Boston 110, Utah 107

Date - Monday, February 25, 2013 9:00 PM
Location - EnergySolutions Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah
Officials - #30 John Goble, #79 Kevin Scott, #22 Bill Spooner
Attendance - 19911

Final Scoring Summary

Final OT 1 2 3 4 X T
Boston 28 20 32 17 13 110
Utah 26 27 19 25 10 107

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Boston 30-27 20-9 10-18 W1
Utah 31-26 21-7 10-19 L2

Recap

Celtics 110, Jazz 107 (OT): Paul Pierce scored seven of his 26 points in overtime as Boston finished a busy road trip with a dramatic win.

Avery Bradley added 18 points for the Celtics, who had six players in double figures in their NBA-leading 10th overtime game this season. Brandon Bass had 15 points, Jason Terry and Courtney Lee added 14 apiece and Kevin Garnett contributed 13 points and 10 rebounds.

Gordon Hayward scored 26 to pace Utah, which forced overtime when Alec Burks answered a Pierce basket with one of his own with 19 seconds left in the fourth quarter.

The Jazz took a 101-99 lead on DeMarre Carroll's bucket midway through the extra session, but Pierce gave Boston the lead for good with a 3-pointer and then added consecutive jumpers to make it 106-101 with 72 seconds to go. Utah had one last chance with 1.2 seconds left but Randy Foye's 3-point try was off the mark.

Bradley's back-to-back 3-pointers sparked a 17-4 Celtics push in the third quarter that helped turn a five-point halftime deficit into an 80-72 lead entering the fourth. Pierce found Terry in transition for a go-ahead layup with 61 ticks remaining in regulation and, after Hayward tied it with two free throws, buried an 18-footer with 36.6 seconds left to hand Boston a short-lived 97-95 lead.

GAME NOTEBOOK: After playing five road games in the last seven days, the Celtics will now play one home game in the next seven days. ... Hayward made his first four 3-pointers but missed his next three. ... Paul Millsap scored 16 points and Al Jefferson and Marvin Williams had 15 apiece for Utah. Millsap was 6-for-6 from the field in the first half, 0-for-4 in the second and 1-for-2 in OT.

Top Game Performances

Boston   Utah
Paul Pierce 26 Scoring Gordon Hayward 26
Paul Pierce 8 Assists Paul Millsap 5
Kevin Garnett 10 Rebounds Al Jefferson 11
Brandon Bass 7 Free Throws Made Gordon Hayward 8
Chris Wilcox 3 Steals Derrick Favors 2
Brandon Bass 2 Blocks Paul Millsap 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Boston 110 47.7 10-27 18-20 19 37 5 8 13
Utah 107 44.3 8-17 21-24 23 44 6 6 15

Upcoming Games

  • Utah will play their next game at home against Atlanta. The Jazz have a W/L % of .531 after a win and .560 after a loss.
  • Boston will play their next game at home against Golden State. The Celtics have a W/L % of .552 after a win and .500 after a loss.