Rondo Carries Celtics
Rajon Rondo goes for a triple double to help Celtics win.
HoopsVibe's Very Quick Call: Celtics are going to need more than Rondo to beat Heat.
Rondo was the reason the Celtics topped the 76ers Saturday night. He went for 18 points, 10 assists, and 10 rebounds. It wasn't simply the numbers that he put up that was impressive, but when he took control. With under 2 minutes left to play in the game, Rondo drained a deep three and dropped in two free throws to realistically lock in the victory for Boston. He made critical baskets throughout this defensive game. He's nose for the ball and ability to track down loose balls and grab rebounds that went outside the big boys was critical to Boston's success.
The Celtics are going to need more than Rondo's heroics if they hope to op Miami though. Ray Allen can't have another 3-11 game from the field and only go 2-7 from downtown. It would help if Paul Pierce had more than 15 points on 6-14 shooting too. I understand Philadelphia is a strong defensive team, but these guys are suppose to be all-stars, who will have to perform if Boston is going to emerge from the East.