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Rockets come back to Beat Celtics: 96-90

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The Celticsblog running recap on the first game of the preseason for the Celtics is here.

Here is a portion of the second half observations…

Thoughts after watching the 2nd half:

  • The starters as a whole unit came out kind of flat in the 3rd quarter. They gave up a ten point 1st half lead within the first six minutes of the 3rd quarter.
  • Garnett looked strong again in the 2nd half. He was never limping or showed any signs of fatigue. He had a great pass to Ray Allen cutting to the hoop as well.
  • Rondo never seemed right all game. Brooks absolutely got the better of him for most of the time they were on eachother. Wouldn’t say it’s anything to worry about though after one pre-season game.
  • Impressive performance by Marquis Daniels tonight. He saw the floor very well, and found the open man. Him and House were very capable at the guard positions tonight.

Mike Sweetney led the Celtics with 10 points in a game that Doc said everyone would play..and he certainly kept his word.

Glen Davis, rookie guard Lester Hudson, and Eddie House  all had 9 points each.

The biggest news is that Kevin Garnett started and played over 13 minutes in his first live action since his surgery. He scored 6 points had 5 rebounds, and added two steals.

I’ll be back later to add a few more thoughts. Enjoy!

Thomas Halzack

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