I had to check the calendar after the Celtics 107-97 victory over the Spurs.The Cs played like it was November, not March.
The offense was crisp. The Celtics shot 54% with 29 assists. I wonder why? Maybe it was Rajon Rondo's electrifying performance? 22 points, 14 assists, 5 rebounds and ZERO turnovers. The boy was playing with confidence. He was taking and making those 17 footers.
Kevin Garnett (20 points, 9-12 FG, 9 rebounds) and Paul Pierce (21 points, 11 rebounds, 7 assists) also had strong games.
How about that rollercoaster 3rd quarter? The Celtics went on a 10-0 run. The Spurs countered with an 11-2 run. The Celtics hit back with a 14-3 run to close the quarter.
Jermaine O'Neal looked decent. He went 11 minutes and had 5 points, 1 rebound and 1 assist. We're going to need him (and Shaq) because I doubt Nenad Krstic is going to play again this year. His knee injury looked bad.
Update: Doc on Krstic, "He's out this weekend, then MRI so other than that I don't know"
Ray Allen struggled again – 13 points on 3-11 FG. He did hit a 3-pointer in the 4th that stretched the Celtics lead into double-digits.
Von Wafer returned and played two minutes.