We’re down to the final four top plays of 2012. Today’s matchup features two plays from the C’s starting back court (well, once everyone has returned from injury). Is this when Rondo gets unseated?
#1 Seed: Rondo’s Sick Spinning Pass vs Warriors: In the midst of a season-long west coast road trip, Rajon Rondo executed perhaps one of the most amazing plays of the entire NBA season, let alone the Celtics season. As he gets into the lane, he spins and tosses a perfect around-the-back pass out to Ray Allen who drills a three-pointer. Obviously Ray helps make this play by hitting the three which is an ironic microcosm of their reported in-the-locker-room turmoil. Throughout their 5 years together here, Rondo and Ray have been involved in so many of these type of plays. Their play on the court never suffered from their apparent head-butting off of it, and they often gave us so many memorable moments. This one is a perfect way to symbolize that.
Seed #5 – Avery Bradley owns Dwyane Wade: Riding a 6-out-of-7 game winning streak, including four straight, the Celtics had a long-awaited matchup with Miami on April Fool’s Day. Avery Bradley had recently been thrust into the starting lineup due to Ray Allen’s ankle injury, then Mikeal Pietrus’ concussion. But there was no fooling by AB on this day. Just ask DWade who got completely owned on this rejection. Sure, Shane Battier makes the quick heads up play by drilling the three, but it’s Bradley’s block that got Wade’s (and everyone else’s) attention.
Rondo’s Sick Spinning Assist vs GState or AB’s Ownage of DWade?