Boston 99, Sacramento 81

Date - Wednesday, January 30, 2013 7:30 PM
Location - TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
Officials - #12 Violet Palmer, #63 Derek Richardson, #15 Bennett Salvatore
Attendance - 18624

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Sacramento 24 14 22 21 81
Boston 22 37 21 19 99

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Sacramento 17-30 12-12 5-18 L1
Boston 22-23 15-9 7-14 W2

Recap


Celtics 99, Kings 81: Paul Pierce paced a balanced attack with 16 points as host Boston defeated Sacramento in a walk.

Pierce led six Celtics in double figures as Boston won its second straight game since losing point guard Rajon Rondo to a season-ending knee injury. Kevin Garnett had 13 points while Brandon Bass, Jeff Green and Jason Terry had 12 apiece.

Tyreke Evans had 19 points and 11 rebounds for the Kings, who fell to 1-2 on their six-game road trip. DeMarcus Cousins added 13 points and Thomas Robinson had 11.

Trailing by two after an uninspired first quarter, Boston trounced Sacramento 37-14 in the second to carry a 59-38 advantage into the break. Green scored eight points in a 2:20 span early in the period to put the Celtics ahead, and Pierce added a three-point play to cap a stretch of 14 consecutive made field goals to open the period.

Boston continued rolling in the third quarter, going ahead by as many as 28 points on a pair of Courtney Lee clear path free throws before settling for a 80-60 advantage entering the fourth. Sacramento scored seven straight points early in the final period to cut into the deficit, but Pierce answered with a mid-range jumper and added a 12-footer late in the frame to effectively put the game away.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Celtics shot a season-high 80 percent from the field in their dominant second quarter, while the 37 points also was a season high. ... Boston PF Jared Sullinger left in the first quarter with back spasms and did not return. ... Cousins, who came into the night averaging 9.7 points and 4.7 rebounds in his last four games, shot 4-for-12 from the field while grabbing six boards.

Top Game Performances

Sacramento   Boston
Tyreke Evans 19 Scoring Paul Pierce 16
DeMarcus Cousins 4 Assists Kevin Garnett 5
Tyreke Evans 11 Rebounds Paul Pierce 10
DeMarcus Cousins 5 Free Throws Made Paul Pierce 6
Tyreke Evans 3 Steals Brandon Bass 3
DeMarcus Cousins 1 Blocks Kevin Garnett 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Sacramento 81 39.2 6-17 17-26 13 39 1 11 19
Boston 99 53.4 5-16 16-20 22 38 4 9 18

Upcoming Games

  • Boston will play their next game at home against Orlando. The Celtics have a W/L % of .524 after a win and .458 after a loss.
  • Sacramento will play their next game on the road against Philadelphia . The Kings have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .379 after a loss.