The Celtics rode a monster second quarter in which they outscored the Kings by 23 to coast to an easy win over the still-in-Sacramento Kings. The Celtics did exactly what they needed to do without Rajon Rondo… get defensive stops, push the tempo, and get to the rim. The Celtics had lulls for the second part of the first quarter and pretty much all of the fourth quarter, but they dominated the rest of the way. The final score 99-81 of was much closer than this game actually was.
That second quarter was an utter domination. It was, for lack of a better term, pretty. As I said on Twitter, it’s a bit ironic that the best strategy for the Celtics, after losing one of the fastest guys in the league, is to push the ball more, but that’s just how it is.
Jason Terry had one of his best shooting nights of the season (his third-best shooting night of the season, specifically). He shot 5-7 for the third time this year. He twice shot 6-8.
The half court offense, as ...