Rondo picked up his 10th assist with 51 seconds left. Should he have been playing?
The only exciting part about the Celtics meltdown in Motown earlier tonight, was whether or not Rajon Rondo would reach 10 assists for the 34th consecutive regular season game. Rondo had just seven assists to his credit with under five minutes to go before picking up the final three as the Celtics finished off their 103-83 loss to the Pistons. It was very clear that Rondo was in the game for one reason, and one reason only - extending the streak. After the game Doc admitted as much.
"Why not? The press keeps talking about it, so I figured I would give him a shot at it. The funny thing was that the harder we tried, the worse we got at it.
Ok so it's clear that Doc is all in on the streak. But the question is, should he be? There is an argument to be made that Rondo, by far the Celtics best player, shouldn't be playing garbage time minutes during the 11th game of what could end up being a 100+ game sea...