Rondo was anything but lazy in the second half and sparked the Celtics in the third quarter. He was scoreless on four shots through the first half before coming alive and pushing Boston past the Sixers in the third. He scored three straight driving layups off the pick-and-roll that broke a tie and put Boston ahead 60-54. He finished with 14 in the quarter and nearly had a triple-double through three.
I'm still waiting for Rondo to take over big games down the stretch. I suppose his jumper is too shaky on some nights to do this. On the other hand, how many jumpers did he take in the third quarter last night? It seems that no team can prevent him from getting to the rack. So why not just let Rondo do his thing when the game is on the line?