Boston Celtics defeat Utah Jazz, 105-86

After getting pounded by the Celtics Wednesday night in a 105-86 loss, Utah Jazz point guard Deron Williams, who was a game-time decision, was frustrated by his team's play and toughness.

"I mean, it's not just me," Williams said. "It's not time to point fingers. We all played bad today. We all have to play better to win, and we haven't done that on a consistent basis this year. And it's frustrating.

"We're soft. And there's no way around it. We're not playing to...

Count Jerry Sloan in as a big fan of Rasheed Wallace and his potential affect on the Boston Celtics lineup. He lauded the Celtics' big man and his 3-point shooting ability.

"You put Wallace on that team with what they have and he gives them a dimension, a big guy that can step out and make threes," the Utah Jazz coach said. "We played against him for years and we've never been able to guard him. If he wants to play in the low post, if he's down there, he's a terrific lo...

The Celtics returned to TD Garden well rested and a little ticked following a close win over Minnesota, a loss to Phoenix and ugly victory over the New Jersey Nets. Boston used great teamwork to dominate the Utah Jazz 105-86 on Wednesday as seven players scored in double figures and Bill Walker made his season debut with two minutes in garbage time.

Three close games weren't to the Celtics' liking, so they used stifling help defense and ball movement to easily defeat th...