The Boston Celtics defeated the Bulls in Chicago, breaking the game open in the second half with a 13-2 run in the 3rd Quarter on their way to their 10th consecutive win, 106-80.
Rajon Rondo continued his stellar play of late, netting 16 points, 14 assists, and 7 rebounds. On a night that the starters rested much of the 4th Quarter, Eddie House fired his way to 15 points, on 5-15 shooting, while Rasheed Wallace added 15 points and 5 rebounds.
KG grabbed his 4th double-double of the season with 12 points and 10 rebounds, while Ray Allen (10 pts), Paul Pierce (14 pts), and Kendrick Perkins (10 pts) also reached double figures.
Brad Miller repayed Rajon Rondo for that hard playoff foul last season, raking Rondo across the neck, and dragging him to the floor for a flagrant foul. Brad Miller has officially become the white guy in the NBA it's so easy to hate.
With age, he has lost his athletic ability and degenerated into a player who grabs, pulls, tricks, and sneers his way to whatever success he has on the court. Celtics announcer Tommy Heinsohn practically had to be restrained from going over the table after Miller. I'm exagerrating. A little bit.
Nothing much else to note, no Bull really stood out for commendable play and the win was relatively easy. Boston's next game is @ Memphis Monday night.
Looking ahead at Boston's schedule, we could be looking at a 23-4 Celtics team taking on the Orlando Magic, who at 17-6 are currently 2nd in the Eastern Conference and have 5 of their 6 games before Christmas at home, with the only road game against the struggling Miami Heat.
Boston @ Orlando on ABC 2:30 pm Christmas Day is going to have me stuck to the coach during my parent's Christmas Party. I can't resist watching one and two in the East go at it again, with the Celtics having another little shot at revenge for last June, when the Magic ousted the C's from the playoffs.
Plus, I enjoy rooting against Vince Carter in any situation. Or watching J.J. Redick in any situation. I'm sorry, I'm a Duke fan! And I root for white, American NBA players like black people rooted for Barack Obama. I just want my future son to see it's possible for white guys to succeed in basketball, like black parents wanted their children to see they could be President.
SYMBOLS OF HOPE!