databaseBasketball.com  formerly BasketballReference.com
databaseSports.comBasketball |  NCAA Basketball |  Football |  NCAA Football |  Baseball |  Hockey |  Golf |  Racing |  Olympics |  Poker
Fast Links: Home Page  Players  Teams  Leagues  All-Star Games  Awards  Coaches  Draft  Ultimate Search  Fantasy 
  

Select a day M  D  Y  

NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- CLEVELAND 34 24 20 20 98 BOSTON 28 30 29 18 105 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: CLE - SHAWN KEMP 23, LAMOND MURRAY 22, BOB SURA 13 BOS - ANTOINE WALKER 32, PAUL PIERCE 17, KENNY ANDERSON 16

HIGH REBOUND: CLE - SHAWN KEMP 9, LAMOND MURRAY 9 BOS - ANTOINE WALKER 13, ADRIAN GRIFFIN 8

HIGH ASSISTS: CLE - BREVIN KNIGHT 10, FIVE PLAYERS WITH 2 BOS - ANTOINE WALKER 6, KENNY ANDERSON 6

ATT: 14,115


Extended Box

CLEVELAND (98) AT BOSTON (105)

CLEVELAND REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == ===

KEMP F 33 9-18 5-6 1 8 9 2 5 1 1 23 MURRAY F 37 8-14 6-6 2 7 9 2 2 1 0 22 BRYANT C 26 4-7 0-0 1 4 5 2 5 0 0 8 KNIGHT G 34 3-12 4-4 0 1 1 10 4 2 2 10 SURA G 33 4-14 4-6 1 2 3 2 3 3 1 13 DECLERCQ 22 1-2 2-4 3 2 5 0 3 0 1 4 M HENDRICKSON 13 0-0 2-2 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 PERSON 15 1-4 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 3 MILLER 14 3-7 3-5 0 1 1 2 1 1 1 9 C HENDERSON 13 2-2 0-0 0 3 3 1 1 0 1 4 BRAMLETT DNP - COACH'S DECISION STACK DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 35-80 26-33 8 30 38 21 25 8 9 98 (.438) (.788) TEAM REBS: 5 TOTAL TO: 9(17 PTS)

BOSTON REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == ===

GRIFFIN F 44 4-5 4-4 1 7 8 5 3 2 3 12 WALKER F 43 8-18 16-18 2 11 13 6 2 0 2 32 POTAPENKO C 26 5-8 2-2 3 4 7 1 2 0 0 12 ANDERSON G 38 6-14 2-3 3 2 5 6 2 1 1 16 PIERCE G 43 7-21 2-4 0 5 5 2 3 1 2 17 WILLIAMS 7 0-0 3-4 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 3 FORTSON 9 2-2 1-2 2 2 4 0 6 0 1 5 BATTIE 13 2-6 0-0 0 4 4 0 3 0 1 4 OVERTON 9 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 1 2 0 1 0 CHEANEY 8 2-3 0-0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 4 BARROS DNP - FLU ELLISON DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 36-78 30-37 11 37 48 23 24 6 12 105 (.462) (.811) TEAM REBS: 10 TOTAL TO: 12(16 PTS)

CLEVELAND 34 24 20 20 - 98 BOSTON 28 30 29 18 - 105

BLOCKED SHOTS: CLEVELAND - KEMP 2, BRYANT, DECLERCQ. BOSTON - GRIFFIN 2, PIERCE 2, WALKER, BATTIE. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: CLEVELAND 2-11 (.182), KEMP 0-1, SURA 1-6, PERSON 1-3, MILLER 0-1. BOSTON 3-11 (.273), GRIFFIN 0-1, WALKER 0-2, ANDERSON 2-4, PIERCE 1-3, BATTIE 0-1. TECHNICALS: CLEVELAND - SURA. OFFICIALS: JACK NIES, KEN MAUER, MARC DAVIS. A - 14,115. T - 2:35.


Box Score

CLEVELAND (98) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Kemp 33 9-18 5-6 1-9 2 5 23 Murray 37 8-14 6-6 2-9 2 2 22 Bryant 26 4-7 0-0 1-5 2 5 8 Knight 34 3-12 4-4 0-1 10 4 10 Sura 33 4-14 4-6 1-3 2 3 13 Declercq 22 1-2 2-4 3-5 0 3 4 M Hendrickson 13 0-0 2-2 0-1 0 0 2 Person 15 1-4 0-0 0-1 0 1 3 Miller 14 3-7 3-5 0-1 2 1 9 C Henderson 13 2-2 0-0 0-3 1 1 4 Bramlett DNP - coach's decision Stack DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 35-80 26-33 8-38 21 25 98 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.438, FT-.788. 3-Point Goals: 2-11, .182 (Kemp 0-1, Sura 1-6, Person 1-3, Miller 0-1). Team rebounds: 5. Blocked shots: 4 (Kemp 2, Bryant, Declercq). Turnovers: 9 (Knight 2, C Henderson, Declercq, Kemp, M Hendrickson, Miller, Person, Sura). Steals: 8 (Sura 3, Knight 2, Kemp, Miller, Murray).

BOSTON (105) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Griffin 44 4-5 4-4 1-8 5 3 12 Walker 43 8-18 16-18 2-13 6 2 32 Potapenko 26 5-8 2-2 3-7 1 2 12 Anderson 38 6-14 2-3 3-5 6 2 16 Pierce 43 7-21 2-4 0-5 2 3 17 Williams 7 0-0 3-4 0-1 0 1 3 Fortson 9 2-2 1-2 2-4 0 6 5 Battie 13 2-6 0-0 0-4 0 3 4 Overton 9 0-1 0-0 0-1 1 2 0 Cheaney 8 2-3 0-0 0-0 2 0 4 Barros DNP - flu Ellison DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 36-78 30-37 11-48 23 24 105 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.462, FT-.811. 3-Point Goals: 3-11, .273 (Griffin 0-1, Walker 0-2, Anderson 2-4, Pierce 1-3, Battie 0-1). Team rebounds: 10. Blocked shots: 6 (Griffin 2, Pierce 2, Walker, Battie). Turnovers: 12 (Griffin 3, Pierce 2, Walker 2, Anderson, Battie, Fortson, Overton, Williams). Steals: 6 (Cheaney 2, Griffin 2, Anderson, Pierce). ____________________________________________ Cleveland 34 24 20 20 - 98 Boston 28 30 29 18 - 105 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Cleveland 1 (Sura, 0:04 4th). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 14,115. T: 2:35. Officials: Jack Nies, Ken Mauer, Marc Davis.


Game Story

BOSTON (Ticker) -- Maybe they should have left the old parquet floor alone.

The debut of the Boston Celtics' new floor was delayed 21 minutes by a power outage before Antoine Walker played his best all-around game of the season to lead the Celtics to a 105-98 victory over the slumping Cleveland Cavaliers.

Just 10 seconds into the opening period, a bank of lights went out, leaving the teams in darkness as the FleetCenter crowd applauded. After the delay, the teams were able to restart the first game since the replacement of the hallowed parquet surface upon which the Celtics won 16 NBA championships.

"This has only happened to me at my house before, never when I was playing," joked Boston forward Paul Pierce.

Walker had 32 points, 13 rebounds and six assists and made a huge block down the stretch as Boston posted back-to-back wins for the first times since December 8-10. All five Celtics starters scored in double figures and Boston used a big third quarter to pull away for good, improving to 2-1 against the Cavaliers this season.

"This was definitely my best all-around game of the season," Walker said. "I had something to prove because the last couple of times against the (Cavaliers), I didn't have my best games. Tonight, I wanted to show them the type of player I could be."

"I think that's as good as it gets from a power forward for the year or maybe (Walker's) whole career," added Celtics coach Rick Pitino. "He's probably scored more points before but he was outstanding on defense."

Shawn Kemp scored 23 points and Lamond Murray added 22 for Cleveland, which has lost nine of its last 10 games.

"The team hurt us most in the last two minutes of the third quarter," Cleveland coach Randy Wittman said. "Antoine Walker had a hell of a game. He was hard to handle for us. It's the little things that foul us out. Our defense got us back into it in the fourth quarter, but that only took us so far."

Bob Sura had 13 points and Brevin Knight added 10 and 10 assists for the Cavs, who closed within 99-95 with 2:13 to play.

Rookie Adrian Griffin made a pair of free throws to re-establish Boston's six-point lead before Walker blocked Knight's layup attempt on Cleveland's ensuing trip and fed Griffin for an uncontested layup to seal the win with 1:21 left.

"It's great to get the year off to a start like this," Griffin said. "I think it bodes well for us."

Walker finished 8-of-18 from the floor and used his physical play and rebounding for a career-best 16-of-18 performance from the line. He led Boston to a 48-38 advantage on the boards.

"When you get to the line 18 times as a power forward, it epitomizes a power forward's job," Pitino said.

"We probably put them on the free-throw line too much at the end," Kemp said. "I don't think (Walker) made too many baskets, but he kept going to the line. He's definitely better than the last time we saw him."

Paul Pierce scored 17 points, Kenny Anderson had 16 and Griffin and Vitaly Potapenko 12 apiece for Boston, which had dropped eight of nine before its modest two-game run.

"I think with the new year we're starting to jel as a team with me and Danny (Fortson) back. I see a tremendous potential," Pierce said.

The Celtics shot 46 percent (36-of-78) and scored 17 points off turnovers to improve to 11-5 at home.

In a game that featured 11 lead changes, seven ties and a 58-58 halftime deadlock, Boston did not pull in front for good until late in the third quarter.

Murray drained a 22-footer to pull Cleveland within 78-76 with 2:23 remaining in the period before Anderson made a driving layup and a 3-pointer on consecutive trips to spark a quarter-ending 9-2 run that gave Boston an 87-78 lead it did not surrender.

Anderson sank an 18-footer and Walker made a pair of free throws as the Celtics opened a 93-80 lead with 9:21 to play. But Kemp framed Knight's free throws with a jumper and a layup to shave the deficit to 93-86 with 7:14 remaining.

About statistical abbreviations

Errors? Suggestions? Comments? Send us a message   Advertise on DatabaseSports   Roto Sports, Inc.

© 2002-2011 databaseSports.com