I often wonder what opposing teams, their beat reporters and bloggers are saying about the Celtics after playing the Celtics. Here's a dose of 'enemy chatter' from Miami.
Rondo, treating Heat point guards Mario Chalmers and Norris Cole like they were chairs, was his herky-jerky best. He had 16 points, 12 rebounds and 13 assists in 37 minutes. It was his 18th career triple-double and 14 of them have come on national television.
Better start calling Rondo "Head start" because he's always three steps ahead of everybody. Like most teams, the Heat prefer to give Rondo space because he couldn't shoot fish in a barrel, but the downside of that is he can see the floor and carve out what he wants. Rondo got everything he pleased and played in complete control, finishing with 16 points, 11 rebounds and 14 assists.
Rajon Rondo may have abused the Heat guards, but there was ZERO help defense. Did Joel Anthony make a single play?
And why didn't we see LeBron James cover Rondo? Isn't he supposed to be the stopper?
On Page 2, D-Wade's kind words for Avery Bradley's block.
But it was certainly a play that caught the attention of Wade, as the cameras caught the Heat guard mouthing a few words to Bradley after the block.
“It was a pretty athletic block,” Wade said. “I patted him on the butt and said, ‘You looked like me on that block, kid. Good job.’ ”
The exchange captured on camera did not appear to be cordial. I was guessing Wade was bitching about Bradley getting lucky.
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