BOSTON – The Boston Celtics were dealt a haymaker Sunday afternoon when they learned that their All-Star point guard, Rajon Rondo, will miss the remainder of the season with a torn ACL in his right knee.
News of Rondo’s injury was filtered out to reporters during the third quarter of Boston’s 100-98 victory over the Miami Heat. Rumors had been circulating for hours, but confirmation of the news quickly altered the direction of Boston’s season.
BOSTON - January 27 had been circled on a lot of calendars since the NBA released the 2012-13 schedule, as the Miami Heat-Boston Celtics matchup promised to be a main event-type NBA game. In retrospect, it was a day of greater importance than anyone could have predicted.