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Final: Spurs 87, Celtics 86

Posted by Staff  April 4, 2012 07:50 PM

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Final score, Spurs, 87-86: Paul Pierce missed a jumper at the buzzer. Tim Duncan had 10 points and 16 rebounds as the Spurs outrebounded the Celtics, 53-39.

4th quarter, :46.5 , Spurs, 87-83: The Spurs scored six successive points in a 2:40 span, off a Gary Neal second-chance 3-pointer, a Tim Duncan foul shot off a defensive rebound, and a Matt Bonner jumper.

4th quarter, 2:33, Celtics, 83-81: Paul Pierce tied the score, 79-79, with a 3-pointer with 4:20 to go, then found Avery Bradley for a layup and a two-point lead with 3:46 remaining.

4th quarter, 6:38, Spurs, 77-76: The Celtics scored six successive points, Kevin Garnett cutting the deficit to one point with 6:40 remaining. Rajon Rondo earned his 10th assist, marking his 14th successive double-figure assist game.

4th quarter, 9:15, Spurs, 75-68: Danny Green's 3-pointer upped the Spurs' lead to seven points.

3d quarter, 6:16, Spurs, 63-52: The Celtics struggled as Brandon Bass missed a dunk and Rajon Rondo missed a layup.

End of 1st half, Spurs, 59-48: The Celtics rallied with a 10-4 run over the final 4:24, Rajon Rondo recording his sixth assist by finding Avery Bradley for a layup with seven seconds remaining. The Spurs outrebounded the Celtics, 28-17.

2d quarter, 3:02, Spurs, 56-42: The Spurs extended their run to 19-2 following a timeout. The Spurs then called a timeout after a 4-1 Celtic rally.

2d quarter, 5:14, Spurs, 53-38: The Spurs went on a 17-2 run over a 3:22 span. Avery Bradley was the only Celtic to score after the 10:58 mark of the quarter.

2d quarter, Spurs, 44-36: Matt Bonner converted two 3-pointers in 26 seconds for the Spurs. Avery Bradley scored nine points in a 1:31 span for the Celtics, tying the score, 36-36, with 8:59 remaining.

End of 1st quarter, Spurs, 27-20: The Spurs won the rebound battle, 18-12 and outscored the Celtics, 12-2, over the final 4:45 of the quarter.

1st quarter, 3:34, Spurs, 21-18: Tony Parker scored six points in a 63-second span for the Spurs.

1st quarter, 7:07, Celtics, 16-11: Paul Pierce and Rajon Rondo had six points for the Celtics.

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