The Celtics lost a tough game to the Lakers on Friday night, but now that they have a healthy Rajon Rondo, spirits are still high. Rondo played well in his debut, but he is limited, and you can tell that Brad Stevens is going to be monitoring his minutes early on.
The Orlando Magic had lost ten games in a row heading into Sunday’s match up against the Boston Celtics, and they were in desperate need of a win. They have a lot of young talent, and guys like Tobias Harris have been getting some quality minutes in the losing streak. They finally put together a winning effort, and this has to feel good.
The Celtics started out hot, and they held the Magic to just 18 points in the first quarter. Orlando would then find their groove, and they put up an impressive 35 points in the second quarter. The teams would stay neck and neck in the fourth quarter, but Tobias Harris hit free throws with 10 seconds left to put them ahead. The Magic held on for one more possession, and ended up winning 93-91.
Tobias Harris had 18 points and 7 rebounds, Aaron Afflalo had 20 points, 13 rebounds, and 6 assists, and Jameer Nelson had 16 points and 10 assists for the Magic. Jeff Green led the Celtics with 22 points, and Rondo had 6 points and 4 assists in a little over 21 minutes.