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Notebook: Rockets 101, Celtics 89


Matt Miller, For NBA.com
Posted Sat Dec 15, 2012 12:07 AM - Updated Sat Dec 15, 2012 12:07 AM

THE FACTS: The Boston Celtics were not worried about Houston Rockets reserve center Greg Smith as an offensive threat. But by the time Smith terrorized Boston's defense enough to gain its respect, James Harden was in position to land the knockout punch.

Harden scored 21 points, dished out five assists and grabbed five rebounds, while Smith added 20 points on 8-for-9 shooting, six boards and three blocks as the Rockets put together a late-game spurt to pull away from the Boston Celtics 101-89 on Friday at Toyota Center. Chandler Parsons posted a near triple-double of 15 points, nine rebounds and a career-high eight assists for Houston (11-11), which has won two games in a row overall and eight of its last 10 home contests.

Paul Pierce paced the Celtics (12-10), who have lost five of their last six road games, with 18 points but needed 18 field goal attempts to arrive there. Rajon Rondo chipped in with 15 points and 13 assists to go with his season-high seven turnovers.

QUOTABLE: "I was in the right spots at the right time. ... [The Celtics] are harsh on ball-handlers. They're going to show hard, and then the slip [to the basket] is right there. You roll, and of course, the rim is going to be open every time."

-- Greg Smith on how the Rockets' game plan led to his impressive performance

BAD MOVE: Boston defended Smith as if he was not even on its scouting report, allowing the Rockets' backup center to sneak behind the defense repeatedly for easy lay-ins. In 21-plus minutes on the court, Smith broke free for seven layups.

THE STAT: The Celtics found little success when they tried to generate offense inside against Houston's front line, netting only 32 points in the paint. Boston, which was limited to less than 41 points in the paint for the seventh straight game, has been held to an average of 36.3 points in the paint over its last seven contests.

TURNING POINT: Boston cut its deficit to 88-83 with 5:05 left to play in the fourth quarter and appeared to have an opportunity to further close the gap when Rondo poked the ball away from Harden on Houston's next possession. Harden, however, gathered the ball and buried a desperate 3-point attempt from the top of the key just before the shot clock expired, igniting a 13-2 Rockets run to secure the victory.

QUOTABLE II: "That's the way we should play. ... We were strong with the ball and making the right reads and plays."

-- James Harden on his team's dominance in the final five minutes

HOT: Houston surged to the lead in the third quarter with hot shooting as it knocked down 11 of its 18 shot attempts (61.1 percent), including a 4-for-6 (66.7 percent) effort from 3-point range, during a 32-point period.

QUOTABLE III: "In the third quarter, I don't think we stopped them any time they came down the court. We needed to create some kind of defensive consistency, and we just weren't able to do that. In the second half, Houston got into a rhythm that was undeniable."

-- Celtics forward Kevin Garnett on his squad's defensive lapses

NOT: Pierce's ongoing struggle to find a consistent shooting touch this season continued Friday. Including his 5-for-18 performance against the Rockets, Pierce has connected on only 38.0 percent (49-for-129) of his field-goal attempts over his last eight outings.

GOOD MOVE: Boston has seen its defensive numbers improve of late thanks to an increase in ball pressure and trapping, methods which proved to be effective at times against Houston. The Celtics collected 10 steals in the first half and 15 for the evening, marking their second straight game with at least 15 thefts.

NOTABLE: Garnett, who was drafted by Houston coach Kevin McHale when he was the Minnesota Timberwolves' general manager, hugged McHale immediately after the final buzzer sounded. "Me and KG, we go way back. There will always be a special place in my heart for him," McHale said. ... Celtics coach Doc Rivers tweaked his starting lineup, replacing shooting guard Jason Terry with Courtney Lee. ... Smith has blocked at least three shots in three consecutive games. ... The Rockets have won a franchise-record 34 consecutive contests when limiting an opponent to less than 90 points, which stands as the longest active streak of its kind in the NBA. ... Houston improved to 8-1 this season against Eastern Conference competition. ... The Rockets have won four of their last five meetings with Boston. ... Houston is 26-4 in December home games since 2008. ... The Rockets registered a 25-11 advantage in fast-break points. ... The Celtics fell to 1-7 this season when they dish out fewer assists than their opponent.

UP NEXT: For the Celtics, Saturday @ San Antonio, Tuesday @ Chicago, Wednesday vs. Cleveland. For the Rockets, Sunday @ Toronto, Monday @ New York, Wednesday vs. Philadelphia.

BOS
HOU
   
    • 40.0%

    • 48.7%

    • 40.0%

    • 37.0%

    • 76.5%

    • 73.9%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
BOSHOU
Total Rebounds4145
Offensive Rebounds97
Turnovers1217
Fast Break Pts:1125
Biggest Lead:716
Points in the Paint:3240
BOSHOU
pPierce   18Harden   21
rb2 players   7Asik   10
aRondo   13Parsons   8
sRondo   4Harden   3
b5 players   1Smith   3
 
  • 12/14 - BOS 89 @ HOU 101
  • 01/11 - HOU 91 @ BOS 103
Boston Celtics (20-18)
field goalsrebounds
 posminfgm-a3pm-aftm-a+/-offdeftotastpfsttobsbapts
P. PierceF40:335-182-66-8-1607732310218
B. BassF22:331-30-00-0-230441100112
K. GarnettC-F27:006-120-02-2-914523111014
C. LeeG-F27:203-71-21-2-190330220108
R. RondoG36:286-130-23-3-12134131471115
C. Wilcox 14:522-30-00-0+60220200004
J. Sullinger 14:253-70-01-2+44261100127
L. Barbosa 06:280-10-00-0+30222000000
J. Green 24:374-111-20-0+23470121029
J. Terry 25:444-104-80-0+401103320012
A. BradleyDNP - Coach's Decision
J. CollinsDNP - Coach's Decision
Totals 24034-858-2013-17 93241221615125889
 40.0%40.0%76.5% team rebs: 6total to: 13
Houston Rockets (21-19)
field goalsrebounds
 posminfgm-a3pm-aftm-a+/-offdeftotastpfsttobsbapts
C. ParsonsF37:215-71-34-6+2327982220015
P. PattersonF-C25:214-81-20-0+160331302009
O. AsikC26:144-70-01-2+1328100201229
J. HardenG38:226-172-77-8+1605551310321
J. LinG27:042-61-30-0+60337213205
G. Smith 21:468-90-04-6-124603023020
T. Douglas 24:304-92-31-1+302202101011
C. Delfino 22:393-63-50-0-40002105009
M. Morris 16:431-70-40-0-121670001002
C. AldrichDNP - Coach's Decision
D. CookDNP - Coach's Decision
Totals 24037-7610-2717-23 73845231671785101
 48.7%37.0%73.9% team rebs: 8total to: 17

inactive

  • Celtics: Joseph, Melo
  • Rockets: Jones, Machado, Motiejunas, White

technical fouls

  • Celtics: --
  • Rockets: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 2
  • Times Tied: 2

arena stats

  • Arena: Toyota Center, Houston, TX
  • Officials: #49 Tom Washington, #36 David Jones, #66 Haywoode Workman
  • Attendance: 15679
  • Duration: 2:14
Boston Celtics (12-10) Houston Rockets (11-11)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Asik vs Garnett (Lin gains possession)
  11:40
[HOU 3-0]
Parsons 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Pierce (1 AST)  11:23
[BOS 2-3]
 
  11:17 Asik Layup Shot: Missed Block: Garnett (1 BLK) 
  11:17 Parsons Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  11:17 Parsons Turnover : Illegal Assist Turnover (1 TO) 
Garnett Layup Shot: Missed  11:02  
  11:00 Lin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:56
[HOU 5-2]
Asik Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lin (1 AST) 
Rondo Jump Shot: Missed  10:39  
  10:38 Patterson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:20 Patterson Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed 
Bass Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:18  
Garnett Jump Bank Shot: Missed  10:11  
  10:09 Asik Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Bass Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  10:06  
  10:06
[HOU 6-2]
Parsons Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  10:06  
  10:06 Parsons Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:06  
Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed  09:51  
  09:50 Patterson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:41 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:39  
  09:25 Patterson Foul: Personal Block (1 PF) 
Garnett Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed  09:12  
  09:10 Parsons Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  09:03
[HOU 9-2]
Patterson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Parsons (1 AST) 
Lee Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rondo (1 AST)  08:48
[BOS 4-9]
 
Garnett Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  08:32  
  08:32 Asik Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  08:32 Team Rebound 
  08:32
[HOU 10-4]
Asik Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Garnett Step Back Jump shot: Missed  08:11  
  08:09 Patterson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  07:58 Patterson Jump Shot: Missed 
Lee Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:57  
Garnett Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed  07:49  
  07:47 Asik Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Pierce Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  07:43  
  07:43
[HOU 11-4]
Parsons Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Garnett Substitution replaced by Wilcox  07:43  
  07:43 Parsons Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Wilcox Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:43  
Rondo 3pt Shot: Missed  07:19  
  07:18 Asik Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  07:13
[HOU 13-4]
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Rondo Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  07:07  
  06:57
[HOU 15-4]
Asik Slam Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Lin (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  06:53  
Bass Substitution replaced by Sullinger  06:53  
Pierce Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Harden (1 ST)  06:39  
  06:20
[HOU 17-4]
Harden Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Rondo Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  06:08
[BOS 6-17]
 
  05:55 Lin Running Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:54 Asik Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  05:54 Asik Tip Shot: Missed 
Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:52  
Lee Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rondo (2 AST)  05:46
[BOS 8-17]
 
  05:33 Asik Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Rondo (1 ST) 
  05:28 Asik Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Lee Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  05:28  
Team Rebound  05:28  
  05:28 Asik Substitution replaced by Smith 
  05:28 Lin Substitution replaced by Douglas 
Lee Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  05:28
[BOS 9-17]
 
  05:12 Patterson Layup Shot: Missed 
Sullinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:11  
Rondo Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Douglas (1 ST)  05:06  
  05:01 Parsons Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) 
Sullinger Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed  04:45  
  04:43 Parsons Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  04:33 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:32 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  04:32
[HOU 19-9]
Smith Tip Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Pierce Jump Shot: Missed  04:09  
Sullinger Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  04:08  
Sullinger Tip Shot: Missed  04:08  
  04:06 Douglas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:55 Patterson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Sullinger Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  03:54  
Wilcox Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rondo (3 AST)  03:46
[BOS 11-19]
 
  03:30
[HOU 21-11]
Patterson Slam Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Parsons (2 AST) 
Rondo Driving Layup Shot: Missed  03:13  
  03:11 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  03:10 Smith Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Rondo (2 ST) 
Wilcox Reverse Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rondo (4 AST)  03:07
[BOS 13-21]
 
  02:45
[HOU 23-13]
Smith Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Parsons (3 AST) 
  02:31 Patterson Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
  02:31 Team Timeout : Regular 
Pierce Substitution replaced by Barbosa  02:31  
Lee Substitution replaced by Green  02:31  
Rondo Substitution replaced by Terry  02:31  
Wilcox Substitution replaced by Garnett  02:31  
  02:31 Parsons Substitution replaced by Delfino 
  02:31 Patterson Substitution replaced by Morris 
Sullinger Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  02:31
[BOS 14-23]
 
Sullinger Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  02:31  
  02:31 Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:18 Smith Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Green (1 ST) 
Green Layup Shot: Missed Block: Smith (1 BLK)  02:11  
  02:09 Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:00 Morris 3pt Shot: Missed 
Barbosa Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:59  
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Barbosa (1 AST)  01:49
[BOS 16-23]
 
  01:30 Douglas Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Barbosa Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:28  
Terry Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  01:17  
  01:01
[HOU 25-16]
Morris Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Harden (1 AST) 
Terry 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS)  00:47.8
[BOS 19-25]
 
  00:38.9 Douglas Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:36.8  
Green Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Harden (2 ST)  00:22.9  
Terry Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  00:19.3  
  00:19.3
[HOU 26-19]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  00:19.3
[HOU 27-19]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Terry 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.9  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
Boston Celtics (12-10) Houston Rockets (11-11)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:44 Douglas Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  11:44
[BOS 20-27]
 
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  11:44
[BOS 21-27]
 
  11:31 Morris 3pt Shot: Missed 
Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  11:30  
Barbosa Driving Jump shot: Missed  11:20  
Green Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  11:18  
Green Layup Shot: Missed Block: Smith (2 BLK)  11:16  
  11:15 Team Rebound 
  10:57 Morris Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Pierce (1 ST) 
Terry Driving Layup Shot: Missed  10:51  
  10:49 Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  10:41
[HOU 29-21]
Smith Jump Hook Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Lin (3 AST) 
  10:27 Smith Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Barbosa Substitution replaced by Rondo  10:27  
  10:24 Delfino Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Pierce Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed Block: Lin (1 BLK)  10:13  
  10:11 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  10:06 Douglas Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Green Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  10:05  
  10:01 Smith Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  10:01
[BOS 22-29]
 
  10:01 Smith Substitution replaced by Asik 
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  10:01
[BOS 23-29]
 
  09:48
[HOU 32-23]
Delfino 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Lin (4 AST) 
Pierce Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  09:32
[BOS 25-32]
 
  09:25 Lin Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Green (2 ST) 
Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed  09:18  
  09:17 Lin Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:11 Delfino 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:09 Morris Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  09:01 Delfino Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Pierce (2 ST) 
Green Running Jump Shot: Missed  08:55  
Green Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  08:52  
Green Tip Shot: Missed  08:52  
  08:50 Morris Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  08:34 Lin Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Garnett (1 ST) 
  08:26 Asik Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
  08:26  
  08:26 Douglas Substitution replaced by Harden 
Garnett Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  08:26
[BOS 26-32]
 
Garnett Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  08:26
[BOS 27-32]
 
  08:05 Morris 3pt Shot: Missed 
Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:03  
Green Jump Shot: Missed  07:48  
  07:46 Asik Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  07:37 Lin Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Rondo (3 ST) 
Green Slam Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rondo (5 AST)  07:31
[BOS 29-32]
 
  07:06 Morris Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Terry Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:04  
Terry 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Pierce (2 AST)  06:45
[BOS 32-32]
 
  06:38 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:38 Delfino Substitution replaced by Parsons 
  06:38 Morris Substitution replaced by Patterson 
Garnett Substitution replaced by Wilcox  06:38  
Green Substitution replaced by Bass  06:38  
  06:23 Parsons 3pt Shot: Missed 
Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:22  
Rondo Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  06:10
[BOS 34-32]
 
  05:49 Harden Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Bass Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:48  
Rondo Jump Shot: Missed  05:26  
  05:25 Asik Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  05:18 Lin Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Bass Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:16  
Bass Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  05:02
[BOS 36-32]
 
  04:41
[HOU 34-36]
Lin Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Rondo Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO)  04:23  
  04:23 Asik Substitution replaced by Smith 
Terry Substitution replaced by Lee  04:23  
  04:14 Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Pierce (3 ST) 
Pierce Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  04:10
[BOS 38-34]
 
  03:57 Harden Layup Shot: Missed Block: Lee (1 BLK) 
Lee Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:55  
Pierce 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Rondo (6 AST)  03:35
[BOS 41-34]
 
  03:14 Smith Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:13 Smith Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
Wilcox Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  03:12  
  03:12 Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:12 Team Rebound 
  03:12
[HOU 35-41]
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Rondo Layup Shot: Missed Block: Lin (2 BLK)  02:59  
  02:57 Lin Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  02:50 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:49  
Rondo Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Lin (1 ST)  02:42  
  02:36
[HOU 37-41]
Parsons Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:26  
Bass Substitution replaced by Garnett  02:26  
Wilcox Substitution replaced by Green  02:26  
  02:20 Parsons Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:20  
Team Rebound  02:20  
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  02:20
[BOS 42-37]
 
  02:08 Patterson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Lee (1 ST) 
Pierce Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  01:50  
  01:48 Smith Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
Lee Foul: Personal (1 PF)  01:33  
  01:24
[HOU 39-42]
Smith Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Lin (5 AST) 
Lee Jump Shot: Missed  01:04  
Rondo Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  01:02  
Lee Jump Shot: Missed  00:59.9  
  00:58.9 Smith Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  00:52.2
[HOU 41-42]
Patterson Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Lin (6 AST) 
Green 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Rondo (7 AST)  00:34.6
[BOS 45-41]
 
  00:30.2
[HOU 43-45]
Smith Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Lin (7 AST) 
Rondo Jump Shot: Missed  00:06.9  
  00:05.9 Parsons Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  00:00.0 Lin 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 2nd Quarter
Boston Celtics (12-10) Houston Rockets (11-11)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Pierce Layup Shot: Missed  11:44  
  11:43 Parsons Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
Pierce Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  11:39  
  11:39
[HOU 44-45]
Parsons Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  11:39
[HOU 45-45]
Parsons Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Garnett Step Back Jump shot: Missed  11:16  
  11:14 Parsons Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
Lee Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  10:58  
  10:58
[HOU 46-45]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  10:58
[HOU 47-45]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  10:48 Patterson Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  10:33  
  10:16
[HOU 49-45]
Patterson Driving Jump shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Harden (2 AST) 
Garnett Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Rondo (8 AST)  10:02
[BOS 47-49]
 
  09:50
[HOU 52-47]
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Pierce Pullup Jump shot: Missed  09:37  
  09:35 Asik Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  09:28 Harden Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  09:27  
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Bass (1 AST)  09:05
[BOS 49-52]
 
  08:57 Asik Layup Shot: Missed Block: Bass (1 BLK) 
Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  08:56  
  08:49 Lin Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Rondo Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Parsons (1 ST)  08:44  
  08:23
[HOU 55-49]
Lin 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Harden (3 AST) 
Lee 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Rondo (9 AST)  07:55
[BOS 52-55]
 
  07:30
[HOU 57-52]
Parsons Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Bass Layup Shot: Missed Block: Asik (1 BLK)  07:14  
  07:12 Parsons Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  07:09
[HOU 59-52]
Harden Dunk Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Parsons (4 AST) 
Rondo Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Pierce (3 AST)  06:44
[BOS 54-59]
 
  06:33 Patterson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Rondo (4 ST) 
Rondo Turnover : Bad Pass (6 TO) Steal:Harden (3 ST)  06:30  
  06:25
[HOU 61-54]
Asik Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Harden (4 AST) 
Garnett Foul: Offensive (2 PF)  06:00  
Garnett Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  06:00  
  06:00 Asik Substitution replaced by Smith 
Garnett Substitution replaced by Terry  06:00  
Lee Substitution replaced by Green  06:00  
Pierce Substitution replaced by Wilcox  06:00  
  05:47
[HOU 63-54]
Parsons Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Rondo Running Bank shot: Made (8 PTS)  05:30
[BOS 56-63]
 
  05:30 Lin Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) 
  05:30 Team Timeout : Regular 
Rondo Free Throw 1 of 1 (9 PTS)  05:30
[BOS 57-63]
 
  05:12
[HOU 65-57]
Smith Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Patterson (1 AST) 
Green Driving Layup Shot: Missed  04:55  
Green Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  04:53  
Green Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  04:52
[BOS 59-65]
 
  04:45
[HOU 67-59]
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Rondo 3pt Shot: Missed  04:21  
  04:19 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:06 Lin 3pt Shot: Missed 
Green Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  04:05  
Terry 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Rondo (10 AST)  03:54
[BOS 62-67]
 
Terry Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  03:28  
  03:28
[HOU 68-62]
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Bass Substitution replaced by Pierce  03:28  
  03:28 Lin Substitution replaced by Douglas 
  03:28 Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Wilcox Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:28  
Pierce Layup Shot: Missed  03:15  
  03:14 Parsons Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
Wilcox Foul: Personal (2 PF)  03:07  
  02:58 Douglas Running Layup Shot: Missed 
Rondo Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  02:56  
Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed  02:50  
  02:47 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Terry Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA)  02:46  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:46  
  02:46 Parsons Substitution replaced by Delfino 
  02:46 Patterson Substitution replaced by Morris 
Wilcox Substitution replaced by Sullinger  02:46  
  02:46 Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:46 Team Rebound 
  02:46
[HOU 69-62]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS) 
Pierce Driving Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Rondo (11 AST)  02:27
[BOS 64-69]
 
  02:00 Harden Jump Shot: Missed Block: Rondo (1 BLK) 
  02:00 Team Rebound 
  01:56
[HOU 72-64]
Douglas 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Rondo Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS)  01:40
[BOS 66-72]
 
  01:26 Morris Jump Shot: Missed 
Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  01:25  
Sullinger Layup Shot: Missed Block: Douglas (1 BLK)  01:07  
  01:06 Team Rebound 
  00:52.6
[HOU 75-66]
Delfino 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Harden (5 AST) 
  00:42.5 Douglas Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Rondo Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  00:42.5
[BOS 67-75]
 
Rondo Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  00:42.5
[BOS 68-75]
 
  00:25.9 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  00:23.9  
Pierce Layup Shot: Missed  00:04.6  
Sullinger Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  00:04.6  
Sullinger Putback Dunk Shot: Made (3 PTS)  00:04.6
[BOS 70-75]
 
  00:01.0 Delfino Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Terry (1 ST) 
Terry 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
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Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:43
[HOU 77-70]
Smith Slam Dunk Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Parsons (5 AST) 
Terry Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (2 TO)  11:29  
  11:13 Douglas 3pt Shot: Missed 
Lee Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  11:11  
Green Pullup Jump shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Sullinger (1 AST)  10:58
[BOS 72-77]
 
  10:40
[HOU 79-72]
Smith Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Delfino (1 AST) 
Pierce Jump Shot: Missed Block: Smith (3 BLK)  10:04  
  10:03 Morris Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  09:59
[HOU 81-72]
Douglas Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Parsons (6 AST) 
  09:38 Parsons Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  09:38  
Team Rebound  09:38  
Sullinger Substitution replaced by Garnett  09:38  
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS)  09:38
[BOS 73-81]
 
  09:24 Delfino Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Terry (2 ST) 
Terry 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Garnett (1 AST)  09:06
[BOS 76-81]
 
Garnett Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  08:54  
  08:54  
  08:54
[HOU 82-76]
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS) 
  08:54
[HOU 83-76]
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS) 
Garnett Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (12 PTS)  08:32
[BOS 78-83]
 
  08:17
[HOU 86-78]
Delfino 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Parsons (7 AST) 
  08:04 Smith Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
  08:04 Smith Substitution replaced by Asik 
Lee 3pt Shot: Missed  08:01  
  07:59 Morris Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
Garnett Violation:Kicked Ball  07:52  
  07:44 Delfino Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Lee (2 ST) 
Terry 3pt Shot: Missed  07:24  
Garnett Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  07:22  
Terry Driving Layup Shot: Missed  07:16  
  07:14 Asik Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  06:56 Team Timeout : Short 
  06:56 Morris Substitution replaced by Harden 
Lee Substitution replaced by Rondo  06:56  
Green Substitution replaced by Wilcox  06:56  
  06:52 Harden Running Bank shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  06:50  
Rondo Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Garnett (2 AST)  06:33
[BOS 80-86]
 
  06:05
[HOU 88-80]
Parsons Running Bank shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Delfino (2 AST) 
Wilcox Hook Shot: Missed  05:50  
  05:49 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  05:48 Team Timeout : Regular 
Wilcox Substitution replaced by Bass  05:48  
  05:29 Delfino Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
  05:27 Parsons Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
  05:23 Delfino Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Terry (3 ST) 
Pierce 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Rondo (12 AST)  05:09
[BOS 83-88]
 
  04:43
[HOU 91-83]
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) 
Pierce Step Back Jump shot: Missed  04:23  
  04:21 Team Rebound 
  04:00 Harden Running Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:59 Asik Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
  03:59
[HOU 93-83]
Asik Tip Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Rondo (13 AST)  03:43
[BOS 85-93]
 
  03:26 Delfino 3pt Shot: Missed 
Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  03:24  
Terry 3pt Shot: Missed  03:18  
  03:17 Douglas Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Rondo Foul: Personal (1 PF)  03:14  
Garnett Substitution replaced by Green  03:14  
  03:04 Parsons 3pt Shot: Missed 
Green Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  03:03  
Rondo Turnover : Bad Pass (7 TO) Steal:Parsons (2 ST)  02:59  
  02:53
[HOU 96-85]
Douglas 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Parsons (8 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:52  
Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed  02:43  
  02:42 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  02:24
[HOU 98-85]
Douglas Running Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Green Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  02:24  
Team Timeout : Short  02:24  
Pierce Substitution replaced by Sullinger  02:24  
Rondo Substitution replaced by Lee  02:24  
Terry Substitution replaced by Barbosa  02:24  
  02:24
[HOU 99-85]
Douglas Free Throw 1 of 1 (11 PTS) 
Lee Layup Shot: Missed  02:12  
Sullinger Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  02:11  
Sullinger Layup Shot: Missed Block: Asik (2 BLK)  02:09  
Sullinger Rebound (Off:4 Def:2)  02:08  
Green 3pt Shot: Missed  02:00  
  01:59 Asik Rebound (Off:2 Def:8) 
  01:36 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Sullinger (1 BLK) 
Bass Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  01:34  
Bass Jump Shot: Missed  01:25  
  01:24 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
Sullinger Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  01:06  
  01:06
[HOU 100-85]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS) 
Bass Substitution replaced by Wilcox  01:06  
  01:06
[HOU 101-85]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS) 
  01:00 Harden Foul: Personal Take (1 PF) 
  01:00 Harden Substitution replaced by Morris 
Sullinger Hook Shot: Made (5 PTS)  00:47.0
[BOS 87-101]
 
  00:26.9 Morris 3pt Shot: Missed 
Green Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  00:25.8  
Sullinger Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Barbosa (2 AST)  00:20.6
[BOS 89-101]
 
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
w
l
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h
a
BOS
3rd Atlantic
41
40
4-6
27-13
14-27
HOU
3rd Southwest
45
37
6-4
29-12
16-25
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
BOS
2 players 20.3
2 players 13.7
2 players 5.3
2 players 1.0
2 players 1.8
HOU
2 players 26.3
2 players 11.2
2 players 4.5
2 players 1.7
2 players 2.0