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Thomas leads Celtics past struggling Pelicans 111-93


By BRETT MARTEL
Posted Dec 08 2015 12:06AM

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Isaiah Thomas didn't try to do more than the Boston Celtics needed him to against the New Orleans Pelicans, even though it looked as though the prolific point guard could have had a much bigger night.

"I should have shot more," he deadpanned when asked about making eight of his first nine shots, including three 3-pointers. "No, it's just the ball was going in the basket. I was in the right position in the offense. Teammates found me."

Thomas scored 22 points, Kelly Olynyk added 21 in a reserve role, and Boston beat struggling New Orleans 111-93 on Monday.

Jae Crowder scored 17 for Boston, while Jared Sullinger tied a career high with 20 rebounds to go with 11 points.

"I think the basketball gods just kind of said, `Hey, you're not going to make a lot of shots. Just do something else,"' Sullinger said. "The ball just kind of found my hand on the rebounds."

Seemingly out of rhythm after early foul trouble, Pelicans forward Anthony Davis was 8-of-21 shooting and finished with 16 points and three blocks. Ryan Anderson scored 18 for the Pelicans, but New Orleans' starting backcourt struggled. Tyreke Evans and Eric Gordon were held scoreless and wound up playing limited minutes. Reserve guard Jrue Holiday had 14 points for the Pelicans.

"They played a lot harder than we did," Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said. "They competed and they played together and moved the basketball and we didn't. When you don't against a team like that, you get your (butt) kicked at home.

"We have to do a much, much better job if we even want to be a competitive team," he added. "I'm very disappointed."

Avery Bradley, who started despite missing a morning shootaround with an illness, scored 11 points for the Celtics. They hit 12 3-pointers, with Thomas making all four he attempted and Bradley going 3 of 5.

New Orleans led for much of the first half, but the Celtics went on a 13-2 run to close the second quarter, with Thomas hitting two 3s and a 13-foot jumper during the surge, which put Boston up 53-44 at halftime.

The Celtics widened their lead in the third quarter, hitting four of the first six 3s they attempted in the period. Bradley made one as he was fouled by Gordon for a four-point play that gave Boston a 59-49 lead. Amir Johnson's short hook made it 75-55 with less than 5 minutes to go in the period.

New Orleans was able to whittle its deficit down to 10 on Dante Cunningham's driving finger roll with 11:07 left, but Boston responded with a 12-4 run during which Crowder hit a 3 and Olynyk was fouled on a 3, making all three free throws. The Pelicans never threatened again, falling behind by as many as 22.

BACKCOURT CONTRAST

Thomas' eyes widened when he was asked to comment on how he and Bradley outscored the Pelicans' starting guards 33-0.

"That's very dominant. I didn't know that," Thomas said. "We played a pretty good game, I guess."

Evans, who committed five turnovers, said he struggled because he failed to find the right balance between the type of ball movement his coach wants and using his individual strengths as a ballhandler driving toward the basket.

"Coach told me to swing the ball so my mindset was just trying to get guys involved instead of just seeing what the defense was giving me, playing my game, attacking," Evans said. "It's a bad game all around for us. We didn't match their energy."

TIP-INS

Celtics: Boston completed a 3-2 road trip. ... Bradley has made 14 of 24 3-pointers during his last four games. ... Boston outscored New Orleans 48-36 in the paint, going 24 of 38 inside while New Orleans went 18 of 44.

Pelicans: Reserve center Kendrick Perkins, who hasn't played since injuring his right pectoral muscle in the third game of the season, said in the locker room he is hoping to return as soon as this Friday. ... Evans was called for a technical foul late in the second quarter. ... The Pelicans have held opponents under 100 points only twice this season. ... New Orleans (5-16) fell to 4-6 at home, where they play once more before heading out for five straight on the road.

UP NEXT:

Celtics: Host Chicago on Wednesday.

Pelicans: Host Washington on Friday.


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BOS
NOP
     
    • 49.4%

    • 41.1%

    • 42.9%

    • 30.8%

    • 79.2%

    • 83.3%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
BOS NOP
Total Rebounds 46 44
Offensive Rebounds 10 13
Turnovers 17 14
Fast Break Pts: 21 11
Biggest Lead: 22 6
Points in the Paint: 48 36
BOS NOP
p Thomas   22 Anderson   18
rb Sullinger   20 2 players   9
a Thomas   5 Holiday   6
s 2 players   2 2 players   2
b 2 players   3 Davis   3
 
  • 12/07 - BOS 111 @ NOP 93
  • 04/06 - NOP 97 @ BOS 104
Boston Celtics (12-9)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
J. Crowder F 34:52 5-10 2-6 5-5 +21 0 1 1 1 1 0 2 3 0 17
A. Johnson F 23:44 3-5 0-1 3-6 +16 2 3 5 2 2 0 1 3 0 9
J. Sullinger C 33:58 4-13 1-2 2-2 +32 4 16 20 3 4 1 5 0 3 11
A. Bradley G 28:38 3-8 3-5 2-2 +18 0 3 3 4 2 1 1 0 0 11
I. Thomas G 30:03 9-13 4-4 0-0 +19 0 2 2 5 2 1 1 0 2 22
T. Zeller   07:26 2-2 0-0 0-0 -5 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 4
J. Jerebko   08:24 1-1 0-0 0-0 -7 0 1 1 0 4 0 1 0 0 2
E. Turner   22:58 2-8 0-1 4-4 -3 1 3 4 4 0 2 3 0 1 8
K. Olynyk   27:01 8-13 2-5 3-3 -3 1 2 3 3 2 2 2 2 0 21
J. Young   20:21 2-5 0-3 0-2 +1 0 3 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 4
T. Rozier   02:35 1-3 0-1 0-0 +1 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
R. Hunter DND - Left Hip Flexor Strain
D. Lee DND - Right Heel Contusion
Total   240 40-81 12-28 19-24   10 36 46 24 18 8 17 8 6 111
  49.4% 42.9% 79.2%   team rebs: 6 total to: 17
New Orleans Pelicans (5-16)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
A. Gee F 12:43 3-3 1-1 1-1 -8 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 8
A. Davis F 30:19 8-21 0-2 0-0 -24 2 4 6 0 3 2 0 3 0 16
O. Asik C 10:08 0-1 0-0 3-4 -7 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 3
E. Gordon G 15:34 0-2 0-1 0-0 -16 0 2 2 1 2 0 1 1 0 0
T. Evans G 17:33 0-5 0-0 0-0 -15 1 1 2 3 2 1 5 0 2 0
R. Anderson   33:38 7-17 1-2 3-4 -11 5 4 9 2 2 0 1 0 2 18
A. Ajinca   19:20 6-9 0-0 0-0 +7 3 6 9 1 1 0 0 0 0 12
J. Holiday   22:13 4-9 1-2 5-5 -4 0 2 2 6 1 1 1 1 1 14
D. Cunningham   30:07 2-3 1-1 2-2 -12 0 5 5 2 2 1 0 0 1 7
N. Cole   28:32 4-15 0-4 0-0 -3 1 1 2 1 4 2 3 1 0 8
I. Smith   15:55 3-4 0-0 1-2 0 0 4 4 4 0 0 3 0 0 7
L. Babbitt   03:58 0-1 0-0 0-0 +3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
T. Douglas DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 37-90 4-13 15-18   13 31 44 21 17 8 14 6 8 93
  41.1% 30.8% 83.3%   team rebs: 6 total to: 14

inactive

  • Celtics: Mickey, Smart
  • Pelicans: Perkins, Pondexter

technical fouls

  • Celtics: --
  • Pelicans: Evans

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 9
  • Times Tied: 11

arena stats

  • Arena: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, LA
  • Officials: #10 Ron Garretson, #16 David Guthrie, #52 Scott Twardoski
  • Attendance: 15715
  • Duration: 2:05
Boston Celtics (12-9) New Orleans Pelicans (5-16)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Davis vs Johnson (Asik gains possession)
  11:39
[NOP 2-0]
Davis Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Gordon (1 AST) 
Crowder Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Sullinger (1 AST)  11:23
[BOS 2-2]
 
  11:00
[NOP 4-2]
Davis Step Back Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Crowder Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Asik (1 ST)  10:45  
  10:39 Davis Layup Shot: Missed 
Sullinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:38  
Bradley 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Thomas (1 AST)  10:32
[BOS 5-4]
 
  10:22 Evans Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Sullinger Jump Shot: Missed  10:08  
  10:07 Gordon Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:59 Davis 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  09:59  
Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed  09:38  
  09:37 Asik Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:28 Evans Layup Shot: Missed Block: Crowder (1 BLK) 
  09:28 Team Rebound 
  09:24
[NOP 6-5]
Davis Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Gee (1 AST) 
Thomas Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:11
[BOS 7-6]
 
  09:02 Gordon Layup Shot: Missed 
Sullinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:01  
Sullinger 3pt Shot: Missed  08:53  
  08:53 Davis Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Sullinger Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (S Twardoski)  08:35  
  08:35 Asik Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  08:35 Team Rebound 
  08:35
[NOP 7-7]
Asik Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Sullinger Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Davis (1 ST)  08:24  
  08:14
[NOP 10-7]
Gee 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Evans (1 AST) 
Thomas Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  07:59
[BOS 9-10]
 
  07:45 Davis Jump Shot: Missed 
Sullinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:44  
Sullinger Jump Shot: Missed Block: Davis (1 BLK)  07:35  
Sullinger Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  07:33  
  07:29 Davis Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (D Guthrie) 
Sullinger Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  07:29
[BOS 10-10]
 
Sullinger Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  07:29
[BOS 11-10]
 
  07:08 Gordon 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bradley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:05  
Sullinger Jump Shot: Missed  06:55  
  06:54 Davis Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:39 Asik Layup Shot: Missed Block: Crowder (2 BLK) 
Sullinger Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  06:38  
  06:25 Davis Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (S Twardoski) 
Johnson Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  06:25
[BOS 12-10]
 
  06:25 Davis Substitution replaced by Anderson 
Johnson Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  06:25
[BOS 13-10]
 
  06:18 Gordon Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Thomas (1 ST) 
  06:18 Gordon Foul: Personal (1 PF) (D Guthrie) 
Crowder 3pt Shot: Missed  06:00  
  05:59 Evans Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:52 Team Timeout : Regular 
Sullinger Substitution replaced by Zeller  05:52  
  05:52 Asik Substitution replaced by Ajinca 
  05:52 Gee Substitution replaced by Holiday 
  05:39
[NOP 13-13]
Anderson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Holiday (1 AST) 
Zeller Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Johnson (1 AST)  05:22
[BOS 15-13]
 
  05:07 Anderson Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:06  
  05:01 Evans Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (R Garretson) 
Johnson Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  05:01
[BOS 16-13]
 
Johnson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  05:01  
  05:00 Gordon Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:45
[NOP 15-16]
Ajinca Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Evans (2 AST) 
Crowder 3pt Shot: Missed  04:27  
  04:26 Ajinca Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:17 Evans Layup Shot: Missed Block: Johnson (1 BLK) 
Bradley Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:16  
Thomas 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Bradley (1 AST)  04:11
[BOS 19-15]
 
  03:53
[NOP 17-19]
Anderson Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Holiday (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:41  
Johnson Substitution replaced by Jerebko  03:41  
  03:41 Gordon Substitution replaced by Cunningham 
  03:41 Evans Substitution replaced by Cole 
Jerebko Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO)  03:31  
Thomas Substitution replaced by Turner  03:31  
  03:11
[NOP 20-19]
Holiday 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
  02:59 Cunningham Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) (D Guthrie) 
Crowder Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  02:59
[BOS 20-20]
 
Bradley Substitution replaced by Olynyk  02:59  
Crowder Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  02:59
[BOS 21-20]
 
Jerebko Foul: Personal (1 PF) (D Guthrie)  02:44  
  02:28 Cole Jump Shot: Missed 
Olynyk Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:28  
Olynyk Jump Shot: Missed  02:14  
  02:13 Holiday Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:07 Holiday 3pt Shot: Missed 
Turner Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:06  
Turner 3pt Shot: Missed  01:45  
  01:44 Cunningham Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:30 Ajinca Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  01:30  
Jerebko Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Crowder (1 AST)  01:23
[BOS 23-20]
 
  01:00 Anderson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Crowder (3 BLK) 
  01:00 Anderson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  01:00 Anderson Foul: Offensive (1 PF) (S Twardoski) 
  01:00 Anderson Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Turner Jump Shot: Missed  00:46.9  
  00:45.9 Holiday Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:42.6
[NOP 22-23]
Holiday Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Jerebko Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (S Twardoski)  00:42.6  
  00:42.6
[NOP 23-23]
Holiday Free Throw 1 of 1 (6 PTS) 
Zeller Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Olynyk (1 AST)  00:26.4
[BOS 25-23]
 
  00:07.8
[NOP 25-25]
Anderson Cutting Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Holiday (3 AST) 
Crowder 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
Boston Celtics (12-9) New Orleans Pelicans (5-16)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Turner Jump Shot: Missed  11:37  
Zeller Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  11:35  
Zeller Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO)  11:33  
  11:22
[NOP 27-25]
Cole Step Back Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Turner Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO)  11:11  
  11:03 Holiday Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  11:03  
Young 3pt Shot: Missed  10:43  
  10:42 Ajinca Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:35 Cole Jump Shot: Missed 
Jerebko Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:35  
Turner Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (2 TO)  10:26  
Zeller Substitution replaced by Thomas  10:26  
  10:11
[NOP 29-25]
Anderson Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Ajinca (1 AST) 
Turner Layup Shot: Missed Block: Holiday (1 BLK)  09:56  
Turner Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:55  
Turner Putback Layup Shot: Missed  09:54  
  09:52 Anderson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  09:47
[NOP 31-25]
Cole Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Olynyk 3pt Shot: Missed  09:39  
  09:38 Team Rebound 
  09:29 Cole Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Olynyk (1 ST) 
Turner Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:24
[BOS 27-31]
 
Jerebko Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (D Guthrie)  09:06  
  09:06
[NOP 32-27]
Anderson Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  09:06 Ajinca Substitution replaced by Davis 
Jerebko Substitution replaced by Sullinger  09:06  
  09:06 Anderson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Sullinger Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  09:05  
Olynyk Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:50
[BOS 29-32]
 
  08:41 Anderson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Sullinger Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  08:40  
  08:29  
Olynyk 3pt Shot: Missed  08:25  
  08:24 Cunningham Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:07
[NOP 34-29]
Holiday Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Thomas Floating Jump shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Olynyk (2 AST)  07:52
[BOS 31-34]
 
Turner Substitution replaced by Bradley  07:37  
  07:36 Cole Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (2 TO) 
Thomas Jump Shot: Missed Block: Cole (1 BLK)  07:28  
  07:28 Cole Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Thomas Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (D Guthrie)  07:27  
  07:06 Anderson Jump Shot: Missed 
Young Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:05  
Olynyk Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS)  06:48
[BOS 33-34]
 
  06:35 Davis Jump Shot: Missed 
Young Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:34  
  06:30 Holiday Foul: Personal (1 PF) (R Garretson) 
  06:30 Cole Substitution replaced by Evans 
Sullinger Turnover : 3 Second Violation (2 TO)  06:26  
  06:10
[NOP 36-33]
Holiday Driving Floating Bank Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Olynyk 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Bradley (2 AST)  05:58
[BOS 36-36]
 
  05:45
[NOP 38-36]
Davis Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Holiday (4 AST) 
Olynyk 3pt Shot: Missed  05:29  
Sullinger Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  05:26  
Olynyk Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  05:15
[BOS 38-38]
 
  05:00
[NOP 40-38]
Anderson Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Holiday (5 AST) 
Thomas Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS)  04:38
[BOS 40-40]
 
Sullinger Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (R Garretson)  04:31  
  04:31 Team Timeout : Regular 
Olynyk Substitution replaced by Crowder  04:31  
Young Substitution replaced by Johnson  04:31  
  04:31 Holiday Substitution replaced by Gordon 
  04:31
[NOP 41-40]
Cunningham Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  04:31
[NOP 42-40]
Cunningham Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Bradley Jump Shot: Missed  04:18  
  04:17 Cunningham Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  04:03 Davis Jump Shot: Missed 
Sullinger Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  04:03  
Thomas Floating Jump shot: Made (13 PTS)  03:53
[BOS 42-42]
 
  03:37 Evans Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Sullinger (1 ST) 
Sullinger Layup Shot: Missed  03:28  
  03:27 Davis Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  03:20 Evans Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (3 TO) 
Thomas 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Sullinger (2 AST)  03:09
[BOS 45-42]
 
  02:52 Evans Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Bradley (1 ST) 
Johnson Hook Shot: Made (5 PTS)  02:37
[BOS 47-42]
 
  02:18
[NOP 44-47]
Anderson Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Crowder Reverse Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Johnson (2 AST)  02:01
[BOS 49-44]
 
  01:40 Evans Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:39 Evans Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  01:38 Evans Putback Layup Shot: Missed 
Sullinger Rebound (Off:2 Def:8)  01:37  
  01:36 Evans Technical (S Twardoski) 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:36  
  01:36 Cunningham Substitution replaced by Cole 
Bradley Free Throw Technical (4 PTS)  01:36
[BOS 50-44]
 
Thomas 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Bradley (3 AST)  01:29
[BOS 53-44]
 
  01:06 Anderson Jump Shot: Missed 
Bradley Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:05  
Bradley Foul: Offensive (1 PF) (D Guthrie)  00:51.0  
Bradley Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  00:51.0  
Crowder Foul: Personal (1 PF) (S Twardoski)  00:35.4  
  00:25.8 Cole 3pt Shot: Missed 
Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:24.9  
Johnson Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Cole (1 ST)  00:03.9  
End of 2nd Quarter
Boston Celtics (12-9) New Orleans Pelicans (5-16)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Thomas Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Evans (1 ST)  11:48  
  11:41
[NOP 46-53]
Gee Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Evans (3 AST) 
Sullinger Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) (D Guthrie)  11:41  
  11:41
[NOP 47-53]
Gee Free Throw 1 of 1 (6 PTS) 
Crowder Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  11:30  
Johnson Foul: Personal (1 PF) (D Guthrie)  11:22  
  11:14 Evans Jump Shot: Missed 
Sullinger Rebound (Off:2 Def:9)  11:13  
  11:05 Evans Foul: Personal Block (2 PF) (S Twardoski) 
Sullinger Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Thomas (2 AST)  10:52
[BOS 55-47]
 
  10:28 Davis Layup Shot: Missed 
  10:28 Asik Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Johnson Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (D Guthrie)  10:28  
  10:28
[NOP 48-55]
Asik Free Throw 1 of 2 (2 PTS) 
  10:28
[NOP 49-55]
Asik Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Bradley 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Thomas (3 AST)  10:14
[BOS 58-49]
 
  10:14 Gordon Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (R Garretson) 
Bradley Free Throw 1 of 1 (8 PTS)  10:14
[BOS 59-49]
 
  10:00 Evans Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (5 TO) 
Bradley Layup Shot: Missed  09:43  
  09:42 Davis Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  09:31 Davis Jump Shot: Missed 
Sullinger Rebound (Off:2 Def:10)  09:30  
Thomas Layup Shot: Missed Block: Gordon (1 BLK)  09:26  
Johnson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:25  
Johnson Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS)  09:24
[BOS 61-49]
 
  09:16 Team Timeout : Regular 
  09:16 Gordon Substitution replaced by Holiday 
  09:16 Evans Substitution replaced by Cole 
  09:05 Davis Jump Shot: Missed 
Sullinger Rebound (Off:2 Def:11)  09:04  
Johnson Jump Shot: Missed  08:46  
  08:45 Gee Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:28 Holiday Jump Shot: Missed 
Johnson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  08:28  
Bradley 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Sullinger (3 AST)  08:15
[BOS 64-49]
 
Bradley Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (S Twardoski)  08:00  
  08:00
[NOP 50-64]
Holiday Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  08:00 Gee Substitution replaced by Ajinca 
  08:00 Davis Substitution replaced by Anderson 
  08:00 Asik Substitution replaced by Cunningham 
  08:00
[NOP 51-64]
Holiday Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Bradley 3pt Shot: Missed  07:44  
  07:43 Anderson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  07:34 Cole Layup Shot: Missed 
Crowder Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:34  
Thomas 3pt Shot: Made (22 PTS)  07:28
[BOS 67-51]
 
  07:07 Cunningham Layup Shot: Missed Block: Johnson (2 BLK) 
Sullinger Rebound (Off:2 Def:12)  07:05  
Bradley 3pt Shot: Missed  07:01  
  07:01 Team Rebound 
  06:43 Anderson Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Sullinger Rebound (Off:2 Def:13)  06:42  
Crowder 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Thomas (4 AST)  06:34
[BOS 70-51]
 
  06:25 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:10
[NOP 53-70]
Cole Pullup Jump shot: Made (6 PTS) 
  05:56 Cunningham Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (3 FTA) (R Garretson) 
Crowder Free Throw 1 of 3 (10 PTS)  05:56
[BOS 71-53]
 
Crowder Free Throw 2 of 3 (11 PTS)  05:56
[BOS 72-53]
 
Crowder Free Throw 3 of 3 (12 PTS)  05:56
[BOS 73-53]
 
  05:43 Cole Jump Shot: Missed 
Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:41  
Sullinger Foul: Offensive Charge (4 PF) (D Guthrie)  05:30  
Sullinger Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  05:30  
  05:05 Cole 3pt Shot: Missed 
Sullinger Rebound (Off:2 Def:14)  05:04  
Thomas Layup Shot: Missed  04:59  
  04:57 Cunningham Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  04:46
[NOP 55-73]
Ajinca Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Anderson (1 AST) 
  04:33 Cole Foul: Personal (1 PF) (S Twardoski) 
Sullinger Substitution replaced by Olynyk  04:33  
Johnson Hook Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Thomas (5 AST)  04:23
[BOS 75-55]
 
  04:14 Holiday Layup Shot: Missed Block: Johnson (3 BLK) 
  04:13 Ajinca Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  04:12
[NOP 57-75]
Ajinca Putback Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:55  
  03:55 Holiday Substitution replaced by Smith 
Olynyk Hook Shot: Missed  03:48  
  03:47 Ajinca Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  03:35 Cole Jump Shot: Missed 
Johnson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  03:34  
Crowder Jump Shot: Missed  03:21  
  03:20 Cunningham Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  03:04 Anderson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Olynyk (1 BLK) 
  03:04 Anderson Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  03:04 Anderson Tip Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:04 Anderson Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
Olynyk Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (D Guthrie)  03:04  
  03:04
[NOP 58-75]
Anderson Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS) 
Crowder Substitution replaced by Young  03:04  
Thomas Substitution replaced by Turner  03:04  
  03:04
[NOP 59-75]
Anderson Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS) 
Young 3pt Shot: Missed  02:50  
  02:48 Anderson Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  02:36
[NOP 61-75]
Ajinca Driving Bank shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST) 
Bradley Jump Shot: Missed  02:23  
Johnson Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  02:21  
  02:13 Ajinca Foul: Shooting Block (1 PF) (2 FTA) (R Garretson) 
Young Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:13  
Team Rebound  02:13  
  02:13 Ajinca Substitution replaced by Davis 
Young Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  02:13  
Olynyk Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  02:11  
Olynyk Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Cunningham (1 ST)  02:09  
  01:52
[NOP 64-75]
Cunningham 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Smith (2 AST) 
  01:46 Cole Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) (D Guthrie) 
Johnson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:46  
Team Rebound  01:46  
Johnson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:46  
  01:44 Anderson Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  01:36 Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Olynyk (2 ST) 
Olynyk Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Bradley (4 AST)  01:16
[BOS 77-64]
 
Olynyk Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) (D Guthrie)  01:06  
  01:06 Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:06 Team Rebound 
Johnson Substitution replaced by Jerebko  01:06  
  01:06
[NOP 65-77]
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  00:49.3 Cole Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (D Guthrie) 
Turner Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  00:49.3
[BOS 78-65]
 
Turner Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  00:49.3
[BOS 79-65]
 
  00:34.9 Cole 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:34.2 Team Rebound 
  00:28.9
[NOP 67-79]
Davis Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Anderson (2 AST) 
Young Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  00:22.9
[BOS 81-67]
 
  00:03.9 Davis Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Missed 
  00:01.9 Cole Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:01.0 Cole 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.1 Davis Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:46
[NOP 69-81]
Davis Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Cunningham (1 AST) 
  11:32 Jump Ball Cole vs Turner (Young gains possession) 
Turner Jump Shot: Missed  11:22  
  11:21 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Jerebko Foul: Personal (4 PF) (S Twardoski)  11:17  
Jerebko Substitution replaced by Sullinger  11:17  
  11:07
[NOP 71-81]
Cunningham Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Smith (3 AST) 
Crowder 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Turner (1 AST)  10:40
[BOS 84-71]
 
  10:16
[NOP 73-84]
Davis Driving Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Cunningham (2 AST) 
Sullinger Jump Shot: Missed  10:01  
  10:00 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:50 Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Young (1 ST) 
Turner Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Young (1 AST)  09:44
[BOS 86-73]
 
  09:34 Davis Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:33 Anderson Rebound (Off:4 Def:4) 
  09:33 Anderson Tip Layup Shot: Missed 
Young Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  09:32  
Sullinger Layup Shot: Missed Block: Davis (2 BLK)  09:17  
Sullinger Rebound (Off:3 Def:14)  09:16  
Sullinger Layup Shot: Missed Block: Davis (3 BLK)  09:15  
Sullinger Rebound (Off:4 Def:14)  09:14  
Sullinger Putback Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  09:13
[BOS 88-73]
 
  08:56 Cole Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Turner (1 ST) 
  08:51 Davis Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (3 FTA) (D Guthrie) 
  08:51  
Olynyk Free Throw 1 of 3 (12 PTS)  08:51
[BOS 89-73]
 
Olynyk Free Throw 2 of 3 (13 PTS)  08:51
[BOS 90-73]
 
Olynyk Free Throw 3 of 3 (14 PTS)  08:51
[BOS 91-73]
 
  08:28
[NOP 75-91]
Smith Jump Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Young Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  08:09
[BOS 93-75]
 
  07:49
[NOP 77-93]
Cole Pullup Jump shot: Made (8 PTS) 
  07:29 Cole Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) (S Twardoski) 
Turner Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  07:29
[BOS 94-77]
 
  07:29 Cole Substitution replaced by Holiday 
Turner Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  07:29
[BOS 95-77]
 
  07:13 Holiday Layup Shot: Missed 
  07:12 Anderson Rebound (Off:5 Def:4) 
  07:12 Anderson Tip Layup Shot: Missed 
Olynyk Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:11  
Crowder Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Turner (2 AST)  06:54
[BOS 97-77]
 
  06:42 Davis Jump Shot: Missed 
Turner Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  06:41  
Turner Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Holiday (1 ST)  06:37  
  06:32 Holiday Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Turner (2 ST) 
  06:25 Anderson Foul: Personal (2 PF) (R Garretson) 
Sullinger Turnover : 3 Second Violation (4 TO)  06:16  
  05:55
[NOP 79-97]
Anderson Step Back Jump shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Holiday (6 AST) 
Sullinger Jump Shot: Missed  05:26  
  05:26 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  05:15 Davis 3pt Shot: Missed 
Sullinger Rebound (Off:4 Def:15)  05:14  
Olynyk Pullup Jump shot: Made (16 PTS)  04:56
[BOS 99-79]
 
Young Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (R Garretson)  04:47  
  04:47 Team Timeout : Regular 
Young Substitution replaced by Thomas  04:47  
  04:47 Anderson Substitution replaced by Ajinca 
  04:47
[NOP 80-99]
Holiday Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  04:47
[NOP 81-99]
Holiday Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Olynyk 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Turner (3 AST)  04:27
[BOS 102-81]
 
  04:16 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
Sullinger Rebound (Off:4 Def:16)  04:15  
Olynyk Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Davis (2 ST)  03:59  
Thomas Foul: Personal (2 PF) (D Guthrie)  03:58  
  03:58 Cunningham Substitution replaced by Babbitt 
  03:58 Holiday Substitution replaced by Cole 
  03:48 Davis Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:47 Ajinca Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  03:47
[NOP 83-102]
Ajinca Tip Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Crowder 3pt Shot: Missed  03:33  
  03:32 Ajinca Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  03:14 Cole Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:14 Davis Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  03:14
[NOP 85-102]
Davis Putback Dunk Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Thomas Jump Shot: Missed  02:58  
  02:58 Ajinca Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  02:45 Babbitt Layup Shot: Missed Block: Olynyk (2 BLK) 
  02:44 Ajinca Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  02:44 Ajinca Tip Layup Shot: Missed 
Turner Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  02:43  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:35  
Crowder Substitution replaced by Young  02:35  
Thomas Substitution replaced by Rozier  02:35  
  02:35 Davis Substitution replaced by Gee 
Sullinger Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Olynyk (3 AST)  02:25
[BOS 104-85]
 
  02:09
[NOP 87-104]
Ajinca Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Smith (4 AST) 
Sullinger 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Young (2 AST)  01:54
[BOS 107-87]
 
  01:44 Ajinca Jump Shot: Missed 
Rozier Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:43  
Young 3pt Shot: Missed  01:36  
  01:35 Ajinca Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
  01:30
[NOP 89-107]
Smith Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Olynyk Layup Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Turner (4 AST)  01:18
[BOS 109-89]
 
  01:04 Cole Jump Shot: Missed 
Rozier Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:04  
Rozier Layup Shot: Missed  00:50.9  
Rozier Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:49.9  
Rozier Putback Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  00:49.4
[BOS 111-89]
 
  00:46.8 Smith Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (3 TO) 
Sullinger Turnover : Lost Ball (5 TO) Steal:Cole (2 ST)  00:33.9  
  00:28.9
[NOP 91-111]
Gee Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Cole (1 AST) 
Rozier 3pt Shot: Missed  00:10.9  
  00:10.9 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  00:06.6
[NOP 93-111]
Smith Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
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l
l10
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BOS
2nd Atlantic
48
34
6-4
28-13
20-21
NOP
5th Southwest
30
52
4-6
21-20
9-32
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
BOS
2 players 24.2
2 players 7.2
2 players 5.0
2 players 1.3
2 players 1.7
NOP
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