On a night where the bench provided little support, the Celtics starters delivered big time in a 104-88 victory over the Wizards.
Paul Pierce had 22 points and 12 rebounds in 40 minutes. Rajon Rondo bounced back from his shellacking in Chicago with 20 points, 14 assists and 6 stelas in 42 minutes. KG cranked out another double-double (15 points, 11 rebounds) in 33 minutes.
I don't mind the big minutes for Pierce and Rondo because I believe the Celtics must play all-out for the 2nd seed (The Heat also won).
After allowing a ghastly 33 points in the 2nd quarter, the Celtics tightened the screws defensively in the 2nd half allowing 32 points.
Delonte West was ejected in the 2nd quarter after picking up two quick technical fouls.