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C’s-Jazz was barely ever a game

RedsArmyAdmin January 21, 2011 Uncategorized 8 Comments

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The Celtics came out strong and, after the Jazz briefly cut a big lead to single-digits in the , ran away with this one to come away with a 110-86 win.  

Utah had it down to 32-27 in the second quarter, but the C's whipped off a 10-0 run and never looked back.  Paul Pierce and KG were insanely efficient tonight, taking a combined 18 shots and scoring a combined 41 points (21 for KG, 20 for Pierce).  

The heralded point guard matchup between Deron Williams and Rajon Rondo never materialized mostly because Williams picked up 2 early fouls and never got into a groove.  He finished with 5 points, 6 assists, 5 turnovers and 4 fouls in 23 minutes.  Rajon played 31 minutes had 4 points, 12 assists, 3 steals but 5 turnovers.  

The C's bench showed up tonight too… with Big Baby checking in with 15 and 7 and Semih Erden dunking his way all over a garbage time 4th quarter to finish with 14 and 7.  

Utah just flat out looked like crap.  Al Jefferson was 1-11 on the night but he had plenty of decent looks.  They turned it over 21 times and shot 40%.  And while some of that was the C's defense, plenty of it… and all the fouls they were committing early on… falls squarely on them.  This blowout was definitely a combination of good play by the C's, and horrid play by the Jazz.

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  • http://thecbbg.blogspot.com/ TY

    Rondo appeared to tweak something in the early goings… Hopefully nothing swells up over night. Hopefully he’s good to go, because Rondo-Wall would be an exciting match up, since Wall was hurt the last time the Celtics played the Wizards.

  • Mileke

    I believe this was a good statement game, being that we’ve failed to pull away from teams when there’s an oppurtunity, Great win, now lets go for 6 in a row vs. Wizards!

  • greenbeand

    the best pg argument is done. rondo vs dwill was +29

  • Rhein

    Glad to see Gino again :-)

  • Mileke

    Rondo has to get rematch vs. Rose though :)

  • Ace-One

    Very strong performance by the C’s, especially KG and Truth. If I had my druthers, I would have preferred a slightly lower minute total for Rondo and Ray. Still, fine job.

  • paul

    There’s no better way to rest the starters than to put games away early.

  • NorthernGreen

    Utah got “Big Babied!” twice tonight. That is the 41st time that he has drawn the foul. This is the stuff that keeps the opponents in check.