A grave error in an important moment.
Listen, Rajon Rondo. Saving a loose ball in your own backcourt is widely regarded as a cardinal sin of basketball. Saving a loose ball in your own backcourt when there isn't a teammate within forty feet and your in the final minutes of a close game is a borderline felony.
Rondo's crucial boner gave Kyrie Irving the widest-open layup imaginable and the Cavaliers a three-point lead. Cleveland would go on to win by five, with Irving dropping a sparkling 40 points while Rondo-- even with that assist-- fell short of a triple-double in Boston's fourth straight loss.