Rajon Rondo’s 53 Minutes Too Many?
It was (Rajon) Rondo’s incredible determination and athleticism that helped the Celtics survive a 35-point third quarter by the Heat and make this a fourth-quarter — and overtime — execution game. It was a game defined by the stamina and championship grit of the Celtics’ unrelenting point guard — and how the Heat found a way to overcome it.
“He’s a unique player, an unbelievable player,” (LeBron) James said. “He gave everything he had tonight.”
The Celtics had better hope not. The Celtics had better hope Rondo didn’t leave it all out there in Game 2 Wednesday night, because they need him to be the best player on the floor every night in this series. They need that from Rondo for as long as this lasts, in these waning days of an era when the headstrong point guard is pushing the Big Three along for one more ride.
And won’t stop playing.