Rajon Rondo (24 pts, 10-15 FG, 9 assists, 1 TO) sure looked like an All-Star in this one. I'm hoping the coaches who have yet to make up their mind check out the highlights from the Celtics 119-100 win over the Kings.
Unlike most of the games in this 9 game winning streak, the Celtics started sluggish. But the bench provided quite a boost. Eddie House (28 pts, 8-9 3FG) got most of the attention for his insane shooting. But I was more impressed with TA (10 pts, 5-5 FG, 8 reb, 2 stls and one ferocious block on Kevin Martin). He surely didn't look like a guy who missed 11 games with a sprained ankle. If he keeps playing like this…nevermind. We've been down that road too many times.
My brain still has difficulty computing Celtics wins when Paul Pierce (8 pts, 1-5 FG, 8 assists) doesn't score. Guess those scars from the 2005 – 2007 seasons haven't fully healed.
"A straightarm right to the chops." – Tommy Heinsohn on how he'd respond to Brad Miller's cheap shot on Rondo.