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Recap: C’s pull away late to rout Grizzlies

RedsArmyAdmin February 5, 2012 Uncategorized 5 Comments

Rajon rondo jump pass vs memphis
I'll keep this short and sweet so we can all go watch the Super Bowl.  

The Celtics built an 8 point first quarter lead… which was also the spread at the half and after the third quarter.  But the C's pulled away in the 4th behind 10 points in the quarter from Paul Pierce and 8 from Kevin Garnett.  98-80 was the final.

Memphis helped by forgetting that the goal of the game was putting the ball IN the basket.  The Grizzlies shot 36.8%.  The Celtics defense had a hand in that, but the Grizz also missed some makeable shots. 

Other quick notes: 

  • KG had 24 and 9 rebounds.  Pierce had 21, 6, & 6.
  • KG hit another 3… his third straight game with a 3
  • Rajon Rondo had 14 assists… 10 in the first half.
  • JaJuan Johnson played a season high 19 minutes for him, scoring 10 points on 5-8 shooting. 
  • Chris Wilcox was perfect (5-5 fg, 2-2 ft) to give the C's 12 points and 5 rebounds in 11 minutes. 

Box Score

That it.  Go watch football now.  I know not all of you are from Boston, but I am.  So go Patriots.  I want to go to another parade.

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  • Alex

    Definitely a fun watch before the Patriots game. :)

  • http://profile.typepad.com/mannoperry Perry Manno

    … and for the last time this season we leave you with a solid gold hit:
    Okay Danny please BLOW THIS TEAM UP!!

  • http://profile.typepad.com/joneschristopher3 Christopher Jones

    Awesome win by the C’s. Great appetizer before the main course of Brady’s fourth Super Bowl ring. Little sad to see Johnson say he was rooting for the Giants, though…
    Go Patriots!

  • http://profile.typepad.com/mdsample greenbeand

    .. has doc named rondo co-captain?

  • Mileke

    Great snack to what’s to come for dinner… Good Win Celtics.
    This JaJuan Johnson kid is going to be good for a LONG time… & it’s even better that he has KG to teach him…
    Can’t wait for Pierce to pass Larry Bird on the Celtics scoring list to become #2 in Celtics history, was just telling twitter Pierce is my personal favorite Celtic of all time, with Russell, Bird, Hondo & McHale following, so Tuesday night will be pretty BIG for me, & the Garden crowd…
    Go Celtics, & Go Pats, beat the Giants!