Golden State 103, Boston 105

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 10:30 PM
Location - Oracle Arena, Oakland, California
Officials - #6 Tony Brown, #19 James Capers, #66 Haywoode Workman
Attendance - 19596

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Boston 21 34 26 24 105
Golden State 25 35 17 26 103

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Boston 23-19 16-8 7-11 W2
Golden State 18-22 10-11 8-11 L1

Recap


CELTICS 105, WARRIORS 103: Kevin Garnett hit the game-winning jumper with 5.1 seconds left as visiting Boston fended off undermanned Golden State.

The dagger shot capped a sensational night for Garnett, who finished with 24 points on 11-for-15 shooting. He added seven rebounds and five assists to pace the Celtics (23-19), who improved to 2-1 on their eight-game road trip.

Klay Thompson scored a career-high 26 points for the Warriors (18-22), who were without center Andrew Bogut and swingman Stephen Jackson. The two were acquired n a five-player blockbuster Tuesday that saw scoring leader Monta Ellis shipped to the Milwaukee Bucks.

Golden State clawed back from a fourth-quarter deficit to make a game of it. With Boston clinging to a 103-99 lead, Nate Robinson cut the advantage in half on a driving layup with 1:04 remaining.

Paul Pierce missed a jump shot at the other end, and Robinson connected again to even things with 31 seconds left. After a timeout, Boston got the ball to Garnett, who stroked a long jumper on an assist from Pierce as the shot clock expired.

Robinson had a chance to give Golden State the win, but he misfired on a 3-pointer with three seconds left. The diminutive point guard finished with 20 points and 11 assists in defeat.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Celtics finished with 32 assists on 40 made field goals, led by Rajon Rondo's 14 helpers. ... Robinson was a plus-23 on the night; no other Warriors player finished better than plus-6. ... It isn't known when - or even if - Bogut will play for Golden State this season. The 7-foot Australian suffered a broken ankle Jan. 25 and may not return until the 2012-13 campaign.

Top Game Performances

Boston   Golden State
Kevin Garnett 24 Scoring Klay Thompson 26
Rajon Rondo 14 Assists Nate Robinson 11
Brandon Bass 9 Rebounds David Lee 8
Brandon Bass 6 Free Throws Made David Lee 6
Ray Allen 4 Steals Nate Robinson 4
Brandon Bass 1 Blocks Andris Biedrins 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Boston 105 51.3 6-13 19-21 32 37 3 11 18
Golden State 103 52.6 5-21 16-19 25 33 3 11 17

Upcoming Games

  • Golden State will play their next game at home against Milwaukee. The Warriors have a W/L % of .444 after a win and .455 after a loss.
  • Boston will play their next game on the road against Sacramento . The Celtics have a W/L % of .652 after a win and .421 after a loss.
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