Road to Title 18: Rajon Rondo Leading Celtics With 2010 Playoff Success

May 22nd, 2010 by Rob Tiongson Leave a reply »
In Beantown, he's been the Celtics' secret weapon for the past three years. His play has always been noted as being gritty, aggressive, fearless, and determined.

However, in this year's NBA playoffs, he has truly emerged from the shadow of the Big Three, often directing and leading this season's Boston Celtics in the paint, either coming up with an unthinkable assist or a mind-boggling drive to the basket, almost oblivious to who's defending him.

Rajon Rondo's play in the second quarter with under 8:45 remaining defined his character, as well as the mentality of this year's cast of veterans and young guns in Boston.

As the ball broke loose toward old Lucky's logo on the center court, there was that 6'1'' point guard, hustling to the parquet floor for the ball in a mad dash against his Orlando Magic counterpart Jason Williams.

What's the best way to describe that magnificent play, which resulted in a successful drive to pad the Celtics' double-digit lead?

"I just wanted it," Rondo said following the 94-71 shellacking in Game 3.

A few years ago, he was just the former standout hoops star from Kentucky who was ecl ...

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