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Rajon Rondo's critical comments at halftime of Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals had the potential to rile up the Heat, but that doesn't appear to be the case. Instead, Miami head coach Erik Spoelstra downplayed Rondo's comments, calling it "normal playoff chatter." Rondo was interviewed by ESPN's Doris Burke during halftime of Sunday's Game 4, and he took a shot at the Heat when asked about what holes the Celtics were exploiting in Miami's defense. Rondo said that the Heat were "complaining and crying to the referees in transition," a statement that he didn't backtrack on when asked...
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