Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 1/30/13
BOSTON -- Sacramento coach Keith Smart knows what the rest of the NBA knows: The Celtics will miss Rajon Rondo the rest of this season. "Everyone always says when you lose a star player, you have other guys step up and you have ball movement," Smart said after his Kings were easily handled, 99-81, by the Rondo-less Celtics on Wednesday night. "But obviously your superstars win the close, tough games, and that's what you'll miss with Rondo -- the guy that can win a ballgame when the game is tight against a heavy-hitting opponent. That's what you'll miss." On Sunday, before the Celtics knew they were losing their floor general to a torn right anterior cruciate ligament, they were able to beat the Miami Heat in double overtime. Wednesday night, after the shock had a few days to set in, Boston easily disposed of the lowly Kings. Boston hit its first 14 second-quarter shots from the floor and outscored the Kings 37-14 in the period before cruising to the win that brought the Celt...
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