Team Stats

  • Field Goal %

    • LAL 41.4
    • 52.9 BOS
  • Three Point %

    • LAL 21.7
    • 45.5 BOS
  • Turnovers

    • LAL 13
    • 9 BOS
  • Rebounds

    • LAL 56
    • 54 BOS

Game Information

TD Garden
,
Coverage: TNT
  • Boston, MA
  • Line: BOS -2.5
Attendance: 18,624
100%
Capacity: 18,624
Referees: Monty McCutchen, Nick Buchert, Ed Malloy
2/8/2013 Associated Press

Pierce, Celtics down Lakers in Howard's return

Paul Pierce scored 24 points and led a third-quarter surge as the Boston Celtics routed the Lakers 116-95 on Thursday night in Dwight Howard's return for Los Angeles.

TNT1234T
Lakers2321252695
Celtics27313721116

Game Flow

LAL
BOS
0:00 - 4th Quarter

LAL

95

BOS

116

End of the 4th Quarter

Shot Chart

  • Metta World Peace misses 24-foot three point jumper
  • Dwight Howard makes 8-foot two point shot (Steve Nash assists)
  • Dwight Howard misses layup
  • Metta World Peace misses 23-foot three point jumper
  • Dwight Howard makes jumper (Steve Nash assists)
  • Dwight Howard misses jumper
  • Kobe Bryant makes layup
  • Metta World Peace makes layup
  • Metta World Peace misses jumper
  • Steve Nash misses Running Jumper
  • Dwight Howard misses layup
  • Avery Bradley blocks Steve Nash's jumper
  • Steve Blake makes 6-foot two point shot
  • Steve Blake misses jumper
  • Steve Blake misses 7-foot jumper
  • Earl Clark misses 25-foot three point jumper
  • Jodie Meeks makes driving dunk
  • Jodie Meeks misses jumper
  • Earl Clark misses jumper
  • Kobe Bryant makes 11-foot two point shot
  • Steve Nash makes 18-foot jumper (Antawn Jamison assists)
  • Kobe Bryant misses 16-foot
  • Earl Clark makes 23-foot jumper (Steve Nash assists)
  • Jodie Meeks misses 24-foot three point jumper
  • Jodie Meeks misses 23-foot three point jumper
  • Jodie Meeks misses three point jumper
  • Kobe Bryant makes 18-foot two point shot
  • Steve Nash misses 10-foot jumper
  • Kobe Bryant makes 15-foot two point shot
  • Metta World Peace misses 9-foot
  • Kobe Bryant makes 17-foot two point shot
  • Paul Pierce blocks Metta World Peace 's 2-foot layup
  • Metta World Peace misses layup
  • Dwight Howard makes layup
  • Antawn Jamison misses 26-foot three point jumper
  • Kobe Bryant makes two point shot
  • Steve Blake makes 23-foot three point jumper (Earl Clark assists)
  • Kobe Bryant misses 18-foot
  • Antawn Jamison makes two point shot
  • Antawn Jamison misses 8-foot jumper
  • Jeff Green blocks Antawn Jamison's layup
  • Metta World Peace misses 25-foot three point jumper
  • Dwight Howard makes two point shot
  • Metta World Peace misses two point shot
  • Chris Duhon misses 25-foot three point jumper
  • Earl Clark makes 16-foot jumper (Steve Blake assists)
  • Jodie Meeks makes two point shot (Steve Blake assists)
  • Devin Ebanks misses 26-foot three point jumper
  • Devin Ebanks misses layup
  • Devin Ebanks makes layup
  • Robert Sacre makes 1-foot dunk (Darius Morris assists)
  • Jodie Meeks makes layup (Robert Sacre assists)
  • Jodie Meeks misses layup
  • Jodie Meeks makes two point shot (Chris Duhon assists)
  • Chris Duhon makes two point shot
  • Paul Pierce makes 14-foot jumper (Courtney Lee assists)
  • Paul Pierce misses 17-foot jumper
  • Earl Clark blocks Avery Bradley 's 1-foot layup
  • Courtney Lee makes two point shot
  • Courtney Lee misses 9-foot two point jumper
  • Paul Pierce makes 15-foot two point shot (Jason Collins assists)
  • Paul Pierce makes 13-foot jumper
  • Paul Pierce misses 24-foot three point jumper
  • Avery Bradley misses layup
  • Jason Collins makes layup (Paul Pierce assists)
  • Avery Bradley makes layup (Courtney Lee assists)
  • Avery Bradley misses jumper
  • Courtney Lee misses 18-foot jumper
  • Jeff Green misses 20-foot jumper
  • Jeff Green makes 23-foot three point jumper (Jason Terry assists)
  • Courtney Lee makes 12-foot two point shot
  • Chris Wilcox makes layup
  • Paul Pierce misses 16-foot jumper
  • Paul Pierce makes 13-foot jumper (Jeff Green assists)
  • Leandro Barbosa misses 5-foot jumper
  • Kevin Garnett makes 17-foot jumper (Leandro Barbosa assists)
  • Jason Terry makes driving layup (Kevin Garnett assists)
  • Jeff Green misses 21-foot jumper
  • Jeff Green misses 12-foot jumper
  • Brandon Bass makes 16-foot jumper (Kevin Garnett assists)
  • Jeff Green makes two point shot
  • Jeff Green makes two point shot
  • Courtney Lee misses 27-foot three point jumper
  • Kevin Garnett makes two point shot (Paul Pierce assists)
  • Kevin Garnett makes two point shot
  • Courtney Lee misses 20-foot jumper
  • Courtney Lee makes layup (Avery Bradley assists)
  • Avery Bradley makes jumper (Courtney Lee assists)
  • Courtney Lee makes 16-foot two point shot (Paul Pierce assists)
  • Paul Pierce makes 2-foot two point shot
  • Paul Pierce makes two point shot
  • Paul Pierce makes driving layup
  • Antawn Jamison blocks Avery Bradley 's 2-foot layup
  • Brandon Bass makes 18-foot jumper (Jason Terry assists)
  • Avery Bradley makes layup
  • Paul Pierce makes 19-foot jumper
  • Jeff Green makes driving dunk (Paul Pierce assists)
  • Paul Pierce misses 26-foot three point jumper
  • Leandro Barbosa misses layup
  • Chris Wilcox misses
  • Jason Terry makes dunk
  • Jason Terry misses jumper
  • Leandro Barbosa misses
  • Jeff Green misses 2-foot running hook shot
  • Leandro Barbosa misses jumper
  • Courtney Lee misses 4-foot Running Jumper
  • Chris Wilcox makes two point shot
  • Fab Melo misses hook shot
  • Fab Melo makes two point shot (Avery Bradley assists)

Research Notes

  • NEXT LEVEL: The Celtics went 21-35 inside five feet Thursday, their third most makes from that distance this season. Boston made one less field goal from inside 5 feet (16) than the Lakers attempted (17) through three quarters, when the Celtics' lead ballooned to 26. Entering Thursday's game, the Lakers had allowed the fifth most points per game inside 5 feet in the NBA (35.6).

  • NEXT LEVEL: Kobe Bryant was involved in a season-high 13 post-up plays Thursday, 10 more than his season average. Bryant ranks 33rd in the NBA in post-up plays per game this season, but his FG percentage of 57.5 leads the league (min 100 plays).

  • NEXT LEVEL: The Celtics were dominant offensively without Dwight Howard on the floor Thursday. With the Lakers trailing by 13 with 6:52 to go in the third quarter, Howard went to the bench with his fourth foul and the Celtics made 12 of their 14 shots (86 percent) the rest of the quarter, outscoring the Lakers by 13.

  • The Lakers are just 8-17 on the road this season. But L.A. is even WORSE on the road against teams currently at .500 or above. EACH of their last 3 losses have been by double digits in Chicago, Memphis and Boston.

  • This is just the 3rd time since the ABA-NBA merger that the Lakers are below .500 through 50 games.

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