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Celtics fight off short-handed Pelicans late in 104-97 win


By KYLE HIGHTOWER
Posted Apr 06 2016 11:29PM

BOSTON (AP) The Celtics entered the week focused on improving their playoff position over their final five regular-season games.

They had to dig deep to prevent a short-handed Pelicans team from throwing a big wrinkle in those plans.

Isaiah Thomas scored 32 points to help the Celtics fend off short-handed New Orleans 104-97 on Wednesday night.

Jae Crowder added 14 points, Avery Bradley finished with 13 points and six rebounds, and the Celtics beat the Pelicans for the fourth straight time.

"I'm just going to keep going, keep grinding and being in attack mode," Thomas said. "That's what my team needs from me and I'm gonna continue to do that. My guys are just putting me in position to be successful - them and the coaching staff. My job's pretty easy."

The fourth quarter featured eight ties before Boston was able to get a key defensive stop in the final minute. The Celtics were then able to close it out at the free-throw line.

Toney Douglas led the Pelicans with 19 points, and Tim Frazier added 18 points and six assists. Six New Orleans players finished in double-figures.

New Orleans played without its five top scorers due to injuries, and had only eight active players.

"We played hard and we competed like crazy," New Orleans coach Alvin Gentry said. "Just couldn't seem to make a couple plays at the end that would get us over the hump."

Boston was playing on three days' rest, but struggled to get separation - despite 23 turnovers by the Pelicans.

No player in New Orleans' starting lineup came in averaging more than 7.6 points. Still the Pelicans were aggressive and knocked down nine 3-pointers, including several to help start runs that got them back in to the game.

The Celtics scored eight straight points the start of the third quarter to increase their lead to 16.

But New Orleans didn't flinch and traded long runs with the Celtics before using an 11-0 spurt to get within three points entering the fourth.

It stayed tight, with the final tie coming at 93 on a jumper by Luke Babbitt with 2:38 remaining.

A minute later, Boston finally broke the stalemate, getting back-to-back baskets by Bradley and Crowder to take a 97-93 lead.

The series that led to Crowder's basket was costly, though, with Marcus Smart getting hit in the face at some point and having to run to the locker room holding a towel over his right eye. He was diagnosed with a slight laceration above the eye and did not return. He received four stitches, and said he was fine afterward.

Trailing 99-95, New Orleans' Babbitt had a look at a wide open layup, but it was blocked from behind by Amir Johnson.

Thomas acknowledged that getting the cobwebs out from the recent West Coast trip might have been at play.

"The West Coast trip was tough for us," he said. "Get back here and little jetlagged still. Time is still a little messed up for us. But as long as we got the win, that's all that matters."

TIP-INS

Pelicans: Nine players were out, including Anthony Davis (left knee), Ryan Anderson (hernia), Tyreke Evans (right knee), Eric Gordon (fractured right ring finger), Jrue Holiday (right orbital wall fracture) and Quincy Pondexter (left knee).

Celtics: Thomas has scored 20 or more points in 17 consecutive games. ... Boston committed just two turnovers in the first.

HELP WANTED

Gentry has been dealing with a rapidly depleting roster for several weeks. It's gotten so bad that when asked by reporters before the game if any of New Orleans nine injured players would be available, he joked that he may have to result to drastic measures in the remaining games. "No but if you want to dress out, I'll give you a uniform and you'll probably get 15 minutes," he said.

WELCOME BACK

Boston fans greeted former Celtic and current Pelicans reserve center Kendrick Perkins with a round of cheers when he checked into the game in the first quarter. Perkins spent his first eight seasons in Boston, and was part of its 2008 NBA championship team.

UP NEXT

Pelicans: Host the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday.

Celtics: Host Milwaukee on Friday.

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NOP
BOS
     
    • 43.6%

    • 41.4%

    • 37.5%

    • 29.4%

    • 87.0%

    • 81.5%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
NOP BOS
Total Rebounds 49 41
Offensive Rebounds 8 8
Turnovers 22 9
Fast Break Pts: 20 16
Biggest Lead: 2 16
Points in the Paint: 30 38
NOP BOS
p Douglas   19 Thomas   32
rb 2 players   8 Johnson   7
a Frazier   6 Thomas   8
s 2 players   2 Bradley   3
b 2 players   1 3 players   2
 
  • 12/07 - BOS 111 @ NOP 93
  • 04/06 - NOP 97 @ BOS 104
New Orleans Pelicans (29-49)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
D. Cunningham F 30:58 0-6 0-2 2-2 -21 0 3 3 3 5 0 0 1 1 2
A. Ajinca F 21:42 4-9 0-0 2-2 -8 2 6 8 3 4 0 4 0 0 10
O. Asik C 14:22 0-2 0-0 2-2 -18 2 2 4 0 3 0 3 0 2 2
J. Ennis G 28:38 5-6 2-3 1-1 -8 2 2 4 1 6 2 5 0 0 13
T. Douglas G 30:18 7-13 2-6 3-3 -5 0 7 7 3 4 1 3 0 0 19
T. Frazier   33:50 7-14 1-2 3-3 -2 0 5 5 6 3 2 4 1 0 18
K. Perkins   19:01 1-4 0-0 1-2 +14 1 3 4 0 0 0 2 0 1 3
L. Babbitt   33:14 5-13 2-5 4-6 +7 0 8 8 4 1 0 0 0 3 16
J. Hamilton   27:57 5-11 2-6 2-2 +6 1 5 6 1 2 0 1 0 0 14
R. Anderson DND - Sports Hernia
N. Cole DND - Lower Back
A. Gee DND - Right Quad
J. Holiday NWT - Right Interior Orbital Wall Fractu
Total   240 34-78 9-24 20-23   8 41 49 21 28 5 22 2 7 97
  43.6% 37.5% 87.0%   team rebs: 8 total to: 23
Boston Celtics (46-32)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
J. Crowder F 34:25 4-13 2-8 4-4 0 1 2 3 1 3 0 0 2 0 14
A. Johnson F 24:46 2-4 0-0 2-2 +8 2 5 7 2 4 0 3 2 0 6
J. Sullinger C 21:00 3-8 0-2 2-2 +11 0 6 6 2 0 1 0 0 0 8
A. Bradley G 34:00 5-15 1-6 2-3 +15 1 5 6 3 0 3 1 0 1 13
I. Thomas G 33:01 10-19 3-6 9-12 +22 1 3 4 8 3 2 4 0 1 32
M. Smart   32:54 5-9 1-5 0-0 -6 1 3 4 4 4 2 0 2 0 11
T. Rozier   16:37 1-6 0-2 0-0 -12 1 1 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 2
K. Olynyk   11:29 2-6 1-2 2-2 -1 0 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 7
J. Jerebko   17:15 2-4 2-2 0-0 -1 0 5 5 0 2 0 1 1 0 6
R. Hunter   08:01 1-2 0-1 0-0 +2 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
T. Zeller   06:32 1-1 0-0 1-2 -3 1 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
J. Mickey DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Young DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 36-87 10-34 22-27   8 33 41 24 20 10 9 7 2 104
  41.4% 29.4% 81.5%   team rebs: 5 total to: 10

inactive

  • Pelicans: Davis, Dejean-Jones, Evans, Gordon, Pondexter
  • Celtics: Turner

technical fouls

  • Pelicans: --
  • Celtics: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 3
  • Times Tied: 10

arena stats

  • Arena: TD Garden, Boston, MA
  • Officials: #55 Bill Kennedy, #35 Steven Anderson, #60 James Williams
  • Attendance: 18624
  • Duration: 2:17
New Orleans Pelicans (29-49) Boston Celtics (46-32)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Johnson vs Ajinca (Sullinger gains possession)
  11:41 Bradley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Ajinca Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:40  
Ajinca Jump Shot: Missed  11:25  
  11:24 Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:12 Thomas 3pt Shot: Missed 
Asik Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:11  
Asik Layup Shot: Missed Block: Crowder (1 BLK)  10:57  
  10:56 Bradley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:47 Sullinger 3pt Shot: Missed 
Douglas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:46  
Ajinca Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:32
[NOP 2-0]
 
  10:13
[BOS 2-2]
Sullinger Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Crowder (1 AST) 
Douglas Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Sullinger (1 ST)  09:55  
  09:50 Thomas Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Douglas (1 ST) 
Ajinca Foul: Offensive (1 PF) (B Kennedy)  09:47  
Ajinca Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  09:47  
  09:37 Crowder Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed 
Ajinca Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:36  
Ennis Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Bradley (1 ST)  09:30  
  09:24 Crowder 3pt Shot: Missed 
Cunningham Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:23  
Asik Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO)  09:07  
  08:57
[BOS 4-2]
Sullinger Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Thomas (1 AST) 
Douglas Driving Floating Jump Shot: Missed  08:44  
  08:43 Sullinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:35
[BOS 6-2]
Thomas Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Bradley (1 AST) 
Ennis Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (J Williams)  08:35  
  08:35 Thomas Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
  08:34 Team Rebound 
  08:29 Bradley Jump Shot: Missed 
Ajinca Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:29  
Ennis Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  08:17  
  08:02
[BOS 8-2]
Crowder Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Johnson (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:54  
Douglas 3pt Shot: Missed  07:45  
Ennis Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  07:44  
Ajinca Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Douglas (1 AST)  07:37
[NOP 4-8]
 
  07:19 Johnson Hook Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  07:18  
Asik Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (2 TO)  07:08  
Ennis Foul: Personal Block (2 PF) (S Anderson)  07:05  
  06:49 Thomas Driving Hook Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  06:48  
Ajinca Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (6 PTS)  06:24
[NOP 6-8]
 
  06:13
[BOS 11-6]
Thomas 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Johnson (2 AST) 
Ajinca Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Thomas (1 ST)  06:00  
Ennis Substitution replaced by Frazier  05:56  
  05:50 Sullinger Jump Shot: Missed 
Douglas Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:50  
Frazier Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed  05:34  
Asik Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  05:34  
Asik Layup Shot: Missed Block: Johnson (1 BLK)  05:29  
  05:27 Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:25
[BOS 13-6]
Bradley Running Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Thomas (2 AST) 
Douglas Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  05:15  
Frazier Foul: Personal (1 PF) (B Kennedy)  05:08  
  05:08 Crowder Substitution replaced by Smart 
Asik Substitution replaced by Perkins  05:08  
  04:59
[BOS 15-6]
Johnson Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Bradley (2 AST) 
Cunningham 3pt Shot: Missed  04:39  
  04:38 Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:32 Thomas 3pt Shot: Missed 
Perkins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:31  
Ajinca Jump Shot: Missed  04:21  
  04:19 Sullinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:10 Thomas Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed Block: Cunningham (1 BLK) 
  04:09 Smart Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  04:06 Bradley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Cunningham Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:06  
Douglas 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Ajinca (1 AST)  03:48
[NOP 9-15]
 
  03:30 Sullinger 3pt Shot: Missed 
Ajinca Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  03:29  
Frazier Driving Floating Jump Shot: Missed  03:16  
  03:16 Sullinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  03:10
[BOS 17-9]
Thomas Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Sullinger (1 AST) 
Frazier Turnaround Bank shot: Made (2 PTS)  02:53
[NOP 11-17]
 
  02:36 Sullinger Jump Shot: Missed 
Frazier Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:35  
Perkins Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed  02:18  
  02:17 Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Cunningham Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (S Anderson)  02:13  
  02:13 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:13 Thomas Substitution replaced by Rozier 
  02:13 Sullinger Substitution replaced by Olynyk 
Ajinca Substitution replaced by Babbitt  02:13  
  02:13 Bradley Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:13 Team Rebound 
  02:13
[BOS 18-11]
Bradley Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Cunningham Driving Layup Shot: Missed  01:56  
  01:55 Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  01:36 Bradley Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Douglas Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:35  
Frazier Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS)  01:18
[NOP 13-18]
 
Douglas Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) (J Williams)  01:01  
  01:01
[BOS 19-13]
Olynyk Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Cunningham Substitution replaced by Hamilton  01:01  
  01:01 Johnson Substitution replaced by Jerebko 
  01:01
[BOS 20-13]
Olynyk Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
  00:48.7 Jerebko Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (J Williams) 
Babbitt Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:48.7  
Team Rebound  00:48.7  
Babbitt Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  00:48.7
[NOP 14-20]
 
  00:35.9 Rozier Driving Floating Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:35.6 Rozier Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  00:22.9
[BOS 23-14]
Olynyk 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Smart (1 AST) 
Douglas 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Frazier (1 AST)  00:00.2
[NOP 17-23]
 
End of 1st Quarter
New Orleans Pelicans (29-49) Boston Celtics (46-32)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Babbitt Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Jerebko (1 BLK)  11:45  
  11:45 Jerebko Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:27 Crowder Jump Shot: Missed 
Ennis Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  11:26  
Frazier Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Olynyk (1 ST)  11:23  
  11:18
[BOS 25-17]
Olynyk Running Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Hamilton 3pt Shot: Missed  11:05  
  11:05 Jerebko Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:53 Jerebko Cutting Layup Shot: Missed 
Babbitt Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:52  
Perkins Layup Shot: Missed Block: Smart (1 BLK)  10:45  
Perkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  10:44  
Perkins Putback Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:43
[NOP 19-25]
 
Hamilton Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (B Kennedy)  10:26  
  10:26
[BOS 26-19]
Crowder Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  10:26
[BOS 27-19]
Crowder Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Babbitt Driving Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS)  10:15
[NOP 21-27]
 
  10:03
[BOS 30-21]
Smart 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Olynyk (1 AST) 
Hamilton Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Babbitt (1 AST)  09:45
[NOP 23-30]
 
  09:29 Rozier 3pt Shot: Missed 
Ennis Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  09:28  
Ennis 3pt Shot: Missed  09:11  
  09:09 Smart Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  08:47 Smart 3pt Shot: Missed 
Babbitt Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:46  
Ennis Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Frazier (2 AST)  08:41
[NOP 25-30]
 
  08:41 Rozier Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (S Anderson) 
  08:41  
Ennis Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  08:41
[NOP 26-30]
 
  08:28 Olynyk Jump Shot: Missed 
Hamilton Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:28  
Perkins Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Smart (1 ST)  08:23  
  08:19
[BOS 32-26]
Smart Running Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
  08:01 Jerebko Substitution replaced by Hunter 
Frazier 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS)  07:49
[NOP 29-32]
 
  07:34
[BOS 34-29]
Smart Pullup Jump shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Olynyk (2 AST) 
  07:16 Rozier Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (B Kennedy) 
Perkins Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  07:16  
Team Rebound  07:16  
  07:16 Olynyk Substitution replaced by Sullinger 
Perkins Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  07:16
[NOP 30-34]
 
  06:57 Rozier Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Hamilton Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:56  
Ennis 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Babbitt (2 AST)  06:39
[NOP 33-34]
 
  06:17 Smart 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  06:16  
Perkins Substitution replaced by Asik  06:16  
  06:02 Jump Ball Rozier vs Ennis (Sullinger gains possession) 
Ennis Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Rozier (1 ST)  06:02  
  05:55 Hunter 3pt Shot: Missed 
Frazier Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:53  
Hamilton 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Frazier (3 AST)  05:47
[NOP 36-34]
 
  05:41 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:41 Rozier Substitution replaced by Thomas 
  05:35 Crowder 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:33 Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  05:27
[BOS 36-36]
Hunter Cutting Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Smart (2 AST) 
Hamilton Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed  05:09  
  05:08 Sullinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Asik Foul: Personal (1 PF) (B Kennedy)  05:07  
  04:57
[BOS 38-36]
Thomas Driving Floating Bank Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Babbitt Driving Layup Shot: Missed  04:36  
  04:35 Sullinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  04:25
[BOS 40-36]
Sullinger Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Thomas (3 AST) 
Frazier Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Ennis (1 AST)  04:00
[NOP 38-40]
 
  04:00 Thomas Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (J Williams) 
  04:00 Smart Substitution replaced by Bradley 
Frazier Free Throw 1 of 1 (10 PTS)  04:00
[NOP 39-40]
 
  03:43 Bradley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Babbitt Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  03:42  
Frazier Turnover : Double Dribble (2 TO)  03:39  
  03:23
[BOS 42-39]
Bradley Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Thomas (4 AST) 
Hamilton 3pt Shot: Missed  03:00  
  02:59 Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  02:51
[BOS 44-39]
Thomas Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
  02:46 Crowder Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (S Anderson) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:46  
Frazier Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  02:46
[NOP 40-44]
 
Frazier Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  02:46
[NOP 41-44]
 
Asik Foul: Personal (2 PF) (J Williams)  02:33  
  02:21 Sullinger Jump Shot: Missed 
Hamilton Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:20  
Asik Foul: Offensive Charge (3 PF) (J Williams)  02:12  
Asik Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  02:12  
  02:12 Crowder Substitution replaced by Smart 
  02:12 Sullinger Substitution replaced by Johnson 
  01:55 Thomas Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
  01:54 Johnson Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  01:53
[BOS 46-41]
Johnson Putback Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
  01:41 Johnson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (B Kennedy) 
Asik Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  01:41
[NOP 42-46]
 
Asik Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  01:41
[NOP 43-46]
 
  01:25 Thomas Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed 
  01:24 Johnson Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  01:24 Johnson Tip Layup Shot: Missed 
  01:23 Bradley Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  01:17
[BOS 49-43]
Thomas 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Bradley (3 AST) 
Babbitt 3pt Shot: Missed  01:06  
Asik Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  01:05  
Frazier 3pt Shot: Missed  01:02  
  01:01 Hunter Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:54.9 Bradley Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Frazier (1 ST) 
Hamilton Running Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Frazier (4 AST)  00:49.3
[NOP 45-49]
 
  00:49.3 Team Timeout : Short 
Asik Substitution replaced by Cunningham  00:49.3  
  00:28.2
[BOS 51-45]
Smart Turnaround Bank shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Frazier Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  00:04.2  
Team Rebound  00:04.2  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  00:04.2  
  00:04.2 Johnson Substitution replaced by Olynyk 
  00:01.5
[BOS 53-45]
Thomas Driving Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Hunter (1 AST) 
End of 2nd Quarter
New Orleans Pelicans (29-49) Boston Celtics (46-32)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Douglas Turnover : Traveling (3 TO)  11:43  
Ennis Violation:Kicked Ball  11:24  
Ajinca Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (S Anderson)  11:22  
  11:22
[BOS 54-45]
Johnson Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  11:22
[BOS 55-45]
Johnson Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Ajinca Jump Shot: Missed  11:10  
  11:09 Bradley Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  10:55
[BOS 58-45]
Crowder 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Sullinger (2 AST) 
Cunningham Pullup Jump shot: Missed  10:43  
  10:41 Johnson Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  10:31 Thomas Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed 
Asik Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  10:30  
  10:15 Thomas Foul: Personal (2 PF) (J Williams) 
Ajinca Jump Shot: Missed  10:07  
  10:06 Sullinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  09:58
[BOS 61-45]
Crowder 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Thomas (5 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  09:57  
Asik Substitution replaced by Babbitt  09:57  
Ennis Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Cunningham (1 AST)  09:30
[NOP 47-61]
 
  09:08 Bradley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Cunningham Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  09:07  
Douglas Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  08:58
[NOP 49-61]
 
  08:35 Crowder 3pt Shot: Missed 
Ajinca Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  08:35  
Ennis Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (4 TO)  08:18  
  08:11 Bradley Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Douglas Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  08:10  
Ennis 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Douglas (2 AST)  08:01
[NOP 52-61]
 
  07:32
[BOS 63-52]
Thomas Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Ajinca Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Douglas (3 AST)  07:19
[NOP 54-63]
 
Ennis Foul: Personal (3 PF) (J Williams)  07:12  
  07:12 Sullinger Substitution replaced by Smart 
Cunningham Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (B Kennedy)  07:02  
  07:02
[BOS 64-54]
Thomas Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS) 
  07:02
[BOS 65-54]
Thomas Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS) 
Douglas Pullup Jump shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Cunningham (2 AST)  06:45
[NOP 56-65]
 
  06:33 Johnson Foul: Offensive (2 PF) (B Kennedy) 
  06:33 Johnson Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Babbitt 3pt Shot: Missed  06:22  
Ajinca Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  06:20  
Babbitt Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Ajinca (2 AST)  06:17
[NOP 58-65]
 
  06:00 Jump Ball Thomas vs Ennis (Babbitt gains possession) 
  06:00 Thomas Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Ennis (1 ST) 
Cunningham Pullup Jump shot: Missed  05:46  
Ajinca Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  05:45  
  05:44 Johnson Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (J Williams) 
Ajinca Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  05:44
[NOP 59-65]
 
Ajinca Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  05:44
[NOP 60-65]
 
  05:36 Johnson Foul: Offensive (4 PF) (S Anderson) 
  05:36 Johnson Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Douglas 3pt Shot: Missed  05:18  
Ennis Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  05:17  
Ennis Putback Dunk Shot: Made (13 PTS)  05:17
[NOP 62-65]
 
Douglas Foul: Personal (2 PF) (B Kennedy)  05:00  
  05:00 Johnson Substitution replaced by Olynyk 
  05:00 Crowder Substitution replaced by Jerebko 
  04:50
[BOS 68-62]
Thomas 3pt Shot: Made (23 PTS) 
Ajinca Jump Shot: Missed  04:33  
  04:32 Bradley Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Ajinca Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) (B Kennedy)  04:27  
  04:27
[BOS 69-62]
Thomas Free Throw 1 of 2 (24 PTS) 
Ajinca Substitution replaced by Perkins  04:27  
Ennis Substitution replaced by Frazier  04:27  
  04:27
[BOS 70-62]
Thomas Free Throw 2 of 2 (25 PTS) 
  04:18 Smart Foul: Personal (1 PF) (J Williams) 
Perkins Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Bradley (2 ST)  04:07  
  04:04
[BOS 72-62]
Bradley Running Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Babbitt Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (J Williams)  04:04  
  04:04
[BOS 73-62]
Bradley Free Throw 1 of 1 (8 PTS) 
Cunningham 3pt Shot: Missed  03:48  
  03:48 Smart Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  03:38
[BOS 76-62]
Jerebko 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Thomas (6 AST) 
  03:30 Olynyk Foul: Personal (1 PF) (S Anderson) 
Babbitt Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  03:22  
  03:21 Bradley Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  03:08 Bradley Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Douglas Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  03:07  
  02:56 Olynyk Violation:Kicked Ball 
  02:56 Team Timeout : Regular 
Cunningham Substitution replaced by Hamilton  02:56  
Douglas Driving Floating Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Babbitt (3 AST)  02:40
[NOP 64-76]
 
  02:27 Olynyk 3pt Shot: Missed 
Douglas Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  02:26  
Hamilton Step Back Jump shot: Made (9 PTS)  02:11
[NOP 66-76]
 
  01:59 Thomas Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO) 
  01:52 Jerebko Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) (J Williams) 
Douglas Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  01:52
[NOP 67-76]
 
  01:52 Thomas Substitution replaced by Rozier 
Douglas Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  01:52
[NOP 68-76]
 
  01:36 Olynyk Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Frazier Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:36  
  01:22 Smart Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (B Kennedy) 
Babbitt Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  01:22
[NOP 69-76]
 
Babbitt Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  01:22
[NOP 70-76]
 
  01:00 Olynyk Jump Shot: Missed 
Frazier Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  00:59.6  
Frazier Running Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS)  00:56.7
[NOP 72-76]
 
  00:45.9 Rozier Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Babbitt Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  00:45.6  
  00:31.8 Olynyk Foul: Personal Block (2 PF) (2 FTA) (J Williams) 
Babbitt Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  00:31.8
[NOP 73-76]
 
  00:31.8 Olynyk Substitution replaced by Zeller 
  00:31.8 Jerebko Substitution replaced by Crowder 
Babbitt Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:31.8  
  00:31.8 Crowder Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:09.9 Bradley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Babbitt Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  00:09.5  
Douglas Driving Floating Jump Shot: Missed  00:02.0  
  00:01.0 Smart Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
End of 3rd Quarter
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  11:41 Smart 3pt Shot: Missed 
Frazier Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  11:40  
Babbitt 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Frazier (5 AST)  11:32
[NOP 76-76]
 
Douglas Foul: Personal (3 PF) (B Kennedy)  11:22  
Douglas Substitution replaced by Ennis  11:22  
  11:16
[BOS 78-76]
Rozier Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Perkins Jump Shot: Missed  11:07  
  11:06 Jerebko Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Ennis Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) (S Anderson)  10:50  
  10:50
[BOS 79-76]
Zeller Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  10:50 Zeller Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Perkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  10:50  
Hamilton Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  10:34  
  10:22 Crowder 3pt Shot: Missed 
Babbitt Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  10:21  
Frazier Pullup Jump shot: Missed  10:13  
  10:12 Team Rebound 
Ennis Foul: Personal (5 PF) (J Williams)  10:06  
Ennis Substitution replaced by Cunningham  10:06  
  09:52 Rozier 3pt Shot: Missed 
Perkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  09:51  
Babbitt 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Frazier (6 AST)  09:46
[NOP 79-79]
 
  09:46 Team Timeout : Regular 
  09:28
[BOS 82-79]
Jerebko 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Smart (3 AST) 
Hamilton 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Babbitt (4 AST)  09:06
[NOP 82-82]
 
  08:49
[BOS 84-82]
Smart Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Zeller (1 AST) 
Hamilton 3pt Shot: Missed  08:31  
  08:30 Jerebko Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  08:22 Crowder Layup Shot: Missed 
Babbitt Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  08:20  
  08:18 Smart Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (B Kennedy) 
Cunningham Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  08:18
[NOP 83-84]
 
Perkins Substitution replaced by Ajinca  08:18  
Cunningham Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  08:18
[NOP 84-84]
 
  08:05 Jerebko Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Hamilton Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  08:05  
Babbitt 3pt Shot: Missed  07:51  
  07:50 Zeller Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:41
[BOS 86-84]
Zeller Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Smart (4 AST) 
Frazier Driving Floating Jump Shot: Missed  07:31  
  07:30 Jerebko Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
Frazier Foul: Personal (2 PF) (J Williams)  07:25  
  07:25 Rozier Substitution replaced by Thomas 
Babbitt Substitution replaced by Ennis  07:25  
  07:11 Thomas Driving Floating Jump Shot: Missed 
Ajinca Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  07:10  
Frazier Cutting Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Ajinca (3 AST)  06:57
[NOP 86-86]
 
  06:38 Thomas 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:36 Zeller Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:33 Crowder 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hamilton Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  06:32  
Frazier Pullup Jump shot: Missed  06:12  
  06:11 Zeller Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  06:01 Thomas Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Ennis (2 ST) 
  06:00 Crowder Foul: Personal (2 PF) (S Anderson) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:00  
  06:00 Crowder Substitution replaced by Bradley 
  06:00 Zeller Substitution replaced by Johnson 
Ennis Foul: Offensive (6 PF) (J Williams)  05:40  
Ennis Turnover : Foul (5 TO)  05:40  
Ennis Substitution replaced by Douglas  05:40  
Frazier Foul: Personal Block (3 PF) (2 FTA) (B Kennedy)  05:30  
  05:30 Thomas Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:30 Team Rebound 
  05:30
[BOS 87-86]
Thomas Free Throw 2 of 2 (26 PTS) 
Ajinca Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Smart (2 ST)  05:19  
  05:00 Jerebko Turnover : Offensive Goaltending (1 TO) 
Ajinca Foul: Offensive (4 PF) (J Williams)  04:52  
Ajinca Turnover : Foul (4 TO)  04:52  
  04:30 Bradley Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Frazier (1 BLK) 
  04:29 Team Rebound 
Ajinca Substitution replaced by Babbitt  04:29  
  04:27 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Frazier Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Bradley (3 ST)  04:19  
Cunningham Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (S Anderson)  04:13  
  04:13
[BOS 88-86]
Thomas Free Throw 1 of 2 (27 PTS) 
  04:13 Jerebko Substitution replaced by Crowder 
  04:13
[BOS 89-86]
Thomas Free Throw 2 of 2 (28 PTS) 
Douglas Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS)  04:07
[NOP 88-89]
 
  04:07 Thomas Foul: Shooting Block (3 PF) (1 FTA) (S Anderson) 
Douglas Free Throw 1 of 1 (17 PTS)  04:07
[NOP 89-89]
 
  03:52 Crowder 3pt Shot: Missed 
Douglas Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  03:51  
Babbitt Jump Shot: Missed Block: Crowder (2 BLK)  03:37  
  03:35 Bradley Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  03:32
[BOS 91-89]
Thomas Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (30 PTS) 
Cunningham Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (1 FTA) (S Anderson)  03:32  
  03:32 Thomas Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Babbitt Rebound (Off:0 Def:8)  03:32  
  03:24 Crowder Foul: Personal Block (3 PF) (B Kennedy) 
Douglas 3pt Shot: Missed  03:17  
Team Rebound  03:16  
  03:16 Smart Foul: Loose Ball (4 PF) (2 FTA) (J Williams) 
Hamilton Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  03:16
[NOP 90-91]
 
Hamilton Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  03:16
[NOP 91-91]
 
  02:59  
  02:59 Johnson Substitution replaced by Sullinger 
  02:59 Team Timeout : Short 
Cunningham Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (2 FTA) (B Kennedy)  02:55  
  02:55
[BOS 92-91]
Sullinger Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  02:55
[BOS 93-91]
Sullinger Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Cunningham Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Smart (2 BLK)  02:44  
Hamilton Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  02:43  
Hamilton Putback Layup Shot: Missed  02:42  
Team Rebound  02:41  
Babbitt Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Hamilton (1 AST)  02:39
[NOP 93-93]
 
  02:19
[BOS 95-93]
Bradley Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Thomas (7 AST) 
Frazier Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Thomas (2 ST)  01:59  
  01:40 Smart 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:39 Crowder Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  01:38
[BOS 97-93]
Crowder Putback Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:38  
  01:38 Smart Substitution replaced by Rozier 
  01:38 Sullinger Substitution replaced by Johnson 
Douglas 3pt Shot: Missed  01:24  
  01:23 Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Hamilton Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) (J Williams)  01:23  
  01:23
[BOS 98-93]
Thomas Free Throw 1 of 2 (31 PTS) 
  01:23
[BOS 99-93]
Thomas Free Throw 2 of 2 (32 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  01:23  
Frazier Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Cunningham (3 AST)  01:15
[NOP 95-99]
 
  01:00 Johnson Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Frazier (2 ST) 
Babbitt Layup Shot: Missed Block: Johnson (2 BLK)  00:53.9  
  00:51.9 Rozier Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:32.7
[BOS 102-95]
Bradley 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Thomas (8 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:32.7  
Frazier Substitution replaced by Ajinca  00:32.7  
Hamilton 3pt Shot: Missed  00:30.2  
  00:29.2 Crowder Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Douglas Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA) (B Kennedy)  00:29.2  
  00:29.2
[BOS 103-95]
Crowder Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  00:29.2
[BOS 104-95]
Crowder Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Douglas Driving Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS)  00:23.6
[NOP 97-104]
 
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
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NOP
5th Southwest
30
52
4-6
21-20
9-32
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