Rondo's return did not help things at all.
Remember the game back in March against Kings? Oh, OK, then you didn't have to see this one. In case you don't remember how that one ended, well, Celtics lost again as they were not able to handle a depleted Kings backcourt. No Aaron Brooks, no Tyreke Evans, no Marcus Thornton (in second half)? No problem. They had Isaiah Thomas (especially him), John Salmons, an Allen Iverson look-alike and Jimmer Fredette to shine.
I miss the good old Celtics that wouldn't let the other team score more than 24 per quarter (well, for at least 3 quarters any given game). The current Celtics are the exact opposite of that. We give away too many 3 point opportunities, we cannot defend in the paint (yeah, experiment Collins is shockingly failing), the opponents cut and penetrate like crazy. Celtics won't win anything as long as they continue to defend this way. It's as simple as that.
If you're looking for a silver lining, here it is: Terry (20 pts), Garne...