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“We are different without him,” Ainge explained. “We’re running better now because five guys are running. Honestly, I think we rely on Rondo too much.
“For example: With Rondo out, you see Jeff Green grab a rebound and push it up the court himself. If he gets a rebound when Rondo is playing, he just gives it to him.
“That’s not Rondo’s fault. It’s only because he’s a great player and guys see him in that role.”
So how can Rondo rectify that when he returns next season?
“So, when Jeff Green gets the rebound,” Ainge replied, “Rondo has to take off down the court in that situation. Then Jeff can take two dribbles and hit Rondo. Now you see Rondo attack the basket in the open court. He is unguardable in those situations.”
A fairly simple explanation for the Celtics change in style of play over the 6 game