Originally posted on Celtics Life  |  Last updated 12/30/12
ESPN Box Score Game Summary: Wow. What is there to say? The Kings outplayed the Celtics the whole game, except for the second quarter which the Celtics won 31-30. The defense did not show up, allowing the Kings to shoot 53.7% from the field and 50% from 3. DeMarcus Cousins got his first triple-double. Jason Thompson, Isiah Thomas, and John Salmons scored over 20 points for the Kings, while Paul Pierce and Jason Terry scored 20 each for the Celtics. Rondo lead the team with 10 assists, while Garnett had a team-high 12 rebounds. Jeff Green lead the bench effort with 16 points. The Celtics lost the rebounding battle 35-45. Player Grades: Rajon Rondo: B-. Should not have played tonight, looked very gimpy. Paul Pierce: C+. Got his points but really made little impact on the game. Played terrible defense. Courtney Lee: C-. Could not get his offense going, played poor defense. Brought energy but little else. Kevin Garnett: B+. Played as well as you could ask of him. Jason Collins: F. ...
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