Playing the second night of a back-to-back the Celtics  looked sharp. They made 14 of their first 18 shots and held Portland to 43 percent shooting en route to taking a 32-25 lead. Kevin Garnett  started the game 4-for-4 for eight points and four rebound and Rajon Rondo  dished out six assists in addition to six points.
Paul Pierce  was a game-time decision, but was in the starting lineup as usual. Portland’s Brandon Roy , who is dealing with a hamstring injury, also started. The Blazers had new addition Marcus Camby  in the starting lineup. New Celtics Nate Robinson  did not play and will make his debut Sunday against the Nuggets.