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Is there something wrong with Rajon Rondo’s sneakers, or was the floor wet in Philly? Because it seemed like Rondo was slip-sliding all night.
Fatal slippage occurred in the final seconds of overtime as Rondo lost his footing as he launched the potential game winning shot. The ball missed everything and the Celtics walked away losers, 95-94.
Props to Evan Turner (26 points, 10 rebounds) for wearing his big boy pants and making the 13-foot turnaround on the Sixers final possession.
The Green: Rajon Rondo’s first half stat line: 14 points, 10 rebounds, 8 assists. (Any guess on the last player to achieve that? The answer at the bottom of the post.) Rajon finished with 16 pts, 14 assists, 13 rebounds, 3 steals and 3 blocks. Credit him for a solid defensive job on Jrue Holiday (15 points, 4 assists, 6 fouls), too.
Jeff Green (19 points, 8 rebounds) was the only bench player to make an impact.
The Gross: Jason Terry was 1-for-12. The Celtics had 18 turnovers, 8 in the 3rd quarter. The Ce...
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As CLNSRadio’s resident Sneakerhead (even though I despise that term), I couldn’t help but notice Rajon Rondo’s choice of footwear so far this season. Rajon Rondo is under contract to wear the products of Nike Basketball, and at times their subsidiary Jordan Brand. Last year he regularly wore the Nike Zoom Hyperenforcer and the Nike [...]
Here are the full highlights of Rajon Rondo's 16 point, 13 rebound, 14 assist triple double from Friday night in Philly. Rondo also chipped in 3 blocks and 3 steals for good measure.
Videos courtesy of OfficialCelticsHD.
According to Lakers beat reporter Dave McMenamin, the Los Angeles Lakers were watching the Celtics-76ers game in the locker room before their game against the Thunder tonight and were impressed by Rajon Rondo's near triple-double in the first half (he went on to secure the triple-double in the 3rd quarter). Dwight Howard chimed in that "the game just comes easy to him:"...
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“I should have taken the lay-up,” Rondo said. “But I tried to make a plant and just slipped.”
Said Garnett: “I thought he had the lay-up. It was just unfortunate. I was indecisive. I should have been more...
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.
Kevin Garnett had 18 points and 10 rebounds and Rajon Rondo added 17 points and 11 assists to lead the Celtics over the Timberwolves. Kevin Love tried to will the Wolves back into the game with 19 points and 13 rebounds, but to no avail as all Celtics starters finished with double-digits in the points [...]
Paul Pierce and the Celtics were losers on Friday night
Rajon Rondo had a triple-double by the time the third quarter was over, but you would not have been able to tell from his post-game comments.
“I should have took the layup,” said Rondo after he missed a game-winning opportunity slipping while taking a jump-shot. “I tried to make a plant and just slipped.”
As an aside...
Celtics were up four at the half but after a lousy 3rd quarter, fell behind by as much as eight points. Rajon Rondo showed why he's clearly the Celtics' best player. His all-around game becomes contagious and he nearly had a triple-double early in the second half (he'd achieve it later in the 3rd quarter). But the Celtics comeback, which momentarily gave them...
By Mike Shalin, The Sports Xchange BOSTON – His team was down in the early minutes of the second half Wednesday night, but Celtics coach Doc Rivers wasn't overly concerned. "I liked the pace. I liked the tempo," Rivers said, after the Celtics, getting Rajon Rondo back after his two-game league suspension, got hot in the third quarter and wound up cruising to a...
Rajon Rondo and Jrue Holiday lead the Eastern Conference in assists and had no trouble racking them up the last time they met.
The point guards will match up twice this weekend when Rondo's Boston Celtics and Holiday's 76ers begin a home-and-home set at the Wells Fargo Center on Friday night.
Boston's Rondo leads the NBA with 12.8 assists per game while Holiday is averaging...
Herald Rajon Rondo earns an assist C’s pull together, dig in Greg Stiemsma playing a very familiar roleBrandon Bass snaps out of funkStern: Spurs rested too many players too earlyKevin Garnett and Celtics beat T-Wolves again, 104-94 Globe Final, Celtics 104, Timberwolves 94 Rondo's back, and it's good he never left Greg Stiemsma makes his return Avery Bradley says...
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.
We often wonder what opposing teams, their beat reporters and bloggers are saying about the Celtics. Here’s a look at some enemy chatter from Minnesota.
“They were making a lot of shots,” Wolves coach Rick Adelman said. “I can’t tell you [what went wrong] until I look at it, but I thought we were playing well. But in the second half they took control.”
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It's been eight days, and three games, since Doc Rivers called his team soft following their rather embarrassing loss at home against the Nets. Since then the team is 2-1, beating the Blazers by 18, losing in Milwaukee by 3 (both of these games without Rajon Rondo) and then beating the Timberwolves by 10 last night. More than just the results though, the team has played differently...
Philadelphia 76ers (11-8) at Boston Celtics (10-9)Saturday, December 8, 20127:30 PM ET Regular Season Game #20, Home Game #11TV: CSNNE, CSNP, NBA LP 757Radio: WEEI, WPENTD GardenReferees: Jason Phillips, Dick Bavetta, Josh Tiven The Celtics take on the Sixers for the second night in a row as they
complete the home and home series. The Celtics are coming...