Originally posted on Celtics Life  |  Last updated 12/18/12
To win in the NBA, it takes effort. The Boston Celtics did not bring enough effort, losing to the Chicago Bulls, 100-89. The Celtics were able to keep things close through three quarters, but let things get away from them in the final frame. There was just a supreme lack of defensive intensity all night, as the Bulls scored 24-plus points in all four quarters. The Bulls were quicker to the ball, particularly around the basket. Boston allowed a grotesque 48 points in the paint. Keep in mind, the Bulls scored only 71 points the night before against Memphis. Rajon Rondo was the only player who truly displayed a real effort to win Tuesday night. With the game appearing to get away from the Celtics numerous times throughout the game, Rondo seemed to always put together a run single-handidly to keep his team in it. He scored a season-high 26 points and hit everything from fast break layups, mid-range jumpers and even a couple threes. Rondo added eight assists and gave up three turnov...
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