In the span of about 1:10 in the 3rd quarter last night, Rajon Rondo found Paul Pierce for 8 straight points. Those three of his 11 assists were in the form of two Pierce 3′s and a Pierce fast break dunk.
And check out the :58 mark of this video… as Rajon “autographs” the ball and then just bats it away on his way back to the bench.
That’s one confident young man right there.
Rondo played one hell of a game yesterday and showed one side of why he’s such a great point guard. This wasn’t the Rondo that we saw against the Chicago Bulls. This was facilitator Rondo… making sure every one of his teammates got his share of looks.
He only shot 6 times… and made 5 (mostly layups, as per usual). He found guys all over the floor and it was always the right guy in the right place. And he did it all in less than 30 minutes of play.
Rondo’s numbers so far in two games: 21 assists, 6 steals… and 3 turnovers. THREE turnovers.
Makes you wonder if Rondo was autographing the ball… or mimicking the big contract he’s earning.