Monday, January 14, 2013

C's Keep Streak Alive

The Boston Celtics remained hot on Monday nigh against the Bobcats at the Garden as they picked up their sixth win in a row. The Bobcats were able to hang around for a while before the Celtics finally put them away 100-89. Its great to see Boston reaching their potential and starting to develop as a team. Even though the Bobcats are not much of a test, it's easy to tell that this team is clicking, and it has all been since the return of Avery Bradley.

Bradley had a season high 16 points, and was a game high +15 in +/-. No doubt his energy has sparked the team, and he deserves a lot of credit for that. But outside of Bradley's fantastic play, inserting him into the starting lineup has helped the rest of the role players settle into their comfort zones. Courtney Lee has developed into the player he was expected to be, Jeff Green seems to be playing to his potential consistently, and Jared Sullinger has grown tremendously since the start of the season.

Rajon Rondo however was the biggest star of the game, posting his third triple-double of the season (26th of his career). Rondo finished with 17 points, 12 dimes and 10 boards. Paul Pierce had a game high 19 points.

The Celtics will play host to big name rookies Anthony Davis and Austin Rivers on Wednesday night and try to go for seven in a row. The real test will come to the Garden on Friday night when the Celtics host the Bulls on the National stage on ESPN.

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