Monday, January 14, 2013

Celtics Tame Bobcats For 6th Straight Win: 100-89

Or, we could call this post "Rondo's Tricks Guide Celtics To Six."

Either way, the Bobcats offered only a few playful scratches and not much bite as the Celtics -- led by El Maestro Rajon Rondo with his third triple-double of the season (17 points on 8-11 shooting, 12 assists, 10 boards and only two turnovers) -- ran their winning streak to six with the New Orleans Pelicans Hornets waiting with in the wings for a Wednesday meeting in the Garden.

Celtics starter Kevin Garnett was an uncharacteristic 2-11 for seven points but managed to have an almost respectable game with 10 rebounds, 2 assists, a steal and a block while Paul Pierce, though 6-16 shooting the basketball, still led all players with 19 points, along with 6 assists, 4 rebounds, a block and a steal.

The second story of the night, however, was Avery Bradley rediscovering his stroke, hitting for 16 points on 6-10 shooting with 4 of 7 coming from deep in Threeland. He looked comfortable and confident, which made the team from Charlotte very uncomfortable and something a few notches below self assured.

Jeff Green was effective and explosive once again, scoring 11 with 4 rebounds, 2 assists and a steal. Rookie sensation Jared Sullinger was hampered by the refs' rookie whistles, but still was able to score 8 on perfect 4-4 shooting and pull down 5 rebounds in 22 foul-plagued minutes.

KG had a chippy moment with Gerald Henderson in the second quarter in which Henderson "went for the ball," only to find out that he was confused and it was, in fact, actually Garnett's head. Flagrant foul 1...some finger pointing and glaring, but nothing to spill a beer on.

The Celtics out-rebounded their opponents 34- 42 and now look to extend their win streak to seven against The Brow.

Tale Of The Tape

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