Celtics-Knicks: Rondo Leads the Way as Boston Win 18th Straight

Sean DutraContributor IDecember 21, 2008

The New York Knicks had no answer for Rajon Rondo.

Rondo put up 26 points and led the Celtics to their 18th straight victory. The Celtics had seven players in double figures in the 124-105 win on a snowy Sunday evening in Boston.

The Celtics started the game hot, scoring 40 points in the first quarter. They kept up the offensive onslaught throughout the game while shooting a impressive 65 percent on the game.

Rondo really took over during the third quarter. He slashed to the basket at ease going  perfect 9-for-9 from the field.

Kendrick Perkins also had a big night against the Knicks pathetic defense. He went 6-for-7 with 12 points and 12 boards.

The Knicks who had no answer for the C's team attack but were able to keep it competitive with their three point shooting. They hit 13 threes, with Nate Robinson and Quinton Richardson combining for nine of them.

After the game Paul Pierce had a lot to say at the press conference.

 "We are really scoring the ball as of late and to score 124 points with 22 turnovers. That makes me think that we can score almost 140, 150 points if we don't turn the ball over the way we are moving the ball."

Rondo is really making his case to be named as an All Star. The Celtics are all pleased with his progress.

Pierce compared him to a couple great point guards, calling him a combination of a few players.

"He's like Jason Williams with the behind the back, Tony Parker with the floater and Gary Payton with his defense."

With this win this group passes the 81-82 Celtics team record for the longest winning streak. They also tied the NBA record for best start for a season after 28 games with 26-2 record.