How many times will Rajon Rondo drop 13 points in a first quarter with zero assists? Never? I’ll check at some point, but it’s a safe bet he hasn’t done this very often.
Nevertheless, we’ve played 10 minutes in Philadelphia, and Rondo has 13 of the Celtics’ 23 points, with zero assists. With Paul Pierce hurting, Kevin Garnett out with two fouls and Ray Allen out of of rhythm, the Celtics need Rondo to score, and he knows it.