Celtics captain Paul Pierce could only watch from the sidelines as others filled the void for Boston to will themselves over Dwayne Wade and the Miami Heat 107-102 last night at the TD Garden. Rajon Rondo stepped up to assume his role as floor general with 22 points and 14 assists. Kevin Garnett earned a career high nine assists with 14 points as Ray Allen led the scoring campaign with 23. Eddie House came off the bench to shoot over 50% in the process of netting 16 points in just 24 minutes played.
After a handful of rumors in regards to locker room controversy in Boston, the Celts were certainly able to resolve any problems before yesterday’s contest judging by their style of play. “It was contagious,” said Rondo. “We shared the ball tonight and played very unselfishly.”
Miami is now 24-25, facing seven of their next eight games on the road. They’ll start with LeBron and the top seeded Cleveland Cavaliers tonight at 8:00 PM. The C’s will next play host to the New Jersey Nets on Friday. Boston Celtics tickets are now available right here at Ace!