Sac 24 14 22 21 81
Bos 22 37 21 19 99
Date of game: 1/30/2013

Recap: Boston vs. Sacramento

Boston, MA (Sports Network) - Paul Pierce recorded a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds, as the Boston Celtics defeated the Sacramento Kings, 99-81, on Wednesday.

Kevin Garnett had 13 points and nine rebounds for the Celtics, who came into this game off a double-overtime victory over the Miami Heat on Sunday. Brandon Bass, Jeff Green, and Jason Terry each scored 12 points off the bench, while Courtney Lee, who started in place of the injured Rajon Rondo, scored nine points.

"I'm very happy with the way we played," Pierce said. "We defended well, we moved the ball. You look down and you got six or seven guys in double figures...not a bad start to our point guard being out."

Tyreke Evans had a game-high 19 points and 11 rebounds, while DeMarcus Cousins added 13 points for the Kings, who have lost five of their past six games.

Boston scored the first eight points of the game, but then suffered a setback when Jared Sullinger left with back spasms. The rookie forward did not return.

Sacramento came back and tied the game, 22-22, with 48 seconds remaining, thanks to a dunk by Jason Thompson. A dunk by Evans with 15.9 seconds remaining gave the Kings a 24-22 lead by the end of the quarter.

However, in the second, Green sparked a 20-5 run with jumper. Boston shot 16- of-20 in the period, including a perfect 3-for-3 from 3-point range, and by halftime had a 59-38 lead.

"I think we played a pretty good basketball game except for the second quarter," Sacramento coach Keith Smart remarked. "If you look at the rest of the game, we played a pretty decent game. But we couldn't make up for that ground that we gave up in the second quarter."

The second half didn't fare any better for the Kings. At one point in the third quarter, they trailed 80-56 before layups by Thomas Robinson and Evans cut the deficit 80-60.

In the fourth, Evans scored six points early on and a three-point play by Cousins cut the Celtics' lead to 90-76 with 5:44 remaining, but the Kings were unable to get any closer.

Game Notes

Garnett played in his 1,300th career game ... Sacramento has lost six of its last seven games at Boston, including five straight ... The Kings had just 13 assists.

Austin Peay dismisses running back Williams

Austin Peay State University said it has dismissed leading returning rusher Omar Williams from the football team for academic reasons on Friday.

NASCAR News
Harvick claims Darlington pole

Kevin Harvick became the eighth different pole winner in as many Sprint Cup Series races this season after posting the fastest lap in the final round of Friday's knockout-style qualifying for the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.

Report: Raiders to cut Pryor if they can't trade him

The Oakland Raiders will cut quarterback Terrelle Pryor on Monday if they are unable to trade him, according to Fox Sports.

Brewers, Pirates benches empty after Gomez triple

Benches cleared and punches were thrown in Sunday's game between the Brewers and Pirates at PNC Park after Milwaukee's Carlos Gomez tripled off Gerrit Cole in the third inning.

Blackhawks' Seabrook suspended 3 games

Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook has been suspended three games for his hit on St. Louis Blues captain David Backes late in Game 2 of their Western Conference quarterfinal series.

Latest Sports Photos
Latest Sports Photos
0 Votes
a skydiver was injured when attempting to land in a pre game show at the Lookouts opening game on 4/3/2014

0 Votes
SEC Champions Alabama created by artist Ben Teeter S/N C.O.A. available for the dedicated Alabama fan!

1 Vote
first catch of the season looks like a good year

0 Votes
Gina McLeroy Spring City, TN

0 Votes
Our Son Brandon McLeroy MTSU Football 2011 Gina McLeroy Spring City TN

1 Vote
this is James Howard telling Gracie what to do.

0 Votes
Riverbend fun!

0 Votes
I nees a four letter word for the outside layer of a tree.

0 Votes
Cameron is a rising athlete. He has a God given talent for the game of football. This picture is of him stopping the ball carrier in our game in the ...

1 Vote
Our Lookout Valley 9/10 year old team went to a tournament in Knoxville called The Battle of the Rocky Top. They went throught the tournament undefeated and won the championship ...
Featured Partners
www.baylorschool.org/summer
Experience Baylor summer camp - a 70 year tradition of summer fun and adventure. What are you waiting for? Make the most of summer by signing up today!
www.comcast.com/cable-internet-packages.html
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
www.STNS.org
Register now for St. Nicholas summer camp whose mission & purpose is to provide a fun learning experience for children, developing physical, cultural, social and intellectual abilities.
www.bojangles.com
Click here to enter for your chance to win a Bojangles Breakfast Combo. Then, watch WDEF News 12 This Morning for daily winner announcements!
 
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.