A look back at Celtics home performances


A look back at Celtics home performances

The Boston Celtics walked off their home court on Friday night for the last time in 2012. The team will finish out the year on the road, starting in Brooklyn on Christmas Day and finishing on the West Coast.

Take a look back at notable performances this season at the TD Garden, where the Celtics are 9-5:

Most points scored
By a Celtic: Paul Pierce, 40 points vs. Cleveland Cavaliers, December 19
By an opponent: Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder), 29 points, November 23

Field goals made
By a Celtic: Paul Pierce, 13 FG (twice) vs. Cleveland Cavaliers (December 19) and Milwaukee Bucks (December 21)
By an opponent: Tony Parker (San Antonio Spurs), 12 FGs, November 21

Three-point shots made
By a Celtic: Paul Pierce, 6 3PG vs. Cleveland Cavaliers (December 19)
By an opponent: Jerry Stackhouse (Brooklyn Nets), 5 3PG, November 28

Most rebounds
By a Celtic: Kevin Garnett, 13 rebounds vs. Washington Wizards (November 7)
By an opponent: Larry Sanders (Milwaukee Bucks), 20 rebounds, December 21

Most assists
By a Celtic: Rajon Rondo, 20 assists (twice) vs. Philadelphia 76ers (November 9) and Toronto Raptors (November 17)
By an opponent: Jrue Holiday (Philadelphia 76ers), 14 assists, November 9

Most points in the paint
By the Celtics: 44 vs. Utah Jazz (November 14)
By an opponent: 58 by the San Antonio Spurs (November 21)

Most second chance points
By the Celtics: 17 vs. Philadelphia 76ers, December 8
By an opponent: 20 (twice) by the Utah Jazz (November 14) and Milwaukee Bucks (December 21)

Most fast break points
By the Celtics: 20 vs. Portland Trail Blazers (November 30)
By an opponent: 16 by the Milwaukee Bucks (November 2)

Most bench points
By the Celtics: 41 (twice) vs. Washington Wizards (November 7) and Portland Trail Blazers (November 30)
By an opponent: 53 by the Washington Wizards (November 30)

Quotes, notes and stars: Pedroia was focused on winning, not streak

Quotes, notes and stars: Pedroia was focused on winning, not streak

BOSTON -- Quotes, notes and stars from the Red Sox’ 8-3 win over the Royals:


“I hadn’t really thought about it. Trying to win games. It’s late in the year . . . I don’t really have time to sit back and pat myself on the back for anything. We’re trying to win as a team.” - Dustin Pedroia on the importance of the 11-for-11 stretch in his career.

“It’s fun. It’s why you go to work in December, January, February. It’s all the work you put in up to this point. It feels good to go out there and get the results you expect to get, especially against a team like [the Royals] who is hot as they are right now.” - David Price on pitching meaningful games with a playoff-like atmosphere.

“Yeah, yeah we [knew about the streak] . . .  It was an awesome roll and it was fun to see . . . Every time I went up to hit, I let Salvador Perez know.” - Xander Bogaerts on Dustin Pedroia’s 11-for-11 streak.

“I think we’ve been able to handle velocity very well. We’ve got good bat-speed in out lineup, and we’re able to handle that.” - John Farrell on the offense thriving against good pitching.



* David Ortiz played in his 1,000th game at Fenway Park, becoming the fifth player to do so.

* Ortiz also became the first player ever to play 2,000 games as the designated hitter.

* Mookie Betts scored his 100th run of the season off his 29th home run of the year, joining Fred Lynn, Johnny Pesky and Ted Williams as the only players to reach 100 runs before turning 24.

* The Red Sox hit back-to-back home runs for the fourth time this season with Betts and Hanley Ramirez going yard in the fifth.

* With his 2-for-4 day at the plate, Jackie Bradley Jr. improved to 34-for-94 (.362) batting ninth.



1) Dustin Pedroia

Pedroia finished 4-for-5, extending his streak to 11 hits in 11 at-bats, finishing one shy of tying the MLB record.

2) David Price

Price logged his fourth straight quality start with his six-inning, two-run start. He also dropped his ERA below 4.00 for the first time since his Opening Day start with Boston.

3) Salvador Perez

Perez finished 2-for-3 with two home runs. Saturday marked only the second multi-home run game of his career.