"[Rondo] has an excellent game," said coach Rivers. "He is starting to get comfortable with the players that are out there on the floor and what he can call with them in there."All five Celtics starters finished in double figures for Boston. Bass finished with 16, Garnett had 15, Terry tallied 13 and Pierce ended the game with 10. This is the second consecutive win for Boston with Terry in the starting lineup and Boston got things going early in the game. They scored 33 points in the first quarter and had 58 by halftime.
"We played well offensively," Rondo said. "Besides the turnovers I had, we took pretty good care of the ball. We got out on the break, kept it simple offensively."
"They did make a good run at us," said Pierce. "We just have to run to the finish line in games. There were a few times when I thought we were up 12 to 14 and could of gone to 20 and didn't"Celtics play again tomorrow night when they host Al Jefferson and the Utah Jazz at the Garden.