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Notebook: Celtics 103, Cavaliers 91


Brian Robb, for NBA.com
Posted Wed Dec 19, 2012 11:37 PM - Updated Wed Dec 19, 2012 11:37 PM

THE FACTS: Paul Pierce exploded for a season-high 40 points, helping the Boston Celtics hold off the Cleveland Cavaliers for a 103-91 victory. The win also snapped a three-game losing streak for the Celtics. Boston led by as many as 20 in the third quarter behind the hot shooting of Pierce, who hit a scorching 13-for-16, to go along with eight rebounds and five assists.

Cleveland did not give in to the Pierce scoring onslaught despite missing star center Anderson Varejao (bruised right knee). The visitors closed a 20-point deficit to single digits in the fourth quarter, behind Kyrie Irving (22 points) and an underwhelming performance from Boston's second unit, before Pierce returned to put the game away. With the defeat, Cleveland has now lost five consecutive games, and 10 of 11 overall.

QUOTABLE: "I feel like the last few games I've been shooting the ball a lot better, three or four games now. I'm really coming along where I'm starting to get into a good groove offensively. The way my shot's going, picking my spots. So even before tonight I felt good."
-- Paul Pierce

THE STAT: The Celtics turned up the aggression early on the offensive end, attacking the hoop relentlessly to put pressure on Cleveland's defense without Varejao. The strategy helped them earn 23 free-throw attempts in the first half alone. The hosts failed to sustain that mentality, earning just four free throws over the final 24 minutes, which helped the Cavs crawl back into the game late.

TURNING POINT: After Cleveland closed Boston's lead to four with 6:07 remaining in the game, the Celtics stopped the bleeding with a 10-1 run, keyed by none other than Pierce who scored six quick points during the outburst to help finish off the Cavs.

QUOTABLE II: "There was nothing that we could do with [Pierce] tonight. Sometimes a guy like that, a future hall of famer, sometimes they get it going and there's really nothing much you can do and Paul got it going. He hit some shots tonight that I hadn't seen him hit, or play that way in a while. "
-- Cavs coach Byron Scott

HOT: Pierce -- Boston's captain could not be stopped in the third quarter, going a perfect 7-for-7 from the field, including three from beyond the arc. Pierce finished with 17 of his 40 points in the frame. It was Pierce's 24th 40-plus point game of his career, and first since April 18 in a loss against the Knicks.

NOT: Tristan Thompson -- The second-year forward failed to muster much offense in his battle with Kevin Garnett, going just 2-for-10 against the perennial All-Star in 38 minutes.

FANTASY SPOTLIGHT: Irving -- The top pick of the 2011 NBA Draft has rounded nicely into form since recovering from a fractured left index finger. Irving has averaged 24 points, three rebounds and four assists over five games since returning to Cleveland's lineup.

ROOKIE WATCH: Luke Zeller -- The 22-year-old rookie made the first start of his NBA career in place of the injured Varejao. Zeller had problems defending Garnett most of the night, but managed to post a career high 20 points and three rebounds over his 36 minutes of action, another career best for the former North Carolina star.

NOTABLE: Jason Collins earned his first start of the season at center, replacing Brandon Bass in the starting five...Collins fouled out in 23 minutes of action. Jason Terry also returned to the starting lineup for Boston after a three game absence, in place of Courtney Lee...Daniel Gibson sat out with an elbow injury for Cleveland. ...The Celtics have won 150 consecutive games when they have led by 19 or more points...Pierce became the oldest player in Celtics history to score 40 points in a regulation game...The Celtics held a moment of silence for all the victims from Sandy Hook Elementary School.

UP NEXT: For Cleveland, Friday vs. Indiana, Saturday @ Milwaukee, Wednesday @ Washington. For Boston, Friday vs. Milwaukee, Tuesday @ Brooklyn, Thursday @ L.A. Clippers.

CLE
BOS
     
    • 40.9%

    • 59.7%

    • 27.8%

    • 52.9%

    • 66.7%

    • 74.1%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
CLE BOS
Total Rebounds 35 35
Offensive Rebounds 13 2
Turnovers 9 14
Fast Break Pts: 6 18
Biggest Lead: 0 20
Points in the Paint: 38 32
CLE BOS
p Irving   22 Pierce   40
rb Thompson   12 Pierce   8
a Waiters   4 Rondo   8
s 2 players   2 Pierce   3
b Thompson   2 Garnett   3
 
  • 12/19 - CLE 91 @ BOS 103
  • 01/22 - BOS 90 @ CLE 95
  • 03/27 - BOS 93 @ CLE 92
  • 04/05 - CLE 97 @ BOS 91
Cleveland Cavaliers (16-36)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
A. Gee F 34:00 5-12 1-3 0-0 -21 0 3 3 2 2 1 2 0 1 11
T. Thompson F 38:29 2-10 0-0 7-9 -16 6 6 12 2 2 2 1 2 3 11
T. Zeller C-F 36:15 9-15 0-0 2-3 -17 2 1 3 2 3 1 0 0 0 20
D. Waiters G 35:12 6-15 0-4 1-2 -15 2 2 4 4 2 1 3 0 1 13
K. Irving G 37:27 9-17 2-5 2-4 -12 1 3 4 2 4 2 3 0 1 22
C. Miles   16:52 1-5 1-4 0-0 +7 1 3 4 2 3 0 0 0 0 3
K. Jones   11:09 1-5 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 2
L. Walton   14:00 1-2 1-2 0-0 +9 0 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
D. Sloan   06:29 1-2 0-0 1-1 -4 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3
S. Samuels   10:07 1-5 0-0 1-2 +9 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 3
O. Casspi DNP - Coach's Decision
D. Gibson DND - Right Ankle Sprain
J. Pargo DNP - Coach's Decision
Totals   240 36-88 5-18 14-21   13 22 35 16 22 7 9 2 7 91
  40.9% 27.8% 66.7%   team rebs: 13 total to: 9
Boston Celtics (27-24)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
P. Pierce F 33:36 13-16 6-7 8-8 +29 0 8 8 5 2 3 1 1 0 40
J. Collins C 23:16 0-0 0-0 1-2 +23 0 2 2 0 6 1 0 1 0 1
K. Garnett C-F 30:50 5-9 0-1 2-3 +1 0 6 6 3 3 1 2 3 0 12
J. Terry G 34:54 6-9 3-5 0-0 +18 0 3 3 4 1 1 2 0 0 15
R. Rondo G 37:28 7-11 0-1 6-10 +22 0 4 4 8 5 2 4 1 0 20
B. Bass   26:48 2-7 0-1 0-0 +3 0 3 3 1 2 0 0 0 1 4
J. Sullinger   15:06 1-2 0-0 0-0 -3 2 3 5 1 4 1 1 0 1 2
C. Lee   20:20 2-3 0-0 2-2 -9 0 3 3 1 0 0 3 0 0 6
J. Green   14:24 1-4 0-2 1-2 -17 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 3
L. Barbosa   03:18 0-1 0-0 0-0 -7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
A. Bradley DNP - Coach's Decision
C. Wilcox DNP - Coach's Decision
Totals   240 37-62 9-17 20-27   2 33 35 23 24 9 14 7 2 103
  59.7% 52.9% 74.1%   team rebs: 8 total to: 14

inactive

  • Cavaliers: Leuer, Varejao
  • Celtics: Joseph, Melo

technical fouls

  • Cavaliers: --
  • Celtics: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 0
  • Times Tied: 5

arena stats

  • Arena: TD Garden, Boston, MA
  • Officials: #28 Zach Zarba, #30 John Goble, #78 Scott Bolnick
  • Attendance: 18624
  • Duration: 2:08
Cleveland Cavaliers (5-22) Boston Celtics (13-12)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Garnett vs Zeller (Irving gains possession)
Zeller Jump Shot: Missed  11:42  
  11:41 Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:30 Garnett Jump Shot: Missed 
Irving Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:29  
Gee Layup Shot: Missed Block: Pierce (1 BLK)  11:20  
  11:19 Collins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:11
[BOS 2-0]
Rondo Floating Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Zeller Running Hook Shot: Missed  10:44  
  10:43 Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Zeller Foul: Personal (1 PF)  10:36  
  10:24
[BOS 5-0]
Terry 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Pierce (1 AST) 
  10:02 Collins Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Waiters Jump Shot: Missed  09:52  
Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  09:49  
Gee 3pt Shot: Missed  09:39  
  09:38 Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  09:34
[BOS 7-0]
Rondo Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Waiters Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:22
[CLE 2-7]
 
  09:08 Garnett Jump Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:07  
Waiters Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS)  08:55
[CLE 4-7]
 
  08:30 Pierce Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed 
Zeller Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:29  
Waiters Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Zeller (1 AST)  08:15
[CLE 6-7]
 
  08:05
[BOS 9-6]
Rondo Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
  07:42 Pierce Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Thompson Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  07:42
[CLE 7-9]
 
Thompson Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  07:42
[CLE 8-9]
 
  07:31 Pierce Jump Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:30  
Waiters Jump Shot: Missed  07:16  
  07:15 Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:49 Terry 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  06:48  
  06:48 Rondo Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) 
  06:48 Garnett Substitution replaced by Bass 
Thompson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Rondo (1 ST)  06:32  
  06:28
[BOS 11-8]
Rondo Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Irving 3pt Shot: Missed  06:23  
  06:20 Collins Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:11 Rondo Layup Shot: Missed 
Gee Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:10  
Thompson Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  06:01
[CLE 10-11]
 
  06:01 Bass Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
Thompson Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS)  06:01
[CLE 11-11]
 
  05:38
[BOS 13-11]
Bass Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Terry (1 AST) 
Waiters Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  05:14
[CLE 13-13]
 
Waiters Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  05:01  
  05:01 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:01 Collins Substitution replaced by Sullinger 
  05:01 Terry Substitution replaced by Lee 
Waiters Substitution replaced by Miles  05:01  
Zeller Substitution replaced by Jones  05:01  
  05:01
[BOS 14-13]
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  05:01
[BOS 15-13]
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Gee Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  04:37
[CLE 15-15]
 
Jones Foul: Shooting Block (1 PF) (2 FTA)  04:15  
  04:15
[BOS 16-15]
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  04:15
[BOS 17-15]
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Gee Step Back Jump shot: Made (4 PTS)  03:58
[CLE 17-17]
 
  03:36 Bass Jump Shot: Missed 
Gee Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:35  
Jones Jump Shot: Missed  03:22  
  03:22 Lee Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:10
[BOS 20-17]
Pierce 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Bass (1 AST) 
Gee Running Layup Shot: Missed  02:51  
Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  02:50  
Jones Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  02:49
[CLE 19-20]
 
  02:31
[BOS 23-19]
Pierce 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Sullinger (1 AST) 
Miles Jump Shot: Missed  02:19  
Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  02:18  
Thompson Tip Shot: Missed  02:18  
  02:17 Bass Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Miles Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  02:12  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:12  
  02:12 Pierce Substitution replaced by Green 
  02:12 Rondo Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:12 Team Rebound 
  02:12
[BOS 24-19]
Rondo Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Irving Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  01:54
[CLE 21-24]
 
  01:33 Lee Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Gee (1 ST) 
Gee Driving Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS)  01:30
[CLE 23-24]
 
Irving Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA)  01:16  
  01:16 Rondo Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:16 Team Rebound 
  01:16
[BOS 25-23]
Rondo Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Irving Turnaround Bank shot: Made (4 PTS)  00:59.8
[CLE 25-25]
 
Thompson Foul: Shooting Block (1 PF) (2 FTA)  00:51.6  
  00:51.6
[BOS 26-25]
Rondo Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  00:51.6
[BOS 27-25]
Rondo Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Jones Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed  00:33.9  
Miles Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  00:33.3  
Jones Jump Shot: Missed  00:16.9  
  00:14.8 Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  00:02.9 Bass Jump Shot: Missed 
Miles Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:00.0  
Miles 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
Cleveland Cavaliers (5-22) Boston Celtics (13-12)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:40 Green 3pt Shot: Missed 
  11:38 Sullinger Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  11:34
[BOS 29-25]
Green Slam Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lee (1 AST) 
Zeller Hook Shot: Missed  11:12  
  11:11 Terry Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:06 Lee Jump Shot: Missed 
Sloan Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:05  
Miles 3pt Shot: Missed  10:56  
  10:55 Sullinger Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  10:31 Green 3pt Shot: Missed 
  10:30 Sullinger Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  10:13 Terry Jump Shot: Missed 
Walton Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:11  
  10:07 Sullinger Foul: Shooting Block (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Zeller Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  10:07  
Team Rebound  10:07  
  10:07 Bass Substitution replaced by Garnett 
Zeller Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  10:07
[CLE 26-29]
 
Miles Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  09:43  
  09:43
[BOS 30-26]
Green Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Miles Substitution replaced by Waiters  09:43  
  09:43 Green Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Walton Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:42  
Sloan Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:29
[CLE 28-30]
 
  09:29 Sullinger Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) 
Sloan Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  09:29
[CLE 29-30]
 
  09:12
[BOS 32-29]
Garnett Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Terry (2 AST) 
Zeller Jump Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Sloan (1 AST)  08:56
[CLE 31-32]
 
  08:43 Garnett Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
  08:43  
Jones Layup Shot: Missed Block: Garnett (1 BLK)  08:19  
  08:18 Sullinger Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  07:59
[BOS 34-31]
Lee Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Terry (3 AST) 
Zeller Jump Shot: Missed  07:44  
  07:43 Sullinger Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
Sloan Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA)  07:40  
  07:40
[BOS 35-31]
Lee Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  07:40
[BOS 36-31]
Lee Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Walton 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Waiters (1 AST)  07:17
[CLE 34-36]
 
Zeller Foul: Personal (2 PF)  07:06  
  07:06 Green Substitution replaced by Pierce 
Jones Substitution replaced by Thompson  07:06  
  07:06 Sullinger Substitution replaced by Collins 
  06:55
[BOS 38-34]
Lee Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Garnett (1 AST) 
  06:36 Collins Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
  06:36 Terry Substitution replaced by Rondo 
Sloan Pullup Jump shot: Missed  06:25  
Zeller Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  06:23  
Zeller Hook Shot: Made (5 PTS)  06:22
[CLE 36-38]
 
  06:06
[BOS 40-36]
Garnett Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Thompson Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Missed  05:45  
Thompson Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  05:43  
Walton 3pt Shot: Missed  05:38  
  05:37 Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Waiters Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  05:31  
  05:31 Team Timeout : Regular 
Sloan Substitution replaced by Irving  05:31  
Walton Substitution replaced by Gee  05:31  
  05:31
[BOS 41-36]
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  05:31
[BOS 42-36]
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Waiters 3pt Shot: Missed  05:10  
  05:08 Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  04:56
[BOS 45-36]
Pierce 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Rondo (1 AST) 
Thompson Jump Shot: Missed  04:38  
  04:37 Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Gee Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA)  04:31  
  04:31
[BOS 46-36]
Collins Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  04:31 Collins Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  04:30  
Zeller Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Thompson (1 AST)  04:04
[CLE 38-46]
 
  03:47
[BOS 48-38]
Garnett Step Back Jump shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Pierce (2 AST) 
Gee Pullup Jump shot: Made (8 PTS)  03:25
[CLE 40-48]
 
  03:15 Garnett Foul: Offensive (1 PF) 
  03:15 Garnett Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Thompson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Garnett (2 BLK)  03:00  
Team Rebound  02:59  
  02:59 Collins Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:59  
  02:59 Collins Substitution replaced by Bass 
Waiters Step Back Jump shot: Missed  02:50  
Waiters Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  02:49  
Waiters Layup Shot: Missed  02:46  
  02:45 Lee Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:36 Garnett 3pt Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  02:35  
Gee 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Zeller (2 AST)  02:17
[CLE 43-48]
 
Irving Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  01:57  
  01:57 Garnett Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:57 Team Rebound 
  01:57
[BOS 49-43]
Garnett Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  01:49 Rondo Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Waiters Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  01:49
[CLE 44-49]
 
  01:49 Lee Substitution replaced by Terry 
Waiters Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:49  
  01:48 Bass Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:32
[BOS 51-44]
Garnett Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Rondo (2 AST) 
Gee Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA)  01:32  
  01:32
[BOS 52-44]
Garnett Free Throw 1 of 1 (10 PTS) 
Irving Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Rondo (2 ST)  01:16  
Zeller Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  01:14  
  01:14 Rondo Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:14 Team Rebound 
Zeller Substitution replaced by Jones  01:14  
  01:14 Rondo Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Gee Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:13  
Irving Pullup Jump shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Waiters (2 AST)  00:57.6
[CLE 46-52]
 
  00:38.9
[BOS 54-46]
Bass Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Garnett (2 AST) 
Irving Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  00:12.9  
  00:11.9 Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:00.0 Rondo 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 2nd Quarter
Cleveland Cavaliers (5-22) Boston Celtics (13-12)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:40
[BOS 56-46]
Pierce Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Thompson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Garnett (3 BLK)  11:16  
Irving Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  11:13  
Irving 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Waiters (3 AST)  11:09
[CLE 49-56]
 
  10:55
[BOS 59-49]
Pierce 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS) 
  10:34 Rondo Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Waiters 3pt Shot: Missed  10:19  
Zeller Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  10:17  
Zeller Putback Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  10:16
[CLE 51-59]
 
  09:57
[BOS 61-51]
Rondo Driving Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Terry (4 AST) 
Zeller Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Gee (1 AST)  09:30
[CLE 53-61]
 
  09:11
[BOS 63-53]
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Zeller Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Waiters (4 AST)  08:57
[CLE 55-63]
 
Thompson Foul: Personal (2 PF)  08:39  
  08:31
[BOS 65-55]
Pierce Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (22 PTS) 
Gee Jump Shot: Missed  08:09  
Team Rebound  08:09  
  08:09 Pierce Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) 
Waiters Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Garnett (1 ST)  08:03  
  07:58
[BOS 67-55]
Pierce Driving Layup Shot: Made (24 PTS) Assist: Rondo (3 AST) 
Irving Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Pierce (1 ST)  07:40  
  07:28 Rondo Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  07:26  
  07:14 Terry Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Irving 3pt Shot: Missed  07:10  
  07:09 Terry Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:07 Terry Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Thompson (1 ST) 
Gee Layup Shot: Missed  07:00  
  06:59 Team Rebound 
  06:59 Garnett Substitution replaced by Bass 
  06:41 Bass Jump Shot: Missed 
Irving Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  06:40  
Gee 3pt Shot: Missed  06:32  
Team Rebound  06:31  
Irving Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Thompson (2 AST)  06:26
[CLE 57-67]
 
  06:20
[BOS 69-57]
Pierce Driving Dunk Shot: Made (26 PTS) Assist: Rondo (4 AST) 
Irving Pullup Jump shot: Missed  06:05  
  06:04 Bass Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  05:58
[BOS 72-57]
Pierce 3pt Shot: Made (29 PTS) Assist: Rondo (5 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:56  
  05:56 Collins Substitution replaced by Sullinger 
Gee Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Sullinger (1 ST)  05:43  
  05:31 Sullinger Jump Shot: Missed Block: Thompson (1 BLK) 
  05:30 Team Rebound 
Waiters Substitution replaced by Miles  05:30  
Zeller Substitution replaced by Samuels  05:30  
  05:30 Sullinger Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Thompson (2 ST) 
  05:30 Jump Ball Sullinger vs Thompson (Gee gains possession) 
Samuels Jump Shot: Missed  05:09  
  05:07 Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  04:55
[BOS 75-57]
Pierce 3pt Shot: Made (32 PTS) Assist: Rondo (6 AST) 
  04:34 Sullinger Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Thompson Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  04:34
[CLE 58-75]
 
Thompson Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  04:34
[CLE 59-75]
 
  04:19
[BOS 78-59]
Terry 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Pierce (3 AST) 
Miles 3pt Shot: Missed  04:03  
  04:02 Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
Irving Foul: Personal (3 PF)  03:42  
  03:42 Pierce Substitution replaced by Green 
  03:36 Bass Jump Shot: Missed Block: Thompson (2 BLK) 
Irving Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  03:35  
  03:33 Sullinger Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Irving Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:33  
Team Rebound  03:33  
Irving Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  03:33
[CLE 60-78]
 
  03:16
[BOS 80-60]
Terry Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Rondo (7 AST) 
  02:54 Bass Foul: Personal Block (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
  02:54 Team Timeout : Regular 
Gee Substitution replaced by Walton  02:54  
Samuels Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  02:54
[CLE 61-80]
 
Samuels Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  02:54  
Thompson Rebound (Off:4 Def:5)  02:52  
Irving Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS)  02:41
[CLE 63-80]
 
Samuels Foul: Personal (1 PF)  02:28  
  02:16
[BOS 82-63]
Sullinger Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rondo (8 AST) 
Samuels Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (3 PTS)  01:50
[CLE 65-82]
 
  01:32 Rondo Foul: Offensive Charge (4 PF) 
  01:32 Rondo Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  01:32 Rondo Substitution replaced by Lee 
Irving 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS)  01:22
[CLE 68-82]
 
  01:04 Green Jump Shot: Missed 
Miles Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  01:03  
Irving Pullup Jump shot: Made (19 PTS)  00:54.0
[CLE 70-82]
 
Miles Foul: Personal (3 PF)  00:44.8  
  00:44.8 Sullinger Substitution replaced by Garnett 
  00:44.8 Terry Substitution replaced by Barbosa 
  00:35.7 Green Foul: Offensive (1 PF) 
  00:35.7 Green Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Irving Jump Shot: Missed  00:29.9  
Thompson Rebound (Off:5 Def:5)  00:27.9  
Thompson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Green (1 BLK)  00:26.9  
  00:25.4 Green Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:19.9 Lee Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) 
Irving Running Layup Shot: Made (21 PTS)  00:01.6
[CLE 72-82]
 
  00:00.0 Bass 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Samuels Jump Shot: Missed  11:37  
Waiters Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  11:34  
Zeller Hook Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Miles (1 AST)  11:16
[CLE 74-82]
 
  11:03 Lee Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) 
Waiters 3pt Shot: Missed  10:46  
  10:45 Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  10:28 Barbosa Jump Shot: Missed 
Walton Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  10:27  
Miles 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Samuels (1 AST)  10:07
[CLE 77-82]
 
  09:40 Garnett Jump Shot: Missed 
Miles Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  09:39  
Samuels Jump Shot: Missed  09:28  
  09:28 Lee Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  09:27 Team Timeout : Regular 
  09:27 Lee Substitution replaced by Terry 
  09:27 Green Substitution replaced by Pierce 
  09:27 Barbosa Substitution replaced by Rondo 
Walton Foul: Personal (1 PF)  09:19  
  09:19 Bass Substitution replaced by Collins 
Samuels Foul: Personal (2 PF)  09:16  
  09:15 Rondo Foul: Offensive (5 PF) 
  09:15 Rondo Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Zeller Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Miles (2 AST)  09:04
[CLE 79-82]
 
  09:04 Collins Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (1 FTA) 
Zeller Free Throw 1 of 1 (18 PTS)  09:04
[CLE 80-82]
 
  08:52
[BOS 84-80]
Rondo Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Samuels Jump Shot: Missed  08:33  
  08:32 Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
Samuels Foul: Shooting Block (3 PF) (2 FTA)  08:18  
  08:18
[BOS 85-80]
Rondo Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS) 
  08:18
[BOS 86-80]
Rondo Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS) 
Miles Substitution replaced by Irving  07:56  
Zeller Jump Shot: Missed  07:53  
  07:52 Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  07:29 Rondo Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Zeller (1 ST) 
  07:23 Pierce Violation:Kicked Ball 
Walton Substitution replaced by Thompson  07:23  
Samuels Substitution replaced by Gee  07:23  
Zeller Jump Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Gee (2 AST)  07:16
[CLE 82-86]
 
  06:56
[BOS 88-82]
Pierce Jump Shot: Made (34 PTS) 
Thompson Driving Jump shot: Missed  06:30  
  06:29 Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  06:18 Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed 
Waiters Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  06:17  
Waiters Running Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS)  06:08
[CLE 84-88]
 
  05:46 Rondo Jump Shot: Missed 
Waiters Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  05:45  
Waiters Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed Block: Collins (1 BLK)  05:29  
Team Rebound  05:28  
  05:28  
  05:28 Garnett Substitution replaced by Bass 
Gee Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Terry (1 ST)  05:27  
  05:22
[BOS 90-84]
Terry Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Irving Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Collins (1 ST)  05:01  
  04:48
[BOS 92-84]
Rondo Jump Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Pierce (4 AST) 
Waiters Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Pierce (2 ST)  04:34  
Irving Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA)  04:30  
  04:30
[BOS 93-84]
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 (35 PTS) 
  04:30
[BOS 94-84]
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (36 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  04:30  
Waiters Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Pierce (3 ST)  04:14  
  03:59
[BOS 96-84]
Pierce Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (38 PTS) 
  03:42 Collins Foul: Shooting Block (5 PF) (2 FTA) 
Irving Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:42  
Team Rebound  03:42  
Irving Free Throw 2 of 2 (22 PTS)  03:42
[CLE 85-96]
 
  03:29
[BOS 98-85]
Pierce Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (40 PTS) 
Irving Running Jump Shot: Missed  03:15  
Thompson Rebound (Off:6 Def:5)  03:14  
  03:13 Collins Foul: Flagrant Type 1 (6 PF) (2 FTA) 
  03:13 Collins Substitution replaced by Garnett 
Thompson Free Throw Flagrant 1 of 2 Missed  03:13  
Team Rebound  03:13  
Thompson Free Throw Flagrant 2 of 2 Missed  03:13  
Team Rebound  03:13  
Thompson Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Irving (1 AST)  03:05
[CLE 87-98]
 
  02:49
[BOS 101-87]
Terry 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Pierce (5 AST) 
Irving Jump Shot: Missed Block: Rondo (1 BLK)  02:37  
Team Rebound  02:36  
Waiters 3pt Shot: Missed  02:29  
  02:28 Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:8) 
  02:17 Rondo Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Waiters (1 ST) 
Zeller Jump Shot: Missed  02:08  
Team Rebound  02:07  
Thompson Layup Shot: Missed  01:59  
  01:58 Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  01:45 Terry 3pt Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:6 Def:6)  01:44  
Irving 3pt Shot: Missed  01:37  
  01:35 Terry Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  01:15 Pierce Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Irving (1 ST) 
  01:13 Garnett Foul: Personal Take (2 PF) 
  01:03 Garnett Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Thompson Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  01:03
[CLE 88-101]
 
  01:03 Rondo Substitution replaced by Lee 
  01:03 Pierce Substitution replaced by Green 
Thompson Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  01:03
[CLE 89-101]
 
  00:49.2
[BOS 103-89]
Terry Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Garnett (3 AST) 
Gee Jump Shot: Missed  00:37.9  
  00:36.9 Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  00:19.9 Terry Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Irving (2 ST) 
Waiters Dunk Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Irving (2 AST)  00:16.0
[CLE 91-103]
 
End of 4th Quarter
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CLE
5th Central
24
58
2-8
14-27
10-31
BOS
3rd Atlantic
41
40
4-6
27-13
14-27
 
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CLE
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BOS
2 players 20.3
2 players 13.7
2 players 5.3
2 players 1.0
2 players 1.8