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NBA Game Summary - New Orleans at Boston



(Friday, January 3rd)

Final Score: New Orleans 95, Boston 92

Boston, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - Anthony Davis scored 10 of his game-high 23 points in the fourth quarter as the New Orleans Pelicans edged the Boston Celtics by a 95-92 score at TD Garden.

Big efforts from Davis and Tyreke Evans enabled the Pelicans to prevail despite leading scorer Ryan Anderson being carted off the court with a frightening neck injury early in the final period.

Davis finished 9-of-12 from the field while adding nine rebounds and three blocks, with Evans amassing 16 points on 8-of-13 shooting along with eight rebounds and six assists.

Avery Bradley recorded 22 points in the loss, the Celtics' third straight and sixth in seven games. Brandon Bass and Jared Sullinger both had double-doubles in defeat, with Bass compiling 16 points and 11 rebounds and Sullinger posting 13 points and 11 boards.

A back-and-forth fourth quarter in which neither team was ahead by more than three points saw five lead changes, the last coming on Davis' nifty turnaround hook that gave New Orleans a 91-90 edge with 1:41 remaining.

The Celtics missed four shots on the ensuing possession before Evans went strong to the hoop and scored to extend the margin to three with 42.3 seconds left.

"Down the stretch we just found ways to make plays," Pelicans head coach Monty Williams remarked.

Two Jeff Green free throws brought Boston back within one, and the Celtics had a chance to draw even after Evans turned it over on the other end. Bradley couldn't convert an off-balance layup attempt, though, and Bass' tip-in try also went off the mark and Davis came down with the rebound with 7.5 seconds to go.

After Brian Roberts sank two from the line to put the Pelicans up 95-92, Sullinger's long-range jumper with Davis in his face was well off as time expired.

"Crediting New Orleans is the right thing to do because they hit three shots in a row that were big-time. Davis hit that left-handed hook, Evans hit a contested challenged runner and (Eric) Gordon banked one in [earlier]. Those shots were big shots that went in for them."

Boston trailed by eight early in the second half, but closed the gap via an 8-2 run that cut New Orleans' lead to 57-55 just past the midway mark of the third quarter. A Green triple followed by Bass' inside bucket sent the Celtics on top by a 63-62 count later in the frame, though the Pelicans would hold a 73-72 advantage heading into the fourth quarter.

Less than a minute into the final stanza, Anderson bumped into Boston's Gerald Wallace on an inbounds play and dropped to the floor. He remained down on the court for several minutes before having his neck immobilized by medical personnel, then left the arena on a stretcher and was transported to an area hospital.

Initial reports indicated Anderson sustained a cervical stinger from the collision.

"From that point on we just tried to win it for him," said Davis.

The Pelicans were down 30-28 four minutes into the second quarter before embarking on an 8-0 run led by backup center Greg Stiemsma, who accounted for six points during the surge. An Anderson 3-pointer near the end of the half staked New Orleans to a 49-41 advantage, though Boston closed within six at the break after Kris Humphries knocked down a jumper 14.7 seconds prior to intermission.

Game Notes

Stiemsma, who entered the contest with just 16 points in 10 games this season, contributed 12 on 6-of-7 shooting in 19 minutes off the bench ... Anderson had 13 points and seven rebounds prior to exiting ... Humphries led all players with 12 rebounds ... Boston, which was forced to travel home Friday morning due a snowstorm during Thursday night's game at Chicago, shot just 34.8 percent and went 7-of-29 on 3-point attempts ... The Pelicans have won in three straight visits to TD Garden and are 4-0 in their last four overall encounters with the Celtics.

01/03 23:34:41 ET

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Standings

2013 - 2014 Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Toronto 48 34 .585 --- 26-15 22-19 32-20 L 1
x-Brooklyn 44 38 .537 4 28-13 16-25 26-26 L 2
New York 37 45 .451 11 19-22 18-23 26-26 W 4
Boston 25 57 .305 23 16-25 9-32 21-31 L 2
Philadelphia 19 63 .232 29 10-31 9-32 14-38 W 2
 
Central W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Indiana 56 26 .683 --- 35-6 21-20 38-14 W 2
x-Chicago 48 34 .585 8 27-14 21-20 35-17 L 1
Cleveland 33 49 .402 23 19-22 14-27 21-31 W 1
Detroit 29 53 .354 27 17-24 12-29 23-29 L 4
Milwaukee 15 67 .183 41 10-31 5-36 12-40 L 3
 
Southeast W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Miami 54 28 .659 --- 32-9 22-19 34-18 L 3
x-Washington 44 38 .537 10 22-19 22-19 33-19 W 4
x-Charlotte 43 39 .524 11 25-16 18-23 30-22 W 3
x-Atlanta 38 44 .463 16 24-17 14-27 28-24 W 1
Orlando 23 59 .280 31 19-22 4-37 17-35 L 4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
2013 - 2014 Western Conference Standings
 
Northwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Oklahoma City 59 23 .720 --- 34-7 25-16 36-16 W 1
x-Portland 54 28 .659 5 31-10 23-18 31-21 W 5
Minnesota 40 42 .488 19 24-17 16-25 23-29 L 3
Denver 36 46 .439 23 22-19 14-27 20-32 L 2
Utah 25 57 .305 34 16-25 9-32 13-39 W 1
 
Pacific W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-LA Clippers 57 25 .695 --- 34-7 23-18 36-16 L 1
x-Golden State 51 31 .622 6 27-14 24-17 31-21 W 2
Phoenix 48 34 .585 9 26-15 22-19 28-24 W 1
Sacramento 28 54 .341 29 17-24 11-30 15-37 L 1
LA Lakers 27 55 .329 30 14-27 13-28 15-37 W 2
 
Southwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-San Antonio 62 20 .756 --- 32-9 30-11 38-14 L 2
x-Houston 54 28 .659 8 33-8 21-20 31-21 L 1
x-Memphis 50 32 .610 12 27-14 23-18 29-23 W 5
x-Dallas 49 33 .598 13 26-15 23-18 29-23 L 1
New Orleans 34 48 .415 28 22-19 12-29 15-37 W 2
 
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y= clinched division title
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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CHR 9
DUR 1
 
4th
MIA 79
CHA 72
 
Final
ATL 3
MIA 1
Final
CHC 5
ARI 7
Final
COL 10
SFG 12
Final
OAK 0
TEX 3
Final
SEA 5
HOU 3
6th
PIT 2
CIN 4
 
7th
CLE 3
KAN 3
 
7th
WAS 1
ANA 2
 
6th
TOR 6
BAL 9
 
7th
DET 4
CWS 2
 
5th
TAM 2
MIN 4
 
5th
BOS 4
NYY 0
 
6th
NYM 3
STL 1
 
4th
MIL 4
SDP 1
 
10:10pm Tonight
LOS
PHI
4th
MIA 79
CHA 72
 
2nd
SAN 36
DAL 42
 
9:30pm Tonight
HOU
POR
2nd Intermission
CLB 2
PIT 3
 
1st Intermission
DAL 0
ANA 2
 
9:30pm Tonight
CHI
STL
Final
CHR 9
DUR 1