As you may imagine, our Cavaliers blog, Fear The Sword, wasn't exactly pleased with the result of Sunday's Game 4 against the Celtics. But more importantly, they are becoming more and more concerned with the play of Rajon Rondo, and remind that if Cleveland can't figure out a way to at least slow him down, there might not be any Eastern Conference finals for the Cavs.
In a game that gave a new meaning to the term 'maddening', Boston evened the series at 2-2, with a foul-plagued 97-87 victory. Thus this series becomes a best-of-three, and if the Cavaliers do not find a way to slow Rajon Rondo down...fast...a trip to the Eastern Conference Finals for Cleveland is seriously in doubt. [...]
But the numbers which mattered most were these three: 29, 18, and 13. As in Rajon Rondo points, rebounds, and assists. Eighteen rebounds...for a guard. [...]
Before then, Game Five will be played in Cleveland on Tuesday night. If Rondo is not somehow slowed, the Cavaliers had better be ready to neutralize most of the rest of the Celtics. And 40% shooting, including 4 of 21 on threes, isn't going to get it...not if we want to get our shot at Orlando.