Sunday, February 23, 2014

Celtics @ Kings Recap

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Sacramento avenged their loss to  Boston earlier in the season with a 105-98 W on Saturday night.

Rajon Rondo, Avery Bradley, and Jared Sullinger were not avaliable to the Celtics disposal. Avery Bradley was out with an ankle injury, Rajon Rondo was resting, and Jared Sullinger had a mild concussion. Jeff Green put the team on his back with a 29 point performance. Kris Humphries did a good job filling in for Jared Sullinger. He finished with 19 points and 8 boards. Jerryd Bayless had 16 points of the bench. It's worth noting that Boston only had 9 players to their disposal. They had 26 bench points in total. Brad Stevens and Gerald Wallace were ejected with 35.7s left in the fourth quarter for getting four technical fouls in a short period of time. 

That was Brad Steven’s first ejection as an NBA coach, and he did it with class. While being thrown out of the game, Stevens was persistent on saying, “good game” to Sacramento’s coach.

Stevens told reporters after the game what he thought on the call,

“I don’t know what Gerald said,” Stevens told reporters. “I’ll just avoid talking about it, that’s probably the best thing.” 

The Kings were led by Isiah Thomas and Rudy Gay. Thomas has 21 points and 12 assists (career high). He is averaging a career best 20.3 PPG. Rudy Gay had 22 points and 7 rebounds. He is averaging 19.7 PPG.The Kings shot 52.1% as a team, which was a season high. The game was tied at 85 a piece with 6:23 left in the fourth. That is until SAC pulled away with a pair of J's and Cousins FT's.

Before the game, the Kings announced that Jason Terry would be out the rest of the season due to his knee. He was acquired 2 days earlier along with Reggie Evans for Marcus Thortnon. 

Demarcus Cousins fouled out with 31.4s left in the 4th. He fouled Jerryd Bayless who was running down the baseline. He finished with 13 points and 7 rebounds. 

SAC improves to 19-36, while BOS worsens to 19-38. 

Next Games:

2/24: BOS @ Utah 

2/25: HOU @ SAC