Memphis 93, Boston 83

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, January 2, 2013 7:30 PM
Location - TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
Officials - #17 Joe Crawford, #20 Leroy Richardson, #60 James Williams
Attendance - 18624

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Memphis 25 25 25 18 93
Boston 26 15 18 24 83

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Memphis 20-9 13-3 7-6 W1
Boston 14-17 9-6 5-11 L4

Recap


Grizzlies 93, Celtics 83: Mike Conley had 23 points and nine assists to lead five players in double figures as visiting Memphis extended Boston's losing streak to four games.

Rudy Gay added 19 points and Tony Allen scored 15 for the Grizzlies, who dominated the backboards 39-27 and limited the Celtics to 33 points in the middle two quarters to take control of the game.

Paul Pierce scored 17 points and Kevin Garnett added 12 for Boston, which has lost each of its last four by double digits to fall three games below .500.

Forward Darrell Arthur had 10 points, including back-to-back 3-pointers that sparked a 15-3 second-quarter spurt and helped Memphis take a 50-41 lead into halftime.

The Celtics made a late charge in the fourth quarter, getting eight points from Garnett and consecutive 3-pointers by Jason Terry to cut an 18-point deficit to 83-78 with 4:22 left. The Grizzlies hit five of six free throws to restore the lead to double digits.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Memphis extended its streak of forcing at least 10 turnovers to 132 consecutive games. The next-longest streak is 43 by the Atlanta Hawks. ... Celtics G Avery Bradley made his first appearance since mid-May and had four points in 20 minutes. He had been sidelined after undergoing offseason surgery on both shoulders. ... Grizzlies backup PG Jerryd Bayless suffered a sprained left ankle in the final seconds of the first quarter and did not return.

Top Game Performances

Memphis   Boston
Mike Conley 23 Scoring Paul Pierce 17
Mike Conley 9 Assists Rajon Rondo 10
Zach Randolph 8 Rebounds Kevin Garnett 7
Rudy Gay 5 Free Throws Made Brandon Bass 3
Marc Gasol 4 Steals Brandon Bass 2
Darrell Arthur 1 Blocks Jeff Green 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Memphis 93 47.9 8-18 17-22 23 39 3 8 17
Boston 83 45.1 8-22 11-16 22 27 1 8 12

Upcoming Games

  • Boston will play their next game at home against Indiana. The Celtics have a W/L % of .357 after a win and .529 after a loss.
  • Memphis will play their next game at home against Portland. The Grizzlies have a W/L % of .737 after a win and .600 after a loss.