Friday, January 11, 2013

Bench Boosts C's Again

The Boston Celtics, led once again by their bench, defeated the Houston Rockets 103-91 on Friday night. The second unit played as fans have envisioned them playing all year. Jeff Green (9 points), Courtney Lee (14 points), and Jared Sullinger (14 points, 11 rebounds) dominated the first half of the game, and remained contributors in the second half. Paul Pierce carried the load, scoring 16 or his 23 points after halftime, carrying Boston home after they nearly blew a 17 point lead.

Kevin Garnett was stellar with 17 points, eight boards, and four rejections. Along side Sullinger the two are turning into a force to be reckoned with in the front court. But the most impressive thing about the Celtics five game win streak remains the balance. Nine players played between 16-33 minutes, Rajon Rondo with a team high 33.

The defense was key again, holding the Rockets 15 points below their season average. Up next is the Bobcats on Monday night. The Celtics will looks to keep rolling, as they currently seem to be firing on all cylinders.  

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