Memphis 90, Boston 87

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 7:30 PM
Location - TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
Officials - #30 Tony Brown, #29 Steve Javie, #50 Olandis Poole
Attendance - 18624

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Memphis 20 24 23 23 90
Boston 15 30 25 17 87

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Memphis 40-32 25-10 15-22 W3
Boston 50-20 29-7 21-13 L1

Recap

Zach Randolph and Leon Powe scored 13 points apiece as the Memphis Grizzlies stunned the host Boston Celtics 90-87 on Wednesday.

Six players scored in double figures as Memphis (40-32) won its third straight game. Marc Gasol had 11 points and 11 rebounds, Sam Young and O.J. Mayo also scored 11 points and Darrell Arthur had 10.

Paul Pierce tallied 22 points for Boston (50-20) but missed a last-second, game-tying 3-point attempt as the Celtics fell a half-game behind Chicago in the race for top seed in the Eastern Conference.

Boston had two opportunities to tie the game in the final six seconds. Glen Davis missed a 3-pointer with 5.9 seconds left but the Celtics got another chance for the tie after Gasol missed two free throws with 4.2 seconds remaining.

Ray Allen added 14 points for the Celtics. Rajon Rondo had just six points but had 11 rebounds, 11 assists and seven steals.

Pierce’s 3-point pulled Boston within 86-85 with 3:02 to play. Neither team scored in the next two minutes until Gasol hit a layup to give Memphis a 3-point advantage. Davis hit an 18-footer with 52.6 seconds left to again trim the lead to one before Mike Conley hit two free throws with 13.2 seconds left.

Top Game Performances

Memphis   Boston
Leon Powe 13 Scoring Paul Pierce 22
Mike Conley 5 Assists Rajon Rondo 11
Marc Gasol 11 Rebounds Rajon Rondo 11
Mike Conley 6 Free Throws Made Paul Pierce 8
Shane Battier 3 Steals Rajon Rondo 8
Marc Gasol 2 Blocks N/A

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Memphis 90 44.6 3-6 13-19 17 43 3 12 15
Boston 87 42.0 7-15 22-23 24 37 0 12 20

Upcoming Games

  • Boston will play their next game at home against Charlotte. The Celtics have a W/L % of .706 after a win and .737 after a loss.
  • Memphis will play their next game on the road against Chicago . The Grizzlies have a W/L % of .600 after a win and .500 after a loss.
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