In a three game week, the Boston Celtics could only come away with one win.
When a team loses to the Jazz, it is never good. In a 12 point defeat, the Celtics couldn't break the 100 point barrier and lost to the Jazz 110-98. Rajon Rondo and Kelly Olynyk both had monster games. Olynyk came off the bench to score 21 points, grabbed four rebounds and dished out four assists. Rondo dropped 18 points and 10 dimes. Jeff Green also managed to score 21 points and also had four rebounds. However, Derrick Favors and Marvin Williams did not want to lose and had big point totals of 20 and 19 respectively. An ugly loss by Boston.
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The Boston Celtics defeated the Atlanta Hawks by a score of 115-104 in the TD Garden in a game that proved to be relatively one sided. It was a rare win for the Celtics who seem to be in full on tank mode entering the final stretch of the NBA season. Rajon Rondo and Jerryd Bayless were the standout performers for the Celtics as they eased to a victory. Bayless, the Celtics latest acquisition, put up a team high 29 points to go along with 2 assists, 2 rebounds, and 1 steal in 35 minutes of play. Rondo posted a double double of 22 points and 11 assists in 35 minutes of play. Rondo also posted three steals over the course of the game.
The Celtics should be proud of how they played this game. Coming into this game, no one thought they would win. The Pacers are the top team in the East while the Celtics are cellar dwellers. However, the Celtics made the game competitive and only lost 102-97. Jeff Greens went off in this game scoring 27 points to go along with 5 rebounds. Rondo had 12 points and 11 assists and Kris Humphries had 18 points and 10 boards. However, the Pacers had five players in double figures and proved to much for the lowly Celtics.