Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 12/25/12
NEW YORK -- Rajon Rondo keyed a balanced attack with 19 points and rookie Jared Sullinger added 16 points and seven rebounds off the bench, leading the Boston Celtics to a relatively easy 93-76 victory over the Brooklyn Nets in a Christmas Day matinee at Barclays Center. The victory was just the second in the last six games for the Celtics (14-13), who climbed above .500 again with the win. The loss was the ninth in the last 12 for the Nets (13-13), who lost for the sixth time in their last eight home contests. After posting an 11-4 record in November, Brooklyn is 3-9 in December. The Celtics took the lead for good, courtesy of a 17-2 run in the second quarter. The Nets cut the lead to eight in the third quarter but couldn’t get any closer as Boston improved to 12-17 overall in Christmas Day games. Besides Rondo and Sullinger, the Celtics received 15 points from Jeff Green, also off the bench. Paul Pierce scored only eight points but delivered a season-best 10 assists. The...
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