Rondo Not Shooting Well for Celtics?
On the opening tip of the Celtics’ first home game in 16 days, Kevin Garnett sent the ball back to Rajon Rondo. But Rondo wasn’t quite ready for the ball; he was too busy tightening his shorts. (Why these guys don’t do that before they go onto the court is a mystery to me.)
So the ever-resourceful Rondo lowered his noggin and headed the ball. It bounced a couple of times, he managed to free his hands, and then went out and played one of those bizarre Rondo games that we’ve come to expect every now and then. He had 4 points, 11 assists, 4 rebounds, 2 steals and 6 turnovers in 34 minutes.
He wouldn’t shoot. He took only five shots, most of them coming after Doc Rivers threatened his per diem. He passed up layups to try and feed someone else for a three-pointer. It almost looked as though he had an assists clause in his contract for this specific game. Or maybe he was determined to out-assist fellow Wildcat John Wall (which he did, 11-9).
“It’s just Rondo,” said Doc Rivers, when asked about his point guard’s interesting game. “When we win, I feel good about it.”