Rajon Rondo had 18 assists, 11 points, and zero turnovers tonight. He led a pass happy Celtics team to a win over the hapless Detroit Pistons defense. As a team the Celtics assisted 38 times on just 47 baskets. As a team, the Celtics committed just 7 turnovers all night. That's a bit absurd.
Some of the passes Rondo made tonight were jaw dropping. Some of them were just impressive because of how easy he made it for the guy catching the ball to get the bucket. Rondo passed Bill Russell in the Celtics record books and he did it in style.
The rest of the team was very good tonight as well. Jeff Green got sizzling hot, hitting 4 three pointers in the third quarter alone and finishing with 27 points to lead the Celtics. Humphries added 20 points and 11 rebounds, Olynyk had 18 of his own points, and 6 Celtics scored in double figures. Just an impressive night offensively for Boston. Can we play Detroit every night?
The thing is, if the Pistons had hammered the ball down low, the Celtics probably wouldn't have had any answer for that. As it was, Drummond got an impressive 22 rebounds and Greg Monroe added 14 of his own. They also combined for 40 of the team's 111 points. To his credit, Josh Smith led all scorers with 28 points and grabbed 11 rebounds of his own.
This is the 2nd straight win for the streaking Celtics. Enjoy it.