They’re not going to frame this one and hang it in a museum, but the Celtics will take what ended up being a blowout win over the Magic. Six different Celtics scored in double figures, led by Jeff Green. Paul Pierce nearly got a triple double. KG dropped a double-double. And the Celtics overcame a 3rd quarter lull that saw the lead cut to 3 to win this one 97-84.
Three of the double-digit scorers came off the bench. The second unit really did a great job in this game. The Celtics started each half cold, but the second unit came in with energy to beat a depleted Magic team.
Paul Pierce’s 11 rebounds gave him 3-straight double-digit rebounding games. He hadn’t done that since 2005.
The Celtics 30 assists tonight is their second highest assist total of the season.
Fab Melo made his NBA debut. He was credited for a steal.
The Celtics let Kyle O’Quinn score 11 fourth quarter points as they relaxed with a 20 point lead.
They weren’t very good from 3, only sho...