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The news about Mickael Pietrus continues to be positive. If the guy is tweeting less than 24 hours after being carted off in a stretcher, it's highly unlikely he's dealing with a career threatening medical crisis.
ESPN Boston's Chris Forsberg outlines the league's concussion policy. In a nutshell, Pietrus needs to undergo a bunch of tests before he's allowed back on the court.
The Celtics host Washington tonight and travel to Charlotte Monday. Even if he passes every test with flying colors, I don't expect him to play in either game. Let's hope we see him on the court Wednesday vs Utah or Friday in Minnesota.
On Page 2, the road trip by numbers.
• 18.9 — Kevin Garnett’s scoring average for the trip. That’s 3.6 higher than his season average. That’s . . . rather amazing.
On a trip that was supposed to try even a young man’s basketball soul — not to mention his legs — a 35-year-old 7-footer was able to fend off the road and put forth such strong performances.
• 13.25 — Rajon Rondo's average assists per game. Has anyone ever had a more under-the-radar brilliant trip than this guy? He was in double figures in dishes every game, but the only time he received much attention was around the trade deadline when people speculated that he’d be sent away.
Rondo is second in the NBA in assists, his 10.7 average just half a helper behind Steve Nash. If you want to know just how much of a two-man race this is, know that, as of yesterday, the players next in line were Jose Calderon and Chris Paul at 8.5.
Garnett has been getting plenty of praise for his play this season, but how about Rajon Rondo? The dude just serving up assists like crazy on the road trip. Isn't that priority #1 for point guards?
I have noticed a dip in the "Rondo sucks" comments on this site. Could be related to the passing of the trade deadline, or maybe Rondo's play has quieted some of the haters.
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