Lakers vs. Celtics Game 2: Rajan Rondo, Ray Allen Shred Lakers’ Perimeter D

June 7th, 2010 by Hardcourt Mayhem Leave a reply »
Pictured: the maestro

In musical terms, rondo means that the principal theme is repeated several times.

In Game Two, the Lakers guards saw the same thing over and over again: Rajon Rondo running the ball down their throats. This resulted in a series of catch/shoot opportunities for the best catch/shooter in the game, Ray Allen.

Thanks to Rondo's penetration, Ray Ray broke the NBA Finals record by sinking eight three-pointers en route to a ridiculously easy 32 points.

But it was Rondo that pressured Los Angeles' D from the jump and it was Rondo that sewed up the victory with a brilliant fourth quarter to cap off a 19/12/10 triple double.

And of course, there was his breathtaking ball fake on Andrew Bynum that will be replayed for generations to come.

In yet another game that was called too tightly for anyone's liking (67 FTs in each game so far—yikes!), the gritty Celtics overcame the Lakers' size advantage by moving the ball crisply to the tune of 28 assists. Team Green was also efficient, turning it over only 13 times.

As Laker announcer Stu Lantz might say, "That w ...

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