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Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Celtics win 15th straight as Rondo sets a career high
Much like the UNC men's team right now in college hoops, Boston Celtic fans wonder not who will beat the Green but who can just give them a challenge.
It is cocky and ridiculous that it has already come to that, but what else can you expect after the Celts beat the Jazz, 100-91 last night at the Garden. Boston (23-2) won its 15th consecutive game.
Rajon Rondo scored a career-high 25 points with nine rebounds, eight assists and three steals. He's making the case for Boston to get four players in the All-Star game (him, Paul Pierce, Ray Allen, Kevin Garnett).
The rest of the starting five for the C's all scored in double figures. KG had 19 points, 10 rebounds, four assists, three steals and two blocks. Kendrick Perkins continue to improve, posting another double-double with 15 points and 14 rebounds. Pierce added 15 points and Ray Allen had 12.
Paul Millsap led the Jazz (15-11) with 32 points and 10 rebounds. Deron Williams had 15 points and seven assists. Mehmet Okur scored 13 and Andrei Kirilenko tossed in 12.
Utah power forward Carlos Boozer missed the game with an injury while Boston guard Eddie House was at an aunt's funeral.
Gabe Pruitt was the backup point guard for the C's and he scored eight points in nine minutes.
Boston jumped out to a 28-16 lead after one but Utah came back in the second to make it 43 all at the half.
The C's took the third (26-22) and fourth (31-26) to notch another win on this amazing streak.
The Jazz got destroyed on the boards (50-30) which was pretty much the story of the game.
The Celts go to Atlanta tomorrow night for another chapter in their blooming rivalry vs. the brash, young Hawks.