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Furious fourth quarter comeback falls short as Celtics lose to Grizzlies

Posted By WEEI On November 27, 2013 @ 9:56 pm In General | 3 Comments

Fresh off a two-game road winning streak, the Celtics [1] proved unable to sustain momentum on their home floor. The C’s were outscored by the Grizzlies [2], 27-13, in the first quarter, and from there, Memphis cruised until the Celtics mounted a furious fourth-quarter comeback that ultimately proved too little, too late, as the Grizzlies [3] claimed a 100-93 victory.

Memphis led, 90-77, with 2:43 remaining, the game seemingly well in hand. But the Celtics reeled off a frantic 16-6 run to move with three — at 96-93 — when Avery Bradley [4] drained a 3-pointer with 16 seconds remaining. But the Grizzlies bounced back to score the final four points of the game and secure the victory.

Jerryd Bayless led Memphis with a season-high 22 points off the bench, while point guard Mike Conley [5] contributed 14 points and nine assists. The Celtics, in fast, had just five more assists than Conley as a team, on a night where their execution was extremely sloppy.

The Celtics shot a respectable 43 percent from the floor, but they committed 15 turnovers and had just 14 assists. Jeff Green [6] (9-of-19 shooting) led the Celtics with 26 points while Jared Sullinger (10-of-18) contributed 23, but in contrast to the well-balanced scoring efforts at the end of the roadtrip, the Celtics had just three scorers in double figures as they fell to 2-5 at home.

For a box score, click here [7].


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[4] Avery Bradley: http://media.weei.com/basketball/avery-bradley.htm

[5] Mike Conley: http://media.weei.com/basketball/mike-conley.htm

[6] Jeff Green: http://media.weei.com/basketball/jeff-green.htm

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