Denver 114, Boston 118

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, February 10, 2013 6:00 PM
Location - TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
Officials - #25 Tony Brothers, #50 Olandis Poole, #32 Eddie F. Rush
Attendance - 18624

Final Scoring Summary

Final OT 1 2 3 4 X T
Denver 19 27 24 22 22 114
Boston 29 21 28 14 26 118

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Denver 33-19 22-3 11-16 L1
Boston 27-23 19-9 8-14 W7

Recap

Celtics 118, Nuggets 114 (3OT): Jason Terry hit the go-ahead 3-pointer in the third overtime and scored a season-high 26 points as Boston outlasted Denver to win its seventh straight game.

Paul Pierce hit a 3-pointer to help force the third overtime and picked up his second triple-double of the season with 27 points, 14 rebounds and 14 assists for the Celtics. Kevin Garnet scored the first six points of the third overtime and finished with 20 points and 18 rebounds while Jeff Green, whose 3-pointer forced the second overtime, added 17 points.

Ty Lawson collected 29 points and nine assists and Danilo Gallinari added 18 points and 10 rebounds as the Nuggets had their nine-game winning streak come to an end.

Denver took its first lead of the game at 90-89 on Lawson’s jumper with 1:43 left in regulation, but Nuggets center JaVale McGee was called for a technical foul just after the hoop and Terry’s free throw tied it at 90. Green came in after a timeout and buried a 16-foot jumper from the right baseline to put Boston back on top.

The Celtics looked like they had it locked up when Kenneth Faried missed two free throws with 3.6 seconds left in regulation, but officials ruled the ball went out of bounds on Boston after consulting replay. Lawson hit a runner with 0.8 seconds left to send it to overtime.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Nuggets F Andre Iguodala left the game with a right cervical strain and did not return. … Denver was trying to reach 10 straight wins for the first time since 2005. … The Celtics have not lost since All-Star G Rajon Rondo went down for the season with torn knee ligaments.

Top Game Performances

Denver   Boston
Ty Lawson 29 Scoring Paul Pierce 27
Ty Lawson 9 Assists Paul Pierce 14
JaVale McGee 16 Rebounds Kevin Garnett 18
Kenneth Faried 4 Free Throws Made Paul Pierce 8
Corey Brewer 3 Steals Avery Bradley 3
JaVale McGee 3 Blocks Kevin Garnett 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Denver 114 42.5 8-26 10-17 25 65 11 10 21
Boston 118 39.8 13-30 19-24 34 51 8 14 16

Upcoming Games

  • Boston will play their next game on the road against Charlotte. The Celtics have a W/L % of .615 after a win and .458 after a loss.
  • Denver will play their next game on the road against Toronto . The Nuggets have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .579 after a loss.