Found November 19, 2012 on Celtics Town:
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During the waning moment’s of yesterday’s lopsided loss to the Detroit Pistons, Doc Rivers told his team it was obviously going to lose. And then he encouraged his players to help Rajon Rondo in keeping his double-digit assists streak alive. (CSNNE)“Why not? You guys keep talking about it, so I figured give him a shot at it.”“When I called a time-out,” Rivers recalled, “I said, ‘guys, we’re going to lose the game by the way.’ Let’s not play crazy, but if we can get him two more (assists), let’s do it. If not, that’s it. First time we’ve done that.”I don’t think it’s a big deal. Rondo needed a few more assists and the Celtics left him in to get them. They weren’t sacrificing any chance at a win — down 20 in the last few minutes, they weren’t coming back anyway.I saw a lot of griping last night about Rondo passing up shots because he wants to keep the streak alive. But I bet Rondo passes up shots in pickup games with nobody taking stats. If you’ve watched him throughout
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