The Boston Celtics escaped with a 100-98 victory in double overtime against the Miami Heat on Sunday, but that was hardly the biggest news to come out of Boston. Rajon Rondo received word that he had torn his ACL and would therefore be out for the rest of the year.
This is a huge blow, but the Celtics aren't going to just roll over and die, according to Doc Rivers.
Doc Rivers on Celtics near-future without Rondo: "You can write the obituary, but I'm not."— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) January 27, 2013
The Celtics aren't dead, but Rajon Rondo's injury certainly put a damper on what was a huge win against Miami.
The loss of Rondo is huge, but Paul Pierce expects others to step up and show what they can do.
#Celtics Paul Pierce: with system we have, Rondo being 40-min guy, lot of guys haven't had opp. to show what they can do. Now they will.— Scott Souza (@scott_souza) January 27, 2013