2010 NBA Playoffs: LeBron James Vs. Rajon Rondo, The Battle Continues

May 11th, 2010 by Daniel Dinunzio Leave a reply »
All the attention the last two days has focused around the talk that LeBron James wants to guard Rajon Rondo. Rondo has clearly excelled against whoever the Cavs assign defensively on him whether it is Williams, Parker, or West.

The same thing continues to happen, Rondo is able to impose at will what he wants to do on offense. 

Whether it is controlling the tempo or rhythm of the game, he has been able to do it.

If you don't believe me, just look at his Game Five stat line. 

In a must win game, Rondo scored 29 points, grabbed 18 rebounds, and tallied 13 assists.

By the way, his 18 rebounds was one more then O'Neal, Perkins, and Garnett combined!  Without Rondo, I honestly think the Celtics would have a hard time winning a game against this Cavs team.

Now look at the series is 2-2, and whoever can win two out of three will move on to play the surging Orlando Magic. 

If LeBron's exclusive defensive assignment is Rondo, then that will trigger other defensive mismatches that the Celtics will look to exploit.

If LeBron thinks he can guard Rondo and that is problem solved, ...

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