Shamrock roundup: Celtics take two of three on the week
The Boston Celtics have had quite a busy week.
On Wednesday, the Celtics took on the Minnesota Timberwolves in Boston. The Celtics won the game 104-94 thanks to an 18-point night from Kevin Garnett, who also recorded 10 rebounds. The game was also Rajon Rondo‘s first game back since he was suspended for fighting.
On Friday, the Philadelphia 76ers defeated the Celtics in overtime 95-94. Paul Pierce and Rondo led the team to their 94 points. Pierce scored 27 points and Rondo recorded 16 points, 14 assists and 13 rebounds. Jeff Green also contributed 19 points. The Celtics had a chance to win the game late, but Rondo misfired at the final buzzer with an airball from the baseline.
“It was a tough loss. We played hard all game. I don’t think we necessarily played well, but we played hard and I’ll take that,” said Celtics coach Doc Rivers
Saturday was another face-off against the 76ers, but this time the game was in Boston. The Celtics were out for revenge and they found it, winning the game 92-79. Garnett was the top scorer with 19 points and Green added 16 points of his own.
“I love the way we responded tonight. A lot of guys were mad for the fact we lost yesterday [to the Sixers] and we wanted to take it out on them today. We came up with something to prove,” said Pierce.
The Celtics will be busy with more than just games this week. On Monday, the Celtics will take their annual trip to spread holiday cheer. Half of the team and coaches will go to Boston Children’s Hospital to spend time with the patients and the other half will go to Top of the Hub’s Skywalk Observatory for a holiday party with patients from the Boston Medical Center’s Pediatric Hematology Program.