Dallas 115, Boston 117

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 8:00 PM
Location - TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
Officials - #11 Derrick Collins, #17 Joe Crawford, #29 Mark Lindsay
Attendance - 18624

Final Scoring Summary

Final OT 1 2 3 4 X T
Dallas 25 18 27 26 19 115
Boston 27 21 28 20 21 117

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Dallas 11-11 7-3 4-8 L1
Boston 12-9 8-4 4-5 W2

Recap


Celtics 117, Mavericks 115 (2OT): Paul Pierce scored eight of his season-high 34 points in the second overtime and Rajon Rondo fell one rebound shy of a triple-double as host Boston snapped a four-game losing skid to Dallas.

Rondo finished with 16 points and 15 assists to go along with a career-high 53 minutes for the Celtics, who have won four consecutive home games.

O.J. Mayo scored 18 of his 24 points after halftime to lead seven players in double digits for the Mavericks, who saw their three-game winning streak come to an end.

Boston had the final possessions in both regulation and the first overtime, but Rondo and Pierce saw their respective last-second shots fall short.

Pierce made amends by drilling a 3-pointer on the Celtics' first possession of the second overtime. The veteran calmly sank five free throws in the session to seal the win.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Celtics G Jason Terry played against his former team for the first time since signing a three-year deal in the offseason. Terry, who finished with 10 points, competed with the Mavericks for eight campaigns. ... Wednesday's game was just the second one to go into overtime between the teams. The first came on Dec. 30, 1983, when Hall of Famer Larry Bird scored 36 points in a 114-109 Boston win. ...  Dallas F Shawn Marion returned following a two-game absence with a strained groin. He finished with 16 points and 11 rebounds.

Top Game Performances

Dallas   Boston
O.J. Mayo 24 Scoring Paul Pierce 34
Shawn Marion 7 Assists Rajon Rondo 15
Shawn Marion 11 Rebounds Rajon Rondo 9
Shawn Marion 4 Free Throws Made Paul Pierce 9
Darren Collison 3 Steals Paul Pierce 4
Derek Fisher 2 Blocks Kevin Garnett 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Dallas 115 51.1 8-23 13-17 27 50 7 8 28
Boston 117 43.0 6-22 25-30 24 42 5 16 13

Upcoming Games

  • Boston will play their next game on the road against Houston. The Celtics have a W/L % of .455 after a win and .700 after a loss.
  • Dallas will play their next game on the road against Toronto . The Mavericks have a W/L % of .417 after a win and .600 after a loss.