Boston: Celtics coach Doc Rivers looked at his ageing team at the end of regulation, and he wasn't encouraged by what he saw.
"They didn't look fresh," he said on Friday after Boston beat Atlanta 90-84 in overtime to take a 2-1 lead in their best-of-seven playoff series. "And, honestly, I looked at the other team â€” they looked pretty bad, too. So that made me feel a little bit better."
Rajon Rondo returned from a one-game suspension and recorded his seventh career playoff triple-double. The Celtics point guard had 17 points, 14 rebounds and 12 assists one game after sitting out for bumping referee Marc Davis in the closing minutes of the series opener.