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Whenever someone tells me that Rajon Rondo is the best point guard in the NBA — or one of the top three, or one of the five best, or whatever — I ask where that person ranks Mike Conley.
The reason I ask this is because if the fan has not bothered to think about his list at least through the top dozen or so point guards, of which Conley definitively is one, then they probably have not thought long or hard enough to offer a serious analysis of the position. It is one thing to acknowledge that Rondo or Chris Paul or Deron Williams is good. It is another thing to recognize why each one is good and exactly what makes him better than the other guys.
Now, early in Conley’s sixth NBA season, merely using him as a baseline for the league’s top point guards might be doing him a disservice. In a golden era for floor generals, being one of the top dozen or so is nothing to sniff at. In fact, Conley might even be better than that.
At first glance, Conley has a relatively easy job. He hands the ...
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Last spring Rajon Rondo was a triple double machine. I’m honestly kind of surprised it took him 19 games to get one this season. His 16 points, 13 rebounds, 14 assists, 3 steals, and 3 blocks last night has only been matched in each category twice in NBA history (since the league started keeping track of blocks and steals in 1973). Larry Bird did it in 1982, and Magic Johnson...
The Hawks Josh Smith took home the East's "Player of the Week" honors (Blake Griffin won for the Western Conference) by putting up 21 points and 12 rebounds per game, while also leading Atlanta to a 3-0 record. Rajon Rondo was nominated for the award after averaging 13.3 points, 7.7 rebounds, and 12 assists over 3 games, as well as posting one historic triple double...
Celtics players bringing holiday cheer to patients from the Boston Medical Center! (H/T Molly McGrath on Twitter)
KG plays Connect 4 with a young patient during today's holiday event at the Top of the Hub’s Skywalk Observatory (H/T Celtics) Rajon Rondo has made Connect Four into a competitive sport. You have to wonder if Rondo and KG ever have rousing games of Connect...
As the Boston Celtics 2013 season continues its topsy-turvy trajectory, everyone’s still guessing whether or not they’ll make it to the playoffs. Rondo is out but the Celts seem to be on fire! The Celtics defense broke out of inconsistency to propel the team to a run of better performances against Philadelphia, the Trail Blazers and 76ers.
The Celtics’ longest winning streak...
Welp, it’s a little late, but consider this a “late-night snack”. I was trying to find this pic all day, and the folks at Celtics Fanchat tweeted it just now. It’s our own Rajon Rondo talking with Patriots great Matt Light last night at Foxboro.
The Boston Celtics continue to struggle in the middle of the Eastern Conference.
A recent series of missteps by temperamental point guard Rajon Rondo has done nothing to elevate their cause.
In their 95-94 overtime loss to Philadelphia on Friday, Rondo flubbed what should have been a game-winning scenario.
Please Click Here To Watch A Video Of Rondo's Key Mistake.
Rajon Rondo came out to support the home team New England Patriots as they took on the 11-1 Houston Texans at Gillette Stadium Monday night. The Celtics guard got the best seat in the house, cheering from the sideline where he sported a #83 Wes Welker jersey, the same one he’s worn to previous games. Head coach Doc Rivers was in attendance as well where he sat in on Belichick’s...
Russ Smith spoke to the media following his career high 31 point performance against UMKC. Russ said watching Rajon Rondo the day before helped motivate him to try and do more than just score points. Smith also had 7 rebounds, 5 rebounds and 5 steals.
Listen to internet radio with CLNSRadio on Blog Talk RadioListen with the above widget at 9 p.m., call in at 347-215-7771 and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes.Jeff Green is playing his best basketball since coming to the Boston Celtics, Rajon Rondo remained pretty talented even after his two-game suspension, the Celtics responded to an overtime loss against Philadelphia by smoking...
The Boston Celtics spent their day off Monday spreading Holiday cheer to patients at the Boston Medical Center. Kevin Garnett and Rajon Rondo even got into some competitive games of connect 4:
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(Cross posted from CelticsLife.com with a few edits of the promotional stuff, courtesy CelticsLife writer Mike Dyer)With the entire region still flying high after the Patriots evisceration of the Texans on Monday night football, it's no surprise that the Pats became a big time talking point at Celtics practice today. First, we found out that not only was Doc Rivers on the sideline...
Rajon Rondo was also on the sideline wearing a Wes Welker jersey. A pretty awesome way for some of the Celtics to spend their day off. For more on the Patriots, visit nePatriotsLife.com
Tip: 8PM Court: TD Garden Watch it: CSN, ESPN Hear it: WEEI
Referees: Joe Crawford, Derrick Collins and Mark Lindsay
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At Home: 7-4
On Road: 4-7
Streak: Won 1
Streak: Won 3
Buckets: Pierce (19.2 ppg)
Buckets: OJ Mayo (20.8 ppg)
Jeff Green’s suddenly Mr. Consistent Offense; Kevin Garnett had zero rebounds but still managed to be awesome by shooting 9-11 for 19 points in just 23 minutes (the last stat = the most awesome); Jared Sullinger had nine rebounds in 22 minutes; Rajon Rondo continues to fill up the stat sheet; and Boston’s defense has been revived from the dead ever since Rondo wrassled with Kris...
The Boston Celtics came out firing on all cylinders tonight and never looked back. C’s beat the Sixers 92-79 at TD Garden. The Celtics were definitely all business tonight after losing a real tough one in Philly on Friday. Boston’s smothering defense held Philly to just 28 first-half points. It was the usual suspects as KG (19), Truth (13) and Bass (10) all scored in double-figures...