The Bobcats' point guards were invisible (combined 1 of 13 from the field, 7 of 10 from the line, 8 assists and 6 turnovers).
Both were noticeably bothered by Rajon Rondo's length and quickness, whom at one point had three deflections in one play. Augustin couldn't pass the ball. He was just too small.
Kemba didn't do much better, however he was able to set his team mates up for shots due to his speed coming off of picks.
Wait a minute, did I just read praise for Rajon Rondo's defense?
Now if only certain Celtics fans would judge Rondo's defense as fair as opposing teams' bloggers.
Yup, I'm on a crusade against the Rondo-haters.
On Page 2, Celtics fans pissed off Byron Mullens.
But Mullens drew some satisfaction from making the game competitive when half of the fans at Time Warner Cable Arena were wearing Celtics green.
“We hate it. We feel embarrassed (to get down early), particularly with the home crowd chanting, ‘Celtics!’ ” Mullens said. “If we play every team as hard as we did the Celtics, the sky is the limit.”
On behalf of Celtics Nation, I want to apologize to Byron Mullens for making him feel uncomfortable on his home court.
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