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Jason Collins made an instant offensive impact, Erick Dampier and Tracy McGrady played key roles, Rajon Rondo slipped and fell on a fast break with nobody in his path, Willie Green took Atlanta’s most critical shot, and I sat there watching everything unfold, wary of Boston’s raggedy play yet reveling in the oddities of it all.If Penny Hardaway had grabbed a knee brace, checked into the scorer’s table, unzipped a hoodie to reveal a Hawks jersey and pitched in 20 points, I might have just shrugged and called it par for the course.Perhaps it took such a night — when old superstars made their revivals, washed-up dudes who we long forgot made their presences felt and offensive execution seemed an utter afterthought — for Rondo to contribute the most underwhelming playoff triple-double of his career. It was the seventh time Rondo secured a triple-double in the playoffs, which tied LeBron James for second behind Jason Kidd on the active list. But if Rondo triple-doubles are normally Van...
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