The Boston Celtics experienced on offensive explosion on Wednesday night. Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Rajon Rondo each topped 20 points and all three had a double-double in the 107-91 Game 3 win over the Philadelphia 76ers.
It was a far cry from the Celtics' offensive output in Game 2, which they lost 82-81. Only two players scored more than 15 points in that effort. Boston was out-rebounded 46-36 in the second game, but turned that around to a 44-37 advantage on Wednesday night.
Jeff Clark at Celtics Blog, SB Nation's Celtics community, notes the difference.
What a difference a game makes. They hardly even seemed like the same team on offense. What was ugly in game 2 was pretty in game 3. What was sloppy was stylin. What was lethargic was inspired. The defense was still there, if anything they might have stepped up the pressure even more. But the story of the game was the offense.
The Sixers even had an early lead in this one but the Celtics turned on the jets in the 2nd quarter and never looked back. Thaddeus Young was the Sixers lone bright spot with 22 points.
The question now is whether or not the Celtics can sustain the momentum for Game 4 on Friday night in Philadelphia.