|Posted by shawn cassidy on November 9, 2012 at 10:50 PM|
Rondo racked up his 29th consecutive outing with double digits in assists by dishing 20 in the 106-100 loss to the 76ers. Rondo is now tied for third all-time with Stockton. Stockton holds the 2nd spots as well. And that's pretty much the best thing that happened all night. The Celtics need a second training camp because the defense is lost at sea. We need to send out an S.O.S to find it. The Celtics allowed the worst offensive team in this young season to go off for 106 points. The 76ers only average 83 points a game.
Every game has their bright spots. Rondo was solid, but not the kind of solid to win. He had 20 assists for the first time this season, and it was in a game that the Celtics should have won at home. KG had another wonderful game. Garnett had a good double-double of 19 points, and 10 rebounds. Pierce was good offensively with a team high 24 points, but on the defensive end I wasn't thrilled by his performance.
The Celtics tried so hard to get back in the game, but it wasn't panning out because the defense was just out of sink. The Celtics whittled away a double-digit deficit. A pair of Jason Terry 3-pointers helped Boston rally within four (83-79) with 10:41 to play. But that's about the closet the Celtics would get. One more time with less than two minutes to play the Celtics would get the 76ers lead down to four.
Jrue Holiday added 21 points and 14 assists, and he looked like the real deal, and it's up to Rondo to stop that guy. The Celtics have issues, but I'm not in panic mode yet. Because the Celtics, are the Celtics. You just don't know when they'll become who they are. They fool us every year, but I thought they were done with these games.
Some key stats:
The Celtics allowed 56 points in the paint. The 76ers grabbed more rebounds than the Celtics 38-31. The 76ers shot 53% from beyond the arc with 7 three's. Jeff Green another weak game with four points, but Terry came to play with 13 points off the bench.