Cats: "What long fingers you have." - Rondo: "All the better to swipe from you my dear."
Best of both worlds. Rest and the W. Doc gave the Big 3 the night off and the rest of the team still managed to beat the woeful Bobcats.
If you were wondering what the Celtics would look like in the post Big 3 era, Sunday’s game against the Bobcats probably wasn’t the best example. One could assume that a future without Ray Allen, Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett would include more talented personnel, for example. But if you were wondering how Rajon Rondo would play without the three All-Stars, Sunday’s game served as a interesting sneak peak. Rondo played the first 32 and a half minutes and scored 16 points and had 13 assists. Yes, the Celtics were playing the woeful Bobcats, but Rondo wasn’t exactly playing with Hall of Famers.
Killer B's Avery Bradley and Brandon Bass each chipped in a game-high 22 points, but it was Rajon Rondo -- operating without the Big Three -- who barely left the floor (43:14) while registering 20 points, 16 assists and 6 rebounds to pace the Celtics past the hapless Bobcats. Gerald Henderson scored 22 points for the Bobcats.