Line of the Night: 2.2.14

Rondo earned Line of the Night honours for the first time this year.

Rondo earned Line of the Night honours for the first time this year.

Given that it was Super Bowl Sunday, the NBA wisely opted to only schedule a single afternoon game for Febuary 1st, 2014, and it wasn’t exactly main-event material.  The Boston Celtics played host to the Orlando Magic.  If both teams added their win totals together, neither would be a .500, so there are not a lot of options for ‘Line of the Night’ for this evening.  That said, the Celtics did get double-doubles out of both Rajon Rondo and Jared Sullinger.  Sullinger posted an evening-high 21 points, and Rondo, along with Brandon Bass, were both close behind with 19 points.  Nikola Vucevic led the Magic with 11 rebounds, and contributed a double-double himself, and teammate Arron Affalo, was recently snubbed by coaches for a spot on the All-Star team, posted a team-high 18 points.  Boston came away with the win. 

Arron Affalo led the Maginc in scoring last night, but it was not enough to lead them to a win.

Arron Affalo led the Maginc in scoring last night, but it was not enough to lead them to a win.

My pick for Line of the Night goes to Rajon Rondo.  He led all players in steals and assists, posted the highest FG% of any player in the game, and was a single point shy of a 20/10 game, and all in less than 30 minutes.  Sullinger deserves a little love as well, leading all players in points and rebounds. 

To see how the readers at ProSportsDaily voted, go here, and cast your own vote.  And be sure to follow me on Twitter @JasonJHorn. 

Jared Sullinger led all players in points and rebounds last night.

Jared Sullinger led all players in points and rebounds last night.

Top Performances:

Arron Affalo: 18 points (6/12), 4 assists, 3 rebounds

Nicola Vucevic: 14 points (7/14), 11 rebounds, 1 assist

Rajon Rondo: 19 points (9/11), 10 assists, 6 rebounds, 3 steals

Brandon Bass: 19 points (9/15), 9 rebounds, 1 assists, 1 block

Jared Sullinger: 21 points (10/15), 12 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block

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