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8 a.m. ET: In what was billed as a matchup of star point guards, the Celtics visit the Nets on Thursday, but the showdown between Rajon Rondo and Deron Williams may not develop was planned.
Rondo left Wednesday’s game against the Jazz in the third quarter and did not return, and there was no update on the status of his right ankle following the game. If Rondo cannot play, the Nets would obviously have a huge advantage at point guard, although the Celtics are better suited to fill in for Rondo than they were in past years.
Leandro Barbosa pushed the pace as the point guard on Wednesday and Celtics coach Doc Rivers mentioned that Jason Terry can handle the ball as well. Paul Pierce and Jeff Green have experience as playmakers, too, presenting Boston with options — though no options as good as Rondo himself — if No. 9 is out.
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Rajon Rondo's been given an assist they missed in Milwaukee. That makes 11 for the game and thus a new NBA record 28 straight games of 11+.
— Sean Grande (@SeanGrandePBP) November 14, 2012
Sean Grande has tweeted that they found a previously unreported assist for Rondo in the game against the Bucks. He was previously recorded as having 10 assists in the game and that left...
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“He works hard at his craft,” Pierce said. “It’s developing nicely over the years. I feel that with me, Kevin (Garnett) being around here, I’ve been a part of that. It’s beautiful to watch him finally...
Rajon Rondo will not play tonight for the #Celtics against the #Nets and Leandro Barbosa will start in his place.
— Gethin Coolbaugh (@GethinCoolbaugh) November 16, 2012
Rondo's ankle isn't serious, but they are going to be very cautious with him because he is so important to the team. No need to push him and risk further injury this early in the season.
LOL. That meme cracks me up. here are a few more Rajon Rondo Memes. I missed him so much I thought I would post some pictures about him.
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From Celtics radio play by play man Sean Grande:
Rajon Rondo is out tonight.Leandro Barbosa will start in his place.More to come...
— Sean Grande (@SeanGrandePBP) November 16, 2012
Only 5 games into the season it is way to early to panic about this team or jump off the bandwagon. I said this at the beginning of the season we need to wait about 20 games to really judge this team and make a judgement to weather this team is going to make a title run. The good with this Celtics team in the first 2 weeks has to start at the top with the play of PG Rajon Rondo....
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The Toronto Raptors have been forced to adapt without their starting point guard, who is expected to remain out for at least another week or two.
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Rajon Rondo's status is uncertain for Saturday, when the Celtics look for a ninth consecutive home victory over Toronto.
In the Celtics first game in the brand new Barclays Arena, some basketball was being played through the music being blared through the loud speakers. The Celtics were without Rajon Rondo after his ankle sprain last night, with Leandro Barbosa starting in his place. With the game tied 87, Brooklyn pulled away and despite the Celtics best efforts (including a dicey foul on D-Will...
Did you hear that collective sigh of relief? That was Celtic nation. Jeff Green has all the tools and capabilities to do good and even great things. This dunk was just straight up dirty by Green. I think Al Jefferson may have filed a restraining order after it. It was nice to finally see a mean side of Jeff Green. Earlier during the week we heard he was too soft and nice...
After every game, we’ll take stock of how each individual performance affects the player’s overall value.
Offense: 20 points on a very efficient 10-16 shooting. He hit 5 of 6 shots at the rim, and 5 of 8 from everywhere else inside the 3-point line. A few of his turnovers were sloppy, but a few of his passes were spectacular.
Defense: He played the passing lanes...
Herald Leandro Barbosa eases fear of no Rajon Rondo Teammates excited for Jeff Green’s jam with ‘T’ C’s get tough in clutch Big Al Jefferson doesn’t rule out return Clippers beat Heat 107-100 for 4th straight win Source: Wolves, Josh Howard agree to 1-yr deal Celtics hang on, beat Jazz Globe Final: Celtics 98, Jazz 93 Barbosa Lifts Celitcs Over JazzFab Melo, Kris Joseph...
Boston Celtics forward Kevin Garnett, center, hugs teammates Jeff Green,
left, and Leandro Barbosa (12) after they defeated the Utah Jazz 98-93
in an NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. (AP
First, the bench came through for the Celtics last night. They played like we envisioned them playing when we first saw them on paper. The timing...
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