Rondo helps the Celtics beat the Knicks
Game Summary: This game did not have a lot of star power. For the Knicks, Carmelo Anthony, Amare Stoudemire, and Tyson Chandler sat out. For the Celtics, Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett did not play. Brandon Bass and Darko Milicic also sat out. The Celtics started Rajon Rondo, Courtney Lee, Jeff Green, Jared Sullinger, and Jason Collins. Luckily this meant we got to see some of the younger players. Fab Melo got early minutes. The Celtics were losing to the Knicks in the first quarter due to poor defense (Knicks shot 57.9%), and too many turnovers (7).
The Celtics defensive woes continued beginning of the second quarter. The Celtics went on a mini-run around the middle of the quarter. The Celtics tightened up their defense, getting the Knicks to shoot under 50%. They also shot better from the field, shooting 50% by halftime. Beat the Knicks on the boards.
Turnover woes continued on in the third quarter. The Celtics also started hacking...