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Bradley matches season-high 27, Celtics down Nuggets 111-103


By KYLE HIGHTOWER
Posted Jan 27 2016 11:38PM

BOSTON (AP) If the Celtics are going to be a threat in the playoffs this season, they will need consistent effort on the defensive end.

They did that for spurts in their 111-103 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday night, stealing the ball 15 times and forcing at least 20 turnovers for the fourth straight game.

That won't stop coach Brad Stevens for asking for more.

"We have a lot of room to improve, but when we turn it up and we're in the right position, we can be a good defensive team," Stevens said. "If we don't guard, we won't win. That's a part of us playing well."

Avery Bradley led the Celtics, matching his season-high with 27 points, while Kelly Olynyk added 17 points and seven rebounds. Isaiah Thomas finished with 16 points and five assists.

The victory tied a season-high win streak for the Celtics.

Swingman Evan Turner, who had 14 points off the bench, said that although Boston finds itself just five games back of the second seed in the East, no one in the locker room is watching the standings.

Part of the reason, he said, might be because they remember where they were at this point last season.

"We needed to win eight games just to be horrible," Turner said. "It's hard to say this is a crazy run. But it's a great run obviously."

Boston took a 15-point lead into the fourth quarter on a last-second 3-point play by Olynyk to end the third.

The Celtics kept attacking, scoring the first seven points of the quarter and growing their lead to 22 points.

Danilo Gallinari and Will Barton led Denver with 23 apiece.

The Nuggets lost for the fourth time in five games.

They got within 10 points on a dunk by Kenneth Faried with about five minutes remaining. But the Celtics went on a run again to help secure the win.

Boston led by as many as 13 in the first half, thanks largely to the outside touch of Bradley. He was 8 of 13 from the field and finished the half with 5 3-pointers.

The Nuggets didn't help their cause with 15 turnovers. Their giveaways led to 15 Boston points.

"This is such a mental thing where we have to figure out a way to do it together," Gallinari said. "We can't keep playing like this for good stretches, bad stretches, especially when we're on the road."

TIP-INS

Nuggets: Gallinari has scored 20 or more points in 10 of his last 13 games. ... Have lost 16 of their last 18 on the road to Boston.

Celtics: Went on an 18-1 run after Denver closed to 75-70 in the third quarter. ... Improved to 22-11 this season when scoring 100 or more points. ... Improved to 7-7 vs. the Western Conference.

HE HAS MY VOTE: In Stevens' mind, there's no question that Isaiah Thomas merits an All-Star nod. "I sure hope so. I don't know what the chances are. I don't know however many coaches there are that vote for it. He sure deserves it," Stevens said.

Stevens said it would also be a "feature in the cap" for his teammates. "I think as much as he lifts them up, it's been a great situation for them and they've been a big part of that."

SMART'S STAR RISING: Boston second-year guard Marcus Smart was selected Wednesday for the U.S. roster of All-Star weekend's Rising Stars Challenge. He was the lone selection for the U.S. who plays on a team with a winning record so far this season. "That's a good sign when your young players are invited to do something like that, especially when they've only played half the year," Stevens said.

REPORT CARD: Nuggets coach Michael Malone said he has been pleasantly surprised this season by the play of rookie C Nikola Jokic, who was named to the World Team's roster for the Rising Stars game. Entering Wednesday, the Serbian-born big man came in averaging nine points and 5.4 rebounds per game. He also reached double figures in eight of the Nuggets' previous 18 games. "People are starting to figure out who he is," Malone said.

Up Next

Boston hosts the Magic on Friday.

Denver plays at Washington on Thursday.

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DEN
BOS
     
    • 42.9%

    • 42.7%

    • 33.3%

    • 32.1%

    • 75.0%

    • 83.3%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
DEN BOS
Total Rebounds 53 48
Offensive Rebounds 14 14
Turnovers 20 11
Fast Break Pts: 14 24
Biggest Lead: 1 22
Points in the Paint: 46 44
DEN BOS
p 2 players   23 Bradley   27
rb Faried   15 Johnson   13
a 4 players   4 2 players   6
s Harris   2 Bradley   4
b 6 players   1 Crowder   2
 
  • 01/27 - DEN 103 @ BOS 111
  • 02/21 - BOS 121 @ DEN 101
Denver Nuggets (17-29)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
D. Gallinari F 31:49 8-16 1-4 6-7 -7 3 4 7 1 1 0 1 1 2 23
K. Faried F 28:16 7-13 0-0 1-2 +9 6 9 15 4 2 1 0 1 0 15
N. Jokic C 19:12 1-6 0-0 1-2 -7 3 4 7 4 2 1 3 1 2 3
G. Harris G 32:49 4-7 1-4 6-6 -2 0 7 7 0 1 2 2 0 0 15
E. Mudiay G 26:11 4-10 1-2 4-4 -7 0 2 2 4 3 0 5 0 0 13
D. Arthur   09:54 0-3 0-2 0-0 -5 0 2 2 1 2 0 1 0 0 0
J. Nurkic   12:00 1-5 0-0 0-3 -13 2 3 5 1 2 0 1 1 0 2
W. Barton   26:15 8-12 3-4 4-6 -7 0 5 5 4 3 0 3 1 0 23
R. Foye   21:49 2-9 1-4 2-2 -1 0 2 2 1 2 0 1 1 1 7
S. Kilpatrick   15:25 1-2 0-1 0-0 +2 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 2
M. Miller   15:29 0-1 0-0 0-0 -4 0 1 1 1 3 0 2 0 0 0
J. Hickson   00:50 0-0 0-0 0-0 +2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
J. Lauvergne DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 36-84 7-21 24-32   14 39 53 23 22 4 20 6 5 103
  42.9% 33.3% 75.0%   team rebs: 8 total to: 20
Boston Celtics (26-21)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
J. Crowder F 31:35 4-13 1-6 4-4 +9 0 4 4 3 2 2 0 2 0 13
A. Johnson F 30:04 4-7 0-0 1-2 +5 7 6 13 6 3 3 1 1 0 9
J. Sullinger C 17:44 2-8 0-0 2-2 -4 4 7 11 1 4 1 0 1 2 6
A. Bradley G 39:05 11-20 5-13 0-0 -4 0 3 3 1 4 4 1 1 1 27
I. Thomas G 30:31 5-13 1-4 5-6 +6 0 1 1 5 3 0 4 0 0 16
E. Turner   29:58 7-11 0-0 0-0 +6 1 3 4 6 2 2 3 0 0 14
M. Smart   27:40 0-5 0-2 4-4 +11 0 2 2 3 2 3 0 0 1 4
K. Olynyk   17:19 6-14 2-3 3-3 +12 1 6 7 3 3 0 0 0 2 17
T. Zeller   04:27 0-2 0-0 0-0 +2 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
J. Jerebko   11:36 2-3 0-0 1-3 -3 1 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 5
R. Hunter DNP - Coach's Decision
D. Lee DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Young DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 41-96 9-28 20-24   14 34 48 29 24 15 11 5 6 111
  42.7% 32.1% 83.3%   team rebs: 6 total to: 12

inactive

  • Nuggets: Chandler, Nelson
  • Celtics: Mickey, Rozier

technical fouls

  • Nuggets: --
  • Celtics: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 4
  • Times Tied: 1

arena stats

  • Arena: TD Garden, Boston, MA
  • Officials: #13 Monty McCutchen, #11 Derrick Collins, #46 Ben Taylor
  • Attendance: 18108
  • Duration: 2:13
Denver Nuggets (17-29) Boston Celtics (26-21)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Johnson vs Jokic (Harris gains possession)
Jokic Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed Block: Sullinger (1 BLK)  11:40  
Team Rebound  11:39  
Jokic Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) Steal:Crowder (1 ST)  11:36  
  11:32 Thomas Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO) 
Gallinari 3pt Shot: Missed  11:16  
  11:15 Bradley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:59 Crowder Driving Hook Shot: Missed 
  10:57 Johnson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  10:50 Sullinger Jump Shot: Missed 
Gallinari Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:49  
Jokic Jump Shot: Missed  10:35  
Jokic Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  10:34  
Jokic Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Johnson (1 ST)  10:31  
  10:25 Thomas 3pt Shot: Missed 
  10:24 Johnson Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  10:20 Bradley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Harris Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:19  
Mudiay Driving Layup Shot: Missed  10:12  
Team Rebound  10:11  
Mudiay Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Bradley (1 ST)  10:05  
  09:59
[BOS 2-0]
Bradley Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Faried Hook Shot: Missed  09:42  
Gallinari Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:41  
Harris 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Mudiay (1 AST)  09:26
[DEN 3-2]
 
  09:17
[BOS 4-3]
Thomas Step Back Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Gallinari Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Jokic (1 AST)  09:04
[DEN 5-4]
 
  08:46
[BOS 7-5]
Bradley 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Thomas (1 AST) 
  08:29 Johnson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (M McCutchen) 
Gallinari Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  08:29
[DEN 6-7]
 
Gallinari Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  08:29  
Jokic Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  08:29  
Jokic Jump Shot: Missed  08:19  
Faried Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  08:17  
Faried Tip Layup Shot: Missed  08:17  
  08:16 Sullinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Faried Foul: Personal (1 PF) (M McCutchen)  08:13  
  08:02 Crowder Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:02 Sullinger Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  07:59
[BOS 9-6]
Sullinger Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Faried Driving Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:38
[DEN 8-9]
 
  07:21
[BOS 11-8]
Bradley Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Johnson (1 AST) 
Faried Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  07:04  
  07:03 Sullinger Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  06:50 Thomas Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (2 TO) 
  06:32 Bradley Foul: Personal (1 PF) (D Collins) 
Mudiay 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Jokic (2 AST)  06:26
[DEN 11-11]
 
  06:10 Johnson Layup Shot: Missed 
  06:09 Johnson Rebound (Off:3 Def:0) 
  06:08 Johnson Hook Shot: Missed 
  06:08 Johnson Rebound (Off:4 Def:0) 
  06:08
[BOS 13-11]
Johnson Putback Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Mudiay Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Sullinger (1 ST)  05:55  
  05:46 Bradley 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:45 Sullinger Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  05:39 Sullinger Layup Shot: Missed Block: Jokic (1 BLK) 
  05:37 Johnson Rebound (Off:5 Def:0) 
  05:29
[BOS 16-11]
Bradley 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Crowder (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:27  
Faried Substitution replaced by Arthur  05:27  
Jokic Substitution replaced by Nurkic  05:27  
  05:12 Bradley Foul: Personal (2 PF) (D Collins) 
  05:09 Johnson Foul: Personal (2 PF) (B Taylor) 
Arthur 3pt Shot: Missed  04:58  
  04:56 Sullinger Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  04:50
[BOS 19-11]
Bradley 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Crowder (2 AST) 
Harris Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Arthur (1 AST)  04:31
[DEN 13-19]
 
  04:10 Sullinger Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Harris Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:09  
Gallinari Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed  03:56  
Nurkic Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  03:54  
Gallinari Driving Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Nurkic (1 AST)  03:47
[DEN 15-19]
 
  03:27 Crowder 3pt Shot: Missed 
Mudiay Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:26  
Nurkic Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed  03:17  
  03:16 Sullinger Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  03:13 Thomas Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Harris (1 ST) 
  03:12 Thomas Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (2 FTA) (B Taylor) 
Harris Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  03:12
[DEN 16-19]
 
  03:12 Sullinger Substitution replaced by Turner 
  03:12 Bradley Substitution replaced by Smart 
Harris Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  03:12
[DEN 17-19]
 
  03:01 Smart 3pt Shot: Missed 
Arthur Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:01  
Harris Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  02:54  
  02:54 Team Timeout : Regular 
Harris Substitution replaced by Barton  02:54  
  02:40 Thomas Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Gallinari Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  02:39  
Nurkic Hook Shot: Missed  02:20  
  02:19 Turner Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:11
[BOS 21-17]
Turner Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Mudiay Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  01:51
[DEN 19-21]
 
  01:41
[BOS 23-19]
Crowder Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Johnson (2 AST) 
Gallinari Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  01:24
[DEN 21-23]
 
Arthur Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (B Taylor)  01:16  
  01:16
[BOS 24-21]
Crowder Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  01:16 Thomas Substitution replaced by Olynyk 
  01:16
[BOS 25-21]
Crowder Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Mudiay Driving Floating Jump Shot: Missed  01:02  
  01:01 Johnson Rebound (Off:5 Def:1) 
  00:49.9 Smart Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:48.9 Johnson Rebound (Off:6 Def:1) 
  00:48.9
[BOS 27-21]
Johnson Putback Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Mudiay Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Johnson (2 ST)  00:38.9  
Arthur Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (B Taylor)  00:35.4  
  00:35.4
[BOS 28-21]
Smart Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Mudiay Substitution replaced by Foye  00:35.4  
Gallinari Substitution replaced by Kilpatrick  00:35.4  
  00:35.4
[BOS 29-21]
Smart Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Barton Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Johnson (3 ST)  00:23.9  
  00:00.8 Turner Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed 
Barton Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:00.3  
End of 1st Quarter
Denver Nuggets (17-29) Boston Celtics (26-21)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:43 Zeller Jump Shot: Missed 
Nurkic Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  11:42  
Nurkic Jump Shot: Missed  11:27  
  11:27 Zeller Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:21 Olynyk Jump Shot: Missed Block: Foye (1 BLK) 
Arthur Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  11:19  
Kilpatrick Running Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Barton (1 AST)  11:16
[DEN 23-29]
 
  10:52 Bradley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Nurkic Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  10:50  
Arthur Jump Shot: Missed  10:38  
  10:37 Smart Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:25
[BOS 31-23]
Olynyk Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Nurkic Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Kilpatrick (1 AST)  10:13
[DEN 25-31]
 
  10:13 Zeller Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (M McCutchen) 
Nurkic Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  10:13  
  10:13 Olynyk Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:54 Zeller Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Barton 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Kilpatrick (2 AST)  09:41
[DEN 28-31]
 
  09:27
[BOS 33-28]
Olynyk Cutting Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Turner (1 AST) 
Arthur 3pt Shot: Missed  09:16  
Nurkic Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  09:15  
Nurkic Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  09:14  
  09:01
[BOS 36-28]
Olynyk 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Turner (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:51  
Nurkic Substitution replaced by Jokic  08:51  
Arthur Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO)  08:43  
Barton Violation:Kicked Ball (D Collins)  08:30  
Barton Foul: Personal (1 PF) (D Collins)  08:28  
  08:14
[BOS 38-28]
Bradley Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Kilpatrick Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Bradley (2 ST)  08:06  
  07:57 Zeller Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:56 Olynyk Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  07:56 Olynyk Tip Layup Shot: Missed 
Barton Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:55  
Barton Pullup Jump shot: Made (5 PTS)  07:50
[DEN 30-38]
 
Barton Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (D Collins)  07:33  
  07:33
[BOS 39-30]
Olynyk Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Arthur Substitution replaced by Miller  07:33  
  07:33 Zeller Substitution replaced by Jerebko 
  07:33
[BOS 40-30]
Olynyk Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Barton Pullup Jump shot: Missed  07:21  
  07:20 Team Rebound 
  07:10 Smart Jump Shot: Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:09  
Barton Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Turner (1 ST)  06:57  
  06:48 Turner Foul: Offensive (1 PF) (B Taylor) 
  06:48 Turner Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Barton Substitution replaced by Harris  06:48  
Foye Jump Shot: Missed  06:37  
  06:36 Turner Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:28 Olynyk Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Jokic Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  06:27  
Jokic Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  06:04  
  06:03 Jerebko Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:56 Olynyk 3pt Shot: Missed 
Harris Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:54  
Jokic Foul: Offensive (1 PF) (B Taylor)  05:50  
Jokic Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  05:50  
  05:50  
Foye Substitution replaced by Gallinari  05:50  
Kilpatrick Substitution replaced by Mudiay  05:50  
  05:33 Turner Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:32 Jerebko Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  05:29 Jerebko Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Harris (2 ST) 
Harris Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Smart (1 ST)  05:25  
  05:19
[BOS 43-30]
Bradley 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Smart (1 AST) 
Mudiay Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  05:04
[DEN 32-43]
 
  04:55
[BOS 45-32]
Jerebko Cutting Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Turner (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  04:55  
Jokic Substitution replaced by Faried  04:55  
  04:55 Smart Substitution replaced by Thomas 
  04:55 Olynyk Substitution replaced by Sullinger 
  04:44 Sullinger Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (B Taylor) 
Faried Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  04:44  
Team Rebound  04:44  
Faried Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  04:44
[DEN 33-45]
 
  04:30 Bradley Jump Shot: Missed Block: Gallinari (1 BLK) 
Faried Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  04:29  
Gallinari Running Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Faried (1 AST)  04:25
[DEN 35-45]
 
  04:10
[BOS 48-35]
Bradley 3pt Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Sullinger (1 AST) 
Faried Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Mudiay (2 AST)  03:56
[DEN 37-48]
 
  03:40 Jerebko Jump Shot: Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  03:39  
Gallinari Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Miller (1 AST)  03:24
[DEN 39-48]
 
  03:23 Team Timeout : Regular 
  03:23 Sullinger Substitution replaced by Johnson 
  03:23 Turner Substitution replaced by Crowder 
  03:23 Jerebko Substitution replaced by Smart 
  03:07 Thomas Jump Shot: Missed 
Harris Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  03:06  
Gallinari Layup Shot: Missed Block: Crowder (1 BLK)  02:58  
Faried Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  02:56  
Mudiay Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Bradley (3 ST)  02:43  
Mudiay Foul: Personal (1 PF) (D Collins)  02:42  
  02:30 Bradley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Harris Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  02:29  
Harris Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  02:22
[DEN 41-48]
 
Faried Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (B Taylor)  02:13  
  02:13 Thomas Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:13 Team Rebound 
  02:13
[BOS 49-41]
Thomas Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  01:58 Thomas Foul: Personal (2 PF) (M McCutchen) 
Mudiay 3pt Shot: Missed  01:47  
  01:46 Johnson Rebound (Off:6 Def:2) 
  01:37
[BOS 51-41]
Johnson Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Thomas (2 AST) 
Faried Driving Reverse Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Mudiay (3 AST)  01:29
[DEN 43-51]
 
Gallinari Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (M McCutchen)  01:17  
  01:17
[BOS 52-43]
Smart Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  01:17 Bradley Substitution replaced by Turner 
Faried Substitution replaced by Barton  01:17  
  01:17
[BOS 53-43]
Smart Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Gallinari Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Barton (2 AST)  01:00
[DEN 45-53]
 
  00:47.4 Thomas Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (4 TO) 
Mudiay Jump Shot: Missed  00:27.9  
  00:26.9 Crowder Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Harris Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (B Taylor)  00:04.5  
  00:04.5
[BOS 54-45]
Thomas Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  00:04.5 Johnson Substitution replaced by Jerebko 
  00:04.5
[BOS 55-45]
Thomas Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Miller Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Smart (2 ST)  00:02.9  
  00:00.2 Crowder 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 2nd Quarter
Denver Nuggets (17-29) Boston Celtics (26-21)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:35 Johnson Hook Shot: Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  11:34  
  11:21 Sullinger Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (B Taylor) 
Mudiay Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  11:21
[DEN 46-55]
 
Mudiay Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  11:21
[DEN 47-55]
 
  11:07 Sullinger Jump Shot: Missed Block: Faried (1 BLK) 
Harris Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  11:06  
Mudiay Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  11:03
[DEN 49-55]
 
  10:50 Bradley 3pt Shot: Missed 
  10:49 Sullinger Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  10:48 Sullinger Layup Shot: Missed 
Jokic Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  10:47  
Jokic Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Mudiay (4 AST)  10:40
[DEN 51-55]
 
  10:40 Team Timeout : Regular 
  10:25
[BOS 58-51]
Thomas 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Bradley (1 AST) 
Faried Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Jokic (3 AST)  10:05
[DEN 53-58]
 
  09:41
[BOS 61-53]
Crowder 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Johnson (3 AST) 
Gallinari Layup Shot: Missed  09:27  
  09:24 Crowder Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:21
[BOS 63-53]
Thomas Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Crowder (3 AST) 
Harris 3pt Shot: Missed  09:13  
  09:12 Johnson Rebound (Off:6 Def:3) 
  09:03 Thomas 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:02 Sullinger Rebound (Off:4 Def:4) 
Jokic Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (B Taylor)  09:01  
  09:01
[BOS 64-53]
Sullinger Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  09:01
[BOS 65-53]
Sullinger Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Gallinari 3pt Shot: Missed  08:42  
Jokic Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  08:41  
  08:36 Sullinger Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (M McCutchen) 
Harris Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  08:36
[DEN 54-65]
 
Harris Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  08:36
[DEN 55-65]
 
  08:19 Sullinger Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:19 Team Rebound 
Mudiay Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) (B Taylor)  08:19  
  08:12
[BOS 67-55]
Sullinger Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Thomas (3 AST) 
Gallinari Jump Shot: Missed Block: Crowder (2 BLK)  07:46  
  07:45 Crowder Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  07:29 Thomas Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Jokic Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  07:28  
Mudiay Step Back Jump shot: Missed  07:08  
  07:07 Sullinger Rebound (Off:4 Def:5) 
  06:57 Bradley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  06:56  
Jokic Jump Shot: Missed Block: Bradley (1 BLK)  06:48  
  06:47 Sullinger Rebound (Off:4 Def:6) 
Faried Violation:Defensive Goaltending (B Taylor)  06:42  
  06:42
[BOS 69-55]
Bradley Cutting Layup Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Thomas (4 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:42  
Harris Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Jokic (4 AST)  06:27
[DEN 57-69]
 
  06:10 Bradley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jokic Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  06:10  
Mudiay Layup Shot: Missed  05:52  
  05:50 Johnson Rebound (Off:6 Def:4) 
  05:46
[BOS 71-57]
Thomas Pullup Jump shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Gallinari 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Faried (2 AST)  05:29
[DEN 60-71]
 
  05:14 Crowder 3pt Shot: Missed 
Harris Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  05:12  
Harris 3pt Shot: Missed  05:05  
Faried Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  05:04  
Faried Tip Layup Shot: Missed  05:04  
  05:02 Sullinger Rebound (Off:4 Def:7) 
  04:58 Thomas 3pt Shot: Missed 
Mudiay Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:57  
  04:52 Sullinger Foul: Shooting Block (4 PF) (2 FTA) (M McCutchen) 
Gallinari Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS)  04:52
[DEN 61-71]
 
Jokic Substitution replaced by Barton  04:52  
  04:52 Sullinger Substitution replaced by Smart 
  04:52 Crowder Substitution replaced by Turner 
Gallinari Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS)  04:52
[DEN 62-71]
 
  04:39
[BOS 73-62]
Thomas Driving Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Johnson (4 AST) 
  04:26 Bradley Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (B Taylor) 
Mudiay Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  04:26
[DEN 63-73]
 
  04:26 Bradley Substitution replaced by Crowder 
Mudiay Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  04:26
[DEN 64-73]
 
  04:16 Crowder Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Gallinari Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  04:15  
Gallinari Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO)  04:06  
  03:56 Thomas Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  03:55  
Mudiay Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Crowder (2 ST)  03:49  
Mudiay Foul: Personal (3 PF) (D Collins)  03:48  
  03:25 Crowder Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:24 Johnson Rebound (Off:7 Def:4) 
  03:23
[BOS 75-64]
Johnson Putback Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
  03:04 Crowder Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) (M McCutchen) 
Gallinari Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS)  03:04
[DEN 65-75]
 
Mudiay Substitution replaced by Foye  03:04  
Gallinari Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS)  03:04
[DEN 66-75]
 
  02:52 Crowder 3pt Shot: Missed 
Barton Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:51  
Barton Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS)  02:42
[DEN 68-75]
 
  02:31 Smart 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Barton (1 BLK) 
Foye Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:30  
Barton Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  02:17
[DEN 70-75]
 
  02:02
[BOS 77-70]
Crowder Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Thomas (5 AST) 
Gallinari 3pt Shot: Missed  01:44  
  01:43 Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Foye Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (D Collins)  01:40  
  01:40
[BOS 78-70]
Thomas Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  01:40 Johnson Substitution replaced by Olynyk 
Faried Substitution replaced by Nurkic  01:40  
  01:40
[BOS 79-70]
Thomas Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS) 
Harris 3pt Shot: Missed  01:25  
  01:24 Olynyk Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  01:05 Olynyk Jump Shot: Missed 
Barton Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  01:04  
  00:51.2 Olynyk Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) (M McCutchen) 
Nurkic Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:51.2  
Team Rebound  00:51.2  
Gallinari Substitution replaced by Miller  00:51.2  
Nurkic Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:51.2  
  00:51.2 Olynyk Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  00:35.9
[BOS 81-70]
Turner Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Smart (2 AST) 
Foye Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Smart (3 ST)  00:25.9  
Miller Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) (M McCutchen)  00:22.7  
Team Timeout : Regular  00:22.7  
  00:22.7 Olynyk Substitution replaced by Sullinger 
  00:22.7
[BOS 82-70]
Crowder Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  00:22.7
[BOS 83-70]
Crowder Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  00:06.8 Thomas Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) (B Taylor) 
Barton Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  00:06.8
[DEN 71-83]
 
  00:06.8 Sullinger Substitution replaced by Olynyk 
Nurkic Substitution replaced by Kilpatrick  00:06.8  
Barton Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:06.8  
  00:06.8 Olynyk Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  00:00.8
[BOS 85-71]
Olynyk Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Miller Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (B Taylor)  00:00.8  
  00:00.8 Crowder Substitution replaced by Jerebko 
Kilpatrick Substitution replaced by Nurkic  00:00.8  
  00:00.8
[BOS 86-71]
Olynyk Free Throw 1 of 1 (12 PTS) 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
Nurkic Driving Hook Shot: Missed  11:49  
  11:48 Bradley Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Nurkic Foul: Personal (1 PF) (M McCutchen)  11:47  
  11:36 Smart Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
Nurkic Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  11:35  
Miller Pullup Jump shot: Missed  11:24  
  11:23 Turner Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Nurkic Foul: Personal (2 PF) (D Collins)  11:22  
  11:12
[BOS 89-71]
Olynyk 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Turner (4 AST) 
Foye Jump Shot: Missed  10:58  
  10:57 Olynyk Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  10:40 Olynyk Jump Shot: Missed Block: Nurkic (1 BLK) 
  10:39 Team Rebound 
  10:31
[BOS 91-71]
Turner Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Olynyk (1 AST) 
Barton Jump Shot: Missed  10:13  
  10:12 Smart Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:10
[BOS 93-71]
Turner Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Smart (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  10:10  
Nurkic Substitution replaced by Jokic  10:10  
Kilpatrick 3pt Shot: Missed  09:56  
  09:55 Bradley Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  09:40 Bradley Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Jokic (1 ST) 
Barton Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  09:34
[DEN 73-93]
 
  09:34 Smart Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (B Taylor) 
Barton Free Throw 1 of 1 (13 PTS)  09:34
[DEN 74-93]
 
  09:22 Turner Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (2 TO) 
  09:12 Olynyk Foul: Personal Block (2 PF) (D Collins) 
Foye 3pt Shot: Missed  09:00  
  08:59 Olynyk Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  08:47
[BOS 95-74]
Turner Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
  08:37 Smart Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (B Taylor) 
Jokic Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  08:37  
Team Rebound  08:37  
Jokic Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  08:37
[DEN 75-95]
 
Miller Foul: Personal Take (3 PF) (M McCutchen)  08:35  
Jokic Substitution replaced by Faried  08:35  
  08:14 Olynyk Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  08:13  
Foye 3pt Shot: Missed  08:02  
Faried Rebound (Off:4 Def:6)  08:00  
Faried Tip Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  08:00
[DEN 77-95]
 
  07:48
[BOS 97-77]
Bradley Jump Shot: Made (25 PTS) Assist: Olynyk (2 AST) 
Barton 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Faried (3 AST)  07:36
[DEN 80-97]
 
  07:15
[BOS 99-80]
Jerebko Cutting Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Olynyk (3 AST) 
Barton 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Foye (1 AST)  06:59
[DEN 83-99]
 
  06:40 Olynyk Layup Shot: Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:4 Def:7)  06:39  
Foye Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Barton (3 AST)  06:28
[DEN 85-99]
 
  06:28 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:28 Olynyk Substitution replaced by Johnson 
  06:20 Turner Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Faried (1 ST) 
Faried Running Dunk Shot: Made (13 PTS)  06:17
[DEN 87-99]
 
Barton Foul: Personal (3 PF) (D Collins)  06:10  
  05:53 Johnson Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Barton Layup Shot: Missed  05:35  
Faried Rebound (Off:5 Def:7)  05:34  
Faried Putback Dunk Shot: Made (15 PTS)  05:34
[DEN 89-99]
 
  05:20
[BOS 101-89]
Turner Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Jerebko (1 AST) 
Miller Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Bradley (4 ST)  05:05  
Kilpatrick Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (3 FTA) (M McCutchen)  04:55  
  04:55
[BOS 102-89]
Jerebko Free Throw 1 of 3 (5 PTS) 
  04:55 Jerebko Free Throw 2 of 3 Missed 
  04:55 Team Rebound 
  04:55 Smart Substitution replaced by Thomas 
Kilpatrick Substitution replaced by Harris  04:55  
Miller Substitution replaced by Gallinari  04:55  
  04:55 Jerebko Free Throw 3 of 3 Missed 
Barton Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  04:55  
Foye Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Johnson (1 BLK)  04:42  
Faried Rebound (Off:6 Def:7)  04:41  
Faried Layup Shot: Missed  04:40  
Team Rebound  04:39  
  04:39 Jerebko Substitution replaced by Crowder 
Gallinari Cutting Layup Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Barton (4 AST)  04:37
[DEN 91-102]
 
  04:37 Turner Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (M McCutchen) 
Gallinari Free Throw 1 of 1 (23 PTS)  04:37
[DEN 92-102]
 
  04:18
[BOS 104-92]
Turner Floating Jump shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Johnson (5 AST) 
Barton 3pt Shot: Missed  04:01  
  04:00 Johnson Rebound (Off:7 Def:5) 
  03:44 Thomas Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:6 Def:8)  03:42  
Barton Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Turner (2 ST)  03:36  
  03:29 Crowder 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gallinari Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  03:28  
Gallinari Jump Shot: Missed  03:14  
  03:14 Johnson Rebound (Off:7 Def:6) 
  03:08
[BOS 106-92]
Crowder Running Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Turner (5 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:08  
  03:03 Bradley Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA) (B Taylor) 
Barton Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:03  
Team Rebound  03:03  
Barton Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS)  03:03
[DEN 93-106]
 
  02:50
[BOS 108-93]
Bradley Driving Floating Jump Shot: Made (27 PTS) Assist: Johnson (6 AST) 
Foye Jump Shot: Missed  02:35  
Gallinari Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  02:34  
Faried Jump Shot: Missed  02:15  
Gallinari Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  02:14  
Foye 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Gallinari (1 AST)  02:11
[DEN 96-108]
 
Foye Foul: Personal Take (2 PF) (2 FTA) (M McCutchen)  02:03  
  02:03
[BOS 109-96]
Johnson Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  02:03 Thomas Substitution replaced by Smart 
  02:03 Johnson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Team Rebound  02:02  
  02:02 Johnson Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF) (2 FTA) (M McCutchen) 
Foye Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  02:02
[DEN 97-109]
 
  02:02 Johnson Substitution replaced by Olynyk 
Foye Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  02:02
[DEN 98-109]
 
  01:39
[BOS 111-98]
Olynyk Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Turner (6 AST) 
  01:29 Olynyk Violation:Kicked Ball (B Taylor) 
Gallinari Substitution replaced by Kilpatrick  01:29  
Foye 3pt Shot: Missed  01:17  
  01:16 Crowder Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  00:58.9 Turner Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:57.4 Turner Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  00:56.9 Turner Layup Shot: Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:6 Def:9)  00:55.9  
Barton Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Faried (4 AST)  00:49.7
[DEN 100-111]
 
  00:49.7 Crowder Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (D Collins) 
Faried Substitution replaced by Hickson  00:49.7  
Barton Free Throw 1 of 1 (23 PTS)  00:49.7
[DEN 101-111]
 
  00:35.9 Bradley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Foye Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:34.8  
  00:28.3 Olynyk Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (M McCutchen) 
Harris Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS)  00:28.3
[DEN 102-111]
 
Harris Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS)  00:28.3
[DEN 103-111]
 
  00:04.3 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
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DEN
4th Northwest
33
49
3-7
18-23
15-26
BOS
2nd Atlantic
48
34
6-4
28-13
20-21
 
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BOS
2 players 24.2
2 players 7.2
2 players 5.0
2 players 1.3
2 players 1.7