Boston 104, Washington 88

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, April 8, 2011 7:30 PM
Location - TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
Officials - # Josh Tiven, #49 Tom Washington, #40 Leon Wood
Attendance - 18624

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Washington 23 33 19 13 88
Boston 28 31 24 21 104

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Washington 21-58 18-21 3-37 L2
Boston 55-24 32-8 23-16 W1

Recap


Paul Pierce led a balanced attack with 22 points as the Boston Celtics kept pace in the race for second place in the Eastern Conference on Friday, cruising past visiting Washington 104-88.

Pierce shot just 5 of 14 from the field but made 12 of 13 free-throw attempts to pace the Celtics (55-24), who remained tied with Miami for second in the East after the Heat defeated Charlotte 113-102. Both Boston and Miami were eliminated from first-place contention with Chicago's 93-82 win over Cleveland.

All five Boston starters scored at least 13 points as the Celtics burst out to a five-point lead through one quarter and fended off the plucky Wizards for the next 24 minutes.

Trailing by 10 early in the fourth, Washington closed the gap to four before the Celtics' defense took over, preventing the Wizards from scoring for more than four minutes as Boston reestablished a double-digit lead and cruised from there.

Pierce led the team with 12 rebounds while Rajon Rondo added 20 points, 14 assists and six steals and Nenad Krstic scored 17 points.

John Wall and Andray Blatche had 20 points apiece for the Wizards (21-58), who fell for just the second time in the past five games. Washington dropped to 3-37 on the road this season.

Top Game Performances

Washington   Boston
Andray Blatche 20 Scoring Paul Pierce 22
John Wall 7 Assists Rajon Rondo 14
Andray Blatche 10 Rebounds Paul Pierce 12
Andray Blatche 6 Free Throws Made Paul Pierce 12
John Wall 5 Steals Rajon Rondo 6
JaVale McGee 1 Blocks Paul Pierce 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Washington 88 45.5 1-7 17-26 14 38 3 10 21
Boston 104 50.7 1-12 31-35 25 38 6 12 17

Upcoming Games

  • Boston will play their next game on the road against Miami. The Celtics have a W/L % of .673 after a win and .750 after a loss.
  • Washington will play their next game at home against Atlanta. The Wizards have a W/L % of .143 after a win and .310 after a loss.
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