Portland 78, Boston 88

Boxscore | Recap
Thursday, January 27, 2011 10:30 PM
Location - Rose Garden, Portland, Oregon
Officials - #46 Matt Boland, #73 Ed Malloy, # Haywoode Workman
Attendance - 20706

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Boston 21 20 23 24 88
Portland 18 19 21 20 78

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Boston 35-10 22-3 13-7 W2
Portland 25-22 16-7 9-15 L2

Recap


Ray Allen scored 18 points and Paul Pierce had 17 as the Boston Celtics defeated the host Portland Trail Blazers 88-78 on Thursday.

Kevin Garnett had 10 points, nine rebounds and a season-high nine assists as Boston (35-10) held off a late charge by Portland.

LaMarcus Aldridge had 17 points and 16 rebounds for the Trail Blazers (25-22) despite dealing with a sore hip.

Boston had a 12-point lead with less than two minutes to play before Wesley Matthews hit two 3-point baskets and Rudy Fernandez nailed one to pull Portland within 82-77 with 48.9 seconds to play.

Glen “Big Baby” Davis and Garnett each hit two free throws to get the lead back to nine with 25.9 seconds left.

Portland had only one 3-point basket through the first 46 minutes and finished 4-of-16 from 3-point range. The Trail Blazers shot 36.7 percent from the field.

Boston’s Kendrick Perkins had 10 points and nine rebounds in his second game since returning from major knee surgery.

Andre Miller had 14 points and seven assists for the Trail Blazers.

Top Game Performances

Boston   Portland
Ray Allen 18 Scoring LaMarcus Aldridge 17
Kevin Garnett 9 Assists Andre Miller 7
Kevin Garnett 9 Rebounds LaMarcus Aldridge 16
Glen Davis 4 Free Throws Made Wesley Matthews 2
Rajon Rondo 3 Steals Dante Cunningham 3
Paul Pierce 2 Blocks LaMarcus Aldridge 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Boston 88 46.9 5-17 23-33 21 42 3 7 21
Portland 78 36.7 4-16 8-13 16 49 2 13 17

Upcoming Games

  • Portland will play their next game at home against San Antonio. The Trail Blazers have a W/L % of .560 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Boston will play their next game on the road against Phoenix . The Celtics have a W/L % of .800 after a win and .700 after a loss.
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