Sorry for the bad headline, I’m just can’t get enough of the Beastondo nickname. This game was over in the first quarter after the Celtics shot 18-23 FG and led 40-21.
The Knicks made a run in the 2nd quarter, but Rondo (26 pts, 6 reb, 5 asst) made sure there would be no further damage by dropping 18 points (9-9 FG) in the 3rd quarter. Check the quarter play-by-play log and you’ll see “Rondo makes driving layup” repeatedly. Perk (12 pts, 12 reb, 4 blks) continues to do his thing in the post.
The bench play (39 pts) was solid. Hell, even Patrick O’Bryant scored a bucket on this horrible Knicks defense.
Things got chippy down the stretch. Nate Robinson committed a couple of hard fouls but the Celtics kept their cool. Although Tommy wanted to knock Nate’s teeth out with a hard pick.
A victory over Philly on Tuesday will set a franchise record for consecutive wins (19) and league record for the best start by a team with two losses. Make sense?
Anyone doubt that Quentin Richardson will be talking up the fact that he scored 29 points against the Celtics on the team plane tonight?