Showtime!!

Photo by Steve Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images

Photo by Steve Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images

After a tight first half… the Celtics pulled away in the 3rd quarter before watching their 24 point lead get cut to 8.  The starters then returned and put the dagger in the Pacers and win 114-96.

There, that’s your generic recap to explain this game.  Now let me gush.

Rajon Rondo is a killer!!  He’s wanted on 15 counts of murder tonight because he killed the Pacers.  Every single one of them.  16 points, 13 rebounds, 17 assists (a career high).  That dagger I just mentioned?  It came in the form of what felt like a dozen alley-oops to Kevin Garnett… who, oh-by-the-way had 26 points, 14 rebounds and 4 blocked shots.

Here’s the quote of the night on Rondo… courtesy of KG postgame:

“He was amazing.  It seemed like there was like 3 Rondo’s out there tonight.  I looked up and he’s passing the ball to P… it came off the rim and he was rebounding it.  Then all of a sudden I got back on defense and he had beat me back.  And then, Granger went to drive and he was there on the strip.  And we got loose and threw it up for a lay up and HE GOT THE LAY UP.  I sort of had to turn around and say ‘how many??  what is this boy…??’  He was everywhere tonight, straight up.  (turning to Pierce) Didn’t it feel like that?  I just call it like I see it, dog.”

Ray Allen was equally deadly tonight 31 points on 11-18 shooting (6-9 3pt).  He’s unconscious.  Paul Pierce and Kendrick Perkins each chipped in with 16 points.  Perk had 10 boards.

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6 Responses

  1. Will People Still Get Rondo’d?

    This question was answered tonight.

  2. Daggerrific!!!!!

  3. Hell yeah Josh.

    That 4th quarter sequence with the alley oops was awesome. As much as I wish the starters didn’t have to come back in… They put on a show in the last few minutes.

    It almost sucks that Ray has to split the spotlight with Rondo. Ray was amazing.

  4. I saw a ranking of the best young point gaurds in the nba and was appauled to find Rondo ranked 6th behind the likes of mo williams

  5. That’s because people get turned off by his ppg.

    I want to rail against them… but it’s a natural reaction. They don’t see Rondo play every night. We know exactly who he is, but a lot of those guys don’t.

    I know when I’m voting in those blogger MVP/ROY polls, I have to rely on stats for guys I don’t see every night. I have to go on what I seen in box scores and highlights of Michael Beasley or OJ Mayo. I’ve seen DJ Augestin play once.

    So while I get the reaction of “those fuckers… how can they not see what we see in Rondo??” That’s my first reaction too. But I get why he slips in rankings right now.

    Look at it this way, though: We’re ahead of the curve. In a year or two when he’s looked at as the best PG in the east… we can say “we knew it all along”

  6. I vote for rajon to start at PG everyday at nba.com haha i want him to be an all star so bad!! this team is amazing, seriously

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