The Boston Celtics came away victorious in a 2-overtime game against Miami at home on Sunday. Paul Pierce recorded his 1st triple-double since 2010, and Kevin Garnett scored a team-high 24 points along with 11 rebounds. LeBron James had 34 points, 16 rebounds, and 7 assists and Ray Allen also recorded 21 points. This win snapped a season-long 6 game losing streak, and while this win poses as a good sign for Boston, they will have to continue playing this way for the rest of the season. The NBA’s leading passer (11.1 assists per game), Rajon Rondo is likely to miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL. Without him, the whole offensive flow on Boston changes. Role players like Jason Terry and Courtney Lee will have to step up. The All-Star point guard suffered his devastating injury in a double overtime loss against Atlanta. Rondo hadn’t even thought of it being anywhere near as devastating as it was. He had originally thought his knee was just hyper-extended and not much of an issue, but just a day-to-day injury. This news come as a shock to a struggling Celtic team trying to improve after ending their losing streak. It appeared that Paul Pierce had not known the extent of Rondo’s injury, as when being interviewed after the win, an ESPN reporter let him know. Pierce seemed shocked, and couldn’t put a whole response together. Luckily this win comes as a good sign moving forward, and if the Celtics want to make a run, they will have to play with the unity they had as a team in today’s game.
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