Team Stats

  • Field Goal %

    • HOU 43.8
    • 51.9 BOS
  • Three Point %

    • HOU 27.3
    • 39.1 BOS
  • Turnovers

    • HOU 14
    • 16 BOS
  • Rebounds

    • HOU 52
    • 52 BOS

Game Information

TD Garden
,
  • Boston, MA
  • Line: BOS -2.5
Attendance: 18,624
100%
Capacity: 18,624
Referees: Bill Kennedy, Olandis Poole, Tony Brown
1/12/2013 Associated Press

Celtics pull away late to shake off Rockets

Paul Pierce scored 16 of his 23 points in the second half and Kevin Garnett added 17 points and four blocks as the Boston Celtics nearly blew a 17-point lead before pulling away late in a 103-91 victory over the Houston Rockets on Friday night.

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Rockets2124212591
Celtics24292525103

Game Flow

HOU
BOS
0:00 - 4th Quarter

HOU

91

BOS

103

End of the 4th Quarter

Shot Chart

  • Omer Asik misses layup
  • Omer Asik makes two point shot
  • Chandler Parsons makes 8-foot two point shot
  • James Harden misses 7-foot jumper
  • Chandler Parsons makes 25-foot three point jumper (Jeremy Lin assists)
  • James Harden makes 25-foot three point jumper (Chandler Parsons assists)
  • Chandler Parsons misses three point jumper
  • James Harden makes jumper
  • James Harden makes 18-foot two point shot
  • Carlos Delfino misses 24-foot three point jumper
  • James Harden misses 25-foot three point jumper
  • James Harden misses 25-foot three point jumper
  • Patrick Patterson makes 2-foot two point shot
  • Greg Smith makes dunk (Patrick Patterson assists)
  • Jeremy Lin makes 18-foot jumper
  • Toney Douglas makes 15-foot two point shot
  • Carlos Delfino misses 25-foot three point jumper
  • Jeremy Lin misses layup
  • James Harden makes layup (Jeremy Lin assists)
  • Jeremy Lin makes layup (James Harden assists)
  • Patrick Patterson misses 25-foot three point jumper
  • James Harden misses driving layup
  • Marcus Morris misses three point jumper
  • Chandler Parsons makes two point shot (Marcus Morris assists)
  • Omer Asik makes two point shot (Jeremy Lin assists)
  • Chandler Parsons makes layup (Omer Asik assists)
  • Marcus Morris misses 23-foot three point jumper
  • Kevin Garnett blocks Chandler Parsons 's 11-foot jumper
  • Chandler Parsons makes layup (Jeremy Lin assists)
  • Brandon Bass blocks Marcus Morris's jumper
  • James Harden makes driving layup
  • James Harden misses 24-foot three point jumper
  • Patrick Patterson makes 23-foot three point jumper (Carlos Delfino assists)
  • James Harden makes layup (Toney Douglas assists)
  • Carlos Delfino makes 26-foot three point jumper (Toney Douglas assists)
  • Toney Douglas misses 21-foot jumper
  • Kevin Garnett blocks Toney Douglas's layup
  • Greg Smith makes dunk (James Harden assists)
  • James Harden misses 25-foot three point jumper
  • James Harden makes 25-foot three point jumper
  • James Anderson misses 25-foot three point jumper
  • Paul Pierce makes 12-foot two point shot
  • Rajon Rondo makes two point shot
  • Paul Pierce makes jumper (Rajon Rondo assists)
  • Kevin Garnett misses 20-foot jumper
  • Rajon Rondo misses 15-foot jumper
  • Avery Bradley misses 23-foot jumper
  • Rajon Rondo misses 26-foot three point jumper
  • Rajon Rondo misses 21-foot jumper
  • Rajon Rondo misses layup
  • Rajon Rondo makes 4-foot two point shot (Paul Pierce assists)
  • Courtney Lee makes three point jumper
  • Jared Sullinger makes layup (Jason Terry assists)
  • Courtney Lee makes jumper
  • Jeff Green makes 13-foot jumper (Courtney Lee assists)
  • Jason Terry misses jumper
  • Jared Sullinger makes 13-foot two point shot
  • Courtney Lee makes layup (Jeff Green assists)
  • Courtney Lee misses 4-foot jumper
  • Jared Sullinger misses tip shot
  • Jared Sullinger makes layup
  • Jared Sullinger makes layup (Jason Terry assists)
  • Jeff Green makes 2-foot driving dunk
  • Jason Terry makes 24-foot three point jumper (Courtney Lee assists)
  • Jeff Green makes 1-foot two point shot (Courtney Lee assists)
  • Kevin Garnett misses 10-foot
  • Avery Bradley misses 24-foot three point jumper
  • Avery Bradley misses layup
  • Jared Sullinger makes layup
  • Paul Pierce misses 13-foot two point shot
  • Paul Pierce makes 25-foot three point jumper (Brandon Bass assists)
  • Paul Pierce makes three point jumper (Rajon Rondo assists)
  • Paul Pierce makes 14-foot jumper
  • James Harden blocks Avery Bradley's shot
  • Rajon Rondo misses two point shot
  • Rajon Rondo makes two point shot
  • Paul Pierce misses 25-foot three point jumper
  • Rajon Rondo makes 5-foot two point shot
  • Rajon Rondo misses 3-foot
  • Jason Terry misses 24-foot three point jumper
  • Courtney Lee makes 17-foot two point shot (Jason Terry assists)
  • Jason Terry misses 25-foot three point jumper
  • Kevin Garnett makes 12-foot two point shot
  • Jeff Green misses layup
  • Rajon Rondo misses driving layup
  • Paul Pierce makes 20-foot two point shot
  • Rajon Rondo misses 21-foot jumper
  • Brandon Bass makes two point shot
  • Paul Pierce makes two point shot
  • Paul Pierce misses 15-foot jumper
  • Avery Bradley misses three point jumper
  • Kevin Garnett makes 18-foot two point shot (Paul Pierce assists)
  • Kevin Garnett makes two point shot (Rajon Rondo assists)
  • Kevin Garnett makes two point shot (Rajon Rondo assists)
  • Avery Bradley misses 25-foot three point jumper
  • Avery Bradley makes 23-foot three point jumper (Paul Pierce assists)

Research Notes

  • The Celtics scored 20 points in transition Friday, including 7 points from Courtney Lee on 3-of-3 shooting. This was their most efficient performance in transition this season, averaging 1.67 points per play. Entering the game, Boston was averaging 1.07 points per play in transition, ranked 23rd in the league.

  • NEXT LEVEL: Jared Sullinger scored 14 points (six second-chance pts) and grabbed 11 rebounds in the Celtics win over the Rockets Friday. Sullinger is averaging a double-double (10.2 points and 10.2 rebounds per game) during the Celtics five-game winning streak, where they have outscored opponents by an average of 23 points per 48 minutes with Sullinger on the court.

  • The Celtics outscored the Rockets by 11 points with Sullinger on the court in the first half. Over its four-game winning streak, Boston has outscored opponents by 26 points per 48 minutes with Sullinger on the court, while being outscored by nine points per 48 minutes with him off.

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