Found November 02, 2012 on Celtics Life:
If you have been to or watched any Celtics game on TV in the last 6 years, you would see either Kendrick Perkins or Kevin Garnett calling and directing defensive plays for the team.   Perk is no longer here, and Rajon Rondo has  taken up the slack. In game one, KG's voice was silenced and Rondo became indecisive with his new role as on-court leader. This was not the Rondo that we had become accustomed too.   His is the anointed head-traffic cop on the court and his vocal leadership has always been key to the teams success. Maybe the enormity of knowing that the bulls-eye is on his back got him rattled.  We know he will bounce back, because Rondo rarely makes the same mistake twice and needed the live-game action to consummate his role. Tonight's home-opener against the Milwaukee Bucks, should give Boston an opportunity to do a little fine tuning against a lower echelon team. The Bucks are not supposed to be a threat, but as you know the game is played on the court. The ...
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