We’ll have full grades on this second half masterpiece later this afternoon, featuring a triple-double from Rajon Rondo and one of the best defensive efforts off a back-to-back we’ve seen in years. For now, I’ll let Chris Forsberg from ESPNBoston do the talking:
The Celtics now have won two in a row. That shouldn’t be anything to celebrate for a team with championship desires, but you gotta start somewhere. Boston hadn’t put together consecutive wins since Dec. 8-12, and now it has a chance to match a season-high three-game winning streak (Nov. 10-14) when it visits the Atlantic Division-leading New York Knicks on Monday at Madison Square Garden.
You can’t help but wonder whether this is a stretch in which the Celtics finally put it together. A loss Saturday would have sent them back to square one again. Instead, Boston put its best all-around defensive effort and its best comeback effort together on back-to-back nights. There was an increased swagger in the Celtics’ voices and body language after Friday’s win, and Saturday had to put even more strut in their step.
Much more on the way later today….