Boston 99, Portland 95

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, December 1, 2010 7:30 PM
Location - TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
Officials - #63 Derek Richardson, #49 Tom Washington, #40 Leon Wood
Attendance - 18624

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Portland 26 23 23 23 95
Boston 20 28 31 20 99

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Portland 8-10 4-3 4-7 L5
Boston 14-4 8-1 6-3 W5

Recap

Ray Allen’s dramatic 3-pointer with 10 seconds left helped the Celtics hold off a furious rally as Boston trimmed the visiting Portland Trail Blazers 99-95 Wednesday night.

Boston led 96-80 with five minutes left to play but watched Portland cut the deficit to 96-95 on Brandon Roy’s short jumper with 36 seconds to play.

But Allen nailed a long 3-pointer to extend the lead to 99-95 and Boston hung on from there.

Allen finished with just nine points and had missed his first five 3-pointers before hitting the clutch bomb from the corner to lift Boston to its fifth straight win. Paul Pierce helped the Celtics build its second-half cushion with a game-high 28 points. Pierce was 9 for 11 from field while hitting 4 of 5 from 3-point range.

Wesley Matthews led Portland (8-10), which has lost five straight, with 23 points. Andre Miller added 20.

The Celtics (14-4) were sloppy early, turning the ball over seven times in the first quarter and Portland turned it into a fast 22-12 lead. Boston had cut the deficit to 26-20 at the end of the quarter and trailed 49-48 at the half.

Top Game Performances

Portland   Boston
Wesley Matthews 23 Scoring Paul Pierce 28
Andre Miller 6 Assists Rajon Rondo 10
Marcus Camby 9 Rebounds Kevin Garnett 8
Brandon Roy 8 Free Throws Made Paul Pierce 6
Rudy Fernandez 2 Steals Marquis Daniels 2
Marcus Camby 4 Blocks Kevin Garnett 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Portland 95 45.9 7-17 20-23 19 28 5 7 12
Boston 99 57.1 6-14 21-26 23 30 3 4 17

Upcoming Games

  • Boston will play their next game at home against Chicago. The Celtics have a W/L % of .786 after a win and .750 after a loss.
  • Portland will play their next game on the road against Washington . The Trail Blazers have a W/L % of .375 after a win and .444 after a loss.
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