Boston 97, Dallas 101

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, February 4, 2011 8:00 PM
Location - TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
Officials - # Curtis Blair, #26 Bob Delaney, #42 Eric Lewis
Attendance - 18624

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Dallas 34 20 23 24 101
Boston 27 24 26 20 97

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Dallas 34-15 19-8 15-7 W7
Boston 37-12 22-4 15-8 L1

Recap

Jason Kidd hit a 3-pointer with 2.5 seconds left as the Dallas Mavericks scored 10 straight points to post a 101-97 victory Friday over the host Boston Celtics, who lost both games of the season series in the final seconds.
 
The shot was set up when Jason Terry fed Dirk Nowitzki in the low post. Three defenders sagged toward the German, who fed a wide-open Kidd at the top of the key as he pump-faked a closing Ray Allen and calmly drained the game-winner.
 
Rajon Rondo overthrew Kevin Garnett on an alley-oop pass after a timeout and Nowitzki drained two free throws with 2.2 seconds left to ice it.
 
On Nov. 8 in Dallas, Nowitzki hit a fade-away jumper with 17.9 seconds remaining to provide Dallas an 89-87 win.
 
Nowitzki scored 29 points, Tyson Chandler added 14 and 15 rebounds and Terry had 17 points off the bench for Dallas, which led for most of the first three quarters.
 
Allen had 24 points and Kendrick Perkins added 13 and 12 rebounds in his first start for the Celtics, who dropped to 22-4 at home.
 
Boston looked in control after Perkins converted a layup for a 97-91 lead with 2:43 left, but Nowitzki converted a three-point play and Terry hit two free throws to set up the game-winning shot after Garnett missed a wide-open 20-footer.

Top Game Performances

Dallas   Boston
Dirk Nowitzki 29 Scoring Ray Allen 24
Jason Kidd 9 Assists Rajon Rondo 12
Tyson Chandler 15 Rebounds Kendrick Perkins 12
Dirk Nowitzki 10 Free Throws Made Ray Allen 3
Jason Terry 2 Steals Rajon Rondo 3
Tyson Chandler 1 Blocks Ray Allen 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Dallas 101 49.4 8-17 15-17 22 33 3 5 15
Boston 97 50.6 6-17 11-16 21 34 6 7 15

Upcoming Games

  • Boston will play their next game at home against Orlando. The Celtics have a W/L % of .763 after a win and .727 after a loss.
  • Dallas will play their next game on the road against Charlotte . The Mavericks have a W/L % of .788 after a win and .500 after a loss.
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