Boston 109, Orlando 106

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, January 17, 2011 8:00 PM
Location - TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
Officials - #43 Dan Crawford, #38 Michael Smith, # James Williams
Attendance - 18624

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Orlando 22 32 27 25 106
Boston 27 28 26 28 109

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Orlando 26-15 15-5 11-10 L1
Boston 31-9 19-3 12-6 W3

Recap

Paul Pierce’s three-point play broke a tie with 38.7 seconds left and Kevin Garnett’s steal with 15 seconds to go helped the host Boston Celtics defeated the Orlando Magic 109-106 on Monday night.

Dwight Howard finished with 33 points and 13 rebounds for the Magic (26-15) in a game which had a distinct playoff feel.

The second half featured 16 lead changes and 13 ties.

Garnett returned to the Boston lineup after missing nine games with a leg injury and finished with 19 points and eight rebounds.

Ray Allen had 26 points on 8-of-11 shooting and Rajon Rondo had 13 assists for the Celtics (31-9), who improved to 19-3 at home. Pierce finished with 14 points as Boston shot 60 percent from the field.

The Celtics led by as many as 10 in the first quarter before Ryan Anderson made four 3-pointers to give the Magic its first lead, 28-27 early in the second quarter.

Garnett had six rebounds in the first quarter when Boston took a 27-22 lead. The Celtics are 18-3 when leading or tied after one quarter this season.

Howard, who has the most free throw attempts in the NBA, finished 13-for-18 from the line.

The Celtics improved to 19-2 when they score 100 or more points and 11-3 when their opponent reaches 100.

Top Game Performances

Orlando   Boston
Dwight Howard 33 Scoring Ray Allen 26
Hedo Turkoglu 8 Assists Rajon Rondo 12
Dwight Howard 13 Rebounds Kevin Garnett 8
Dwight Howard 13 Free Throws Made Ray Allen 7
Gilbert Arenas 1 Steals Rajon Rondo 3
Ryan Anderson 2 Blocks Glen Davis 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Orlando 106 45.9 11-27 27-36 19 34 2 3 13
Boston 109 60.0 3-10 22-26 25 30 6 10 12

Upcoming Games

  • Boston will play their next game at home against Detroit. The Celtics have a W/L % of .806 after a win and .667 after a loss.
  • Orlando will play their next game at home against Philadelphia. The Magic have a W/L % of .741 after a win and .429 after a loss.
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