Team Stats

  • Field Goal %

    • BOS 42.6
    • 34.9 ATL
  • Three Point %

    • BOS 21.4
    • 27.3 ATL
  • Turnovers

    • BOS 34
    • 24 ATL
  • Rebounds

    • BOS 54
    • 48 ATL

Game Information

Philips Arena
,
Coverage: NBATV
  • Atlanta, GA
Attendance: 19,308
100%
Capacity: 18,729
Referees: Ed Malloy, Scott Wall, Scott Foster
5/2/2012 Associated Press

Pierce, Rondo-less Celtics rally, take Game 2

Paul Pierce battled through another tough shooting night to score 36 points and the Boston Celtics wiped out Atlanta's 11-point lead in the second half, stunning the Hawks 87-80 on Tuesday in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference playoffs.

NBATV1234T
Celtics2417202687
Hawks2420221480

Game Flow

BOS
ATL
0:00 - 4th Quarter

BOS

87

ATL

80

End Game

Shot Chart

  • Paul Pierce makes two point shot (Kevin Garnett assists)
  • Kevin Garnett makes 14-foot two point shot
  • Sasha Pavlovic misses two point shot
  • Sasha Pavlovic makes tip shot
  • Paul Pierce misses jumper
  • Paul Pierce misses 11-foot two point shot
  • Sasha Pavlovic misses 24-foot three point jumper
  • Paul Pierce makes 15-foot jumper
  • Marvin Williams blocks Avery Bradley's 1-foot two point shot
  • Kevin Garnett makes 7-foot two point shot (Paul Pierce assists)
  • Jeff Teague blocks Keyon Dooling's 23-foot three point jumper
  • Avery Bradley makes 20-foot jumper (Sasha Pavlovic assists)
  • Ryan Hollins misses 9-foot hook shot
  • Avery Bradley makes layup
  • Tracy McGrady blocks Kevin Garnett's 19-foot jumper
  • Brandon Bass makes jumper (Avery Bradley assists)
  • Brandon Bass makes 16-foot jumper
  • Kevin Garnett misses jumper
  • Kevin Garnett misses 19-foot jumper
  • Paul Pierce misses 23-foot three point jumper
  • Kevin Garnett makes jumper (Brandon Bass assists)
  • Brandon Bass misses tip shot
  • Kevin Garnett makes 15-foot two point shot
  • Brandon Bass misses jumper
  • Keyon Dooling makes 23-foot three point jumper (Paul Pierce assists)
  • Brandon Bass misses 7-foot two point shot
  • Josh Smith blocks Paul Pierce's 25-foot three point jumper
  • Keyon Dooling makes 22-foot three point jumper (Paul Pierce assists)
  • Paul Pierce makes 19-foot two point shot
  • Kevin Garnett misses 11-foot two point shot
  • Kevin Garnett misses two point shot
  • Paul Pierce makes two point shot
  • Paul Pierce misses 17-foot jumper
  • Paul Pierce makes 5-foot two point shot
  • Marquis Daniels makes dunk (Kevin Garnett assists)
  • Paul Pierce makes two point shot (Avery Bradley assists)
  • Paul Pierce makes 26-foot three point jumper
  • Mickael Pietrus misses 23-foot three point jumper
  • Josh Smith makes dunk (Joe Johnson assists)
  • Josh Smith misses 19-foot jumper
  • Jeff Teague misses 25-foot three point jumper
  • Josh Smith misses two point shot
  • Joe Johnson makes driving layup
  • Josh Smith misses two point shot
  • Jeff Teague misses driving layup
  • Kirk Hinrich misses 25-foot three point jumper
  • Joe Johnson misses driving layup
  • Joe Johnson makes tip shot
  • Joe Johnson makes 23-foot three point jumper (Josh Smith assists)
  • Kirk Hinrich makes 23-foot three point jumper (Joe Johnson assists)
  • Joe Johnson misses 4-foot two point shot
  • Greg Stiemsma blocks Ivan Johnson's two point shot
  • Josh Smith misses layup
  • Josh Smith makes two point shot (Jeff Teague assists)
  • Marvin Williams misses 28-foot three point jumper
  • Jeff Teague makes 6-foot two point shot
  • Marvin Williams misses 22-foot jumper
  • Jannero Pargo misses 26-foot three point jumper
  • Kirk Hinrich makes driving layup
  • Jeff Teague misses two point shot
  • Jason Collins makes dunk (Josh Smith assists)
  • Josh Smith misses 20-foot jumper
  • Josh Smith makes two point shot (Joe Johnson assists)
  • Joe Johnson makes two point shot (Josh Smith assists)
  • Josh Smith makes layup (Joe Johnson assists)
  • Jason Collins misses 18-foot jumper
  • Jeff Teague makes two point shot
  • Willie Green misses 34-foot three point running jumper
  • Josh Smith misses 13-foot hook shot
  • Joe Johnson misses two point shot
  • Josh Smith makes layup (Jeff Teague assists)
  • Joe Johnson misses 26-foot three point jumper
  • Josh Smith makes 21-foot jumper (Kirk Hinrich assists)
  • Josh Smith makes hook shot
  • Ivan Johnson makes two point shot (Josh Smith assists)
  • Josh Smith misses 21-foot jumper
  • Jeff Teague makes 9-foot two point shot
  • Joe Johnson makes 24-foot three point jumper
  • Josh Smith misses driving layup
  • Marvin Williams misses tip shot
  • Josh Smith misses 17-foot jumper
  • Marvin Williams misses 25-foot three point jumper
  • Avery Bradley blocks Kirk Hinrich's 18-foot jumper
  • Kirk Hinrich misses 6-foot two point shot
  • Joe Johnson makes two point shot
  • Marvin Williams misses 13-foot two point shot
  • Josh Smith misses two point shot
  • Joe Johnson misses 9-foot jumper
  • Marvin Williams makes two point shot
  • Josh Smith misses driving layup
  • Jeff Teague misses 18-foot jumper
  • Joe Johnson misses 26-foot three point jumper
  • Jeff Teague misses 24-foot three point jumper
  • Jeff Teague misses layup

Research Notes

  • From Elias: This is the third time in his postseason career that Paul Pierce has had 35-plus points and 10 or more rebounds. The two previous occurences came in 2003 against the Pacers. Boston swept that 1st-Round series before losing to the Nets in the next round.

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