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This was an excellent game from both teams. It was entertaining, there were excellent performances, great plays, and it came right down to the wire. Some of the players must have saw my report card post because they played like they had a chip on their shoulder. Jeff Green and Brandon Bass expressed through their play that they didn't appreciate my harsh grading. Jared Sullinger made me look like a genius....
With the win, the Celtics have their first winning streak since December. Boston was led by the scoring of Jeff Green, Sullinger and Bass, while Rajon Rondo flirted with a triple double. Even though he didn't score a ton of points, Rondo took over and owned this game down the stretch. The Captain controlled the pace of the game and the offense played through him. Every play in the half court was a pick and roll executed to perfection. Rondo either kicked it out, found a big man down low, or finished at the basket himself. The Celtics are undefeated with the Rajon Rondo and Avery Bradley back court, but AB apparently aggravated his sprained ankle in the win.
"Rondo was a significant part of what's going on. You can see that it's a better-functioning offense than what we've seen all season long."
Jared Sullinger was huge; he cashed in his second double double in a row. After a sub-par January, Sully has launched off February with two unbelievable performances. He gets it done in so many ways. He works on both the offensive and defensive glass, can score on the inside and outside, and is a very good passer.
Check out this fresh 3/4 court shot from Tony Wroten to end the third quarter...