NBA scores: Celtics clicking after 0-2 start

Greg M. Cooper-US PRESSWIRE

The Boston Celtics have won three straight and five of their last six after beginning the year with a pair of losses. An injury to Rajon Rondo is worrisome, but Leandro Barbosa played well in reserve duty Wednesday night.

The Boston Celtics have won five of six since losing in their first two outings of the season, knocking off the Chicago Bulls and Utah Jazz earlier this week heading into a matchup with the Brooklyn Nets tonight.

They haven't been convincing wins - the Celtics' six-point win against the Chicago Bulls on Monday night tied their largest margin of victory yet on the year - and they haven't been against great teams - Milwaukee and Chicago are the two best teams they've beaten - but it's a start. Most encouraging are the different ways the team is getting wins: on the road against Chicago was a typical Boston production, with Rajon Rondo nearly putting out a triple-double while Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce chipped in double-digits. Then, at home against Utah, the team recovered from an injury to Rondo - after he recorded 10 assists for the 32nd consecutive game - and Leandro Barbosa and Jeff Green each notched 16 off the bench while playing the entire fourth quarter.

It's unclear how the team will fare if Rondo can't play going forward - there's no word on whether he'll be available Thursday night after the ankle injury on Wednesday. A long term injury would obviously be devastating, but Barbosa has provided a spark off the bench all season and could keep the ship steady for a game or two.

Here's how the C's fared in their first two games of the week:

Monday, November 12: Boston, 101, Chicago 95

Wednesday, November 14: Boston, 98, Utah, 93

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