Jarrett Jack absolutely schooled Rajon Rondo offensively; Rondo had no chance of staying in front of Jack on a number of possessions curiously, and Jack got into the paint at will. Jack's go to moves are the right hand to left hand crossover and the flat footed runner. Sound familiar? (other than the flat footed part?) Jack's a league average guard who has the ability to play much, much better than that on occasion, and this won't be the last time we see him play this well.
We've seen this type of matador defense from Rondo in the past. It's a maddening aspect to his game. There isn't a player in this league Rajon can't stay in front of, if he's playing hard and focused.
I'm willing to cut him some slack last night. He played 40+ minutes in each of the last two games. A three games in four night stretch can be tough, even for a 25-year-old.
On Page 2, not-so-kind words for Tommy Heinsohn.
- Tommy Heinsohn is a flaming imbecile.
But he's our flaming imbecile!