Celtics Use Some of Their Own Magic, Defeat Wizards


The Celtics were in the nations capital tonight taking on the Washington Wizards. The Celtics defeated the Wizard by the score of 104-102 to move their record to 18-4. Here are some notes from the game, check back later for a full recap.

  • The Celtics started out somewhat sluggish on the defensive end and trailed by one after the first quarter.
  • The C’s used a terrific fourth quarter to take a 14 point lead into the half. The 2nd quarter included many Rondo to KG’s ,”The Causeway Connection” as one of our twitter friends likes to call it, and also a monsterous dunk from Ray Allen.
  • The Wizard did not grab a rebound during the 2nd quarter, they got out-rebounded 11-0. Part of this was because the Celtics did not give them chances, they were making all their shots.
  • At the start of the third quarter the Celtics turned the switch off and the Wizards grabbed a quick lead.
  • At the 4:44 mark in the third quarter Ray Allen scored his 20,000th career point.
  • Towards the end of the third the Celtics turned the switch back to on and ended the quarter up 9.
  • The Celtics out-rebounded the Wizards 40-34.
  • Rajon Rondo recorded another double-double (9th of season) with 21 points and 11 assists.
  • Tony Allen played a very solid game with 8 points, 3 rebounds, and 2 steals, along with a team leading +14 +/- rating.
  • The Celtics spread the wealth tonight with Garnett, Allen, and Perkins scoring 17, 18, and 17 respectively.
  • Gilbert Arenas missed two key free throws with 25 seconds left in the game that sealed the deal for the Celtics.
  • Ray Allen hit two free throws with 14.6 seconds left that ultimately sealed the deal.

Tags: Boston Celtics Gilbert Arenas Kendrick Perkins Kevin Garnett Rajon Rondo Ray Allen Tony Allen Washington Wizards