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Notebook: Celtics 97, Rockets 92


Posted Wednesday March 7, 2012 12:11AM

By Brian Robb, for NBA.com

THE FACTS: Paul Pierce had seven of his game-high 30 points in overtime, as the Boston Celtics pulled out their fifth straight victory, 97-92 over the Houston Rockets. It was the second straight overtime victory for Boston and fourth straight overall at home. The sloppy back and forth affair featured inconsistent offense for both squads, with Houston squandering a 10-point lead over the final 5:33 in regulation. The visitors almost allowed Boston to steal a win in regulation, before sending the game to overtime where Pierce took over. Ray Allen also added 21 points for the victors, who are now just one game out of the Atlantic Division lead with a showdown against Philadelphia looming Wednesday night. Luis Scola had a double-double with 18 points and 14 rebounds for the Rockets as their slide continued in at the start of a long road trip. Houston has now dropped four straight games overall.

QUOTABLE: "We're starting to play good basketball and we're starting to win basketball games when we don't play good basketball, and that may be more important."
-- Celtics coach Doc Rivers

THE STAT: Boston stole the home win despite being dominated on the glass 32-19 by the Rockets in the second half.

TURNING POINT: After a untimely eight-second violation by Pierce with 24 seconds remaining in overtime, the C's captain helped secure the win with a crucial steal on a Kyle Lowry pass on the ensuing possession. Ray Allen hit two free throws following the play to put Boston up five and clinch the win for the hosts.

QUOTABLE II: "We started doing the worst thing you can do on the road, just start playing the score as opposed to playing the game. We had rhythm going and then we just got too conservative trying to run the clock, trying to play perfect basketball. You just got to go play basketball."
-- Rockets coach Kevin McHale on the surrendering a double-digit fourth quarter lead

HOT: Chandler Parsons -- The rookie out of Florida had one of his best halves of the season, hitting 5-for-6 shots before the intermission for 10 early points.

NOT: Lowry -- Point guards continue to have their struggles against Boston's vaunted defense. After slowing down Jeremy Lin Sunday, Rajon Rondo and the Celtics' defense made Lowry an inefficient scorer all night, forcing the veteran to miss 13 of his 17 field-goal attempts on the night.

FANTASY SPOTLIGHT: Kevin Garnett -- Four straight double-doubles for the 35-year-old power forward, as the defensive anchor finished with 13 points and 13 rebounds against the man who traded him from Minnesota to Boston in 2007.

BAD MOVE: Rondo blew an open-court layup with 13 seconds left in regulation and Boston clinging to a two-point lead, squandering an opportunity to clinch the game for his team. Instead, Goran Dragic (11 points) made the most of Houston's second chance to send the game the overtime by drilling an open jumper with three seconds remaining.

ROOKIE WATCH: Boston center Greg Stiemsma provided Boston's offense with a spark in the first half. The 26-year-old hit several long jumpers to finish with eight points in just 13 minutes of action, his best performance in weeks for the C's.

NOTABLE: Brandon Bass left the game in the first quarter to have his left ankle re-taped. The power forward suffered the ankle injury against New York on Sunday. Rondo did not score after the first quarter. Garnett moved past Shaquille O'Neal into 12th place on the all-time NBA rebounding list with 13,000 rebounds overall. Boston improved to 2-7 against Western Conference opponents. Starting Rockets shooting guard Kevin Martin did not play in the fourth quarter or overtime. He finished with 11 points in 30 minutes. With the setback, Houston is just one game ahead of Minnesota for the eighth seed in the Western Conference. The Rockets shot just 25 percent (6-for-24) in the fourth quarter. Samuel Dalembert tied a season-high with 17 rebounds before fouling out in overtime.

UP NEXT: For the Rockets, Wednesday @ Toronto, Saturday @ New Jersey, Sunday @ Cleveland. For the Celtics, Wednesday @ Philadelphia, Friday vs. Portland, Sunday @ L.A. Lakers.

HOU
BOS
   
    • 38.6%

    • 43.2%

    • 26.3%

    • 28.6%

    • 79.3%

    • 74.2%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
HOUBOS
Total Rebounds5738
Offensive Rebounds144
Turnovers1813
Fast Break Pts:136
Biggest Lead:1010
Points in the Paint:2836
HOUBOS
p2 players   18Pierce   30
rbDalembert   17Garnett   13
aLowry   7Rondo   12
sDragic   3Rondo   3
b2 players   1Garnett   2
 
  • 03/06 - HOU 92 @ BOS 97
Houston Rockets (4-6)
field goalsrebounds
 posminfgm-a3pm-aftm-a+/-offdeftotastpfsttobsbapts
C. ParsonsF29:055-80-22-2+422413011012
L. ScolaF44:246-110-06-8-22121435020018
S. DalembertC41:194-110-03-4-155121716130111
K. MartinG30:354-101-62-2-702231100011
K. LowryG44:124-172-88-10007775261118
P. Patterson 20:182-90-00-0+73471101004
G. Dragic 28:065-111-20-0-1012324320011
C. Lee 27:022-61-12-3-21230013007
C. BudingerDNP - Coach's Decision
J. FlynnDNP - Coach's Decision
M. MorrisDNP - Coach's Decision
H. ThabeetDNP - Coach's Decision
T. WilliamsDNP - Coach's Decision
Totals 26532-835-1923-29 14435718258182292
 38.6%26.3%79.3% team rebs: 7total to: 20
Boston Celtics (6-5)
field goalsrebounds
 posminfgm-a3pm-aftm-a+/-offdeftotastpfsttobsbapts
P. PierceF41:079-211-311-12+906623220030
B. BassF33:434-80-00-0+171343410008
K. GarnettC-F37:384-70-05-8+162111333222013
R. AllenG41:017-153-84-5+1903340210021
R. RondoG44:534-120-01-4+403312234029
C. Wilcox 21:291-40-02-2-221340500004
G. Stiemsma 13:104-60-00-0-10110201008
M. Pietrus 15:240-20-20-0-150331001000
K. Dooling 08:280-20-10-0-30001101000
A. Bradley 08:072-40-00-0+10110101004
M. DanielsDNP - Coach's Decision
J. JohnsonDNP - Coach's Decision
S. PavlovicDNP - Coach's Decision
Totals 26535-814-1423-31 43438262110132297
 43.2%28.6%74.2% team rebs: 9total to: 14

inactive

  • Rockets: Hill, Smith
  • Celtics: Moore, O'Neal

technical fouls

  • Rockets: --
  • Celtics: Garnett

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 9
  • Times Tied: 7

arena stats

  • Arena: TD Garden, Boston, MA
  • Officials: #71 Rodney Mott, #18 Matt Boland, #66 Haywoode Workman
  • Attendance: 18624
  • Duration: 2:32
Houston Rockets (21-18) Boston Celtics (20-17)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Garnett vs Dalembert (Allen gains possession)
  11:37 Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed 
Scola Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:36  
Lowry Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Garnett (1 ST)  11:20  
Dalembert Foul: Personal (1 PF)  11:04  
  10:59 Pierce Layup Shot: Missed 
Scola Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:58  
Martin Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Parsons (1 AST)  10:48
[HOU 2-0]
 
  10:29 Allen 3pt Shot: Missed 
Parsons Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:28  
Parsons Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Dalembert (1 AST)  10:18
[HOU 4-0]
 
  10:05 Rondo Jump Shot: Missed 
Dalembert Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:04  
Scola Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  09:46  
  09:43 Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:36
[BOS 2-4]
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Pierce (1 AST) 
Scola Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Rondo (1 ST)  09:21  
  09:17 Rondo Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Martin (1 ST) 
Lowry Layup Shot: Missed  09:11  
  09:10 Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:49
[BOS 4-4]
Rondo Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Dalembert Jump Shot: Missed  08:24  
  08:24 Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Parsons Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  08:18  
  08:18
[BOS 5-4]
Rondo Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  08:18 Bass Substitution replaced by Wilcox 
  08:18 Rondo Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  08:17 Garnett Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  08:10
[BOS 7-4]
Pierce Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  07:57 Wilcox Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  07:57
[HOU 5-7]
 
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  07:57
[HOU 6-7]
 
  07:43
[BOS 9-6]
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Pierce (2 AST) 
Parsons Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Scola (1 AST)  07:26
[HOU 8-9]
 
  07:09 Garnett Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Dalembert Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:08  
Dalembert Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Pierce (1 ST)  07:01  
  06:57 Rondo Layup Shot: Missed Block: Lowry (1 BLK) 
  06:56 Team Rebound 
  06:56 Garnett Substitution replaced by Stiemsma 
  06:47
[BOS 11-8]
Rondo Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Allen (1 AST) 
Scola Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Martin (1 AST)  06:28
[HOU 10-11]
 
  06:15 Allen 3pt Shot: Missed 
Scola Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:14  
Parsons Reverse Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Martin (2 AST)  06:03
[HOU 12-11]
 
  05:48
[BOS 13-12]
Stiemsma Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rondo (1 AST) 
Dalembert Jump Shot: Missed  05:31  
  05:30 Wilcox Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Lowry Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  05:25  
  05:25 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:25 Allen Substitution replaced by Pietrus 
  05:25 Rondo Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:25 Team Rebound 
  05:25 Rondo Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Dalembert Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:24  
Lowry 3pt Shot: Missed  05:03  
  05:02 Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  04:36 Rondo Fadeaway Bank shot: Missed 
Lowry Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:36  
Scola Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Lowry (1 AST)  04:30
[HOU 14-13]
 
  04:17 Stiemsma Jump Shot: Missed 
Dalembert Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  04:16  
  04:07 Stiemsma Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Scola Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  04:07  
Team Rebound  04:07  
Scola Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  04:07
[HOU 15-13]
 
  03:56
[BOS 15-15]
Pierce Running Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Pietrus (1 AST) 
Parsons Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Lowry (2 AST)  03:50
[HOU 17-15]
 
  03:32 Pierce Jump Shot: Missed 
Scola Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  03:31  
  03:15 Wilcox Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
Scola Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  03:15
[HOU 18-15]
 
Dalembert Substitution replaced by Patterson  03:15  
Scola Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  03:15
[HOU 19-15]
 
  02:58 Pierce Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed 
Scola Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  02:57  
Lowry Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Rondo (2 ST)  02:52  
  02:43
[BOS 17-19]
Rondo Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Scola Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS)  02:31
[HOU 21-17]
 
  02:22 Wilcox Hook Shot: Missed 
Scola Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  02:20  
Martin 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Lowry (3 AST)  02:14
[HOU 24-17]
 
  01:58
[BOS 19-24]
Rondo Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:48  
Martin Substitution replaced by Dragic  01:48  
Lowry Substitution replaced by Lee  01:48  
  01:48 Pierce Substitution replaced by Garnett 
  01:48 Wilcox Substitution replaced by Dooling 
Dragic Jump Shot: Missed  01:28  
Patterson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  01:28  
Patterson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Rondo (3 ST)  01:25  
  01:20
[BOS 21-24]
Stiemsma Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rondo (2 AST) 
Patterson Jump Bank Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Dragic (1 AST)  01:02
[HOU 26-21]
 
  00:41.9 Pietrus 3pt Shot: Missed 
Scola Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  00:41.6  
  00:30.7 Stiemsma Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
Scola Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  00:30.7
[HOU 27-21]
 
Scola Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  00:30.7
[HOU 28-21]
 
  00:10.9 Garnett Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:09.9 Garnett Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  00:00.0 Stiemsma Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 1st Quarter
Houston Rockets (21-18) Boston Celtics (20-17)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Patterson Jump Shot: Missed  11:44  
  11:43 Pietrus Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:19
[BOS 23-28]
Stiemsma Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Dooling (1 AST) 
Lee Driving Layup Shot: Missed  11:05  
  11:04 Garnett Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  10:59
[BOS 25-28]
Bradley Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Lee Driving Layup Shot: Missed  10:34  
  10:33 Garnett Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  10:17 Pietrus 3pt Shot: Missed 
Patterson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  10:17  
  10:10 Bradley Foul: Personal Block (1 PF) 
Patterson Jump Shot: Missed  10:01  
Dragic Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  10:01  
Martin 3pt Shot: Missed  09:56  
Patterson Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  09:56  
Dragic Turnover : Discontinue Dribble (1 TO)  09:52  
  09:41 Stiemsma Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Patterson Jump Shot: Missed  09:26  
  09:25 Team Rebound 
  09:25 Dooling Substitution replaced by Allen 
  09:25 Stiemsma Substitution replaced by Wilcox 
  09:08 Bradley Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Lee Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:07  
Lee Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Garnett (2 ST)  08:59  
  08:55  
  08:55 Garnett Substitution replaced by Bass 
  08:55 Pietrus Substitution replaced by Dooling 
  08:48 Allen 3pt Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:47  
Martin 3pt Shot: Missed  08:33  
  08:32 Wilcox Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:24 Bradley Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Dragic (1 ST) 
Dragic Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:20
[HOU 30-25]
 
  07:53 Dooling Jump Shot: Missed 
Patterson Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  07:51  
Martin 3pt Shot: Missed  07:44  
  07:43 Wilcox Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  07:32
[BOS 27-30]
Wilcox Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Allen (2 AST) 
  07:23 Wilcox Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
  07:23 Bradley Substitution replaced by Rondo 
  07:23 Dooling Substitution replaced by Pierce 
  07:23 Wilcox Substitution replaced by Stiemsma 
Patterson Substitution replaced by Scola  07:23  
Lee Substitution replaced by Lowry  07:23  
Dragic Hook Shot: Missed  07:07  
  07:04 Bass Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:53
[BOS 29-30]
Allen Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Dalembert Jump Shot: Missed  06:31  
  06:30 Stiemsma Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Scola Foul: Personal (1 PF)  06:30  
  06:11 Bass Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:09 Team Rebound 
  05:55
[BOS 31-30]
Pierce Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Rondo (3 AST) 
Lowry 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS)  05:32
[HOU 33-31]
 
Dragic Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  05:15  
  05:15 Team Timeout : Regular 
Dragic Substitution replaced by Parsons  05:15  
  05:15
[BOS 32-33]
Allen Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  05:15
[BOS 33-33]
Allen Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Lowry Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO)  04:54  
  04:38
[BOS 35-33]
Stiemsma Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Bass (1 AST) 
Dalembert Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  04:18
[HOU 35-35]
 
  04:03 Pierce Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
Dalembert Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  04:02  
Dalembert Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  03:44  
  03:44 Stiemsma Substitution replaced by Garnett 
  03:33
[BOS 37-35]
Pierce Running Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Rondo (4 AST) 
Lowry 3pt Shot: Missed  03:18  
  03:16 Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:52
[BOS 40-35]
Allen 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Rondo (5 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:48  
Dalembert Substitution replaced by Patterson  02:48  
Patterson Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  02:41  
  02:41 Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Scola Foul: Personal (2 PF)  02:41  
  02:18
[BOS 42-35]
Bass Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Garnett (1 AST) 
Parsons 3pt Shot: Missed  02:01  
  02:00 Garnett Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  01:55 Rondo Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Lowry (1 ST) 
Lowry Layup Shot: Missed Block: Garnett (1 BLK)  01:49  
Parsons Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  01:46  
Lowry Layup Shot: Missed  01:43  
Scola Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  01:42  
  01:42 Garnett Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Scola Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  01:42
[HOU 36-42]
 
Scola Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:42  
  01:41 Garnett Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  01:28
[BOS 44-36]
Pierce Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Allen (3 AST) 
Parsons Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  01:05
[HOU 38-44]
 
  00:51.9 Allen 3pt Shot: Missed 
Patterson Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  00:50.9  
Scola Jump Shot: Missed  00:34.8  
  00:33.9 Bass Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:25.9 Rondo Layup Shot: Missed 
Parsons Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:24.7  
Martin Reverse Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Lowry (4 AST)  00:21.5
[HOU 40-44]
 
  00:14.5 Team Timeout : Short 
Scola Substitution replaced by Dalembert  00:14.5  
Parsons Foul: Personal Take (2 PF)  00:10.3  
  00:00.7
[BOS 46-40]
Bass Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rondo (6 AST) 
End of 2nd Quarter
Houston Rockets (21-18) Boston Celtics (20-17)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:42 Garnett Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
Dalembert Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  11:42  
Team Rebound  11:42  
Dalembert Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  11:42
[HOU 41-46]
 
  11:30 Garnett Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Martin 3pt Shot: Missed  11:15  
Scola Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  11:14  
  11:09 Pierce Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Parsons Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  11:09
[HOU 42-46]
 
Parsons Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  11:09
[HOU 43-46]
 
  10:53
[BOS 48-43]
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Rondo (7 AST) 
Lowry Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO)  10:46  
  10:29
[BOS 51-43]
Pierce 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Rondo (8 AST) 
Dalembert Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  10:08
[HOU 45-51]
 
Martin Foul: Personal (1 PF)  09:53  
  09:43
[BOS 53-45]
Pierce Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Rondo (9 AST) 
Martin 3pt Shot: Missed  09:23  
Team Rebound  09:23  
Scola Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Bass (1 ST)  09:03  
  08:59
[BOS 55-45]
Bass Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Rondo (10 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:50  
  08:45 Bass Foul: Personal Block (1 PF) 
Martin Jump Shot: Missed  08:36  
Dalembert Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  08:35  
Dalembert Tip Shot: Missed  08:34  
Dalembert Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  08:32  
Dalembert Layup Shot: Missed  08:31  
  08:30 Bass Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  08:19 Pierce Layup Shot: Missed 
Dalembert Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  08:17  
  08:14 Pierce Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
Lowry Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  08:14
[HOU 46-55]
 
Lowry Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  08:14
[HOU 47-55]
 
Lowry Foul: Personal Block (2 PF)  08:06  
Parsons Foul: Shooting (3 PF)  07:58  
  07:58
[BOS 56-47]
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS) 
  07:58
[BOS 57-47]
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS) 
Lowry Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (5 TO)  07:45  
  07:28 Allen Jump Shot: Missed 
Scola Rebound (Off:2 Def:8)  07:27  
Dalembert Layup Shot: Missed Block: Garnett (2 BLK)  07:15  
  07:14 Garnett Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
Dalembert Foul: Personal (2 PF)  07:14  
  07:03 Pierce Layup Shot: Missed 
Dalembert Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  07:02  
Scola Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Lowry (5 AST)  06:49
[HOU 49-57]
 
  06:24 Rondo Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Lowry (2 ST) 
  06:20 Bass Foul: Shooting Block (2 PF) 
Lowry Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  06:20  
Team Rebound  06:20  
  06:20 Garnett Substitution replaced by Wilcox 
Dalembert Substitution replaced by Patterson  06:20  
Lowry Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  06:20
[HOU 50-57]
 
  06:05 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:59 Wilcox Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Patterson Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  05:57  
  05:48 Wilcox Foul: Personal Block (4 PF) 
Lowry Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  05:48  
Team Rebound  05:48  
Lowry Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  05:48
[HOU 51-57]
 
  05:27 Allen Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:27 Bass Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  05:21
[BOS 60-51]
Allen 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Bass (2 AST) 
Martin Running Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS)  05:08
[HOU 53-60]
 
  04:53 Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:51  
Scola Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Martin (3 AST)  04:35
[HOU 55-60]
 
  04:11 Rondo Layup Shot: Missed Block: Parsons (1 BLK) 
Scola Rebound (Off:2 Def:9)  04:10  
Parsons Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  03:59  
  03:59 Allen Substitution replaced by Pietrus 
  03:39 Pierce Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:38 Wilcox Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  03:38 Wilcox Tip Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  03:37  
Martin Substitution replaced by Lee  03:37  
Lee Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Patterson (1 AST)  03:21
[HOU 57-60]
 
Lowry Foul: Defense 3 Second (2 PF)  03:04  
  03:04
[BOS 61-57]
Pierce Free Throw Technical (18 PTS) 
  02:59 Pierce Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Patterson Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Scola (2 AST)  02:47
[HOU 59-61]
 
  02:33 Bass Jump Shot: Missed 
Lowry Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:33  
  02:33 Bass Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Lowry Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  02:33
[HOU 60-61]
 
  02:33 Pierce Substitution replaced by Dooling 
  02:33 Bass Substitution replaced by Garnett 
Parsons Substitution replaced by Dragic  02:33  
Lowry Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  02:33
[HOU 61-61]
 
Lowry Foul: Shooting (3 PF)  02:21  
  02:21
[BOS 62-61]
Wilcox Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  02:21
[BOS 63-61]
Wilcox Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Lowry 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS)  01:57
[HOU 64-63]
 
  01:44 Dooling Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Patterson Jump Shot: Missed  01:31  
  01:30 Pietrus Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:22 Dooling 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dragic Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  01:22  
Lee Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  01:15  
Scola Substitution replaced by Dalembert  01:15  
  00:59.9 Rondo Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Lee (1 ST) 
  00:56.8 Dooling Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Lee Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  00:56.8
[HOU 65-63]
 
Lee Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  00:56.8
[HOU 66-63]
 
  00:38.9 Rondo Running Bank shot: Missed 
Dalembert Rebound (Off:2 Def:8)  00:37.9  
Lowry Driving Layup Shot: Missed  00:18.9  
Dalembert Rebound (Off:3 Def:8)  00:18.3  
Dalembert Putback Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  00:16.9
[HOU 68-63]
 
  00:01.0 Rondo Jump Shot: Missed 
Dragic Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:00.2  
End of 3rd Quarter
Houston Rockets (21-18) Boston Celtics (20-17)
Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:45 Garnett Foul: Offensive (3 PF) 
  11:45 Garnett Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Lee Jump Shot: Missed  11:27  
Patterson Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  11:26  
Lee 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Lowry (6 AST)  11:20
[HOU 71-63]
 
  11:00 Garnett Jump Shot: Missed 
Lowry Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  11:00  
Dalembert Jump Shot: Missed  10:49  
  10:48 Garnett Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
Dalembert Foul: Shooting (3 PF)  10:34  
  10:34 Garnett Technical 
Lee Free Throw Technical Missed  10:34  
  10:34 Team Rebound 
  10:34
[BOS 64-71]
Garnett Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  10:34
[BOS 65-71]
Garnett Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Patterson Jump Shot: Missed  10:11  
  10:10 Pietrus Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  09:54
[BOS 67-71]
Bradley Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Garnett (2 AST) 
Patterson Jump Shot: Missed  09:35  
  09:35 Bradley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Patterson Substitution replaced by Scola  09:30  
  09:24 Pietrus Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Dragic (2 ST) 
Dragic Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS)  09:20
[HOU 73-67]
 
Scola Foul: Personal (3 PF)  09:05  
  09:05 Pietrus Substitution replaced by Pierce 
  08:56 Bradley Jump Shot: Missed 
Scola Rebound (Off:2 Def:10)  08:55  
Dragic 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS)  08:44
[HOU 76-67]
 
Scola Foul: Shooting (4 PF)  08:30  
  08:30  
  08:30 Bradley Substitution replaced by Rondo 
  08:30
[BOS 68-76]
Garnett Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  08:30 Garnett Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Scola Rebound (Off:2 Def:11)  08:28  
Scola Jump Shot: Missed  08:07  
Lee Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:06  
Scola Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Lowry (7 AST)  07:48
[HOU 78-68]
 
  07:22 Allen 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dalembert Rebound (Off:3 Def:9)  07:21  
Lowry 3pt Shot: Missed  07:03  
  07:03 Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:59 Pierce Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Dragic (3 ST) 
Dragic Driving Layup Shot: Missed  06:45  
  06:43 Garnett Rebound (Off:2 Def:8) 
Scola Foul: Shooting (5 PF)  06:39  
  06:39
[BOS 69-78]
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS) 
  06:39 Garnett Substitution replaced by Bass 
  06:39
[BOS 70-78]
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS) 
Lowry 3pt Shot: Missed  06:16  
  06:15 Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  06:04 Pierce Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
Dalembert Rebound (Off:3 Def:10)  06:02  
Dalembert Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Allen (1 ST)  05:58  
  05:51 Pierce Jump Shot: Missed 
Lowry Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  05:50  
  05:50 Wilcox Foul: Personal (5 PF) 
  05:50 Team Timeout : Regular 
Lowry Substitution replaced by Parsons  05:50  
  05:33 Pierce Foul: Shooting (3 PF) 
Dalembert Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  05:33
[HOU 79-70]
 
Dalembert Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  05:33
[HOU 80-70]
 
Dalembert Foul: Personal Take (4 PF)  05:23  
  05:23
[BOS 71-80]
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 (21 PTS) 
  05:23 Wilcox Substitution replaced by Garnett 
  05:23 Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Dalembert Rebound (Off:3 Def:11)  05:20  
Dragic Jump Shot: Missed  05:00  
  05:00 Garnett Rebound (Off:2 Def:9) 
  04:43
[BOS 73-80]
Allen Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Parsons 3pt Shot: Missed  04:21  
Dalembert Rebound (Off:4 Def:11)  04:20  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  04:17  
  03:57
[BOS 75-80]
Bass Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Rondo (11 AST) 
Dragic 3pt Shot: Missed  03:29  
Parsons Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  03:28  
Parsons Jump Shot: Missed  03:27  
Team Rebound  03:27  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  03:27  
Parsons Substitution replaced by Lowry  03:27  
  03:18 Bass Jump Shot: Missed 
Dalembert Rebound (Off:4 Def:12)  03:17  
Lowry Jump Shot: Missed  02:53  
  02:50 Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  02:49
[BOS 77-80]
Allen Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Rondo (12 AST) 
Dragic Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  02:49  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:49  
  02:49 Allen Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Scola Rebound (Off:2 Def:12)  02:47  
Lowry 3pt Shot: Missed  02:24  
Dalembert Rebound (Off:5 Def:12)  02:23  
Dalembert Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  02:09
[HOU 82-77]
 
  01:54 Pierce Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
Lowry Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  01:52  
Scola Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  01:31  
  01:29 Garnett Rebound (Off:2 Def:10) 
Lowry Foul: Personal (4 PF)  01:21  
  01:21
[BOS 78-82]
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 (22 PTS) 
  01:21
[BOS 79-82]
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (23 PTS) 
Lowry Jump Shot: Missed  00:55.9  
  00:55.9 Team Rebound 
Dalembert Foul: Loose Ball (5 PF)  00:55.9  
  00:55.9
[BOS 80-82]
Garnett Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  00:55.9
[BOS 81-82]
Garnett Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:55.9  
Lee Running Jump Shot: Missed  00:45.9  
  00:44.9 Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:35.4
[BOS 84-82]
Allen 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Bass (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:35.4  
  00:28.6 Rondo Foul: Personal Take (1 PF) 
Scola Jump Shot: Missed  00:19.9  
  00:19.8 Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  00:13.9 Rondo Layup Shot: Missed 
Lowry Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  00:11.7  
Dragic Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Scola (3 AST)  00:03.0
[HOU 84-84]
 
  00:03.0 Team Timeout : Regular 
  00:00.0 Allen Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 4th Quarter
Houston Rockets (21-18) Boston Celtics (20-17)
Start of 1st OvertimeBack to Top
(05:00) Jump Ball Garnett vs Dalembert (Pierce gains possession)
  04:34
[BOS 86-84]
Allen Reverse Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) 
Dragic Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS)  04:15
[HOU 86-86]
 
  03:53
[BOS 88-86]
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Allen (4 AST) 
Dragic Jump Shot: Missed  03:32  
  03:32 Garnett Rebound (Off:2 Def:11) 
  03:21
[BOS 90-86]
Pierce Jump Bank Shot: Made (25 PTS) 
Lowry Foul: Shooting (5 PF)  03:21  
  03:21
[BOS 91-86]
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 1 (26 PTS) 
Dragic Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Allen (2 ST)  03:01  
Dragic Foul: Personal (3 PF)  03:01  
  02:43 Bass Jump Shot: Missed 
Lee Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  02:42  
  02:27 Bass Foul: Shooting (4 PF) 
Lowry Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  02:27
[HOU 87-91]
 
Lowry Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  02:27
[HOU 88-91]
 
  02:10 Allen Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Dalembert (1 ST) 
Lowry Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Dragic (2 AST)  02:04
[HOU 90-91]
 
Dragic Foul: Shooting (4 PF)  01:48  
  01:48
[BOS 92-90]
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 (27 PTS) 
  01:48
[BOS 93-90]
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (28 PTS) 
Lowry Running Reverse Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS)  01:26
[HOU 92-93]
 
  01:16
[BOS 95-92]
Pierce Layup Shot: Made (30 PTS) Assist: Garnett (3 AST) 
Lee Turnover : Traveling (3 TO)  00:59.2  
Dalembert Foul: Shooting (6 PF)  00:47.5  
Dalembert Substitution replaced by Patterson  00:47.5  
  00:47.5 Garnett Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:47.5 Team Rebound 
  00:47.5 Garnett Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Lowry Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  00:46.5  
Team Timeout : Regular  00:46.5  
Lowry Floating Jump shot: Missed  00:39.9  
  00:38.3 Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  00:30.3 Team Turnover : 8 Second Violation 
Team Timeout : Short  00:30.3  
Lowry Turnover : Bad Pass (6 TO) Steal:Pierce (2 ST)  00:24.9  
Patterson Foul: Personal Take (1 PF)  00:18.0  
  00:18.0
[BOS 96-92]
Allen Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS) 
  00:18.0
[BOS 97-92]
Allen Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS) 
  00:14.8 Rondo Foul: Personal Take (2 PF) 
Lowry 3pt Shot: Missed  00:11.9  
  00:10.9 Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
End of 1st Overtime
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4th Southwest
34
32
3-7
22-11
12-21
BOS
1st Atlantic
39
27
7-3
24-9
15-18
 
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