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Celtics-Jazz, 110-86

Posted by Frank Dell'Apa, Globe Staff  January 21, 2011 06:57 PM

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End of game, Celtics, 110-86: The Celtics shot 55.6 percent from the field and had 31 assists on 37 field goals.

Fourth quarter, 2:59, Celtics, 101-81: The Celtics' Nate Robinson and Utah's Earl Watson were assessed technical fouls by official Zach Zarba in front of the Celtics' bench. Robinson's "3" put the Celtics in triple figures with 3:33 remaining.

Fourth quarter, 5:58, Celtics, 98-76: Semih Erden had two dunks and was going to the line with a chance for a three-point play as timeout was called. Erden committed his fifth personal foul early in the quarter.

Fourth quarter, 8:35, Celtics, 90-71: The Celtics' second unit went to perimeter early in the quarter a jumper by Glen Davis and a 3-pointer by Von Wafer.

End of third quarter, Celtics, 85-63 : Semih Erden committed his fourth personal foul with four seconds remaining in the quarter, leaving the Celtics potentially short-handed at center for the final quarter. The Celtics scored only once from the field in the final 6:48 of the quarter, but Erden's foul shot stretched the lead to 23 points with 23 seconds left.

Third quarter, 2:28, Celtics, 78-60: The Celtics remained in command, despite going more than four minutes without a field goal. Utah went on a 12-7 run, limiting the Celtics to seven foul shots over a 4:20 span.

Third quarter, 5:48, Celtics, 72-51: The Celtics compensated for the loss of Shaquille O'Neal (sore right leg), going on a 13-4 run for a 72-48 lead on Kevin Garnett's low-post banker 5:12 into the half.

Start of second half Semih Erden started in place of Shaquille O'Neal for the Celtics. O'Neal (sore right leg) was declared out for the remainder of the game.

End of first half, Celtics, 59-41: The Celtics had 20 field goals and 18 assists, 10 from Rajon Rondo, in the opening half.

Second quarter, 2:53, Celtics, 52-41: After Ray Allen's four-point play, the Celtics' slumped offensively, converting only one field goal over a 3:47 span. Kevin Garnett guided in a Rajon Rondo lob for an 11-point advantage with 3:18 remaining in the half.

Second quarter, 5:31, Celtics, 48-34: Ray Allen converted a four-point play, drawing a foul from Raja Bell with 7:05 remaining in the half.

Second quarter, 8:27, Celtics, 42-27: Utah closed to within 5 points in the opening 75 seconds of the quarter. But the Celtics went on a 10-0 run over a 1:26 span, Marquis Daniels scoring five points, Ray Allen hitting a 3-pointer and assisting Daniels, and Rajon Rondo handing out three assists.

End of first quarter, Celtics, 30-19: Paul Pierce scored 13 points in the opening quarter. The Celtics dominated from the opening tipoff but fell off at the end of the quarter, Pierce and Nate Robinson missing connections on a pick and pop play, Marquis Daniels losing possession in a mismatch with Earl Watson, then Pierce called for an offensive foul in transition.

First quarter, 2:57, Celtics, 27-12: The Celtics started pulling away as Glen Davis got a layup and Paul Pierce and Nate Robinson converted 3-pointers in a 58-second span.

First quarter, 5:41, Celtics, 17-10: Shaquille O'Neal beat everyone down the floor for a dunk and a 7-point Celtic lead. Paul Pierce scored nine points on perfect shooting (2 for 2 from the field, 4 for 4 from the foul line) in the first 6:19. Utah had fired up two air balls among its first nine shots.

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