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Notebook: Nuggets 97, Celtics 90


Michael Kelly, for NBA.com
Posted Wed Feb 20, 2013 1:24 AM - Updated Wed Feb 20, 2013 1:24 AM

THE FACTS: Danilo Gallinari returned to Denver's lineup to score 26 points, Ty Lawson also had 26 points and the Denver Nuggets held off a late rally to beat the Boston Celtics 97-90 on Tuesday night.

Kenneth Faried had seven points and 16 rebounds for Denver, which snapped a three-game skid and improved to 23-3 at home.

Jeff Green and Avery Bradley each had season highs with 20 and 17 points, respectively, for the Celtics, who lost for just the second time in 10 games.

Boston trailed by eight heading into the fourth but made it a game when Bradley hit a corner 3-pointer to tie it at 84. Gallinari answered at the other end with his fourth 3-pointer, giving Denver an 87-84 lead and they never trailed again.

QUOTABLE: "Every crucial possession that we needed a stop we didn't get the stop that we needed and they were able to pull away."

-- Boston forward Paul Pierce

THE STAT: The Celtics led by one at halftime on the strength of some good shooting. They hit 51 percent from the field to take a 50-49 lead at the break. They wilted in the second half, shooting just 36 percent.

TURNING POINT: The Nuggets always try to play fast to take advantage of the thin air in Colorado, and Tuesday it was a big advantage. The older Celtics started to feel the effects of the altitude in the second half as Denver continued to push the pace. Boston missed six of its last seven shots in the game and Kevin Garnett missed two free throws that would have made it a three-point game late.

QUOTABLE III: "It got to us, you could clearly see it. You could see us going downhill a little bit. That's why they play here. George (Karl) is smart, and so is Doug Moe. They know pace in this place is tough."

-- Celtics coach Doc Rivers, on the altitude

HOT: Lawson has found another gear the past four games. He is averaging 27.5 points and shooting 62 percent from the field and 58 percent from 3-point range. He is also averaging 8.2 assists in that span.

QUOTABLE II: "I'm just attacking, not thinking about whether I should shoot or second guessing my shot. Just trusting myself and it's been working out."

-- Lawson

NOT: Nuggets guard Andre Iguodala didn't appear to be fully recovered from the neck strain he suffered against Boston on Feb. 10. He missed all seven of his shots from the field and three of his four free throws, one of which was an airball. Iguodala showed his versatility, though, by contributing with seven assists and some tough defense down the stretch.

GOOD MOVE: With the Celtics trying to stay close, Green's hustle paid off. He raced down the court and came from behind to block a layup attempt by Corey Brewer. The ball bounced to near halfcourt and led to a layup by Bradley that made it 83-81 Denver.

BAD MOVE: The Celtics function best when they're sharing the ball but in the second half they tried to go it alone. They played too much one-on-one ball and didn't have a good flow to the offense. It was a big reason they scored just 40 points in the second half.

QUOTABLE IV: "In the third quarter we got away from the offense."

-- Garnett

NOTABLE: The Celtics had only 10 players active for the game. Forward Terrence Williams, signed to a 10-day contract, wasn't eligible to play because the team hadn't received a letter of clearance from his team in China. ... The Nuggets have won eight straight at home but had their streak of games in which they scored at least 100 points snapped at 13. ... Boston has held 13 of its last 16 to less than 100 points. Two of those games went to multiple overtimes.

UP NEXT: For the Celtics, Wednesday @ L.A. Lakers, Friday @ Phoenix, Sunday @ Portland. For the Nuggets, Friday @ Washington, Saturday @ Charlotte, Monday vs. L.A. Lakers.

BOS
DEN
     
    • 44.3%

    • 42.9%

    • 35.0%

    • 35.0%

    • 81.2%

    • 66.7%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
BOS DEN
Total Rebounds 39 45
Offensive Rebounds 8 10
Turnovers 12 7
Fast Break Pts: 8 11
Biggest Lead: 9 8
Points in the Paint: 32 42
BOS DEN
p Green   20 2 players   26
rb 2 players   9 Faried   16
a Pierce   6 Iguodala   7
s 2 players   2 2 players   2
b Green   2 3 players   1
 
  • 02/10 - DEN 114 @ BOS 118
  • 02/19 - BOS 90 @ DEN 97
Boston Celtics (28-26)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
P. Pierce F 34:57 2-14 1-5 5-5 +4 1 5 6 6 6 0 2 0 1 10
B. Bass F 29:01 3-7 0-0 0-0 -7 0 9 9 2 0 1 1 0 1 6
K. Garnett C-F 31:25 6-14 0-0 0-2 +5 2 7 9 4 3 2 1 0 0 12
C. Lee G-F 29:48 6-9 2-4 1-1 -8 1 2 3 4 4 2 2 0 0 15
A. Bradley G 32:56 7-16 1-4 2-2 +7 0 3 3 0 4 0 3 0 1 17
J. Collins   11:31 0-1 0-0 1-2 -12 2 2 4 0 1 0 1 0 0 1
J. Green   33:16 8-12 2-4 2-2 -13 1 1 2 2 5 1 2 2 0 20
J. Terry   26:34 2-5 1-3 2-2 -9 0 1 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 7
C. Wilcox   10:22 1-1 0-0 0-0 -2 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
F. Melo   00:10 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
L. Barbosa NWT - Torn ACL-Left Knee
Totals   240 35-79 7-20 13-16   8 31 39 22 24 6 12 2 3 90
  44.3% 35.0% 81.2%   team rebs: 10 total to: 13
Denver Nuggets (34-21)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
D. Gallinari F 39:08 7-17 4-9 8-11 +20 1 4 5 5 4 1 1 0 0 26
K. Faried F 34:41 3-7 0-0 1-4 +6 5 11 16 1 3 1 0 1 0 7
K. Koufos C 21:37 5-6 0-0 1-1 -1 1 1 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 11
A. Iguodala G-F 28:46 0-7 0-1 1-4 -2 0 3 3 7 2 2 1 1 0 1
T. Lawson G 37:13 8-13 2-5 8-10 +4 1 5 6 6 1 1 0 0 1 26
W. Chandler   17:32 0-6 0-3 0-0 -1 1 6 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
A. Miller   23:00 4-6 1-1 2-3 +2 0 1 1 2 2 0 3 1 0 11
J. McGee   17:48 2-5 0-0 1-1 +4 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 5
C. Brewer   20:14 4-10 0-1 2-2 +3 1 2 3 0 1 2 1 0 1 10
E. Fournier DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Hamilton DNP - Coach's Decision
T. Mozgov DNP - Coach's Decision
A. Randolph DNP - Coach's Decision
Totals   240 33-77 7-20 24-36   10 35 45 21 17 7 7 3 2 97
  42.9% 35.0% 66.7%   team rebs: 9 total to: 7

inactive

  • Celtics: Rondo, Sullinger
  • Nuggets: Miller, Stone

technical fouls

  • Celtics: --
  • Nuggets: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 9
  • Times Tied: 9

arena stats

  • Arena: Pepsi Center, Denver, CO
  • Officials: #24 Mike Callahan, #26 Pat Fraher, #72 JT Orr
  • Attendance: 19155
  • Duration: 2:14
Boston Celtics (28-26) Denver Nuggets (35-21)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Koufos vs Garnett (Bass gains possession)
  11:36 Lawson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Bradley Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  11:36
[BOS 1-0]
 
Bradley Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  11:36
[BOS 2-0]
 
  11:11
[DEN 2-2]
Gallinari Driving Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Lee Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:53
[BOS 4-2]
 
  10:48 Gallinari Jump Shot: Missed 
Bradley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:47  
Pierce Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lee (1 AST)  10:37
[BOS 6-2]
 
  10:25
[DEN 5-6]
Gallinari 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Iguodala (1 AST) 
Pierce Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  10:25  
  10:25 Gallinari Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:23  
Garnett Jump Shot: Missed  10:04  
  10:03 Faried Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:49
[DEN 7-6]
Gallinari Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Lawson (1 AST) 
Bradley Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Garnett (1 AST)  09:30
[BOS 8-7]
 
  09:21 Faried Layup Shot: Missed 
Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:20  
Bradley 3pt Shot: Missed  09:14  
  09:13 Iguodala Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:03 Koufos Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:02  
Garnett Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  08:43  
  08:42 Gallinari Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Lee Foul: Personal (1 PF)  08:37  
  08:23 Iguodala Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Bass Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:22  
Lee Floating Jump shot: Made (4 PTS)  08:04
[BOS 10-7]
 
  07:51 Iguodala Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:50  
  07:48 Gallinari Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Pierce Jump Shot: Missed  07:37  
Garnett Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  07:36  
Bradley Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  07:31
[BOS 12-7]
 
  07:13 Faried Jump Shot: Missed 
Bass Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:12  
Garnett Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  07:02  
  07:01 Iguodala Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:51 Gallinari 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:49 Faried Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:40
[DEN 9-12]
Lawson Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Bass (1 AST)  06:27
[BOS 14-9]
 
  06:01 Gallinari Jump Shot: Missed 
Bass Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:59  
Bass Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Iguodala (1 ST)  05:53  
  05:48
[DEN 11-14]
Gallinari Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Iguodala (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:42  
Garnett Substitution replaced by Collins  05:42  
Lee Substitution replaced by Green  05:42  
  05:42 Faried Substitution replaced by Chandler 
Bradley Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Pierce (1 AST)  05:29
[BOS 16-11]
 
  05:10 Iguodala Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:09  
Pierce Jump Shot: Missed  04:57  
  04:56 Chandler Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:47 Gallinari 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bass Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  04:45  
Green Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  04:32
[BOS 18-11]
 
  04:18
[DEN 13-18]
Koufos Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Iguodala (3 AST) 
Green Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  04:18  
  04:18 Lawson Substitution replaced by Miller 
  04:18
[DEN 14-18]
Koufos Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
Bradley Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  04:09  
  04:09 Koufos Substitution replaced by McGee 
  03:51 Iguodala Jump Shot: Missed 
Bass Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  03:49  
Bass Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed Block: Iguodala (1 BLK)  03:29  
  03:28 Chandler Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:10 Chandler Jump Shot: Missed 
Bass Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  03:08  
Bradley Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  02:55
[BOS 20-14]
 
  02:37 McGee Hook Shot: Missed 
Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:36  
Collins Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  02:33  
Collins Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  02:33  
  02:33 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:33 Iguodala Substitution replaced by Brewer 
Pierce Substitution replaced by Terry  02:33  
  02:11
[DEN 16-20]
Miller Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Green Jump Shot: Missed  01:46  
  01:45 Chandler Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  01:40
[DEN 18-20]
Miller Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Bradley Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  01:40  
  01:40
[DEN 19-20]
Miller Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS) 
Bradley Running Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS)  01:22
[BOS 22-19]
 
  01:07 McGee Layup Shot: Missed 
Collins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:06  
Bradley Jump Shot: Missed  00:59.9  
  00:57.9 McGee Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:46.9 McGee Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Bass Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  00:45.9  
Bass Jump Shot: Missed  00:27.9  
  00:25.8 Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:05.5
[DEN 21-22]
McGee Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Gallinari (1 AST) 
Bradley 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Miller (1 BLK)  00:01.2  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
Boston Celtics (28-26) Denver Nuggets (35-21)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:43 Chandler Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  11:42  
Green Jump Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS)  11:23
[BOS 24-21]
 
  11:05 Chandler Jump Shot: Missed 
Wilcox Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:04  
Garnett Jump Shot: Missed  10:55  
  10:54 Faried Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  10:44 Chandler 3pt Shot: Missed 
  10:43 Faried Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  10:40
[DEN 23-24]
Faried Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Lee 3pt Shot: Missed  10:20  
  10:18 Chandler Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  10:05
[DEN 25-24]
Brewer Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Miller (1 AST) 
Terry Jump Shot: Missed  09:50  
  09:49 Faried Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  09:38 Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  09:36  
Lee 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Terry (1 AST)  09:12
[BOS 27-25]
 
  08:53 Brewer Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Lee (1 ST) 
Wilcox Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Green (1 AST)  08:45
[BOS 29-25]
 
  08:43 Team Timeout : Regular 
  08:43 Chandler Substitution replaced by Lawson 
  08:43 McGee Substitution replaced by Koufos 
  08:29 Miller Jump Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  08:28  
Terry 3pt Shot: Missed  08:12  
Wilcox Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:10  
Garnett Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Wilcox (1 AST)  08:06
[BOS 31-25]
 
  07:55 Brewer Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  07:55  
  07:55 Koufos Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) 
  07:44 Miller Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Green Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Lee (2 AST)  07:33
[BOS 33-25]
 
  07:23
[DEN 27-33]
Lawson Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Lee Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Garnett (2 AST)  07:08
[BOS 35-27]
 
  07:08 Brewer Foul: Shooting Block (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
  07:08 Brewer Substitution replaced by Gallinari 
Lee Free Throw 1 of 1 (10 PTS)  07:08
[BOS 36-27]
 
  06:54
[DEN 29-36]
Koufos Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Miller (2 AST) 
Green Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Lawson (1 ST)  06:40  
  06:35
[DEN 31-36]
Miller Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Lawson (2 AST) 
Lee Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO)  06:14  
Wilcox Substitution replaced by Bass  06:14  
  05:54
[DEN 34-36]
Lawson 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Gallinari (2 AST) 
Terry 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Green (2 AST)  05:38
[BOS 39-34]
 
  05:21
[DEN 37-39]
Miller 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Lawson (3 AST) 
Lee Driving Layup Shot: Missed  05:02  
  05:01 Faried Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  04:56 Miller Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Garnett (1 ST) 
Terry 3pt Shot: Missed  04:49  
  04:48 Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:42
[DEN 39-39]
Lawson Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  04:39  
Green Substitution replaced by Bradley  04:39  
Terry Substitution replaced by Pierce  04:39  
  04:39 Miller Substitution replaced by Iguodala 
Garnett Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  04:24
[BOS 41-39]
 
  04:08
[DEN 41-41]
Koufos Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Gallinari (3 AST) 
Bass Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Garnett (3 AST)  03:48
[BOS 43-41]
 
Bradley Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  03:25  
  03:25
[DEN 42-43]
Gallinari Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  03:25
[DEN 43-43]
Gallinari Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  03:13 Faried Foul: Defense 3 Second (0 PF) 
Pierce Free Throw Technical (3 PTS)  03:13
[BOS 44-43]
 
Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed  03:06  
Garnett Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  03:05  
Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed  03:00  
  02:59 Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:51 Koufos Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) Steal:Bass (1 ST) 
Garnett Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  02:34
[BOS 46-43]
 
  02:13 Iguodala Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Lee (2 ST) 
Bass Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Pierce (2 AST)  02:08
[BOS 48-43]
 
Lee Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  01:40  
  01:40  
Garnett Substitution replaced by Wilcox  01:40  
  01:40 Koufos Substitution replaced by McGee 
  01:40
[DEN 44-48]
Gallinari Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  01:40
[DEN 45-48]
Gallinari Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Lee Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  01:19  
Bradley Substitution replaced by Green  01:19  
  01:07 Gallinari 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:07 Gallinari Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Green Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA)  01:05  
Team Timeout : Short  01:05  
  01:05 Faried Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:05 Team Rebound 
  01:05
[DEN 46-48]
Faried Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Bass Jump Shot: Missed  00:47.9  
  00:46.9 Faried Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  00:36.2
[DEN 49-48]
Lawson 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Pierce Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  00:20.9  
Green Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  00:18.9  
  00:04.9 Iguodala Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Wilcox Substitution replaced by Terry  00:04.9  
  00:04.9 McGee Substitution replaced by Chandler 
Lee Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Bass (2 AST)  00:00.0
[BOS 50-49]
 
End of 2nd Quarter
Boston Celtics (28-26) Denver Nuggets (35-21)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:35 Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  11:33  
Lee 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Pierce (3 AST)  11:21
[BOS 53-49]
 
  11:08
[DEN 51-53]
Faried Driving Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Iguodala (4 AST) 
Garnett Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  10:48  
  10:47 Faried Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  10:26
[DEN 53-53]
Koufos Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Iguodala (5 AST) 
Pierce 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Lee (3 AST)  10:00
[BOS 56-53]
 
Lee Foul: Personal (3 PF)  09:40  
  09:40 Iguodala Substitution replaced by Brewer 
Garnett Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  09:30  
  09:30
[DEN 54-56]
Gallinari Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  09:30 Brewer Substitution replaced by Iguodala 
  09:30
[DEN 55-56]
Gallinari Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  09:26 Koufos Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Bradley Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Faried (1 ST)  09:07  
  08:51 Gallinari 3pt Shot: Missed 
Lee Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:50  
Bass Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Garnett (4 AST)  08:40
[BOS 58-55]
 
Garnett Foul: Personal (2 PF)  08:36  
  08:28 Iguodala Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:27 Faried Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
  08:14 Gallinari Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Lee Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:13  
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Lee (4 AST)  08:04
[BOS 60-55]
 
  07:53 Lawson Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:52 Koufos Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  07:51
[DEN 57-60]
Koufos Putback Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
  07:37 Gallinari Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Garnett Substitution replaced by Collins  07:37  
Pierce Jump Shot: Missed Block: Faried (1 BLK)  07:27  
  07:23 Iguodala Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  07:20
[DEN 59-60]
Lawson Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Iguodala (6 AST) 
Pierce Jump Shot: Missed  07:05  
  07:04 Faried Rebound (Off:3 Def:7) 
  06:54 Gallinari Foul: Offensive (3 PF) 
  06:54 Gallinari Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Lee Substitution replaced by Green  06:54  
  06:41 Koufos Violation:Kicked Ball 
Bradley 3pt Shot: Missed  06:28  
  06:28 Koufos Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Green Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  06:21  
  06:21 Iguodala Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:21 Team Rebound 
  06:21 Iguodala Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Team Rebound  06:21  
Bradley Floating Jump shot: Missed  06:08  
  06:07 Faried Rebound (Off:3 Def:8) 
  06:00
[DEN 62-60]
Gallinari 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Iguodala (7 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:00  
  05:51 Iguodala Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  05:51
[BOS 61-62]
 
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  05:51
[BOS 62-62]
 
  05:35 Iguodala 3pt Shot: Missed 
Collins Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:34  
Pierce Layup Shot: Missed  05:26  
Collins Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  05:25  
  05:24 Faried Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Collins Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  05:24  
Team Rebound  05:24  
Collins Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  05:24
[BOS 63-62]
 
Bradley Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA)  05:17  
  05:17
[DEN 63-63]
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS) 
Bradley Substitution replaced by Lee  05:17  
  05:17 Koufos Substitution replaced by McGee 
  05:17
[DEN 64-63]
Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS) 
Bass Jump Shot: Missed  04:57  
  04:56 Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Pierce Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  04:47  
  04:47 Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:47 Team Rebound 
Pierce Substitution replaced by Terry  04:47  
  04:47
[DEN 65-63]
Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS) 
Green Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  04:23
[BOS 65-65]
 
Terry Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  04:07  
  04:07
[DEN 66-65]
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS) 
  04:07 Iguodala Substitution replaced by Brewer 
  04:07 Faried Substitution replaced by Chandler 
  04:07
[DEN 67-65]
Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS) 
Green Layup Shot: Missed  03:53  
Collins Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  03:50  
Collins Tip Shot: Missed  03:50  
  03:48 Gallinari Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  03:46
[DEN 69-65]
McGee Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Gallinari (4 AST) 
Green Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (1 FTA)  03:46  
  03:46
[DEN 70-65]
McGee Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS) 
  03:26 McGee Violation:Defensive Goaltending 
Terry Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  03:26
[BOS 67-70]
 
  03:08
[DEN 73-67]
Gallinari 3pt Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Lawson (4 AST) 
Green Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  02:51  
  02:51 Team Timeout : Regular 
Bass Substitution replaced by Wilcox  02:51  
  02:51 Lawson Substitution replaced by Miller 
  02:35 Miller Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Green (1 ST) 
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  02:11  
Lee Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA)  01:48  
  01:48
[DEN 74-67]
Miller Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Lee Substitution replaced by Bradley  01:48  
Collins Substitution replaced by Pierce  01:48  
  01:48 Miller Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Team Rebound  01:46  
Pierce Jump Shot: Missed  01:28  
Pierce Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  01:28  
  01:24 McGee Violation:Defensive Goaltending 
Green 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS)  01:24
[BOS 70-74]
 
  01:07 Brewer Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:06 Chandler Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  00:51.7 Chandler 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:51.7 Brewer Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:49.9
[DEN 76-70]
Brewer Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Bradley Floating Jump shot: Missed  00:38.9  
  00:37.9 Chandler Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  00:22.9
[DEN 78-70]
Brewer Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Gallinari (5 AST) 
Bradley Layup Shot: Missed  00:01.8  
  00:00.5 Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed  11:39  
  11:38 McGee Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  11:22 Brewer Jump Shot: Missed 
Bradley Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  11:21  
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Pierce (4 AST)  11:03
[BOS 72-78]
 
  10:42 Chandler 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  10:41  
  10:41 McGee Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Garnett Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  10:24  
  10:23 Chandler Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  09:59 Lawson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Green (1 BLK) 
Green Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:57  
  09:55 Chandler Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  09:55
[BOS 73-78]
 
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  09:55
[BOS 74-78]
 
  09:38 Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Terry Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:37  
Pierce Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Brewer (1 ST)  09:16  
Bradley Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA)  09:13  
  09:13
[DEN 79-74]
Brewer Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  09:13
[DEN 80-74]
Brewer Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Green Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Terry (2 AST)  08:59
[BOS 76-80]
 
  08:40 Brewer Running Hook Shot: Missed 
Pierce Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  08:39  
Green 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Pierce (5 AST)  08:31
[BOS 79-80]
 
  08:30 Team Timeout : Regular 
  08:30 McGee Substitution replaced by Faried 
Garnett Violation:Defensive Goaltending  08:10  
  08:10
[DEN 82-79]
Brewer Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Lawson (5 AST) 
  08:00 Miller Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
  08:00 Chandler Substitution replaced by Gallinari 
Bradley Jump Shot: Missed  07:48  
  07:47 Faried Rebound (Off:3 Def:9) 
Pierce Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  07:31  
  07:31 Gallinari Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  07:31 Team Rebound 
  07:31
[DEN 83-79]
Gallinari Free Throw 2 of 2 (22 PTS) 
Pierce Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Brewer (2 ST)  07:18  
  07:13 Brewer Layup Shot: Missed Block: Green (2 BLK) 
Bradley Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:12  
Bradley Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Pierce (6 AST)  07:08
[BOS 81-83]
 
Pierce Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA)  06:57  
  06:57 Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:57 Team Rebound 
  06:57 Miller Substitution replaced by Iguodala 
  06:57
[DEN 84-81]
Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS) 
Green 3pt Shot: Missed  06:38  
  06:37 Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  06:20 Gallinari Layup Shot: Missed 
Pierce Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  06:19  
Bradley Layup Shot: Missed  06:13  
  06:12 Faried Rebound (Off:3 Def:10) 
  05:51 Iguodala Jump Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  05:50  
Bradley 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Terry (3 AST)  05:34
[BOS 84-84]
 
  05:19
[DEN 87-84]
Gallinari 3pt Shot: Made (25 PTS) Assist: Lawson (6 AST) 
Garnett Jump Shot: Missed  05:04  
  05:03 Brewer Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  04:49 Faried Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:48 Lawson Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  04:47
[DEN 89-84]
Lawson Layup Shot: Made (22 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  04:47  
Bradley Substitution replaced by Lee  04:47  
  04:25 Gallinari Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Green Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS)  04:25
[BOS 85-89]
 
Green Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS)  04:25
[BOS 86-89]
 
  04:08 Brewer Substitution replaced by Miller 
  04:00
[DEN 91-86]
Lawson Floating Jump shot: Made (24 PTS) Assist: Faried (1 AST) 
  03:40 Faried Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Garnett Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:40  
Team Rebound  03:40  
Garnett Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  03:40  
Lee Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  03:38  
Garnett Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Gallinari (1 ST)  03:29  
  03:17 Miller Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Garnett (2 ST) 
Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed  03:06  
  03:05 Gallinari Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  02:39 Miller Layup Shot: Missed 
  02:38 Faried Rebound (Off:4 Def:10) 
  02:38
[DEN 93-86]
Faried Putback Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  02:35  
  02:35  
Garnett Substitution replaced by Bradley  02:35  
Lee Substitution replaced by Bass  02:35  
Bradley Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Iguodala (2 ST)  02:24  
Pierce Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (2 FTA)  02:21  
  02:21 Gallinari Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:21 Team Rebound 
  02:21
[DEN 94-86]
Gallinari Free Throw 2 of 2 (26 PTS) 
Pierce Jump Shot: Missed  02:06  
  02:05 Lawson Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  01:50 Gallinari 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:48 Faried Rebound (Off:5 Def:10) 
  01:45 Faried Layup Shot: Missed 
Bass Rebound (Off:0 Def:8)  01:44  
Green Driving Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS)  01:32
[BOS 88-94]
 
  01:10 Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  01:09  
  01:09 Faried Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Bass Substitution replaced by Garnett  01:09  
Terry Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  01:09
[BOS 89-94]
 
Terry Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  01:09
[BOS 90-94]
 
  00:43.1 Gallinari Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:43.1 Team Rebound 
Garnett Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA)  00:43.1  
  00:43.1 Faried Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:43.1 Team Rebound 
Bradley Substitution replaced by Lee  00:43.1  
Terry Substitution replaced by Bass  00:43.1  
  00:43.1 Faried Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Bass Rebound (Off:0 Def:9)  00:41.9  
Team Timeout : Regular  00:40.5  
Bass Substitution replaced by Terry  00:40.5  
  00:40.5 Miller Substitution replaced by Brewer 
Garnett Layup Shot: Missed  00:24.9  
  00:23.9 Gallinari Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
Green Foul: Personal Take (5 PF) (2 FTA)  00:20.7  
  00:20.7
[DEN 95-90]
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 (25 PTS) 
  00:20.7
[DEN 96-90]
Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 (26 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:20.7  
  00:20.7 Lawson Substitution replaced by Chandler 
Green 3pt Shot: Missed  00:14.9  
  00:12.9 Faried Rebound (Off:5 Def:11) 
Pierce Foul: Personal (6 PF) (2 FTA)  00:09.7  
Pierce Substitution replaced by Bass  00:09.7  
Garnett Substitution replaced by Wilcox  00:09.7  
  00:09.7 Iguodala Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:09.7 Team Rebound 
Terry Substitution replaced by Melo  00:09.7  
  00:09.7
[DEN 97-90]
Iguodala Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Lee 3pt Shot: Missed  00:03.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
BOS
3rd Atlantic
41
40
4-6
27-13
14-27
DEN
2nd Northwest
57
25
8-2
38-3
19-22
 
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
DEN
2 players 21.3
2 players 8.4
2 players 8.0
2 players 1.0
2 players 2.0