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In the first full week with Adam Silver acting as NBA Commissioner, the Boston Celtics had a great week; stringing together three wins in a row.... Amidst a season of struggle and a lot of losing, the Celtics pulled out wins against all three of their opponents this week. For a change, the Celtics are undefeated in this week's edition of Beantown Ballin'.
Two words are to be said about this game. Rajon Rondo. In Rondo's first victory since coming back from a torn ACL, he looked like the Rondo we all know and love. Rondo dropped 19 points, 10 assists, 6 rebounds and 3 steals. Not only was he a great scorer, but the star floor general scored efficiently shooting 9-11 from the field. Beantown's leading scorer this game was Jared Sullinger who tallied 21 points and 12 rebounds, Sullinger has been playing fantastic lately and is looking more and more like a future star in the association. Brandon Bass and Avery Bradley were also scoring the ball well totaling 19 and 17 points respectively. Boston looked like a legitimate playoff squad in this game and showcased their true potential as a cohesive unit.
In one of the most thrilling games of the Celtics season thus far, Boston pulled out with a 114-108 over their division rivals. Jeff Green had 17 points in the third quarter and 36 for the game. Rajon Rondo was his old self and flirted with a triple double against the Sixers. Rondo had 8 points, 11 assists, 9 rebounds, and 2 steals. Sullinger continued his climb to stardom with 19 points, 10 rebounds, 5 assists, and 4 steals. Jeff Green and the Boston Celtics proved too much for the 76ers.
Even without Rondo playing, the Celtics came up with a 99-89 thumping of the Sacramento Kings. Rondo sat out for rest and is not injured. Jared Sullinger went toe-toe with DeMarcus Cousins and stayed competitive with him throughout the whole game. Both Cousins and Sullinger totaled 31 points and 16 rebounds. The real surprise of the game was Gerald Wallace who nearly finished with a triple double. Wallace had 8 points, 12 rebounds, 9 assists, 2 steals, and 1 block. In Rondo's absence, Wallace took up the role as primary facilitator and filled in admirably. Jerryd Bayless came off the bench and made vital contributions scoring 19 points and adding on 4 assists.