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Sounds of the game… Celtics 108, Wizards 83

Posted By Mike Petraglia On January 3, 2009 @ 12:57 am In General | 1 Comment

The Celtics [1] had just come off a rare stretch in which they not only lost three of four on the West Coast but didn’t play very well in the process. Well, nothing like the six-win Washington Wizards [2] on your home court to serve as the perfect tonic. Friday night, Paul Pierce [3] came out and made his first nine shots from the floor and the Celtics went from one-on-one basketball that cost them dearly in Portland to passing the ball around and sharing the wealth. Rajon Rondo [4] had 14 of Boston’s 31 assists on the night and the big men help the Celtics outrebound the Wizards, 47-35, with Kendrick Perkins [5] hauling in 10.

Doc Rivers said his team desperately needed this win [6].

Rivers said he was concerned that his team might be tired coming off the road trip [7].

Rivers said his team isn’t about to coast in the second half with so much at stake [8].

Paul Pierce said he just took what was given to him [9].

Pierce said he was able to take advantage of open chances [10].

Eddie House said the key to success Friday night revolved around sharing the ball [11].

Wizards coach and Tufts grad Ed Tapscott said his team had no answer to Pierce and the Celtics [12].

Caron Butler said Pierce and the Celtics took it to the Wizards [13].


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[1] Celtics: http://media.weei.com/basketball/boston-celtics.htm

[2] Washington Wizards: http://media.weei.com/basketball/washington-wizards.htm

[3] Paul Pierce: http://media.weei.com/basketball/paul-pierce.htm

[4] Rajon Rondo: http://media.weei.com/basketball/rajon-rondo.htm

[5] Kendrick Perkins: http://media.weei.com/basketball/kendrick-perkins.htm

[6] Doc Rivers said his team desperately needed this win: http://blogs.weei.com/?attachment_id=10507

[7] Rivers said he was concerned that his team might be tired coming off the road trip: http://blogs.weei.com/?attachment_id=10508

[8] Rivers said his team isn’t about to coast in the second half with so much at stake: http://blogs.weei.com/?attachment_id=10509

[9] Paul Pierce said he just took what was given to him: http://blogs.weei.com/?attachment_id=10510

[10] Pierce said he was able to take advantage of open chances: http://blogs.weei.com/?attachment_id=10511

[11] Eddie House said the key to success Friday night revolved around sharing the ball: http://blogs.weei.com/?attachment_id=10512

[12] Wizards coach and Tufts grad Ed Tapscott said his team had no answer to Pierce and the Celtics: http://blogs.weei.com/?attachment_id=10513

[13] Caron Butler said Pierce and the Celtics took it to the Wizards: http://blogs.weei.com/?attachment_id=10514

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