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18 Straight....Wins this time.

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Two years ago the Celtics lost 18 games in a row. Now they've won 18 straight. Amazing how things can change so quickly. A couple quick bullets from the game.

  • Rajon is playing at an All-NBA level right now. He took over in the third quarter, making 6 consecutive layups at one point. It was almost like he was playing a 10th grader, and I'm not just saying that because NateRob was guarding him.
  • However I wonder when we'll see the Hack-A-Rondo strategy pop up in a close game. It will come.
  • Last game the talk was of nicknames for Rondo and Perk to compliment GAP/Big Three. Maybe we just need a nickname for Rajon and something else for the supporting cast? (yes that's a joke)
  • However, yet again, the Celtics built up a huge lead based on a scorching first quarter only to let the Knicks back into the game at half time.


Final - 12.21.2008 1 2 3 4 Total
New York Knicks 21 37 29 18 105
Boston Celtics 40 26 32 26 124

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BOSTON CELTICS
STARTERS MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
Paul Pierce, SF 25 5-11 3-6 4-4 0 2 2 5 0 0 3 4 17
Kevin Garnett, PF 34 5-8 0-0 2-2 0 6 6 8 1 0 4 2 12
Kendrick Perkins, C 29 6-7 0-0 0-0 2 10 12 2 0 4 5 3 12
Ray Allen, SG 36 7-12 2-5 2-2 1 2 3 4 3 0 0 2 18
Rajon Rondo, PG 32 12-14 0-0 2-5 1 5 6 5 2 0 1 0 26
BENCH MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
Tony Allen, SG 28 4-5 1-1 2-6 0 2 2 5 0 0 4 1 11
Eddie House, SG 18 3-5 3-5 0-0 0 6 6 3 0 0 1 2 9
Leon Powe, PF 17 4-8 0-0 2-5 4 1 5 1 0 2 2 1 10
Brian Scalabrine, PF 14 3-4 1-2 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 6 7
Gabe Pruitt, PG 5 0-1 0-1 0-0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Patrick O'Bryant, C 2 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 0 0 0 2 1 2
Sam Cassell, PG DNP COACH'S DECISION
TOTALS FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
50-76 10-20 14-24 9 38 47 33 6 6 22 22 124
65.8% 50.0% 58.3% Team TO (pts off): 23 (24)