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Boston Celtics vs. New Orleans Hornets: Postgame Grades and Analysis for Boston
Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

For the second time this season, the Boston Celtics lost to the New Orleans Hornets, this time on a last-second tip-in by rookie forward Anthony Davis. The final score was 87-86.

The Celtics struggled to make any shots in the second half, especially in the third quarter, where they only scored 12 points. They also struggled defending the Hornets' frontcourt tandem of Ryan Anderson and Robin Lopez for much of the game, and the aforementioned Davis got the better of Kevin Garnett on the game's final play. 

Paul Pierce led the team with 28 points on 17 shots (8-of-8 from the free-throw line).

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