Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 1/27/13
The Boston Celtics swiped a double-overtime win over the Miami Heat without Rajon Rondo on Sunday, but the knee injury that led to Rondo's absence -- and the fact that it'll keep him sidelined for the remainder of the season -- could be a precursor for disaster, a harbinger for change or both for a team already in danger of missing the postseason for the first time since 2007, before the Celtics started the Big Three movement. Rondo, the NBA's assist leader and a fan-voted starter in next month's All-Star game, initially injured the knee Friday in a double-OT loss to Atlanta. In that game, the sixth straight defeat for Boston, the Celtics blew a 27-point first-half lead despite getting a second consecutive triple-double from Rondo, who leads all players with 23 such games since the start of the 2008-09 season, including 10 in the playoffs. After feeling pain in the knee during Sunday morning's shootaround at TD Garden, Rondo went to the hospital, where tests revealed that he had t...
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