Rondo is the Biggest Problem for Boston

06.16.08 10 years ago 12 Comments

There are times – like most of last night – where Rajon Rondo literally can’t be on the floor in these Finals. He’s not taking (or making) open shots, he’s turning the ball over, and he’s not making good decisions with the ball in his hands (remember the play we mentioned in Smack today where he passed a sure two on a layup to kick it out to Paul Pierce for a missed three?). With no reliable backup – Sam has turned into a gunner, E-House is one-dimensional and Tony Allen looks lost – the fact that they can’t keep Rondo on the floor is killing the Celtics. For a guy that we said was The Key to Boston’s season back in April, that’s not a great look.

Last night he played just 14 minutes, went 1-7 from the floor to finish with three points, two assists and two boards. He was clearly dejected, pissed, or both after the game. Check out the Boston Globe‘s video of his locker room interviews.

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