|Posted by shawn cassidy on January 16, 2014 at 2:10 AM|
Stevens felt this was one of the first wins of the year that was won on the defensive end. The Celtics held the Raptors to 16 points in the 2nd quarter, and 15 in the third quarter. The Celtics also did give up 27 in the 4th quarter, but the Celtics held the Raptors to 38% shooting on the night. A number the Celtics will hate will be, the 11 3's given up for 45% shooting.
Stevens was asked many questions about Rondo, and Stevens said this when he was asked if Rondo would play or could play if the Celtics needed a player.
"Well, we were up three with no timeouts trying to get the ball in bounds and one of the best passers in the world is sitting right next to me, so no [there was no chance Rondo was going in for emergency duty]," said Stevens. "I told [assistant coach] Jay Larranaga that he was next, and [assistant coach] Walter [McCarty] was right after him, depending on what we needed. So that was the way we were going to roll tonight. Those guys were kind of excited about it."