Saturday, September 8, 2012

Celtics snap Hornets' 9 game win streak.

New Orleans played much harder this time around, after giving the Celtics their first win of the season way back when, and nearly sent Boston home packing with a loss to mull over.

Sadly, 22 points from "The Truth", 21 from Rajon Rondo, 14 from KG, 12 from K-Mart and 18 pleasant points by the newest Celtic, Kevin Martin, was simply too much of an obstacle for NOLA to overcome.

In the loss, #1 pick, Anthony Davis had 22 points, but Eric Gordon led the way. It's obvious now why the Hornets kept Gordon over the busy trade-tastic summer, as he powered the Hornets with 28 points on masterful shooting. Roger Mason dipped in 24 points as well, and sharpshooter Ryan Anderson stretched the floor with 19 points.

In the win, center Roy Hibbert once again contributed 8 points and 2 more rebounds than his last game with 8 as well. Backup shooter Carlos Delfino also graced the court with his new green jersey, formerly of Houston as well with Kevin Martin, giving 11 points on stellar shooting on the wing.

This narrow defeat (112-105) bodes well for the rebuilding efforts of New Orleans, and this victory, courtesy of the dazzling debut by Kevin Martin, permits Boston to sigh in relief after trading away Jason Terry.

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