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Notebook: Celtics 94, Clippers 85


Posted Tuesday March 13, 2012 2:46AM

By Dan Arritt, for NBA.com

THE FACTS: A day after blowing a five-point lead down the stretch against the Lakers, the Celtics turned the tables on the Clippers and erased a four-point deficit in the final four minutes Monday night, winning for the seventh time in the last nine games, 94-85, at Staples Center.

QUOTABLE: "It was a game of runs, really. It has to do with our defense. We talked about last night and we were angry because we were not able to get any stops, and we talked about if we are going to be a defensive team, then we have to get stops down the stretch."
-- Celtics head coach Doc Rivers.

THE STAT: The Celtics came into the game 8-17 on the season when getting outrebounded. The Clippers owned a 51-42 edge on the boards, but Boston earned the victory anyway. The Celtics also improved to 12-1 when scoring between 90-99 points. The only loss was against the Lakers the day before, 97-94.

TURNING POINT: Trailing by four points after a 3-point basket by Clippers reserve forward Bobby Simmons with 4:22 remaining, the Celtics called timeout and devised a plan to go inside against Simmons, who is on his second 10-day contract. Kevin Garnett got inside position for an easy basket, and Rajon Rondo scored on a fast-break lay up after a turnover by Blake Griffin. Simmons was then called for an offensive foul on the other end, and followed that up by fouling Paul Pierce after the cagey veteran got position down low. Pierce made both free throws and Chris Paul missed a 3-pointer on the other end, leading to a 3-point basket by Pierce and the completion of a 9-0 run that gave the Celtics a 83-78 lead with 2:47 left. The Clippers cut the deficit back to three a couple times but couldn't get any closer.

HOT: Garnett had the unenviable task of guarding the much younger and more active DeAndre Jordan, and also taking turns against Griffin. Not an easy workload after playing 35 minutes the day before against Andrew Bynum and the Lakers. The 35-year-old veteran responded, however, scoring 21 points and grabbing eight rebounds while playing another 35 minutes. His turnaround, fadeaway jumper over Simmons with 38 seconds remaining pushed the lead back to five points and sent the Clippers to their eighth loss in the last 12 games.

NOT: Somebody needs to take the scoring pressure off Griffin and Paul and that person would normally be Caron Butler. However, the veteran small forward continued his disappearing act for the Clippers, shooting 3-for-13 and scoring seven points. In the Clippers' last eight losses, Butler is a combined 16-for-75 from the field (21.3 percent).

GOOD MOVE: Jordan came into the game third in the league in blocked shots and may have invented another statistical category, the grabbed shot. On the possession after he and Garnett received technical fouls for bumping each other, Jordan went high in the air as Rondo threw up a wild lay up and grabbed the ball with two hands. That seemed to fire up the Clippers, as they closed the second quarter on a 19-10 run to take a 48-39 lead into the half.

BAD MOVE: The Clippers began the fourth quarter with the ball and trailing by a point, but Clippers coach Vinny Del Negro must have forgot to devise a play during the break. After dribbling the ball on the perimeter for 21 seconds, Paul finally began driving to the basket but before he could let go of his lay up, the shot clock expired.

QUOTABLE II: "We weren't getting enough stops. We didn't push them into transition. It's tough that we can't close games out. They defended us really well and forced us into some tough shots. We just have to get better."
-- Chris Paul.

NOTABLE: Garnett passed Moses Malone for 11th all time on the minutes-played list. Another former Celtics center, Robert Parish, is next at No. 10.

UP NEXT: For the Clippers, Wednesday vs. Atlanta, Thursday vs. Phoenix, Saturday vs. Houston. For the Celtics, Wednesday @ Golden State, Friday @ Sacramento, Saturday @ Denver.

BOS
LAC
   
    • 49.3%

    • 37.3%

    • 38.5%

    • 21.7%

    • 85.2%

    • 85.7%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
BOSLAC
Total Rebounds3145
Offensive Rebounds620
Turnovers1416
Fast Break Pts:1212
Biggest Lead:1010
Points in the Paint:3436
BOSLAC
pPierce   25Griffin   24
rbBass   9Jordan   13
aRondo   10Paul   5
sRondo   3Williams   4
b2 players   22 players   1
 
  • 03/12 - BOS 94 @ LAC 85
Boston Celtics (6-5)
field goalsrebounds
 posminfgm-a3pm-aftm-a+/-offdeftotastpfsttobsbapts
B. BassF29:545-60-00-0+1136906000010
P. PierceF31:227-163-78-10+1903373040125
K. GarnettC-F34:238-160-05-5+1708835032021
R. AllenG40:215-122-33-4+822412110015
R. RondoG41:274-80-04-4+6022102360112
G. Stiemsma 21:321-10-00-0-101121220202
A. Bradley 07:292-30-02-2+70001000006
M. Pietrus 28:261-50-31-2-90331420103
S. Pavlovic 00:550-00-00-000000000000
K. Dooling 04:110-00-00-0-40000000000
M. DanielsDNP - Coach's Decision
J. JohnsonDNP - Coach's Decision
E. MooreDNP - Coach's Decision
Totals 24033-675-1323-27 6253124248145294
 49.3%38.5%85.2% team rebs: 11total to: 14
Los Angeles Clippers (7-2)
field goalsrebounds
 posminfgm-a3pm-aftm-a+/-offdeftotastpfsttobsbapts
C. ButlerF32:333-130-21-2-14592400027
B. GriffinF35:059-150-16-8-936944021024
D. JordanC22:343-100-00-0085130110116
R. FoyeG19:281-41-30-0-100001102003
C. PaulG40:243-121-57-7-1222454240114
R. Evans 19:522-30-00-0-62240212004
B. Simmons 24:172-52-40-0-71230311006
Mo. Williams 32:508-181-84-4+501143420121
E. Bledsoe 03:300-00-00-0-10000301000
K. Martin 09:260-30-00-0-40220112000
B. CookDNP - Coach's Decision
R. GomesDNP - Coach's Decision
T. ThompkinsDNP - Coach's Decision
Totals 24031-835-2318-21 202545162610162585
 37.3%21.7%85.7% team rebs: 6total to: 18

inactive

  • Celtics: O'Neal, Wilcox
  • Clippers: Billups, Leslie

technical fouls

  • Celtics: Garnett, Rivers, Stiemsma
  • Clippers: Griffin, Jordan

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 4
  • Times Tied: 7

arena stats

  • Arena: Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • Officials: #23 Jason Phillips, #56 Mark Ayotte, #63 Derek Richardson
  • Attendance: 19464
  • Duration: 2:40
Boston Celtics (22-19) Los Angeles Clippers (23-17)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Jordan vs Garnett (Paul gains possession)
  11:42 Jordan Hook Shot: Missed 
Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:39  
Pierce Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rondo (1 AST)  11:19
[BOS 2-0]
 
  11:03 Butler Jump Shot: Missed 
Bass Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:02  
Bass Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Garnett (1 AST)  10:47
[BOS 4-0]
 
  10:34 Griffin Jump Shot: Missed 
Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:32  
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rondo (2 AST)  10:25
[BOS 6-0]
 
  10:07
[LAC 2-6]
Butler Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Griffin (1 AST) 
Pierce 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Rondo (3 AST)  09:56
[BOS 9-2]
 
  09:30
[LAC 4-9]
Butler Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Paul (1 AST) 
Bass Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Pierce (1 AST)  09:14
[BOS 11-4]
 
  08:52 Paul Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Rondo (1 ST) 
Pierce Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  08:43  
Pierce Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  08:43  
  08:27
[LAC 6-11]
Griffin Jump Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed  08:15  
  08:14 Jordan Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:07
[LAC 9-11]
Foye 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Griffin (2 AST) 
Garnett Jump Shot: Missed  07:40  
Bass Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:38  
Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed  07:21  
  07:20 Griffin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:10
[LAC 11-11]
Griffin Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Paul (2 AST) 
  06:48 Butler Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Garnett Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  06:48
[BOS 12-11]
 
Garnett Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  06:48
[BOS 13-11]
 
  06:28 Foye 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:26 Jordan Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:11 Griffin Jump Shot: Missed 
Bass Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  06:09  
Allen Running Layup Shot: Missed  05:59  
  05:57 Griffin Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:47
[LAC 13-13]
Jordan Jump Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Paul (3 AST) 
  05:32 Griffin Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  05:32 Team Timeout : Regular 
Garnett Substitution replaced by Stiemsma  05:32  
  05:32 Jordan Substitution replaced by Evans 
  05:32 Butler Substitution replaced by Simmons 
Allen Jump Shot: Missed  05:22  
  05:19 Griffin Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Bass Foul: Personal (1 PF)  05:11  
Rondo Foul: Personal (1 PF)  05:08  
  04:55 Simmons 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bass Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  04:53  
Rondo Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Paul (1 ST)  04:45  
  04:41 Paul Running Layup Shot: Missed 
Bass Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  04:38  
Rondo Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  04:30
[BOS 15-13]
 
  04:08 Foye Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Rondo (2 ST) 
Rondo Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  04:04
[BOS 17-13]
 
  03:51
[LAC 15-17]
Griffin Driving Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Foye (1 AST) 
Bass Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  03:51  
  03:51 Double Technical - Griffin, Stiemsma 
Rondo Substitution replaced by Bradley  03:51  
  03:51 Foye Substitution replaced by Williams 
  03:51
[LAC 16-17]
Griffin Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS) 
Bass Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Pierce (2 AST)  03:34
[BOS 19-16]
 
  03:20 Evans Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO) 
  03:12 Paul Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  03:12 Paul Substitution replaced by Bledsoe 
Pierce Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  03:00  
  02:52 Bledsoe Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Stiemsma (1 ST) 
Allen Running Jump Shot: Missed  02:46  
Bass Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  02:45  
  02:45 Bledsoe Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:45  
Allen Substitution replaced by Pietrus  02:45  
Bradley Slam Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Pierce (3 AST)  02:36
[BOS 21-16]
 
  02:09
[LAC 19-21]
Simmons 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Williams (1 AST) 
Pierce Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Simmons (1 ST)  01:46  
Pierce Foul: Personal (2 PF)  01:46  
  01:46 Griffin Substitution replaced by Martin 
  01:33 Martin Jump Shot: Missed 
Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:31  
Bradley Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Stiemsma (1 AST)  01:23
[BOS 23-19]
 
  01:06
[LAC 21-23]
Williams Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  00:55.3 Bledsoe Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Bradley Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  00:55.3
[BOS 24-21]
 
Pierce Substitution replaced by Pavlovic  00:55.3  
Bass Substitution replaced by Garnett  00:55.3  
Bradley Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  00:55.3
[BOS 25-21]
 
  00:37.9 Simmons Jump Shot: Missed 
Pietrus Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:36.6  
Garnett Jump Shot: Missed  00:01.5  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
Boston Celtics (22-19) Los Angeles Clippers (23-17)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:55 Bledsoe Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
  11:55 Bledsoe Substitution replaced by Foye 
Garnett Jump Shot: Missed  11:39  
  11:38 Simmons Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:18
[LAC 23-25]
Evans Driving Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Williams (2 AST) 
Garnett Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Martin (1 ST)  11:02  
  10:52 Martin Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Stiemsma (2 ST) 
Bradley Jump Shot: Missed  10:38  
  10:37 Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:19 Foye 3pt Shot: Missed 
  10:17 Evans Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  10:06 Martin Jump Shot: Missed 
Stiemsma Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:04  
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Bradley (1 AST)  09:42
[BOS 27-23]
 
Bradley Substitution replaced by Rondo  09:18  
  09:18 Simmons Substitution replaced by Butler 
  09:18 Martin Substitution replaced by Jordan 
  09:12
[LAC 25-27]
Williams Floating Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) 
  09:01 Williams Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Rondo Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  08:48
[BOS 29-25]
 
  08:32 Butler Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:31 Evans Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  08:27
[LAC 27-29]
Evans Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Pietrus 3pt Shot: Missed  08:18  
Stiemsma Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:17  
Pietrus Jump Shot: Missed  07:57  
  07:56 Evans Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
Pietrus Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  07:49  
  07:49  
Stiemsma Substitution replaced by Allen  07:49  
Dooling Substitution replaced by Bass  07:49  
  07:49 Foye Substitution replaced by Paul 
  07:49
[LAC 28-29]
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  07:49
[LAC 29-29]
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Garnett Jump Shot: Missed  07:29  
  07:28 Paul Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:07 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:06 Jordan Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  07:06 Jordan Tip Shot: Missed 
  07:05 Team Rebound 
  07:05 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
  06:50 Evans Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  06:40 Jordan Foul: Defense 3 Second (0 PF) 
  06:40 Double Technical - Jordan, Garnett 
Allen Free Throw Technical (1 PTS)  06:40
[BOS 30-29]
 
Team Violation : Delay Of Game  06:40  
Rondo Jump Shot: Missed Block: Jordan (1 BLK)  06:26  
  06:22 Jordan Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
Garnett Violation:Kicked Ball  06:18  
Garnett Foul: Defense 3 Second (0 PF)  06:13  
  06:13
[LAC 30-30]
Paul Free Throw Technical (1 PTS) 
  06:05 Paul Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
  06:03 Butler Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  05:49 Team Timeout : Regular 
Pietrus Substitution replaced by Pierce  05:49  
  05:49 Evans Substitution replaced by Griffin 
  05:49 Jump Ball Butler vs Garnett (Griffin gains possession) 
  05:38 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:36 Jordan Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  05:34 Jordan Dunk Shot: Missed Block: Garnett (1 BLK) 
Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:32  
  05:32 Paul Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Garnett Substitution replaced by Stiemsma  05:32  
Pierce 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS)  05:13
[BOS 33-30]
 
  04:56 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:55 Jordan Rebound (Off:4 Def:2) 
  04:38 Griffin Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:38 Butler Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
Pierce Foul: Shooting (3 PF)  04:38  
  04:38
[LAC 31-33]
Butler Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Pierce Substitution replaced by Pietrus  04:38  
  04:38 Butler Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  04:37 Jordan Rebound (Off:5 Def:2) 
Allen Foul: Personal (1 PF)  04:32  
Bass Foul: Personal (3 PF)  04:21  
Rivers Technical  04:21  
  04:21
[LAC 32-33]
Paul Free Throw Technical (2 PTS) 
  04:09
[LAC 35-33]
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Griffin (3 AST) 
Allen Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Paul (2 ST)  03:48  
  03:43 Paul Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:40  
Bass Substitution replaced by Garnett  03:40  
Allen Jump Shot: Missed  03:30  
  03:29 Griffin Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  03:10
[LAC 37-33]
Griffin Hook Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Rondo Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Williams (1 ST)  02:56  
  02:50
[LAC 39-33]
Griffin Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Williams (3 AST) 
Garnett Jump Shot: Missed  02:32  
  02:29 Butler Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  02:28
[LAC 41-33]
Williams Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Stiemsma Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  02:28  
  02:28
[LAC 42-33]
Williams Free Throw 1 of 1 (12 PTS) 
Stiemsma Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Allen (1 AST)  02:12
[BOS 35-42]
 
  01:55 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:53 Jordan Rebound (Off:6 Def:2) 
  01:51 Jordan Dunk Shot: Missed 
  01:49 Butler Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  01:49
[LAC 44-35]
Griffin Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Butler (1 AST) 
Stiemsma Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  01:49  
  01:49
[LAC 45-35]
Griffin Free Throw 1 of 1 (14 PTS) 
Allen Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Garnett (2 AST)  01:33
[BOS 37-45]
 
Garnett Foul: Personal (1 PF)  01:16  
  01:16 Griffin Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:16 Team Rebound 
  01:16
[LAC 46-37]
Griffin Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Rondo (4 AST)  01:04
[BOS 39-46]
 
  00:45.9 Paul Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:41.9  
Allen 3pt Shot: Missed  00:37.9  
  00:35.9 Jordan Rebound (Off:6 Def:3) 
  00:17.5
[LAC 48-39]
Williams Step Back Jump shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:12.5  
  00:12.5 Paul Substitution replaced by Foye 
Garnett Substitution replaced by Bradley  00:12.5  
Stiemsma Substitution replaced by Pierce  00:12.5  
  00:12.5 Jordan Substitution replaced by Bledsoe 
End of 2nd Quarter
Boston Celtics (22-19) Los Angeles Clippers (23-17)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Pierce Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Garnett (3 AST)  11:47
[BOS 41-48]
 
  11:28 Butler Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:27 Jordan Rebound (Off:7 Def:3) 
  11:27 Jordan Tip Shot: Missed 
  11:23 Butler Rebound (Off:4 Def:1) 
  11:04 Butler Jump Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  11:03  
Pierce Jump Shot: Missed  10:56  
Bass Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  10:54  
Bass Tip Shot: Made (8 PTS)  10:54
[BOS 43-48]
 
  10:27 Butler Layup Shot: Missed Block: Garnett (2 BLK) 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  10:25  
  10:22 Paul Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
  10:20 Butler Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Pierce (4 AST)  10:11
[BOS 45-48]
 
  10:10 Team Timeout : Regular 
  09:44 Griffin Jump Shot: Missed 
Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:43  
Pierce Layup Shot: Missed  09:33  
  09:30 Jordan Rebound (Off:7 Def:4) 
Garnett Foul: Personal (2 PF)  09:23  
  09:12
[LAC 50-45]
Jordan Slam Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Butler (2 AST) 
  08:52 Foye Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Pierce (5 AST)  08:42
[BOS 47-50]
 
  08:28 Foye Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Allen (1 ST) 
Pierce Driving Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Rondo (5 AST)  08:22
[BOS 49-50]
 
  08:08 Paul Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Rondo (3 ST) 
Garnett Foul: Offensive (3 PF)  08:03  
Garnett Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  08:03  
  07:38 Paul Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  07:36  
Garnett Jump Shot: Missed  07:29  
  07:27 Jordan Rebound (Off:7 Def:5) 
Bass Foul: Personal (4 PF)  07:24  
  07:07 Griffin Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:06 Jordan Rebound (Off:8 Def:5) 
  07:06 Jordan Tip Shot: Missed 
Bass Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  07:04  
Garnett Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Jordan (1 ST)  06:53  
  06:47 Jordan Layup Shot: Missed 
Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:45  
Bass Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Rondo (6 AST)  06:41
[BOS 51-50]
 
  06:19 Foye Layup Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  06:17  
Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed  06:09  
  06:08 Butler Rebound (Off:4 Def:2) 
  05:52 Butler Jump Shot: Missed 
Bass Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  05:51  
Allen 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Rondo (7 AST)  05:32
[BOS 54-50]
 
  05:14
[LAC 52-54]
Jordan Slam Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Griffin (4 AST) 
  04:59 Jordan Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  04:59
[BOS 55-52]
 
Garnett Substitution replaced by Stiemsma  04:59  
  04:59 Foye Substitution replaced by Williams 
  04:59 Jordan Substitution replaced by Evans 
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  04:59
[BOS 56-52]
 
  04:51 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:50 Team Rebound 
  04:40 Butler Jump Shot: Missed Block: Stiemsma (1 BLK) 
Team Rebound  04:40  
Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed  04:26  
  04:25 Griffin Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  04:09 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:09  
  04:03 Butler Foul: Shooting (3 PF) 
Rondo Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  04:03
[BOS 57-52]
 
  04:03 Butler Substitution replaced by Simmons 
Rondo Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  04:03
[BOS 58-52]
 
  03:38 Griffin 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:36 Simmons Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  03:33
[LAC 54-58]
Griffin Slam Dunk Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Williams (4 AST) 
Pierce Jump Shot: Missed Block: Griffin (1 BLK)  03:10  
  03:08 Evans Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
Bass Foul: Personal (5 PF)  02:52  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:52  
Bass Substitution replaced by Pietrus  02:52  
  02:35 Paul Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  02:33  
Allen 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Pierce (6 AST)  02:18
[BOS 61-54]
 
  01:58 Evans Turnover : 3 Second Violation (2 TO) 
  01:48 Simmons Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS)  01:48
[BOS 62-54]
 
  01:48 Griffin Substitution replaced by Martin 
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:48  
  01:47 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:32
[LAC 56-62]
Williams Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Pierce Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Evans (1 ST)  01:13  
  01:13 Jump Ball Martin vs Pierce (Williams gains possession) 
  01:07
[LAC 58-62]
Williams Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Allen Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  01:07  
  01:07
[LAC 59-62]
Williams Free Throw 1 of 1 (19 PTS) 
Rondo Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Williams (2 ST)  00:53.9  
  00:49.0 Williams Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Pierce Jump Shot: Missed  00:36.8  
  00:35.9 Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:28.1
[LAC 61-62]
Paul Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Rondo Jump Shot: Missed  00:04.9  
Allen Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:03.4  
Allen Jump Shot: Missed  00:00.8  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
Boston Celtics (22-19) Los Angeles Clippers (23-17)
Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:36 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
  11:26 Williams Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
Allen Free Throw 1 of 3 (10 PTS)  11:26
[BOS 63-61]
 
Allen Free Throw 2 of 3 Missed  11:26  
Team Rebound  11:26  
Allen Free Throw 3 of 3 (11 PTS)  11:26
[BOS 64-61]
 
  11:12 Williams Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Stiemsma (2 BLK) 
  11:12 Team Rebound 
  11:06 Evans Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  11:06  
  11:06 Martin Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Garnett Jump Shot: Missed  10:47  
  10:46 Team Rebound 
Pietrus Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF)  10:46  
  10:29 Martin Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
Stiemsma Substitution replaced by Bass  10:29  
Bass Jump Shot: Missed  10:11  
Allen Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  10:10  
Allen Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS)  10:07
[BOS 66-61]
 
Rondo Foul: Personal (2 PF)  10:01  
  09:53 Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Allen Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS)  09:30
[BOS 68-61]
 
  09:09 Martin Jump Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  09:08  
Garnett Slam Dunk Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Rondo (8 AST)  08:50
[BOS 70-61]
 
  08:50 Evans Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
  08:50  
  08:50 Evans Substitution replaced by Griffin 
  08:50 Martin Substitution replaced by Butler 
Garnett Free Throw 1 of 1 (15 PTS)  08:50
[BOS 71-61]
 
  08:31 Simmons 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:30 Griffin Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  08:28
[LAC 63-71]
Griffin Dunk Shot: Made (19 PTS) 
Pietrus 3pt Shot: Missed  08:07  
Team Rebound  08:06  
  08:06 Griffin Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) 
Garnett Jump Shot: Missed  07:53  
  07:52 Butler Rebound (Off:4 Def:3) 
  07:43 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  07:42  
Allen Jump Shot: Missed  07:29  
  07:28 Butler Rebound (Off:4 Def:4) 
  07:11
[LAC 65-71]
Butler Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Paul (4 AST) 
Rondo Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO)  06:54  
Garnett Substitution replaced by Pierce  06:54  
  06:40
[LAC 67-71]
Paul Running Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Pietrus Foul: Shooting (3 PF)  06:40  
  06:40
[LAC 68-71]
Paul Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS) 
  06:20 Griffin Foul: Shooting (3 PF) 
Rondo Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  06:20
[BOS 72-68]
 
Rondo Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  06:20
[BOS 73-68]
 
  06:03
[LAC 71-73]
Paul 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Rondo Jump Shot: Missed  05:49  
Team Rebound  05:48  
  05:48 Team Timeout : Regular 
Rondo Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Williams (3 ST)  05:46  
  05:43
[LAC 73-73]
Williams Driving Layup Shot: Made (21 PTS) 
  05:23 Williams Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS)  05:23
[BOS 74-73]
 
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  05:23  
  05:22 Griffin Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  04:58 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:57 Griffin Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
Bass Foul: Shooting (6 PF)  04:57  
Bass Substitution replaced by Garnett  04:57  
  04:57
[LAC 74-74]
Griffin Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS) 
  04:57
[LAC 75-74]
Griffin Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS) 
Pietrus 3pt Shot: Missed  04:40  
  04:39 Simmons Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  04:24
[LAC 78-74]
Simmons 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Paul (5 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  04:22  
Garnett Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Rondo (9 AST)  04:05
[BOS 76-78]
 
  03:43 Griffin Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Pietrus (1 ST) 
Rondo Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  03:35
[BOS 78-78]
 
  03:23 Simmons Foul: Offensive (2 PF) 
  03:23 Simmons Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  03:15 Simmons Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS)  03:15
[BOS 79-78]
 
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS)  03:15
[BOS 80-78]
 
  02:59 Paul 3pt Shot: Missed 
Pietrus Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:58  
Pierce 3pt Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Pietrus (1 AST)  02:47
[BOS 83-78]
 
  02:47 Team Timeout : Regular 
Garnett Foul: Shooting (4 PF)  02:34  
  02:34
[LAC 79-83]
Paul Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  02:34
[LAC 80-83]
Paul Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Pierce Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  02:21  
  02:20 Butler Rebound (Off:4 Def:5) 
  01:59 Butler Jump Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  01:58  
Pierce Layup Shot: Made (23 PTS)  01:53
[BOS 85-80]
 
  01:37 Paul Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Pietrus (2 ST) 
Pietrus Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rondo (10 AST)  01:33
[BOS 87-80]
 
  01:33 Team Timeout : Regular 
  01:22 Paul 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:21 Paul Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  01:18 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:16 Paul Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
Garnett Foul: Personal (5 PF)  01:16  
  01:16
[LAC 81-87]
Paul Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  01:16
[LAC 82-87]
Paul Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Rondo Layup Shot: Missed  01:05  
  01:02 Paul Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  00:59.3 Butler 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:59.3 Griffin Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
  00:59.3
[LAC 84-87]
Griffin Putback Slam Dunk Shot: Made (23 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:59.1  
Allen Substitution replaced by Bradley  00:59.1  
Garnett Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Pierce (7 AST)  00:38.4
[BOS 89-84]
 
Pietrus Foul: Shooting (4 PF)  00:24.0  
  00:24.0 Griffin Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:24.0 Team Rebound 
  00:24.0
[LAC 85-89]
Griffin Free Throw 2 of 2 (24 PTS) 
  00:22.4 Butler Foul: Personal (4 PF) 
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 (24 PTS)  00:22.4
[BOS 90-85]
 
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (25 PTS)  00:22.4
[BOS 91-85]
 
  00:22.4 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:17.9 Paul 3pt Shot: Missed 
Pietrus Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:16.7  
  00:16.7 Griffin Foul: Personal (4 PF) 
Pietrus Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:16.7  
Team Rebound  00:16.7  
Pietrus Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  00:16.7
[BOS 92-85]
 
  00:15.8 Griffin Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
Bradley Substitution replaced by Allen  00:15.8  
Rondo Turnover : Bad Pass (6 TO) Steal:Williams (4 ST)  00:12.9  
  00:07.7 Paul 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Pietrus (1 BLK) 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:8)  00:07.7  
  00:07.7 Paul Foul: Personal Take (4 PF) 
Garnett Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS)  00:07.7
[BOS 93-85]
 
Garnett Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS)  00:07.7
[BOS 94-85]
 
  00:02.9 Butler 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:01.9  
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
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BOS
1st Atlantic
39
27
7-3
24-9
15-18
LAC
2nd Pacific
40
26
6-4
24-9
16-17
 
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