The Celtics  scored 12 points in the first quarter … the entire first quarter.
The C’s shot a meager 25 percent from the floor and were outscored 27-12 by the Grizzlies , who are shooting a comfortable 55 percent from the field. It is the least amount of points the Celtics have scored in the first quarter all season.
Sam Young leads all players with nine points off the Grizzlies  bench. Rudy Gay  and Zach Randolph  have combined for another 14. Ray Allen  leads the Celtics with six points, but was sidelined early with foul trouble. Michael Finley  made his home debut after Allen picked up his second.