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Final: Celtics 94, Jazz 82

Posted by Staff  March 28, 2012 07:47 PM

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Final score, Celtics, 94-82: Kevin Garnett (23 points, 10 rebounds) and Paul Pierce (20 points) led the way for the Celtics, who tied Philadelphia for the Atlantic Division lead.

4th quarter, 1:50:, Celtics, 88-78: Kevin Garnett hit two foul shots to up the lead to 10 points.

4th quarter, 5:58, Celtics, 80-71: The Celtics stayed ahead with a lineup composed of three players who have not played a full season with the team, plus Avery Bradley and Kevin Garnett. Keyon Dooling hit a jumper, Garnett found Sasha Pavlovic for a 3-pointer, and Garnett converted from the top of the circle as the Celtics went on a 7-1 run over a 1:56 span.

4th quarter, 8:57, Celtics, 73-68: The Celtics squandered a chance to stretch a 7-point lead as Keyon Dooling and Avery Bradley had dunk attempts blocked by Gordon Hayward.

End of 3d quarter, Celtics, 66-61: The Jazz went on a 17-3 run over a 6:15 span.

3d quarter, 7:29, Celtics, 61-43: The Celtics hit 7 of 8 shots and Rajon Rondo had four assists to start the half.

End of first half, Celtics, 46-35: Brandon Bass and Paul Pierce scored 11 points for the Celtics. Rondo Rondo found Ryan Hollins for alley-oop dunks just before and after a timeout late in the quarter.

2d quarter, 2:32, Celtics, 42-29: The Celtics went on a 22-6 run over a 7:55 span, Ryan Hollins's dunk off a Rajon Rondo lob upping the lead to 13 points.

2d quarter, 7:39, Celtics, 25-23: The Celtics' second unit, plus Avery Bradley and Kevin Garnett, produced a 7-0 run over a 2:38 span. Keyon Dooling's follow of a Bradley transition drive gave the Celtics the lead with 8:09 remaining in the half.

End of 1st quarter, Jazz, 21-18: Utah had an 18-9 rebounding advantage was 3 for 3 on 3-pointers in the quarter.

1st quarter, 4:23, Tied, 14-14, : Both teams settled for jump shots for most of the early-going. The Celtics started out 2 for 9 from the field and the Jazz were 1 for 6 in the opening 4:29.

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