Boston 88, San Antonio 103

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, December 15, 2012 8:30 PM
Location - AT&T Center, San Antonio, Texas
Officials - #6 Tony Brown, #7 Kevin Fehr, #71 Rodney Mott
Attendance - 18759

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Boston 21 28 20 19 88
San Antonio 26 26 25 26 103

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Boston 12-11 8-4 4-7 L2
San Antonio 19-6 8-2 11-4 W1

Recap

Spurs 103, Celtics 88: Tony Parker had 22 points and eight assists and Gary Neal added 20 points as San Antonio ended a five-game home losing streak against Boston.

Tiago Splitter had 16 points and eight rebounds and Danny Green added 12 points as the Spurs snapped a two-game losing skid and beat the Celtics in San Antonio for the first time since early in the 2005-06 campaign.

Paul Pierce and Jason Terry tallied 18 points apiece as Boston lost its second consecutive contest. Terry had just one second-half point.

San Antonio had a 52-49 halftime edge and pushed the lead to 11 on Green’s 3-pointer with 6:45 left in the third quarter. The Spurs led 77-69 entering the final quarter.

Parker scored nine fourth-quarter points with all of them coming during a 15-4 run after Boston pulled within six. Parker’s acrobatic basket and a 3-pointer by Patty Mills boosted the Spurs’ lead to 99-82 with 1:59 to play.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Parker has scored 20 or more points in seven of the last eight games. … Celtics PG Rajon Rondo had nine assists but committed seven turnovers and scored just six points. … Spurs F Tim Duncan grabbed 12 rebounds but scored just five points on 2-of-13 shooting.

Top Game Performances

Boston   San Antonio
Paul Pierce 18 Scoring Tony Parker 22
Rajon Rondo 9 Assists Tony Parker 8
Jared Sullinger 7 Rebounds Tim Duncan 12
Paul Pierce 2 Free Throws Made Tony Parker 5
Paul Pierce 3 Steals Tony Parker 4
Kevin Garnett 1 Blocks Tim Duncan 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Boston 88 46.9 6-16 6-8 22 38 3 6 20
San Antonio 103 46.9 12-25 15-20 28 38 4 9 13

Upcoming Games

  • San Antonio will play their next game on the road against Oklahoma City. The Spurs have a W/L % of .737 after a win and .833 after a loss.
  • Boston will play their next game on the road against Chicago . The Celtics have a W/L % of .417 after a win and .636 after a loss.