Celtics coach Doc Rivers sorta sneaked it in during his postgame confab with the media, noting that his team's execution down the stretch was awful and, oh yeah, otherworldly point guard Rajon Rondo's feet were bothering him.
Wait, what was that about Rondo's feet?
"One time he knelt down, I was going to use a timeout, but I didn't want to," said Rivers. "So that's why, two times in a row, we had Paul [Pierce] bringing the ball up the floor… I was trying to get through the clock.
"[Rondo] told me after the game he's fine."
Rondo logged a team-high 47 minutes, earning only a three-minute break spanning into the second quarter and a similar length rest at the start of the fourth frame, before playing the entire extra session. Rivers didn't pinpoint when his feet went sore, but admitted it's always concerning when your point guard is grabbing at that area.
"Whenever someone says feet, it scares the heck out of you," said Rivers.
Playing 41.6 minutes per game will make anyone's feet sore.
Tip for Rondo: Try tying your shoes. It might help.