Originally written January 27, 2013 on NESN.com:
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And there you go. Jason Terry will not get out of his slump. Courtney Lee will not suddenly find his groove and see his game jump to the next level. Jeff Green will not find his role, and Avery Bradley‘s defense will not suddenly make all the difference. Rajon Rondo is out for the rest of the season with a torn ACL, and with him goes everything Boston had tried to build this season. The halfway part of the season is now the death knell, the slow start the final blow. In a season when Rondo was supposed to be the new leader, the MVP and the glue for Danny Ainge‘s magical mix of specialty parts, the key piece of the plan has been yanked out. Rondo’s creative passes and ability to run the offense were what could pull the Celtics’ many different pieces together. But without him at the helm, the Celtics face being a team made up of various players, not a team whose talented individuals are pulled together to lift the group to the next level. While the news of Rondo’s injury came at the w...
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