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Celtics, 54-39 (half)

The Celtics have taken a 15-point lead into halftime thanks to 18 points from Paul Pierce and 14 points from Al Jefferson. Jefferson also has four rebounds and three assists.

  • Early in the second quarter, Ryan Gomes lost the ball on his first offensive touch since March. 7. Gomes tried putting a spin move on Walter Herrmann and lost the ball out of bounds. On the next trip down, Gomes got to the line against Jake Voskuhl and made both.
  • Boston went with a second unit of Leon Powe, Ryan Gomes, Gerald Green, Rajon Rondo, and Allan Ray for a good chunk of the second quarter. The group was handed a 12-point lead to begin the quarter and expanded it up to 13 before Paul Pierce, Delonte West, and Al Jefferson returned with 5:04 left in the half.

    Adam Morrison fouled Pierce hard on a drive to the hoop with 20.3 seconds left in the half. Pierce got up holding his right shoulder but was able to make both free throws.

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