The Boston Celtics finally pulled away early in the second half with their championship vets carrying the load. Rajon Rondo, Paul Pierce, Ray Allen each had six points apiece and helped break open a fairly close halftime score with the Sacramento Kings. Rondo started with a layup, set up Glen Davis for one jumper and Allen for his first three pointer of the period. Another Rondo layup made it 68-51, and the air was pretty much let out of the Kings.
Pierce scored the easiest six points possible off a set of layups. Rondo added six assists to his six points and set up teammates in all sorts of ways, most distinctly one on a fastbreak two-on-one to Marquis Daniels. Allen added two of his signature catch-and-shoot threes.
DeMarcus Cousins continues to struggle to hold onto the ball, turning over the ball 5 times to lead the Kings (18 in all compared to 9 for the Celtics). Both Cousins and Francisco Garcia cannot find their shot tonight, going 6 for 18 from the field combined. The only bright spot of the third quarter was Samuel Dalembert getting going near the end with six points.
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