Rajon Rondo dished out 22 assists while contributing 12 points and 10 rebounds for his 11th career triple-double, lifting his Boston Celtics to win over the top ranked San Antonio Spurs 105-103 Wednesday night at the TD Garden. Rondo played 43 1/2 minutes in his third game back after being sidelined for two weeks with a sprained ankle. “I felt a lot better in the past couple of games,” said Rondo. “I’m in a little better rhythm, and I’m able to push off a little bit more on my ankle.”
Ray Allen netted 13-of-16 from the field for 31 points and Glen Davis produced 23 in place of the injured Kevin Garnett. The Celtics collectively shot a remarkable 61 percent to notch the W. Manu Ginobili led the Spurs with 24 points while Tony Parker and Tim Duncan followed up with 18 apiece. Celtics coach Doc Rivers expressed a great deal of respect for San Antonio, saying “it took a 61 percent effort from us tonight to win a basketball game at home. That tells you how good that team is.”
The Celtics are currently 27-7 and leading the Atlantic Division. They will next play host to the Toronto Raptors Friday, January 7th before traveling to Chicago to matchup with the Bulls the following day. The TD Garden will then feature a string of home contests against the Rockets, Kings, Bobcats, Magic, Pistons and Jazz. Find the best Boston Celtics ticket deals right here at Ace!