NBA Analysis: Celtics Hold Off Suns

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This game was way too close. The Celtics completely dominated the Suns for 2 and a half quarters before blowing a 29 point lead. They were eventually able to hold on to win 115-103. Kevin Garnett was lights out tonight, going 12-14 from the field and tallying 28 points to go along with 14 rebounds.  All 5 starters played pretty well. Rondo had another good night with 16 points and 15 assists. I don't know if anyone has ever made 15 assists look as routine as Rondo.

I thought Krstic had another solid game and seems to be a good addition to Boston.  Jeff Green showed flashes of what he could become but he is going to be a work in progress these next couple months.  Troy Murphy is rusty right now and you really can't look too much into his performance tonight.

The Suns bench was the reason they got back in this game. Aaron Brooks was the second coming of Tiny Archibald tonight scoring 17 points on 6-6 from the field. Jared Dudley has always impressed me with his effort and knack for being around the ball. I'd love him in a Celtics uniform.  Marcin Gortat continued to be a Celtics killer with 13 points and 13 boards. I'm glad they traded him from the Magic because him and Dwight were a great 1-2 combo.  Nash had an off night but I always love watching that guy play. 

The worst news of the night was the possible injury of Glen Davis. Davis is a candidate for 6th man of the year and an intergral part of the second unit that we cannot afford to lose.  Let's hope his injury is not serious. What is he doing in the game at that juncture anyway?

Overall a pretty solid win despite the lackluster second half. The Suns are a pretty good team and it is going to take some time to work in the new parts.  Next game Friday night against Golden State at 7:30.