Yeah, I know I’ve only got 4 wins to choose from, but I really liked the headline.
Rajon Rondo casually ripped the Bulls to shreds tonight, coming just one rebound shy of a triple-double in a 101-95 win. His stat line is just amazing: 20 points on 10-16 shooting, 10 assists, 9 rebounds and 5 steals.
The Celtics really won this one in the first half, when they hung 58 points on the Bulls. They built up a lead as big as 14 before the Bulls made their run in the 4th quarter. Rondo’s scoring came primarily in the lane on a variety of lay ups. That scoring set up his passing later as the Bulls overreacted to his drives late in the 4th, clearing the way for a pair of clutch alley-oops to Kevin Garnett at a time where the Celtics couldn’t buy a basket.
The Celtics went 5 full minutes in the 4th quarter without scoring, letting the Bulls hang around and build a run nearly got the game as close as 3 points. But if the Celtics could hit a 3 (3-16, and one of them came from Jared Sulling...