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The Celtics got back on track Sunday night after dropping their last two games to L.A. and Golden State. The Celtics went into Sacramento to get back to their winning ways and they did just that by beating the Kings 108-63.
Sacramento had no chance whatsoever as the Celtics just kept tacking on point after point and playing amazing defense throughout the whole game. The second unit was also impressive and was able to hold their own and let the starters rest for the fourth quarter.
Kevin Garnett had quite the game and finished with a double-double by putting up 21 points and grabbing 11 rebounds. Paul Pierce and Ray Allen added 13 and 19 points respectively. Kendrick Perkins also returned to action and grabbed 12 rebounds.
The Celtics’ bench was impressive tonight, especially Eddie House who played 20 minutes and had 15 points. Everyone who dressed for the game played and only Brian Scalabrine did not score a basket. The bench added 44 points, which is the spark Doc has wanted from the reserves. More importantly, the bench kept up the defensive intensity that the starting five showed throughout the game.
For the Kings, there was no individual star. John Salmons scored the most by putting 11 points up for Sac-Town, but this team just could not get past the Celtics defense. This was a good game for the C’s as they were able to make the statement that they may have just dropped two in a row but they are still a force to be reckoned with and cannot be taken lightly.
The Celtics next take on the Portland Trail Blazers Tuesday night to finish up this road trip and finish up 2008.