• Celtics Find a Way Without Rondo

    Summary of 3 articles · Updated Feb 6, 2013
    In the four games since Rondo’s injury – all Boston victories – the Celtics have seen a significant increase in overall offensive efficiency. Final: Celtics 99-95 The Celtics outscore the Raptors 30-16 in the fourth quarter, hit 9 of 11 free throws and commit only two turnovers to win their fifth straight game without Rajon Rondo. The Celtics are 4-0 without Rajon Rondo and have scored 102.4 points per 100 possessions in that stretch, a mark that would rank 12th overall about a dozen spots and 2.5 points better than what Boston’s putrid offense has done for the season, per NBA.com. Fourth quarter, 17.6, Celtics 97-93 Rudy Gay makes a tip-in shot and the Celtics nearly gave them the ball back after a terrible Paul Pierce shot, but DeMar DeRozan bobbled a pass out of bounds. Despite losing one of the league’s best creators and pinpoint passers, Boston has managed to keep pace with – and in some cases improve upon – its assist numbers, be they per game , per 100 possessions , or as a percentage of field goals made .
    • Final: Celtics 99, Raptors 95

      Final: Celtics 99-95 The Celtics outscore the Raptors 30-16 in the fourth quarter, hit 9 of 11 free throws and commit only two turnovers to win their fifth straight game without Rajon Rondo. Kevin Garnett scored 11 of his season-high...
      Source: boston.com

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