For much of the tournament this year, the top seeds have advanced rather easily. There have been a few lower seeds that have won their respective matchup, and later this week the sweet 16 will be revealed and the next round will begin. But first we need to round out the first round with the final two matchups. Today’s matchup features two more assists by Rondo, each that were very different in style and at the time in which each happened. Check out the details below.
Seed #15: Rondo’s Around-the-Back-Pass to Bass (Game 4 ECSF @ PHI) - The Celtics split two close games at home vs Philly, each game ending in a single point differential. Then they destroyed the Sixers in Game 3, erasing any doubts about their ability to win in Philly. Game 4 looked like it would be another blowout early as the C’s raced out to a lead of 20-5, highlighted by this pass by Rondo to Bass.
Seed #18: Rondo to KG “I’m a Problem” Alley-oop (Game 2 ECSF vs PHI) – The Celtics were looking to take a 2-0 series lead at home but were down by two with just over three minutes remaining. In what was an otherwise ugly game, this was one of the prettier plays. Rondo and KG execute a beautiful alley-oop, then KG tells Chris Webber (who is doing color for TNT) that “I’m a fu***** problem out here!”
Rondo’s pass to Bass or the “I’m a problem” alley-oop?