Posted January 01, 2012 on AP on Fox

LEXINGTON, KY - JANUARY 22: Rajon Rondo #4 of Kentucky shoots the ball around the reach of Glen Davis #34 of LSU during the game on January 22, 2005 at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 89-58. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

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After a season-opening three-game losing streak, the Boston Celtics feel a whole lot better about things after two straight wins. Another matchup with the winless Washington Wizards should buoy their spirits even more. The Celtics look to even their record with a second victory over the Wizards in as many days Monday night at TD Garden. Poor defensive efforts left the four-time Atlantic Division-champion Celtics with a surprising 0-3 record after road losses to New York, Miami and New Orleans. Boston tightened up considerably in its home opener to beat Detroit 96-85 on Friday, and rode Rajon Rondo's 14th career triple-double to a 94-86 win at Washington on Sunday. ''I just knew he played great. He was sensational all night. He had one of those nights - he had this last year in stretches - where he just called a good game, you know, like he's a great catcher,'' coach Doc Rivers said. Kevin Garnett scored a season-high 24 points in 28 minutes and Rondo had 18 points, 14 assists a...
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