Celts Win 12th Straight Despite Missing The Injured Rondo

Garnett leads Celtics to 12th straight win

      BOSTON (AP) – Kevin Garnett had 17 points and 13 rebounds – one
of three Boston players with a double-double – to lead the Celtics
to their 12th straight win, 102-90 over the Atlanta Hawks on
Thursday night.
      Paul Pierce had 15 points and 10 assists and Glen “Big Baby”
Davis had 18 points and 10 rebounds. Ray Allen scored 18 points and
Nate Robinson had 14 for the Celtics (21-4).
      Marvin Williams had a season-best 26 points and Jeff Teague
scored 18 for the Hawks.
      Boston point guard Rajon Rondo missed the game after spraining
his left ankle in Wednesday's win at New York. He's expected to be
sidelined at least a week. Center Shaquille O'Neal was also out,
missing his fourth straight game with a sore right calf.
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