Rondo generally does not play well against Rose, trying vainly to stop Rose and so caught up in that he wanders around fairly aimlessly and ineffectively. But with Rose out, Rondo jumped all over Watson, who has become a reliable backup and nice complementary player with Rose. But left to run the team he can be a bit lacking and shot happy, and the Celtics took advantage of that early to set the tone for the game with an 18-7 start and 12-2 first quarter fast break edge and ridiculous final margin of 33-7. Yes, your grandfather’s Celtics with a 33-7 margin in fast breaks. That’s usually a month total for them.
And then after putting up the huge numbers on national TV in a game the Celtics were calling perhaps their biggest of the season, the mercurial Rondo kept local Boston reporters waiting one hour after the game. Then he sent word he didn’t feel like talking to reporters.
As Voltaire would have told him, judge a man by his questions and not his answers. And the question would be, “What the heck’s with that guy?”
Isn't it fun watching fast-break basketball?
I could have done this post w/o the dig on Rondo, but wanted to show it's not just the big, bad Boston media that scrutinizes athletes.