|Posted by shawn cassidy on January 25, 2012 at 2:50 AM|
A few days late, but here is the week in review.
Games from January 15th- January 21st
Celtics overall record: 5-9
Celtics Record for the week: 1-2
Games won: Raptors
Games lost: Thunder, Suns
Top Scorer: Paul 16.5 PPG
Top Assists: Rondo 9.4
Top Rebounder: Garnett 7.3
Performance of the week: R. Rondo 21 Pts, 3 Reb, 2 Ast, 7/8 field goals
Team MVP: N/A
A look at the week that was
January 16th, 2012
Paul Pierce scored 24 points, Kevin Garnett had 12 points and 12 rebounds and Jermaine O'Neal had 12 points and 11 boards for the Celtics. Rajon Rondo scored 12 points with nine rebounds and nine assists for Boston, which lost a fifth straight game for the first time in the New Big 3 era.
"None of us likes to lose; that's the frustrating part," Pierce said. "I think I like where we are headed, there are just little things that are really killing us."
January 18th, 2012
The Boston Celtics had two reasons to be thankful Wednesday night: Their five-game losing streak was finally over and a scary fall by point guard Rajon Rondo resulted in only a sore right wrist.Rondo still led the Celtics with 21 points before leaving the game late in the third quarter of a 96-73 win over the Toronto Raptors, giving Boston its first win in two weeks.
January 21st, 2012
Ray Allen had 14 points and six rebounds for the Celtics, who lost for the sixth time in seven games and fell to 0-4 against the Western Conference. Playing without Rajon Rondo, their most consistent starter this year, the Celtics had their lowest-scoring game of the season.
"We should be better than that," Rivers said. "It's on me. If one guy doesn't play, you should be able to play through it."
Paul Pierce scored 12 points with six assists and Garnett had 10 points and five rebounds. Avery Bradley scored 10 points with four rebounds and one assist while filling in for Rondo, who was injured Wednesday night when he took a hard foul from Toronto's Linas Kleiza while going to the basket.
An MRI was negative. Rivers wouldn't put a timetable on Rondo's return, though the point guard was hoping to be back for Sunday's game against the Washington Wizards.
The road ahead
January 22th Monday- OBoston @ Wizards Celtics won 100-94
January 23rd Wednesday- Magic @ Boston Celtics won 87-56
January 26th Thursday- Boston @ Magic
Januray 27th Friday- Pacers @ Boston
I would love to see the Celtics finish off the last two games this week.