Team Stats

  • Field Goal %

    • CLE 40.9
    • 59.7 BOS
  • Three Point %

    • CLE 27.8
    • 52.9 BOS
  • Turnovers

    • CLE 9
    • 14 BOS
  • Rebounds

    • CLE 48
    • 43 BOS

Game Information

TD Garden
,
  • Boston, MA
  • Line: BOS -8.5
Attendance: 18,624
100%
Capacity: 18,624
Referees: John Goble, Zach Zarba, Scott Bolnick
12/20/2012 Associated Press

Pierce erupts for 40 as Celts halt 3-game skid

Paul Pierce scored 25 of his season-high 40 points in the second half, carrying the Boston Celtics to a 103-91 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night.

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Game Flow

CLE
BOS
0:00 - 4th Quarter

CLE

91

BOS

103

End of the 4th Quarter

Shot Chart

  • Tyler Zeller misses 19-foot jumper
  • Paul Pierce blocks Alonzo Gee 's 2-foot layup
  • Dion Waiters makes two point shot
  • Dion Waiters makes 17-foot jumper (Tyler Zeller assists)
  • Tristan Thompson makes 9-foot jumper
  • Dion Waiters makes driving layup
  • Alonzo Gee makes 12-foot two point shot
  • Kevin Jones makes two point shot
  • C.J. Miles misses 7-foot jumper
  • Tristan Thompson misses tip shot
  • Kyrie Irving makes 9-foot two point shot
  • Alonzo Gee makes driving dunk
  • Kyrie Irving makes 17-foot two point shot
  • Kevin Jones misses jumper
  • Donald Sloan makes driving layup
  • Tyler Zeller makes 16-foot jumper (Donald Sloan assists)
  • Kevin Garnett blocks Kevin Jones 's 2-foot layup
  • Luke Walton makes 25-foot three point jumper (Dion Waiters assists)
  • Tyler Zeller makes two point shot
  • Tristan Thompson misses alley pop dunk shot
  • Luke Walton misses three point jumper
  • Tristan Thompson misses jumper
  • Alonzo Gee makes 15-foot two point shot
  • Kevin Garnett blocks Tristan Thompson's layup
  • Dion Waiters misses 16-foot step back jumpshot
  • Dion Waiters misses layup
  • Kyrie Irving misses 19-foot two point shot
  • Kyrie Irving makes 23-foot three point jumper (Dion Waiters assists)
  • Dion Waiters misses 26-foot three point jumper
  • Tyler Zeller makes 18-foot jumper (Alonzo Gee assists)
  • Tyler Zeller makes 14-foot jumper (Dion Waiters assists)
  • Alonzo Gee misses 18-foot jumper
  • Alonzo Gee misses layup
  • Kyrie Irving makes two point shot (Tristan Thompson assists)
  • Kyrie Irving makes 21-foot jumper
  • Kyrie Irving makes 14-foot two point shot
  • Jeff Green blocks Tristan Thompson 's 3-foot layup
  • Kyrie Irving makes two point shot
  • Samardo Samuels misses 22-foot jumper
  • Dion Waiters misses 25-foot three point jumper
  • C.J. Miles makes 25-foot (Samardo Samuels assists)
  • Samardo Samuels misses 20-foot jumper
  • Tyler Zeller makes 4-foot jumper (C.J. Miles assists)
  • Samardo Samuels misses 20-foot jumper
  • Tyler Zeller makes jumper (Alonzo Gee assists)
  • Tristan Thompson misses 6-foot jumper
  • Dion Waiters makes 8-foot two point shot
  • Jason Collins blocks Dion Waiters 's 2-foot shot
  • Kyrie Irving misses 11-foot Running Jumper
  • Tristan Thompson makes dunk (Kyrie Irving assists)
  • Rajon Rondo blocks Kyrie Irving 's 6-foot jumper
  • Tyler Zeller misses 20-foot jumper
  • Kevin Garnett misses 20-foot jumper
  • Rajon Rondo makes driving layup
  • Paul Pierce misses 10-foot
  • Rajon Rondo makes two point shot
  • Rajon Rondo makes driving layup
  • Rajon Rondo misses layup
  • Brandon Bass makes 16-foot jumper (Jason Terry assists)
  • Brandon Bass misses 17-foot jumper
  • Paul Pierce makes 26-foot three point jumper (Brandon Bass assists)
  • Paul Pierce makes 26-foot three point jumper (Jared Sullinger assists)
  • Brandon Bass misses jumper
  • Jeff Green makes two point shot (Courtney Lee assists)
  • Courtney Lee misses 15-foot jumper
  • Jeff Green misses 25-foot three point jumper
  • Jason Terry misses 18-foot jumper
  • Kevin Garnett makes 10-foot two point shot (Jason Terry assists)
  • Courtney Lee makes 20-foot jumper (Jason Terry assists)
  • Courtney Lee makes layup (Kevin Garnett assists)
  • Kevin Garnett makes 9-foot two point shot
  • Kevin Garnett makes two point shot (Rajon Rondo assists)
  • Brandon Bass makes layup (Kevin Garnett assists)
  • Rajon Rondo misses 25-foot three point jumper
  • Paul Pierce makes two point shot
  • Paul Pierce makes 25-foot three point jumper
  • Rajon Rondo makes driving layup (Jason Terry assists)
  • Kevin Garnett makes 13-foot jumper
  • Paul Pierce makes 14-foot two point shot
  • Paul Pierce makes driving layup (Rajon Rondo assists)
  • Rajon Rondo misses
  • Paul Pierce makes 1-foot driving dunk (Rajon Rondo assists)
  • Tristan Thompson blocks Jared Sullinger 's 4-foot jumper
  • Jason Terry makes 23-foot three point jumper (Paul Pierce assists)
  • Tristan Thompson blocks Brandon Bass 's 4-foot jumper
  • Jared Sullinger makes two point shot (Rajon Rondo assists)
  • Jeff Green misses 23-foot jumper
  • Kevin Garnett misses 20-foot jumper
  • Paul Pierce misses 27-foot three point jumper
  • Jason Terry makes layup
  • Rajon Rondo makes 19-foot jumper (Paul Pierce assists)
  • Paul Pierce makes two point shot
  • Jason Terry misses 23-foot three point jumper
  • Jason Terry makes 21-foot jumper (Kevin Garnett assists)

Research Notes

  • Paul Pierce scored a season-high 40 points Wednesday and shot 81.3 percent (13-16) from the field, his highest shooting percentage in a game since December 1, 2010 (81.8 percent vs Blazers). Pierce was 8-for-10 (80.0 percent) from 15+ feet against the Cavaliers and made six 3-point field goals, tied for his most in a game over the last four seasons.

  • From Elias: Paul Pierce scored a season-high 40 points Wednesday against the Cavaliers. Pierce, who turned 35 in October, became the 2nd Celtic in history to score at least 40 points at age 35 or older.Back on March 15, 1992, Larry Bird scored 49 in a double-OT win against the Trail Blazers at age of 35.

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