|Posted by shawn cassidy on December 22, 2011 at 5:15 AM|
Rondo scored 15 of his 17 points in the first half to lead the Celtics to an 81-73 victory over Toronto.
Rondo had 10 points in the first 8 minutes for Boston, which scored the game's first eight points and never trailed. Rondo had seven assists and two steals in 23 minutes. I'm not going to lie I was over excited about Rodno's three jumpers made in the first quarter. His form looks solid,but I need to see it in the regular season.
"We want him to just shoot it," said Rivers. "I don't care how many times he shoots. What I did like more than his jump shot was that he got to the foul line I think six times in the first half. We need that."
Brandon Bass, scored 12 points in 18 minutes, while rookie E'Twaun Moore, Boston's second-round draft pick, had 11 points and four rebounds in his 18 minutes. I have been happy with both so far,but I hope it translates into the season.
Jermaine O'neal I hope he stays healthy. His defense is awesome,and he blocks almost anything that comes into the paint.He looks years younger,and that's what I hoped for.
I'm not worried about the 20 turnonvers because it's the preseason. The Celtics also lost the rebounding battle 48-38 to the Raptors.
Stiemsma had a nice hook shot Paul.