‘Dominant’ Rajon Rondo in giving mood

Mark Murphy

Rajon Rondo took two shots last night and hit one for two points.

But forget about Paul Pierce and Ray Allen.“We do those (television) interviews in the third quarter, and (the reporter) said that he only took two shots, and I said, ‘Yeah, but he’s the most dominant player on the floor right now,’ ” said coach Doc Rivers following the Celtics [team stats]’ 118-90 win over Chicago. “I thought he controlled the game with his speed. He took only two shots tonight, and someone will read the stats and say, he only had two points, and if you didn’t see the game you wouldn’t know the impact he had on our team tonight.”

The reason is that you can go through Pierce’s 22 points and Allen’s 20, and attach virtually every point to a Rondo assist.

He finished with 16 assists – one shy of his career high – and came within two rebounds of a double-double.

“I have good vision regardless, but when guys came off picks they were so wide open tonight,” he said. “The offense has been great.”

Stirring the nest


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