Boston 107, Utah 102

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, February 28, 2011 9:00 PM
Location - EnergySolutions Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah
Officials - #17 Joe Crawford, #75 Eric Dalen, #40 Leon Wood
Attendance - 19911

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Boston 30 26 23 28 107
Utah 21 32 22 27 102

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Boston 43-15 25-5 18-10 W2
Utah 32-29 17-14 15-15 L2

Recap


Ray Allen scored 11 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter as the visiting Boston Celtics held off the Utah Jazz 107-102 on Monday.

Kevin Garnett collected 18 points and 14 rebounds, and Paul Pierce scored 21 for the Celtics (43-15), who finished 3-1 on their four-game road trip and increased its lead to one game over Miami in the Eastern Conference.

Al Jefferson recorded 28 points and a season-high 19 rebounds for the Jazz (32-29), who have dropped seven of their last eight games and fell one game behind Memphis for eighth in the Western Conference.

The Jazz pulled ahead 92-91 on Jefferson’s free throws with 4:39 left, but Allen drained a 3-pointer to give Boston back the lead. Jefferson would tie it with a short jumper before Glen Davis split a pair of free throws.

Allen made it a two-possession game when he took a feed from Rajon Rondo and knocked down a 3-pointer in transition with 3:15 on the clock.

Utah did not quit, and cut it back down to a two-point game when Paul Millsap converted a three-point play. But Allen drained another 3-pointer with 53 seconds left and Rondo made a 15-footer 29 seconds later to seal it.

Top Game Performances

Boston   Utah
Ray Allen 25 Scoring Al Jefferson 28
Rajon Rondo 11 Assists Devin Harris 5
Kevin Garnett 14 Rebounds Al Jefferson 19
Paul Pierce 11 Free Throws Made Paul Millsap 7
Kevin Garnett 3 Steals Raja Bell 1
Glen Davis 1 Blocks Al Jefferson 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Boston 107 47.6 7-15 22-25 22 42 3 9 13
Utah 102 44.9 1-7 31-37 16 41 3 5 13

Upcoming Games

  • Utah will play their next game at home against Denver. The Jazz have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .552 after a loss.
  • Boston will play their next game at home against Phoenix. The Celtics have a W/L % of .744 after a win and .733 after a loss.
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