Old Celtics Need Rondo To Be A Pace Maker

May 23, 2012; Philadelphia, PA USA; Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo (9) brings the ball up court on a break against the Philadelphia 76ers during the second half of game six of the Eastern Conference semifinals of the 2012 NBA Playoffs at the Wells Fargo Center. The 76ers defeated the Celtics, 82-75. The 76ers tied the series at 3 games each. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-US PRESSWIRE

The Celtics need Rajon Rondo to be a dictator in game 7, not a democrat. It has to be his show for good or bad. He can't just float in random mode for half the night and hope something or someone starts clicking. He has to look for his own shot (the closer to the rim the better) and he has to put people in position to score. But perhaps most importantly, he has to set the pace. Don't take my word for it, listen to Doc.

Celtics must make good use of their time - The Boston Globe

"Basically, we walked the ball up the floor the entire game, so we didn’t get any pace into it. We have to get Rondo running. We keep saying we don’t want Philly to run, but we need to run, and the best way for us is to have a running game offensively and a slowdown game for them at the other end. In the games we’ve won we’ve been able to do that and the games we’ve lost we haven’t been able to do it.

Somewhere Tommy is nodding his head in agreement. "Run, run, run!"

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