The Celtics and Wizards always seem to entertain and tonight was no exception. The Celtics shot 50% from the field, held a feisty Washington team to 41% and registered 26 assists, which is usually a sign the guys are working in concert.
The story of the game was Rajon Rondo, who had a glorious offensive game, recording a triple-double, pushing tempo and completely eviscerating the Wizards’ defense (that’s more a testament to Rondo than a knock on Washington as they were really competing out there tonight. Rondo was just too smart and too quick).
The Celtics’ PG took all but one of his ten shots in the paint, constantly found guys for wide open layups and would have had even more than 14 assists had the Wizards not smartly fouled to force Boston’s finishers to the foul line.
Kevin Garnett came out looking for his shot tonight and it paid off. KG only played 28 minutes tonight but he managed 24 efficient points in that time, with a few coming off of gorgeous Rondo passes. While KG got beat to more than a few contested boards by the Wizards’ bigs (JaVale McGee had 14 rebounds), he pulled down 9 of his own. It’s safe to say Doc Rivers would take this game from Garnett every single night if he could get it.
There’s plenty more to say about this one, and a fantastic highlights package on your way tomorrow morning, the bulk of which is courtesy of Mr. Rondo.