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Rondo Leads Celtics To 104-88 Victory Over The Wizards

Rajon Rondo Assist (Photo by Stuart Cahill)

The Celtics got back to their winning ways Friday night at the Garden as they defeated the Washington Wizards 104-88.

All five Celtic starters scored in double figures and three starters had double-doubles.

Rajon Rondo led the way for the Celtics with 20 points and 14 assists, Paul Pierce scored 22 points and grabbed eight rebounds and Kevin Garnett rounded out the three with 15 points and 11 rebounds.

Andray Blatche led the Wizards with 20 points and 10 rebounds; John Wall also scored 20 points and had seven assists.

The Celtics opened the game on a 16-4 run, only to have the Wizards cut the lead to 28-23 by the end of the first quarter.

After being up just three at halftime, the Celtics scored the first seven of the third quarter to grab the first double-digit lead of the game, 66-56.

The Wizards were able to pull within striking distance with just over seven minuets remaining in the fourth, after a Jordan Crawford breakaway dunk cut the lead to 87-83. The Celtics countered however with baskets from Rondo, Allen and Pierce to push the lead back up to 10 points.

The Celtics then turned up the defense, allowing just five points over the final 3-½ minuets.

Unsung Hero

Nenad Krstic started for Jermaine O’Neal and looked great. Krstic scored 17 points on 6-of-9 shooting and also grabbed six rebounds in 27 minuets.

Welcome Back

The Celtic starters combined for 85 points on 29-of-53 shooting with all five scoring in double figures. Compare that to the Bulls game in which the Celtic starters combined for 44 points on 17-of-48 and only two starters reached double figures.

What’s Next?

It’s off to South Beach for a game with the Heat on Sunday. The Celtics are 3-0 against Miami this season and have already beaten the Heat in Miami 112-107 back On November 11. This game will be the most important of the four, as the winner of this will most likely be the No.2 seed in the Eastern Conference.

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2 comments for “Rondo Leads Celtics To 104-88 Victory Over The Wizards”

  1. 100-77 to miami cmon boston y’all my team and I’m used to y’all laying back every year once y’all get a playoff birth but I need y’all to finish strong and secure the 2 seed and plz meet miami in theplayoffs and do them in I have a lot of haters being that I live in miami rondo start driving hard create the play ray I need u to be the 3 point champ kevin u were a monster down low get back to that status paul the vet lead ur team to the promised land do ur thing people feel we r no good since we lost perkins s**t we. Got 2 o’neal towers boys act like it big baby keep up the good work bang bodies make shots cmon guys 3mins last year is where we fell in the finals last season let’s get to the eastern conference finals probably against the bulls which by the way y’all can also beat and get back to the finals and it should not matter who its against but remember the lakers r breathing down our necks with championships we need to get it together we started a trend in the nba the big 3 now everyone is copying our style but now we r the fantastic 4 now the old 3 or the forgetful 4. Cmon let’s go BOSTON all the way.

    Posted by antman21 | April 11, 2011, 12:46 am
  2. I’m a celtic all the way and nothing in this universe will change that email me back for confirmation to the email we can do this let’s finished very strong and head into the playoffs in 4th gear and steamroll any and everone in our path hell recruit me if u have too lol I’m just dedicated to the team that’s y I know we can get this done.

    Posted by antman21 | April 11, 2011, 12:56 am

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