Messed Around And Got A Triple Double

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  • The Pacers started off very strong.  Maybe they thought they were still playing the Lakers.  They couldn't miss from anywhere on the court and somehow  Troy Murphy was getting to the rim at will.
  • Of course soon enough the Celtics remembered to play interior defense and the law of averages caught up with Obie ball and the Pacers started missing.
  • The story of the game has to be Rondo's triple double, which he secured just minutes into the second half.  Just brilliant ball movement and effort on his part.  Picked the Pacers apart all night.
  • On any other night, the story of the night might have been Ray Allen's 6 three pointers.  Or perhaps KG's 26 pts., 14 reb., and 5 blocks.  Or maybe even Perk with a solid 16 and 10.
  • And maybe that's the point.  When Rondo is doing well, everyone does well.  That's what you get with a pure point guard.
  • The Pacers showed a little life with an early 4th quarter run, but once again, the law of averages wins out and the better team took control of the game.
  • All 5 starters finished in double figures but surprisingly little from the bench tonight.  Missing Tony Allen hurts.  Perhaps the second unit rotations were just a bit off because of it.
  • Pierce was off early (missing badly on one 3 pointer) but picked it up in the second half and played 40 minutes.
  • Rondo also played 40, but I think Doc was trying to get his stats up as high as they could go.  His final line: 16 points, 13 rebounds, and 17 assists.  Wow.  3 steals too, just for icing on the cake.
Boston
 Starters Min FG 3Pt FT +/- Off Reb Ast TO Stl BS BA PF Pts 
  R. Rondo G 40:35 5-10 0-1 6-7 +30 2 13 17 4 3 0 0 4 16 
  R. Allen G 26:36 11-18 6-9 3-3 +24 0 0 4 1 1 0 0 0 31 
  K. Perkins C 28:35 5-6 0-0 6-8 +12 5 10 1 1 0 0 1 2 16 
  P. Pierce F 40:26 5-17 1-6 5-7 +15 2 5 1 3 0 1 0 2 16 
  K. Garnett F 31:40 11-14 0-0 4-5 +37 2 14 3 0 1 4 0 0 26 
 Bench Min FG 3Pt FT +/- Off Reb Ast TO Stl BS BA PF Pts 
  E. House 15:39 0-4 0-2 0-0 -4 0 3 1 0 1 0 0 5
  B. Scalabrine 14:55 1-4 1-4 0-0 -4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
  G. Davis 13:50 0-3 0-0 2-2 -11 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
  L. Powe 9:19 1-3 0-0 0-0 -9 3 5 0 1 0 0 0 1
  P. O'Bryant 4:17 1-1 0-0 0-0 -1 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 1
  G. Pruitt 2:03 0-0 0-0 0-0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Totals 40-80 8-22 26-32 14 54 27 12 6 5 1 17 114
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