Nice win against the Clips last night, Rondo was the standout performer as we got to see how much havoc he can create when an opposing team's defense is negligent. An uplifting aspect of Garnett's injury has been getting to see Rajon control the game more. Against Cleveland he perhaps was too brazen at the end of the game, but against the Clips his doggedness at getting to the rim was inspiring. Now all we have to worry about is him getting the shit banged out of him. Cassell whacked him wickedly in the second quarter last night, and unfortunately it was nothing new to see Rondo hit the deck hard. He's a slight guy, and we have to just hope that he is able to sustain.
The strangest aspect of last night's game was that in the fourth quarter Dunleavy and Glenn both left their bench players in for far too long. Dan Dickau played all twelve minutes of the fourth quarter after not playing at all in the previous three quarters. Meanwhile Pierce, Ray and Rondo were on the bench until the final minute. Needless to say I would be going absolutely apeshit if the Celtics had lost this game, because the final six minutes were handled like garbage time - even though the Clippers were always within striking distance. It gave me an eeky feeling. Anyway, onto the great north woods of Minnesota.