Rajon Rondo has just come back from an ankle injury. It seems that was the least of his concerns as he led the Boston Celtics to a 105-103 victory over the San Antonio Spurs, currently the team with the best NBA record.
Rondo finished with 12 points, 10 rebounds and 22 assists to log his career 11th triple-double. Rondo also had a season-high six steals in an awesome display of all-around basketball.
Ray Allen finished with 31 points, hitting 13 of 16 shots. The only lowlight of Allen’s game was when he missed two free throws, probably just the second time in the last twelve months, late in the game that could have easily sealed the win for the Celtics.
Glen Davis has been playing well in place of Kevin Garnett who has been sidelined with a calf injury. Davis had 23 points, making up for the absence of Garnett. Paul Pierce added 18 points and 7 rebounds for Boston.
Manu Ginobili led the Spurs with 24 points, 8 rebounds and 5 steals. Tony Parker and Tim Duncan chipped in 18 points each, Richard Jefferson scored 14 points while reserves Matt Bonner and Gary Neal had 10 points each.
The game between the two top NBA teams was close until the final seconds. Manu Ginobili had the chance to either tie or win the game with a triple but he was blocked by Pierce and Rondo got possession of the ball as the game ended.