The Boston Celtics don't get blown out very often, and with good reason. The veteran team has the capability of choking the life out of an opponent's offense at any moment, with their most recent victim being the Chicago Bulls. After taking a 19 point lead into the half, the Bulls scored only 15 points in the third quarter as the Celtics narrowed the lead to eight.
The Celtics were led offensively by Rajon Rondo, who had six points and five assists in the quarter, but it was the Boston defense that brought them back up to speed. Derrick Rose was especially stifled in the quarter, shooting 2-6 from the field and committing two turnovers to one assist.
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