Friday, Mar 26th
7:30 PM ET, March 26, 2010
TD Garden, Boston, MA
Rondo dishes 18 assists as Celtics edge Kings
· Celtics' Rondo sets team steal record at 168|
· Nocioni wants to be traded if not in Kings' plans
· Kings' Evans (concussion) out two more games
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Sacramento Kings forward Omri Casspi of Israel has the ball stolen as he is double teamed by Boston Celtics...
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|Team Stat Comparison|
|FG Made-Attempted||31-73 (.425)||36-90 (.400)|
|3P Made-Attempted||1-12 (.083)||3-17 (.176)|
|FT Made-Attempted||23-31 (.742)||19-28 (.679)|
|Fast Break Points||13||20|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||23 (1/0)||23 (2/0)|
|Points||C. Landry 30||P. Pierce 22|
|Rebounds||D. Greene 9||K. Garnett 13|
|Assists||B. Udrih 12||R. Rondo 18|
|Steals||B. Udrih 5||R. Rondo 3|
|Blocks||S. May 2||K. Garnett 4|
|· Team stats: Sacramento | Boston|
BOSTON -- The big lead was slipping away, so Rajon Rondo went back in and did what he'd been doing all game.He passed the ball to set up baskets -- again and again and again.Boston's speedy point guard handed out a career-high 18 assists and the Celtics beat the Sacramento Kings 94-86 after squandering most of a 24-point lead Friday night.
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Boston G Nate Robinson did not return after spraining his left ankle with 7 minutes left in the second quarter. ... Sacramento C Spencer Hawes left the game for good with a lower back strain with 9:36 remaining in the third quarter. ... The Kings fell to 7-30 on the road and play at Eastern Conference leader Cleveland on Sunday. ... The Celtics beat the Kings for the sixth straight time.