The Boston Celtics avoided their third consecutive loss yesterday against the Golden State Warriors, controlling the tempo each quarter at the TD Garden to eventually take the game 109-95. Rajon Rondo produced quite the statline, scoring 18 points with 12 assists and 7 rebounds. He definitely changed the momentum for the C’s with 12 points during their big run in the third quarter.
“He was terrific in the second half,” said Boston coach Doc Rivers of Rondo. “He came out in the third quarter and played with unbelievable speed and energy.” Former Celtics forward/center and new found Warrior Mikki Moore had some promising words for his old teammate, saying “That might be the only player in the league who can average a triple-double for a season.”
Kevin Garnett netted 12 points for Boston that included a thrilling quarterback pass drained from the other 3-point line to end the half. Paul Pierce, Ray Allen and Kendrick Perkins all showed up to play scoring 19, 15 and 15. Corey Maggette led the Warriors with 23 points and eight rebounds. The Celtics are next set to host the defending Eastern Conference champion Orlando Magic Friday, November 20th. Orlando is 9-3 so far this season and coming off a strong 108-94 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder.
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