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Rondo, Celtics mess around, get triple double, win

John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) January 14, 2013 Recaps 22 Comments on Rondo, Celtics mess around, get triple double, win

I’ll just quote Chuck’s preview:

This game screams letdown. The Celtics return from a two-day respite to face one of the worst teams in the league. We know what type of craptastic effort they are capable of in these types of situations.

… This game will be closer than it should, but I’m not ready to pick against the Celtics.

Chuck picked the C’s 97-88… they damn near did it.  100-89 was the final.

The Green:

Rajon Rondo had the closest thing I can imagine to what Ice Cube was talking about.  After a spectacular first quarter, Rondo casually picked the Bobcats apart… quite literally messing around and getting a triple double.

Avery Bradley shot the lights out.  6-10 from the field, including 4 of 7 from 3.  In fact, our starting backcourt couldn’t miss.  Toss Rondo’s numbers in there and they shot a combined 14-21.

The Gross:

Our starting front court didn’t shoot quite as well.  Paul Pierce struggled with his shot, settling for mostly jumpers.  Half of his 16 shots came from 3.   KG and Pierce combined to shoot 8-27.

The Greenlights:

Kevin Garnett calmly informs Kemba Walker that his excrement is not welcome in his general vicinity

Paul Pierce does his KG impression

Rondo gets aggressive… then gives a service member some dap

The Grid: 

  • Jason Terry had 0 points on 0-3 shooting.
  • Jason Collins had 3 points on 1-2 shoooting.
  • Sullinger was plagued with foul trouble, but still finished with 8 points and 5 rebounds in 22 minutes and shot a perfect 4-4 from the field.
  • Courtney Lee had another nice game, quietly shooting 4-7 for 9 points while under the weather.
  • Jeff Green had 11 points on 4-8 shooting to go along with 4 rebounds and 2 assists.

This pretty much went as expected.  C’s stormed out to a big lead, lost it, nearly blew it, but never gave it up.  I compared it to that prank with a car… the C’s were driving and they kept slowing down to let the Bobcats in, and every time they reached for the door, the C’s hit the gas.

Screw it.  I’ll take this win.  Like Kevin McHale said the other night, they don’t put every painting in a museum.  A win is a win.  Of course, the freakin’ Nets have to be just as hot and we can’t catch them yet in the standings… but still.  Everyone else is coming back down to earth.

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  • Kristovar

    This game was a good game.

  • eddysamson

    haha Rondo proved me wrong

  • screaming jay

    this was posted on the website following there game wrapup:


    Aw crap. Here they come. As a Knick Fan, I am very worried.”

    Hahahaa…I love it.

    • forever_green

      We always break hearts in the end.

  • Props to the crowd tonight. I was pleasantly surprised by a loud, raucous TD Garden bunch on a Monday evening vs Charlotte. Our Armed Services rocked that joint tonight. 6 in a row baby.

    • Shawn

      The Ravens Fan was hilarious at that game. So fun booing him

      • KWAPT

        Yes! And his girlfriend was horrified..had a lot of fun last night.

  • Quest

    Hopefully the Celtics don’t run out of gas when they play a top seeded team.

  • Ever since Bradley got back, C. Lee has played excellent. Now if they can can get the Jet back on schedule. I thought the C’s got bored at times tonite. Ben Gordon likes to shoot in Boston too, so it was close at times but never really in doubt.

    Jeff Green is good for one sick dunk very night.

  • ZabJudah

    6 wins watever i still think we suck.

    • ShawnCVD

      I beg to differ. Had this team started the year like this you would not think they suck. Past performance (or under performance in this case ) does not guarantee future mediocrity.

  • KGino


    • Curt

      See how Rondo just doesn’t try hard out there? He didn’t even get 10 steals. We need to trade him immediately, don’t you think?

      • Shawn

        He plays hard when it matters, the post season, he’ll never be a regular season mvp though

  • Larry Legend

    Bradley was really good tonight. Lee, Green and Rondo were excellent as well. But my god was KG bad. Every once in a while he has a real stink bomb. Also getting concerned about Terry. He does very little. Looks completely out Sync out there

  • noche

    That’s not how that Meme works.

  • iamsaws

    @ZabJudah then you dont know what the hell you are watching.

  • Noori

    Im almost positive the Jet will be a hero come playoff time

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