What do you get when you combine an A+ defensive effort with one of the worst offensive teams in the league?
An 87-56 Celtics blowout over the Bucks.
The Cs set franchise records for fewest points allowed in a half (22), thru 3 quarters (38) and for a game (56). The Bucks shot 31 percent.
Ray Allen (17 points) was the only Celtic to play 30 minutes. The lopsided victory allowed Doc to give significant rest to Rajon Rondo (23 minutes) and KG (25 minutes). While I found Rondo to be extremely active defensively in the 1st half, KWAPT (who was sitting in the loge) expressed some concern that Rondo was "not himself" in the 3rd quarter.
Nads had another solid game: 11 points and 14 rebounds.
Glen Davis returned (9 points, 7 rebounds) to play 18 minutes. He looked a bit rusty early, but rounded into form by the 4th quarter. Troy Murphy (12 points, 7 rebounds) also found a rhythm in garbage-time.
As much as I hate to give him credit, John nailed this game in the preview.