Originally written on Celtics Life  |  Last updated 3/17/12

The Philadelphia 76ers' Allen Iverson (3) beats the New Orleans Hornets' Marcus Thornton on a scoring drive during the second half. The Sixers defeated the Hornets, 96-92, at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Monday, January 11, 2010. (Ron Cortes/Philadelphia Inquirer/MCT) Photo via Newscom

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This game was a case of looking ahead. The Celtics were focused on the Denver Nuggets tomorrow night instead of the opponent tonight, the Sacramento Kings.  Marcus Thornton and Co. capitalized on this with a big win over the Celtics, 120-95. The first quarter belonged to the Kings.  Sacramento started off with energy and determination, which caught the Celtics by surprise.  This was a typical performance for Rajon Rondo in a game where he plays a lesser talent. He played without motivation early on and it cost them. The offense settled for jump shots (what else is new) while the Kings controlled the rebounds (14-5) and points in the paint.  Boston came out with some urgency in the second quarter.  The first quarter was plagued by lack of effort and the bench turning the ball over.  The second quarter belonged to Rajon Rondo, who was everywhere, unfortunately did not attack the basket much.  Paul Pierce and Ray Allen knocked down some shots as the Celtics scored 31 points ...
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