If you ever want to see what the box score of a winning team should look like check out the one for the Boston Celtics in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals against the Philadelphia 76ers–all five starters scored in double figures.
Kevin Garnet chimed in 13 rebounds to go with 18 points and Paul Pierce was one rebound short of a double-double (15 points, 9 rebounds). The day belonged to the young kid, Rajon Rondo. When the team needed him most he came through with a triple-double, 18 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists.
He had a pretty bad game through the first three periods, but when the team needed him most following Paul Pierce fouling out late in the final period he turned it on scoring 11 of the team’s final 14 to lead them to a 85-75 win.
Next up will be a trip to South Beach to test their considerable skills against LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and the rest of the Miami Heat. Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals will be at 8:30 PM ET on Monday.
Article by Travis Pulver