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Warriors 101, Celtics 83

Minus Rajon Rondo, Celtics beat up by the Warriors

OAKLAND, Calif. – Rajon Rondo’s absence from Saturday’s clash with the Golden State Warriors was a debilitating blow for the Celtics considering they had been struggling mightily with him. Yet, their 101-83 loss had more to do with the Celtics who were active than the one all-star who wasn’t.

It was another night of porous shooting, mental mistakes mixed with a series of defensive breakdowns that allowed the hot-shooting Warriors to take countless open shots from the perimeter.

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