Rondo Earns Extra Turkey. Celts beat Warriors 119 - 111

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When Rajon goes into what I call his Frantic Mode, the Celts win.  It doesn't happen every game, but when it does happen its very fun to watch.   Tonight was one of those nights where Rajon seems to move twice as fast as everyone else on the court making plays on the offensive and defensive ends.  22/8/7 from Rondo tonight with zero turnovers.  What a game from RR, who certainly earned extra turkey and a couple more scoops of mashed potatoes and stuffing tomorrow.

  • Great energy from the jump, particularly from Rajon and Ray.  The former Mr. Shuttlesworth was on fire to start and put up a very quick 10 points.
  • With 4 minutes to go the Celts had 30 points.  Over the rest of the quarter they put up a whopping 5 on the scoreboard. 
  • While the offense was cruising, the defense was equally lackluster, in part due to the pace of the Warriors.
  • Apparently the Celts studied league rules with Donovan McNabb and thought this game was only one quarter?  They sure didn't seem into the 2nd quarter and let the Warriors right back into it.
  • ....and then the Warriors led by 13 at the half.  After the C's had a 12 point lead.  For those doing math at home, that's a 25 point swing.
  • Rondo's switch flipped, and he took over, pushing the Celts back through the third quarter.
  • Back and forth in the forth...and all I could think was the Celts should be killing this team...oh well.
  • KG guarded Maggette on a few possessions, with mixed, but intense results.
  • Maggette and Captain Jax pretty much killed the Celts all night, scoring 32 and 30 respectively.
  • The defense came out strong in the second half, allowing only 44 points which at the rapid pace this one was played at, is really something. 
  • Down the stretch though, there was too much Rondo for the Warriors to handle.  He dominated both ends of the floor, in all phases of the game.  I love when he plays like that...

Happy Thanksgiving Celtics Nation.


Final - 11.26.2008 1 2 3 4 Total
Golden State Warriors 28 39 16 28 111
Boston Celtics 35 19 32 33 119

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BOSTON CELTICS
STARTERS MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
Kevin Garnett, PF 38 9-23 0-0 3-3 3 10 13 3 0 4 1 3 21
Paul Pierce, SF 40 6-14 0-4 9-9 0 6 6 5 1 0 5 4 21
Kendrick Perkins, C 29 3-6 0-0 3-4 2 6 8 3 0 2 2 2 9
Ray Allen, SG 39 10-17 5-7 0-0 0 3 3 3 0 0 1 4 25
Rajon Rondo, PG 35 9-15 0-1 4-4 4 4 8 7 2 0 0 2 22
BENCH MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
Eddie House, SG 13 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 0
Brian Scalabrine, PF 7 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Tony Allen, SG 21 3-7 0-0 3-5 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 3 9
Leon Powe, PF 6 0-2 0-0 3-4 2 1 3 0 0 0 2 1 3
Glen Davis, PF 13 1-1 0-0 7-7 1 2 3 0 0 1 0 2 9
TOTALS FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
41-87 5-14 32-36 13 34 47 21 4 7 11 24 119
47.1% 35.7% 88.9% Team TO (pts off): 11 (14)

 

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