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The Celtics took the court against the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday night, in a battle of two of the oldies in Boston. The Spurs came in 8-3, losing 2 of its last 3 games, while Boston came in 6-5, coming off a disappointing loss to Detroit on Sunday. The two veteran teams made it interesting up until about 5 minutes left, when San Antonio really started to pull away. Tony Parker led the Spurs with 26 points and 6 assists.
Early on, both teams were scoring with ease, both inside and out. A big reason for the Celtics' offensive success was the magnificent play of Rajon Rondo, who dished out a total of 15 assists, extending his marvelous streak. He was also the leading scorer for the C's, dropping 22 points. The problem was on the defensive end of the floor. The Spurs got easy looks at whatever they wanted all night long, and had no trouble putting the ball in the basket. Each of San Antonio's five starters reached double-digit point totals, with both Tony Parker and Tim Duncan posting 20-point games. The Spurs weren't too hot defensively, either. They didn't have to be, however. Their offense was stellar for all four quarters.
There were definitely some positives to look back on for Boston. For one, Jason Terry played great, hitting 5 of his 9 shots and posting 12 points. He's starting to get into a rhythm it seems, which is great news for the Celtics. Brandon Bass, after struggling recently, had a great game. He had 16 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. He was one of the few Celtics that was active on defense, getting his hands in the passing lanes a couple of times. Kevin Garnett struggled to get his game going, finishing with only 14 points and 3 rebounds. He just didn't match the level of play of his counterpart, Tim Duncan.
The Celtics played hard for about a total of 3 quarters, but failed to keep the energy level high for the entire game. The Spurs took advantage of this. They were efficient and had productive games from everyone. Boston needs to figure things out fast, as they've got the Thunder rolling into town on Friday night. In many ways, that will be a tougher game. But that is no excuse. If the Celtics don't emphasize defense against Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and the rest of the Thunder, then it will be a long night for the Green. If they get stops consistently and convert on open shots, then there is no reason why they couldn't win the game. But it all starts with defense, and that's something Boston has lacked this season.
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