The first round of voting wraps up today with two more spectacular plays during the playoffs. Rajon Rondo provided the fans and his team with several of these moments and the two plays below are evidence of that. Check out the details below for each clip.
Seed #16: Rondo’s Left-Handed Scoop Shot, Game 5 ECF @ MIA – The Celitcs jumped all over Miami early in this pivotal Game 5 which was important since they didn’t win a game at Miami since the first round in 2010. Rondo led the charge and on this play, he is able to get his own offensive rebound, one-handed, lays it back up and in, with Mario Chalmers holding his right arm down… all in one motion. Quite crafty if you ask me.
Seed #17: Rondo’s End of Q3 Frenzy, Game 5 @ ATL – With 1:09 remaining in Game 5 at Atlanta, the Celtics were trailing by 8 in a remarkably sloppy game. They were looking to close out the Hawks in four straight after dropping Game 1. Appearing listless for most of the night, Rondo used a frenetic offensive charge to close out the quarter. He ends the quarter tossing an alley-oop to Ryan Hollins, follows a Ray Allen miss with an ORB and lay-up, steals the ensuing inbounds pass and knocks down a jumper. Then after missing a three, follows it with a quick lay-up, then tosses it to Mickeal Pietrus for a quarter ending lay-up. Like I stated when the tournament began, most of the plays would be single plays, but sometimes there is short sequence of a few plays that need to make the cut, and this is certainly one of them, especially coming during a key point of a close-out game.
Rondo’s Left-Handed Scoop Shot or Rondo’s Q3 Frenzy?