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Rondo and Reserves Propel Celtics over Nets

Posted By Jessica Camerato On October 13, 2009 @ 10:57 pm In General | 1 Comment

On Tuesday night, the Celtics [1] overcame a 14-point deficit to defeat the Nets [2], 91-88, in Newark, N.J., during preseason action (recap here [1]). With Paul Pierce [3], Kevin Garnett [4], and Ray Allen [5] getting the night off, the Cs were propelled by Rajon Rondo [6] and the reserves.

  • Rondo led the Cs with 18 points, 13 assists, and nine rebounds in 40 minutes. This is in contrast to Sunday’s game against the Nets [7] when he posted eight points, three assists and two rebounds in 26 minutes.
  • Rasheed Wallace [8] (20 points, 9 rebounds, 25 minutes) was the Celtics [9]‘ driving force in the first half. However, he rolled his right ankle in the third quarter and eventually left the game. Doc Rivers [10] told the media he considers the injury to be mild.
  • Eddie House [11] demonstrated his tenacious intensity by fighting for loose balls, forcing jump balls and hitting clutch shots, including a go-ahead jumper with 34 seconds left. He finished the night with 14 points.
  • Glen Davis [12] continued to knock down his mid-range jumper en route to 18 points. The Celtics were a game-high plus-12 with Davis on the court.
  • J.R. Giddens [13], whose talent only had been showcased in the D-League, played his best NBA game. He grabbed 13 rebounds and scored seven points.
  • Marquis Daniels [14] started the game but left after 15 minutes with a stomach bug.

The Celtics will travel to Hartford to take on the Raptors [15] on Wednesday night.

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[1] Celtics: http://weei.stats.com/nba/teamstats.asp?teamno=02&type=teamhome

[2] Nets: http://weei.stats.com/nba/teamstats.asp?teamno=17&type=teamhome

[3] Paul Pierce: http://weei.stats.com/nba/playerstats.asp?id=3253&team=

[4] Kevin Garnett: http://weei.stats.com/nba/playerstats.asp?id=3007&team=

[5] Ray Allen: http://weei.stats.com/nba/playerstats.asp?id=3080&team=

[6] Rajon Rondo: http://weei.stats.com/nba/playerstats.asp?id=4149&team=02

[7] the Nets: http://media.weei.com/basketball/new-jersey-nets.htm

[8] Rasheed Wallace: http://weei.stats.com/nba/playerstats.asp?id=3006&team=02

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

[10] Doc Rivers: http://media.weei.com/basketball/doc-rivers.htm

[11] Eddie House: http://weei.stats.com/nba/playerstats.asp?id=3436&team=02

[12] Glen Davis: http://weei.stats.com/nba/playerstats.asp?id=4313&team=02

[13] J.R. Giddens: http://weei.stats.com/nba/playerstats.asp?id=4492&team=02

[14] Marquis Daniels: http://weei.stats.com/nba/playerstats.asp?id=3764&team=02

[15] Raptors: http://weei.stats.com/nba/teamstats.asp?teamno=28&type=teamhome

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