After being suspended one game for bumping a referee, Rajon Rondo came back strong and recorded yet another triple-double.
Some fans like to call him "Raon" Rondo, since the Celtics Point Guard struggles with his "Js" (basketball slang for jumpers). Although Rondo is not known for being a good jumpshooter, he could do anything else: Rondo recorded another triple double today to lead the Celtics to victory in overtime. The Celts are now ahead 2-1 in the first round series against the Atlanta Hawks. Rondo scored 17 points, dished 12 assists and grabbed 14 rebounds in the 90-84 win at the TD Garden.
Ray Allen was back in the lineup after missing the first two games of the postseason. Allen scored 13 points off the bench. Hawks forward Josh Smith, on the other hand, missed the game due to a sprained knee. With the absence of Smith, Zaza Pachulia and Al Horford, Celtics forward Kevin Garnett capitalized in the inside by scoring 20 points and grabbing 13 rebounds. Joe Johnson led the Hawks with 29 points but it wasn't enough to beat the Celtics.
The Hawks had a scary moment when Tracy Mcgrady left the game late in the 2nd quarter after he landed awkwardly. McGrady injured his ankle during the game, but came back in the 2nd half.
The Hawks and Celtics will meet again for game 4 at the TD Garden on Sunday at 7pm.