Rondo's Historic Night Spoiled By Game 2 Loss
Rajon Rondo was the best basketball player on the floor Wednesday night in AmericanAirlines Arena. It wasn’t LeBron James. It wasn’t Dwyane Wade. It was unequivocally Rajon Rondo. But when push came to shove, it wasn’t Rondo who received kind treatment in the overtime session of an epic Game 2. Nope. It was still Wade.
Rondo, who already had 38 points to his credit on the night, drove to the basket with 1:35 remaining in overtime while the score was all tied up at 105-105. He drove directly to the rim and attempted a left-handed as he moved slightly to the left through the air. In the midst of that shot attempt, which rolled off of the rim, Wade hacked down on Rondo’s face. No foul. Play ball. There was no bouncing back from that momentum swing. The Celtics wound up falling 115-111, and you can bet your britches that the no-call on Wade followed by the yes-call for Wade will be a hot topic on sports radio all day on Thursday.