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ATLANTA (AP) -- Rajon Rondo had 14 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists, and the Boston Celtics rallied to beat the Atlanta Hawks 89-81 on Saturday night.
Paul Pierce scored 17 of his 26 points in the third quarter as the Celtics erased a 19-point deficit and went on to consecutive wins for the first time since late November against Oklahoma City and Orlando.
Boston, which beat Indiana 94-75 on Friday night, had lost four straight road games.
Lou Williams scored 21 of his 28 points in the first half for Atlanta, which has lost two straight. Jeff Teague added 17 points, and Josh Smith, who was 2 for 12 in the second half, finished with 12 points and 10 rebounds.
The Hawks got off to a fast start, then fell apart in the third quarter as Boston began doubling ballhandlers on the perimeter and clamping down on Atlanta inside.
The Celtics trailed by 19 with 6:20 left in the second, but went up 61-60 on Jared Sullinger's alley-oop layup with 3:47 left in the third. It was their fir...
BEST OF MAXIM
Two years ago on this day, Rajon Rondo got 23 assists along with 12 points and 10 rebounds for a triple-double. In a game on 01/05/11, the Celtics beat the Spurs 105-103 to get to 27-7. These were the days when we were still a pre-christmas juggernaut. Great statline from Rondo, and a fun memory to look back upon.
Assist highlight video courtesy of OfficialCeltics...
Rajon Rondo has been suspended for one game for bumping an official during Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Hawks, the NBA announced on Monday. After being called for an offensive foul on a fast break, Rondo approached and made shoulder-to-shoulder contact with a referee.
From the league’s PR office: “Boston’s Rondo suspended 1 game for making contact with an official and...
Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo has been suspended one game without pay for making contact with a referee and failure to cooperate with an NBA investigation.
The announcement came from league discipline chief Stu Jackson.
With 3:19 remaining in the third quarter of the Celtics' 89-81 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday, Rondo was called for an offensive foul on...
Frustration has officially set in, in bean town.
BOSTON — The Celtics started Friday’s game like every other since their post-Christmas hangover began. They missed makeable shots, fired up 3-pointers early in the shot clock and looked all-around lost on offense.
A funny thing happened when they looked up at the scoreboard at the end of the first quarter, though. Despite shooting 29 percent from the field and committing as many...
One thing that is apparent after the last three games: The Celtics don’t yet trust each other. That’s not to say that Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, and Rajon Rondo don’t trust each other; they do. They don’t trust some of the newcomers, and Garnett made that clear after Sunday’s 118-96 loss in Sacramento.
The Celtics are not on the same page. Some players continue to laugh...
Donald, 17, is this week’s featured fan. He lives in Colombia and has been a Celtics fan for most of his young life. Some of you may know him from his Twitter account, @boceltics18.
As is the case with most Celtics fans who are not in North America, Donald must depend on the internet to get his daily dose of Celtics. That has not deterred him however from following the team he...
Celtics vs Knicks: MSG 7:30pm
UPDATE( RONDO OUT)
The longtime rivalry with the Boston Celtics will be renewed again tonight at MSG. The Knicks have not won a season series from Boston since 2003-2004, and the Celtics have been Atlantic Division champions every season since the 2007-2008 campaign. Today, the Knicks sit atop the Atlantic with a 5 game lead over the second place...
Atlanta Hawks GM Danny Ferry picked up one of the sillier fines this NBA season today, for essentially snitching on Rajon Rondo. The Celtics point guard bumped referee Rodney Mott during Saturday night’s 89-81 win over the Hawks — a game the Hawks led by 19 at one point, by the way — and after the game, Ferry decided to pass along video of Rondo’s faux pas. One problem: he...
Although rumors that they might land Sacramento Kings superstar DeMarcus Cousins were short-lived, there’s no denying that the Boston Celtics could stand to benefit from a significant momentum shift in 2013. Despite a roster still very much intact from last season, the C’s have struggled to look like a solid playoff team on a consistent basis.
With age creeping up on the Boston...
ATLANTA -- Down 53-38 to the Atlanta Hawks at halftime, the Boston Celtics were snapping at each other and at coach Doc Rivers. Paul Pierce had had enough. "Don't get mad at Doc. He's coaching," Pierces said. "We've got to get mad at this other team. "I just said we wanted to bring the fight to them. We were kind of bickering at each other a little...
After every game, we’ll take stock of how each individual performance affects the player’s overall value.
Offense: Defense: Overall:
Rondo off the ball is a menace. If this was football, we say he’s a great free safety but a bad cornerback. With Bradley in the game, Rondo can roam into passing lanes and sneak up on players on the post...
All Things Come To An End
I remember in 1st grade I was bullied by this kid named Orlando. For an entire year Orlando terrorized me by taking my lunch money, pushing me around, even chased me home on the last day of school, but getting pushed around got tired really fast and when 2nd grade began I stood up for myself and let Orlando have it. The big bad bully was no more and that’s...
It feels good to do a Green Envy post, it has been a while. What feels better is the defensive will the Celtics showed tonight, and scoring 94 points against a defensive team was no less important. Well, of course you would expect Pacers fans to be angry. They were not the most sulky fans, their feet are on earth., and they mostly complained about their own players. There was a lot...