Rondo To The Rescue As Celtics Win Game 7
Paul Pierce fouled out of Game 7 with 4:16 remaining in the fourth quarter. That play sent opposite thoughts through the minds of the Celtics and 76ers.
With Pierce watching from the sideline, Rondo stepped into the role of captain on the parquet floor. He scored seven consecutive points in the first 2:07 after Pierce fouled out of the game. Rondo accounted for nine consecutive points for the Celtics after Pierce fouled out. Those points came via a driving layup along the left baseline, a 2-pointer from the left wing that was originally ruled a 3-pointer, a bomb of a 3-pointer that seemed like it was launched from Cape Cod, and then two free throws.