Originally written on HoopStuff  |  Last updated 4/27/13

LEXINGTON, KY - JANUARY 22: Rajon Rondo #4 of Kentucky shoots the ball around the reach of Glen Davis #34 of LSU during the game on January 22, 2005 at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 89-58. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

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After Rajon Rondo tore his ACL and the Boston Celtics went on their mini run, many around the country and in Boston thought that the team could win without Rondo, that they might actually be better without him and that they should trade him and move on from him. The league leader in assists for two straight years should feel quite comfortable with his place in Boston now, with the Celtics’ pathetic showing in the playoffs so far. The Celtics have averaged about 74 points in three games so far in the playoffs and have not gone over 80 once. This is not the Grizzlies, Bulls or Pacers they are facing, who simply do not allow points, it is the New York Knicks. While the Knicks were 7th in points allowed, they are not an elite defense like the previous 3 teams and can be scored on and after facing the Knicks four times in the regular season, they should know how to play respectable offense when playing them. However their offense is completely stagnant, as they are only averaging around ...
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