The Conference Call East: April 21, 2008
Posted Apr 28 2008 2:00PM
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Big Three, Plus One
With 15 points, nine assists, six rebounds and two steals in his first postseason game, Rondo looked like a veteran of NBA playoff action. "I was pretty comfortable. I didn't really get nervous," said Rondo. "I tried to approach it like a regular season [game] but I knew the intensity would be a lot higher."
Even Rondo's backup Sam Cassell, no stranger himself to playoff excellence, was impressed with his young teammate. "He did what we needed him to do," said Cassell. "He led us, he scored when he had to score, he passed when he had to pass and he defended when he had to defend."
Hawks Coach Mike Woodson, understandably concentrating on stopping KG, Paul Pierce and Ray Allen, acknowledged Rondo's ability to make plays after Game One. "As long as Ray and Paul aren't sticking the dagger in you," said Woodson, "you have to deal with Rondo making [his] shots."
Letters, They Get Letters
On Pistons.com, fans vented a bit about Detroit's unexpected Game One loss to the surprising Sixers.
On Wizards.com, the GameDay Blog has all the latest on Washington's matchup with LeBron and the Cavs.
Check It Out
On Raptors.com, Chuck Swirsky Checks In with some adjustments Toronto must make in Orlando.
On Hawks.com, Lang Whitaker points out a trio of crucial issues for Atlanta against the Celtics.
On Bobcats.com, Play-by-Play Announcer Steve Martin and writers Matt Rochinski and Malinda Murray make their first-round predictions.