced by Price  00:02.2  
  00:02.2 Garnett Substitution replaced by Bradley 
Gortat Substitution replaced by Telfair  00:02.2  
Nash Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  00:02.2
[PHX 60-55]
 
  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
Phoenix Suns (6-9) Boston Celtics (5-9)
Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
Telfair Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  11:37
[PHX 62-55]
 
  11:23 Moore Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Telfair (1 ST) 
Frye Jump Shot: Missed  11:02  
Team Rebound  11:01  
  11:01 O'Neal Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) 
  11:01 Moore Substitution replaced by Pierce 
Brown Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS)  10:41
[PHX 64-55]
 
Telfair Foul: Personal (1 PF)  10:25  
  10:09 Bass Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:08 Daniels Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  09:56 Pierce Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Telfair (2 ST) 
Dudley 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Bass (1 BLK)  09:47  
Dudley Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  09:46  
Dudley Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (2 TO)  09:46  
  09:33 Daniels Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Frye (1 ST) 
Telfair Layup Shot: Missed Block: Pierce (1 BLK)  09:28  
Frye Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  09:28  
  09:28 O'Neal Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF) 
Brown 3pt Shot: Missed  09:13  
Frye Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  09:12  
Brown Layup Shot: Missed  09:09  
  09:07 Bass Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  08:45 Daniels Layup Shot: Missed 
Lopez Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:44  
Brown Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO)  08:40  
  08:40  
  08:40 O'Neal Substitution replaced by Allen 
  08:40 Daniels Substitution replaced by Garnett 
Dudley Substitution replaced by Price  08:40  
  08:19 Pietrus Substitution replaced by Bradley 
  08:14
[BOS 57-64]
Bradley Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Allen (3 AST) 
Lopez Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  07:49  
Telfair Foul: Personal (2 PF)  07:35  
Brown Substitution replaced by Nash  07:35  
Telfair Substitution replaced by Hill  07:35  
  07:31 Bass Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (2 TO) 
Lopez Substitution replaced by Gortat  07:31  
Price 3pt Shot: Missed  07:16  
  07:15 Team Rebound 
  06:57
[BOS 59-64]
Bass Jump Bank Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Allen (4 AST) 
Frye 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Hill (1 AST)  06:39
[PHX 67-59]
 
  06:20 Garnett Jump Shot: Missed 
Gortat Rebound (Off:1 Def:9)  06:19  
Frye 3pt Shot: Missed  05:58  
  05:56 Bradley Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Price Foul: Shooting (3 PF)  05:49  
  05:49 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:49 Bass Substitution replaced by O'Neal 
  05:49
[BOS 60-67]
Allen Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  05:49
[BOS 61-67]
Allen Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Hill Turnover : Traveling (3 TO)  05:36  
  05:22 Garnett Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  05:21  
Gortat Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO)  05:09  
  04:50 Pierce Jump Shot: Missed 
Nash Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  04:49  
Hill Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Nash (9 AST)  04:26
[PHX 69-61]
 
  04:15 Allen Foul: Offensive (3 PF) 
  04:15 Allen Turnover : Foul (5 TO) 
Frye 3pt Shot: Missed  04:01  
  04:01 O'Neal Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  03:52 O'Neal Jump Shot: Missed 
Gortat Rebound (Off:1 Def:10)  03:51  
Gortat Jump Shot: Missed  03:35  
  03:34 Bradley Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  03:21
[BOS 63-69]
Pierce Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Nash Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Hill (2 AST)  03:02
[PHX 71-63]
 
  02:50 O'Neal Foul: Offensive (4 PF) 
  02:50 O'Neal Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:50  
  02:50 Garnett Substitution replaced by Pietrus 
  02:50 O'Neal Substitution replaced by Bass 
Gortat Layup Shot: Missed Block: Pierce (2 BLK)  02:27  
Gortat Rebound (Off:2 Def:10)  02:26  
Gortat Hook Shot: Made (22 PTS)  02:25
[PHX 73-63]
 
  01:56
[BOS 65-73]
Allen Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Price Foul: Shooting (4 PF)  01:56  
Frye Substitution replaced by Dudley  01:56  
  01:56 Bass Substitution replaced by Garnett 
  01:56
[BOS 66-73]
Allen Free Throw 1 of 1 (14 PTS) 
Dudley 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Hill (3 AST)  01:39
[PHX 76-66]
 
  01:39 Team Timeout : Regular 
  01:32
[BOS 68-76]
Garnett Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Pierce (6 AST) 
Nash Jump Shot: Missed  01:10  
  01:09 Pietrus Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:00 Allen Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:59.4 Allen Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  00:56.9
[BOS 71-76]
Pietrus 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Allen (5 AST) 
  00:37.2 Garnett Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
Gortat Free Throw 1 of 2 (23 PTS)  00:37.2
[PHX 77-71]
 
Gortat Free Throw 2 of 2 (24 PTS)  00:37.2
[PHX 78-71]
 
  00:37.2 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:34.9 Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  00:33.0  
  00:24.3 Garnett Foul: Personal Take (3 PF) 
Nash Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  00:24.3
[PHX 79-71]
 
Nash Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:24.3  
Hill Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  00:24.3  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  00:00.3  
End of 4th Quarter
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3rd Pacific
33
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4-6
19-14
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1st Atlantic
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27
7-3
24-9
15-18
 
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