There’s really nothing I can say about Rajon Rondo’s effort that would do him justice. Rondo played 53 minutes, scored 44 points (16-24 FG’s), dished out 10 assists and grabbed eight rebounds. Just to add to the degree of difficult, he also guarded Dwayne Wade for a good portion of the second half and matched up with LeBron James on the final play of regulation.
The competitive nature of these Big Three Era Boston Celtics needs to be shouted from the top of a mountain somewhere, but I don’t have a mountain, I have a blog. These guys simply never give in, never back down. The Celtics are clearly overmatched athletically, but they refuse to surrender. Say what you will about Garnett/Pierce/Allen/Rondo, but you can never question their desire.
I’ve got to give credit to the Miami Heat, as well. They took Boston’s best shots and kept coming forward with a never-ending onslaught of Wade and James. If this is the way the Big Three ends, and I think it is ( though I’ve learned not count out these guys), then Celtics fans have nothing to complain about.
Just compare how the Los Angeles Lakers championship Era came to a close these past two seasons to that of the Boston Celtics. The difference?