Final Score: Boston 99, Sacramento 89
Boston, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - Jared Sullinger scored a career-high 31
points with 16 rebounds and Gerald Wallace flirted with a triple-double in the
Boston Celtics' 99-89 triumph over the Sacramento Kings on Friday.
Wallace tallied eight points, 12 rebounds and nine assists for Boston, which
was without starting backcourt Rajon Rondo (knee soreness) and Avery Bradley
(ankle). Jerryd Bayless and Jeff Green chipped in with 19 and 17 points,
respectively, to help the Celtics to a third straight win.
Sullinger is the second Boston player to surpass the 30-point mark this
season. Green has done so three times.
"I think we're doing a better job looking for him (Sullinger)," said Boston
head coach Brad Stevens. "He's capable and I'm not saying that you have to get
a double-double every day but he's darn near capable of doing that."
DeMarcus Cousins matched Sullinger with 31 points and 16 rebounds and Isaiah
Thomas scored 24 points as Sacramento's brief two-game winning streak came to
a halt. Derrick Williams added 11 points and 12 boards.
"It was tough, lot of mistakes tonight," said Cousins. "I don't think I came
in focused tonight either. I blame myself for tonight's loss."
The Kings were also ailing for this one. Starters Rudy Gay (flu) and Marcus
Thornton (hip) missed the contest.
Led by Cousins' 13 points, the Kings jumped out to a 29-21 advantage after the
first quarter. It was all Boston the rest of the way.
Kelly Olynyk scored six straight during a 10-0 Boston surge to open the second
quarter. The rookie from Gonzaga then stepped out and deposited a 3 from the
right wing, but the second and third quarters came to an end with neither team
gaining any advantage.
The fourth belonged to the home team. Bayless hit a pair of 3s around a
Sullinger dunk to open up an 84-73 lead at 8:22. Sullinger scored the next
five points while Sacramento went ice cold, missing eight straight from the
floor. The lead reached 18 and the Celtics coasted to the finish line.
Olynyk had 11 points, nine rebounds and five assists off Boston's bench ...
The Celtics look to match a season-best four game winning streak when they
host the Mavericks on Sunday ... The Kings shot a scorching 22-of-24 from the
charity stripe ... Both teams had 15 offensive rebounds.
02/07 23:59:22 ET
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