Thursday, March 20, 2014

It's hard not to like beating Miami; Rajon Rondo's triple-double run will have to wait

At this point in the Celtics season I'm willing to admit that I am actively hoping they will lose games.  All Boston is playing for now is lottery position.  Having said that, it's still always enjoyable to see them knock off Miami (especially when it increases the chances of the Pacers being the #1 seed in the East instead of the Heat).  Even though the win was much less gratifying because LeBron didn't play, it did produce this wonderful photo:

Yes LeBron, Rajon Rondo just beat you.

It's also quite amusing that in this of all years the Celtics have now won the season series from Miami, two games to one.  I had a feeling on Wednesday that Rajon Rondo was due for his first triple-double since returning from his knee injury.  He finished oh so close, with 9 points, 10 rebounds and 15 assists.  With the C's up 3 and roughly two minutes to go, Rondo grabbed his 9th and 10th boards, and hit two floaters to ice the game.  On Boston's last possession he likely would have been fouled and had a couple chances for his 10th point at the free throw line, but he passed the ball the Avery Bradley.

Rondo is one of just four Celtics ever to have three or more triple-doubles in at least three seasons (along with Larry Bird, Bob Cousy and John Havlicek), but it's looking like his 4th may have to wait till next year.

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