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Celtics Dominate Mavericks 124-100

When the Celtics are on, they can beat any team in the NBA on any night. A talented, but underachieving Mavericks squad came to Boston on Sunday, looking to end the Celtics’ seven-game winning streak. Instead, the Celtics dominated every facet of the game in a 124-100 victory for their eighth straight win overall.

Ray Allen was on fire yet again and shot 9-13 from the field (4-5 from beyond the arc) for 23 points, five rebounds, and seven assists. Fellow-sharpshooter Eddie House was on fire yet again off the bench, knocking down seven more three-pointers to finish 8-14 overall with 23 points and two steals in 27 minutes.

The match-up fans were awaiting was Dirk Nowitzki and Kevin Garnett. Advantage KG. Dirk finished with 18 points and seven rebounds, but shot just 4-17 matched up against Garnett. Dirk had come off a 12-20 shooting performance with 26 points against the Pistons, but he was no match for Garnett, who scored 23 points on 11-17 shooting.

Rajon Rondo finished just three rebounds away from a triple double as he continues to make his case for an all-star nod. He scored 13 points, grabbed seven rebounds, and dished out a game-high 14 assists. He also added four steals in a very Jason Kidd-like performance.

Winners of eight straight, the Celtics next play the Kings Wednesday night.

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2 comments for “Celtics Dominate Mavericks 124-100”

  1. KC said it perfectly – “When the Celtics are on they can beat any team in the NBA….”. Man, are they on lately! They’re just destroying teams this past week, and looking like a perfectly oiled machine in doing it. Two weeks ago, I couldn’t bear the thought of the Celts going against Cleveland. Now I just wish that LeBron’s bunch was heading to Boston tomorrow, and that LA was right behind. I’d surely like to see those two losses avenged in Boston.

    Let’s just hope there’s no letdown, no meltdown such as we saw after the 19 game winning streak. Might be a good idea to lose one before “streak pressure” boils over. But just one, okay?

    Posted by Ken | January 26, 2009, 7:26 am
  2. Yeah I’d like to see a couple losses sprinkled in, but I think the Celtics are definitely back on track for the rest of the season.

    They need to make sure they grab home court, because it was SO crucial last season.

    Posted by KC | January 26, 2009, 5:44 pm

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