2010 NBA Finals: Rajon Rondo’s No Show in the Land of the Giants

June 4th, 2010 by Naim Kalaji Leave a reply »
The Celtics will no doubt owe most of this current playoff success to their All-Star point-guard, Rajon Rondo.

Commonly recognized as the "Big Three" team, Rondo has developed his game in such a way that he can safely establish himself on level par with Ray Allen, Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce. Named to his first all-star appearance in Dallas earlier this year, along with an inclusion into the NBA All-Defensive first team for the first time. He has led his team with the experience and savvy equivalent to a thirteen year veteran, leading ESPN's Mark Jackson on numerous occasions to claim "this is the Rajon Rondo show."

Enter: Game 1. NBA finals. Rondo doesn't show.

Rajon Rondo scored just 13 points on 6-14 shooting to go along with six rebounds and eight assists - hardly the superhero-type performance we've come to expect from the four-year pro out of Kentucky. Unable to bring his usually mouth-watering, smooth and efficient game, Rondo appeared to dissapear with each minute gone by at the Staples center.

While Rondo scored at will against the Cavaliers and Magic in the Conference Semi-Finals and ...

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