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It's been eight days, and three games, since Doc Rivers called his team soft following their rather embarrassing loss at home against the Nets. Since then the team is 2-1, beating the Blazers by 18, losing in Milwaukee by 3 (both of these games without Rajon Rondo) and then beating the Timberwolves by 10 last night. More than just the results though, the team has played differently since Rivers comments (horrible 2nd quarter against the Bucks not withstanding). Now remember, the two things that Doc called his team out for were their poor defense, and egregious defensive rebounding. Since that night, it's clear that the team has picked up the pace considerably in those departments. Let's take a closer look, shall we?
Before 'soft' - 15 games
Allowed 99.7 points/game
Opponents shot 46.1% from the field
Opponents had a 26.5% Offensive Rebounding Percentage
After 'soft' - 3 games
87.7 points/game (10 points per game less)
40.4% shooting (5.7% worse)
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“I went to Mexico for a couple of days and watched the games,” a straightfaced Rondo said. “Why not?”
The whereabouts of the dazzling but perplexing point guard during his punishment probably won’t ever...
Rajon Rondo and a few of hid Celtics teammates (Rondo and Chris Wilcox pictured below) were at the House of Blues Tuesday night for the 2 Chainz concert. Someone found his driver's license at the concert and posted a pic of it on Facebook. No truth to the rumor they are trying to trade it back to Rondo for some nail polish.
Thanks Ryan for the tip.
Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump.
Rondo, who missed two games after jousting with the Nets’ Kris Humphries, provided the Celtics with an offensive spark, but didn’t care to elaborate much on his night. Here’s a sampling of the back-and-forth...
Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo's ankles are "fine" after twice tweaking them in Friday night's 95-94 overtime loss to the 76ers. He is expected to play in Saturday night's rematch in Boston.
Paul Pierce landed on Rondo's ankle while grabbing a rebound with 1:47 remaining in regulation, but Rondo limped through it and continued to play. Then, on Rondo...
Rajon Rondo returned to practice with the Boston Celtics on Monday following his two-game suspension for a fight with Brooklyn Nets forward Kris Humphries last week. The Celtics won one game and lost the other without their starting point guard, but failed to crack the 100-point mark in either contest. Rondo is happy to be back with his teammates, but that doesn’t mean he was miserable...
Rajon Rondo came back form a two-game suspension to lead the Celtics over the Timberwolves with his 14th double-double of the night, recording 17 points and 11 assists. While there is a lot to talk about the Celtics’ PG, he didn’t have much to say after the game. Doc Rivers had a lot more to [...]
“How did it feel to get back out there?” “Good.”“Was the adrenaline pumping?” “No.”And just like that, after a two game suspension-induced hiatus Rondo was back. And not the fun-loving red-rotary-phone-fetching Rajon from this summer (obligatory link). No this is the surly, brooding Rondo we’ve all come to know and love. Rondo’s answers were often brief, and sometimes...
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As matters couldn’t get any worse after the horrific loss in Milwaukee–it does. Coincidentally, Rajon Rondo took his talents to Mexico during his two-game suspension.
Rajon Rondo offers no apologies after two-game suspension sulia.com/c/boston-celti…
— gary washburn (@GwashNBAGlobe) December 4, 2012
Hold the phone. Rondo is like any other human being...
It's NOT Gamble, but he did have one.
The NBA started keeping track of the stat in 1979. Since that time, 117 triple doubles have been recorded by 8 different Boston Celtics players (all of these numbers I'm mentioning include playoffs).
Between 1979 and 1992, Larry Bird had 69 of the first 71 triple doubles in franchise history. During his run, Robert Parish (3/29...
PHILADELPHIA -- Rajon Rondo picked up another triple-double, but the Philadelphia 76ers picked up the win. Evan Turner, despite missing nine of his previous 10 shots, swished a 13-foot jumper with 3.9 seconds left in overtime to lift the Sixers past the Boston Celtics, 95-94, Friday night at the Wells Fargo Center. "I was just trying to get to my sweet spot on the court...
COLUMBIA, Md. — The Boston Celtics received a lift on the court with the return of Rajon Rondo from his 2-game suspension. Before the game, they got one off it. Avery Bradley announced that he’s a mere week or two away from practicing. Good news comes in threes. Boston (10-8) picked up their 10th win [...]
Celtics 104, Timberwolves 94 Boston Globe Boston Herald (AP) CSNNE ESPN Boston WEEI Boston Globe Brandon Bass spurs Celtics over Timberwolves in the second half – Amalie Benjamin looks at what the C’s power forward did to help get the win. Boston Herald Rajon Rondo earns an assist - The Boston offense ran smoothly with Rondo’s return [...]
BOSTON -- The Boston Celtics welcomed Rajon Rondo back from his two-game suspension Wednesday night, the point guard helping his team turn in an impressive second-half performance in a 104-94 victory the Minnesota Timberwolves. Rondo, booted for two games by the NBA for starting the fracas with Kris Humphries and the Nets last week, scored 17 points (13 in the second half) and...
Kevin Garnett talks rebounding and the return of Rajon Rondo. More videos to come.
The Celtics played their first game in five days as the Minnesota Timberwolves came to the TD Garden. This marked the first return of Greg Stiemsma coming back to Boston. While he wasn't the most important player last year, "Steamboat" quickly became a fan and team favorite due to his hard work and shot blocking ability. The night also marked the return of Rajon Rondo...