Celtics coach Doc Rivers was not pleased with how his team folded during critical stretches of a 119-114 overtime loss to the Houston Rockets on Friday night at TD Garden, the team's third straight loss -- all coming at home. "We played like a high school team at times, as far as the way our thought process was," Rivers said. "We have been a pretty smart team. Tonight, I thought it was April 1. It was amazing how many things we did that was out of character. And that bothers me. I can live with a loss. But when you don't play right, that bothers me." The Celtics scored the first five points of overtime but were outscored 10-0 the rest of the way as Houston won for just the second time in seven games. For complete coverage, visit the Green Street blog.
Aaron Brooks forced overtime with a 3-pointer and finished with a team-high 30 points as the Houston Rockets handed the Celtics their third straight home loss, 119-114, Friday night at TD Garden. The Celtics scored the first five points of overtime but couldn't score again as the Rockets finished overtime on a 10-0 run. Paul Pierce led the Celtics with 27 while Rajon Rondo added 23.
In the first quarter, Rondo passed Bob Cousy as the team's all-time leader for assists in a single season. He had 10 assists, giving him 724 on the season, as the Celtics fell to 2-3 on their season-long six-game homestand. The Celtics used an 11-0 run late in the fourth quarter to take a seven-point lead before Houston battled back to tie. Brooks hit a 3-pointer over Tony Allen with 9.0 seconds remaining to force overtime.
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With an alley-oop pass to Kevin Garnett with 8:45 remaining in the first quarter, Rajon Rondo collected his second assist of the game and 716th of the season, passing Bob Cousy's single-season Celtics mark that had stood for 50 years. For complete coverage, visit the Green Street blog.
In an interview with Yahoo! Sports, Rajon Rondo said teams do not fear the Celtics like they used to. “It’s not the same,” Rondo told Yahoo!. “Teams are ready to beat us and are ready to play against us. It’s probably because we don’t put that dominant fear in them from the start of the game. We give the team confidence. Our team knows it. Doc [Rivers] has said that many a time, ‘Teams are not going to lie down any more.’ They’re coming in with confidence and we’re not taking it away from them.” This season the Celtics are 23-14 at home and are actually one win better on the road. They were 35-6 at the Garden the previous two seasons.
The Patriots have reached an agreement with veteran free agent defensive lineman Damione Lewis, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. The 32-year-old Lewis was a first-round pick out of Miami in 2001 and has played with St. Louis (2001-05) and Carolina (2006-09). His finest season came with the Rams in 2004 where he played in all 16 games and ended up with career highs of 61 tackles and five sacks in addition to eight quarterback pressures. For more Patriots news, check out our football blog, It Is What It Is.
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Shawn Thornton joined the show fresh off his big night at MSG and talked about his recent goal scoring prowess. Shawn said that no matter who his line mates are he is always going to be a fourth liner.
Kirk Minihane answered any and all questions from the listeners and John and Gerry.
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