So that's what happens when the Celtics protect the ball…
The Celtics kept the turnovers to a minimum tonight and beat the Pistons 109-86.
The team's assist-turnover ratio was 33 – 8. Rajon Rondo's assist-turnover ratio was 17- ZERO. Rajon now holds the NBA record for most assists through the first 4 games of a season (67).
Detroit gave a half-ass effort for most the game. In fact, they may have lulled the Celtics to sleep at the start of the 4th quarter. A 22 point lead was reduced to 12. Doc Rivers was forced to return some starters to the floor and they finished off the Pistons.
Kevin Garnett led the Cs with 22 points (9-12 FG). It was nice to see Jermaine O'Neal contribute (12 points, 5-8 FG, 2 blks in 21 minutes).
The second unit (Nate, Quisy, Von, Glen & Semih) shot 9 – 25 FG.
Tracy McGrady sat out the 2nd half with a sore knee. Dude, retire already. You're finished.
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