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Updates from the Garden: Celtics vs. Warriors

Posted by Zuri Berry, Boston.com Staff  November 18, 2009 06:47 PM

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10 p.m., End of game — The Celtics win, 109-05. Corey Maggette led all scorers with 23 points. Pierce led the Celtics with 19 points and Rondo fell short of a triple-double with 18 points, 12 assists and seven rebounds.

9:58 p.m., 4th quarter 1:00 — Brian Scalabrine just scored on a deep two. He always gets the crowd excited.

9:54 p.m., 4th quarter 2:41 — Pierce is quietly having a huge day. He's got 19 points after draining this last 3-pointer.

Looks like we might be seeing Gino sometime soon, as the reserves are on the court and the Celtics are up 105-88.

9:49 p.m., 4th quarter 4:48 — Rondo is approaching a triple-double. He's got 16 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds.

9:43 p.m., 4th quarter 7:10 — The Celtics are going really small now with Pierce in the game for as basically the power forward. He joins Garnett, Daniels, House and Rondo.

Oh, and Eddie House is starting to come alive. He just drained another 3-pointer. He's now got 11 points on the night, bringing the number of Celtics in double-digits to six.

9:37 p.m., 4th quarter 8:52 — The Celtics have elected to go small with Rondo and Eddie House on the floor at the same time. They're matched up with the W's relatively small guards, Curry and Ellis.

9:32 p.m., 4th quarter 10:30 — Sheed just dropped another 3-pointer, putting the Celtics up 85-70 for the team's biggest lead of the night. The Warriors called a timeout to regroup.

9:27 p.m., End of 3rd quarter — The Celtics extended their lead in the 3rd quarter on the great play of Rondo, who had 12 in the quarter.

9:23 p.m., 3rd quarter 1:05 — Rasheed Wallace hit his first 3-pointer of the night. He's 1-for-3. The fans are still screaming "Sheeeeed" every time he does anything.

9:21 p.m., 3rd quarter 2:40 — The Warriors' Randolph just had his second goaltend of the night to give Ray Allen two more points. Allen's got 10 points, bringing all five Celtics starters into double-digits (Garnett 10, Perkins 13, Pierce 14, Rondo 13).

9:17 p.m., 3rd quarter 2:50 — Maggette continues to lead the game in scoring. He just hit two more free throws to bring his total to 17 points. He leads all scorers. Celtics are up though, building on their lead behind Rondo's third-quarter play, 70-61.

9:13 p.m., 3rd quarter 4:28 — Rondo just converted a three-point play. He now has 13 points in the game.

9:11 p.m., 3rd quarter 5:13 — The Warriors are over the foul limit already.

9:10 p.m., 3rd quarter 5:30 — Rondo is coming alive in the third quarter. He's now got four assists, including a quick dish to KG to put the Celtics up 60-55.

9:03 p.m., 3rd quarter 8:17 — Stephen Curry has five turnovers for the Warriors.

8:58 p.m., 3rd quarter 10:39 — The Warriors are out running. They just took the lead on a fast-break Monta Ellis layup.

8:39 p.m., End of 2nd quarter — KG stunned the crowd with a toss-up 3-pointer to end the half, but it didn't count. The Celtics are up though, 49-48.

Maggette has led the way for the Warriors, who would've walked into the locker room down had it not been for the reversal on Garnett's three. Maggette has 14 points.

8:35 p.m., 2nd quarter 1:29 — Before the game, Celtics coach Doc Rivers talked about how the team needed to play a full 48 minutes.

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8:31 p.m., 2nd quarter 1:31 — The Celtics are taking full advantage of the Warriors' foul troubles. Perkins is leading the ball club with 12 points on the night, banging in the interior. Moore has only two fouls, but it looks like he's trying to keep it that way, allowing two dunks unchallenged in his face.

8:30 p.m., 2nd quarter 2:50 — Pierce looks like his normal self, driving and pulling back for the jumper. The C's are leading 45-43.

8:21 p.m., 2nd quarter 7:16 — Looks like Perkins is going to get a free lane to the basket so long as Moore is in for the W's. He's looking real conscious of his foul count.

8:16 p.m., 2nd quarter 8:52 — The Warriors have crept back into the game with solid shooting from all around. C's up 34-33.

8:08 p.m., End of 1st quarter — The Celtics are up 27-23 with Garnett and Ray Allen leading the way with six points apiece. Maggette leads the W's with seven points.

8:07 p.m., 1st quarter 0:33.9 — The Warriors are already over the limit with five team fouls. Again, not good for a team with only seven supposed to play. Although Raja Bell is in the game. He's been tending to a sore wrist, which is supposed to be getting worked on and/or possibly surgically repaired.

7:58 p.m., 1st quarter 4:15 — Warriors and Celtics are now trading the lead after a small run by the Dubs. Maggette and Anthony Randolph appear to be on their game, Randolph has six points off the bench and Maggette has seven.

7:52 pm., 1st quarter 5:54 — KG and Kendrick Perkins are off to a hot start. KG has six points and Perkins has five halfway through the quarter.

7:47 p.m., 1st quarter 9:18 — KG gets his first points on an alley-hoop on Radmanovic. Was he just Christened a Warrior?

Rajon Rondo picked up his second foul down the court.

7:46 p.m., 1st quarter 9:48 — Moore picks up two quick fouls for the Warriors. Being in foul trouble is not good for a team with seven players available to play.

7:44 p.m., 1st quarter 10:56 — Mikki Moore just got a little dunk on KG. Paul Pierce followed with a quick jumper.

7:41 p.m., 1st quarter — The Warriors are starting Mikki Moore, Vladimir Radmanovic, Stephen Curry, Monta Ellis and Corey Maggette. This is a totally revamped lineup from their season-opening lineup. Radmanovic is the newbie to the group, coming in the trade the other day for Stephen Jackson.

6:53 p.m. — Paul Pierce is expected to play tonight after some injury worries and only seven Golden State Warriors are playing tonight's game as the Celtics try to bounce back from losing two in the last week.

According to Globe beat writer Frank Dell'Appa, Raja Bell is suiting up for the Warriors but not playing in order for the team to make the mandatory eight players needed for the game.

This is probably a good thing for the Celtics, who have one of the deepest benches in the NBA, if not the deepest.

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