Originally written on Celtics Town  |  Last updated 10/19/14
With tonight’s victory over the Orlando Magic the Celtics have won three in a row and clawed their way back to .500. Forgive me if I’m not all sunshine and duck boats, but I don’t think wins over the Sacramento Kings and the Orlando Magic (without Glen Davis and Aaron Afflalo!) tell us anything about where this team stands after the loss of Rajon Rondo (and now Jared Sullinger). The win over the Heat was certainly nice, but the Celtics needed that win far more than the Heat did (also I don’t think the Heat got up for that game) and the Heat have beaten the Celtics when it’s counted in the playoffs two years in a row. There are certainly players that have come alive after Rondo’s injury (Jason Terry comes to mind), but I think it’ll be a bit before we actually see this team play in a game that really helps us gauge where the Celtics are at. For now I’m going to enjoy the grit, grind, hustle, no-quit attitude of this Celtics team and try not to think too hard about it. Lets get to the recap:Jeff Green led the team in scoring with 17 points. Doc Rivers said Green would have to pick up some of the rebounding slack, which didn’t really happen because Jeff Green didn’t suddenly become a different basketball player (he had four rebounds in the game). Green rounded out his stat-line with four assists, a steal, and three blocks.Paul Pierce was not terrible and unlike Jeff Green he DID pick up the rebounding slack, finishing with 14 points, 11 rebounds, and seven assists in 29 minutes of play. The Captain has now had double digit rebounds three games in a row.Jason Terry and Leandro Barbosa continued their fantastic post Rondo play (both succeeding for different reasons), combining for 24 points on 10-19 shooting.Chris Wilcox played five minutes to Jason Collins’ 11, which while insignificant in the grand scheme of things still fills me with rage.Fab Melo played less then both of them, only getting on the court for the final two minutes of the game. That wasn’t unexpected though, and Fab Melo had a hilarious attempt at a rebound which reminded me exactly why I love Fab Melo so much.The Celtics as a team had 56 points in the paint and 30 assists on 42 made field goals while shooting 50%. That’s not going to happen every game, but those are some pretty nice numbers, especially for a team playing without a real point guard.The Celtics continue to play good team basketball but it’s not exactly coming against the stiffest competition. In fact, I should be worried; the Celtics of old would never get up to play a team like Orlando. The C’s next game will come against the Clippers (without Chris Paul), followed by Toronto (meh), and Lakers (who are a mess), so we might not get to see this team face solid competition until next Sunday’s tilt against Denver. Until then, enjoy the Celtics playing hard and hanging tough in the face of adversity.Follow Jordan on Twitter: @OffensiveG
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