Rajon Rondo is really starting to emerge.
His numbers over the last five games are eye-opening, especially if you take out his one 0-4 performance. He stepped up against Chicago, making them pay for not guarding him closely enough.
Yesterday against the Raptors he scored 14 points on 7-12 shooting, with 4 assists and 2 steals in only 24 minutes. Even his free-throw shooting, which detractors point out remains a weakness, has been a strength for him over the last five games, where he's shot 6-7 from the stripe.
In Ray Allen's absence over the last two games, Rondo rose to the occasion, tallying 31 points and 12 assists.
It might have been nice to give Ray Allen a few more games to rest his ankle and see if Rajon continued to pick up the slack in his absence. It doesn't sound like that's in the cards. But if Rondo keeps this up when Allen returns, the Big Three might become the Big Three Plus One.
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