Found March 08, 2013 on NESN.com:
Rondo
After searching for a rhythm without Rajon Rondo, it appears that the Celtics have finally found it. The Green Team seems to have found their way after wandering for most of this season, stuck worrying about whether or not general manager Danny Ainge would blow it all up at the trade deadline. He didn’t, and the Celtics responded. With Jeff Green‘s dramatic game-winner still fresh in the memory banks, it’s clear that the Celtics are capable of beating just about any team in the league on any given night. However, when looking at the Miami Heat and LeBron James‘ elevated level of play during a massive winning streak, the road to playoff glory becomes a little more twisted for Boston. NESN.com’s Ben Watanabe joined the podcast Friday to discuss how the Celtics should approach their playoff seeding with NESN Nation’s Dan Duquette. Listen in the player below, or subscribe on iTunes to download it there.
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