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More Rondo Love

The Daily Dime has some more love for Rondo.

For starters, he began the night ranked 19th in the league in field-goal percentage (.519), the only non-forward or non-center among the NBA's top 20. He is second in the NBA in steals, eighth in assists, and posted his first career triple-double earlier this month as Boston was in the early stages of what has now become the longest winning streak in franchise history, tying the mark set by the '81-82 team.

"He's like a combo of J-Will (Jason Williams), the way he goes behind his back, Tony Parker, the way he hits his floater, and Gary Payton with the way he plays defense," Paul Pierce said. "He's a rare combo of speed, long arms, toughness, and he rebounds like Jason Kidd at that position."

He also seems to be building momentum for an All Star berth:

He is now being mentioned as a serious All-Star contender, and it's tough to see him being left off by the coaches when they vote for the reserves (Dwyane Wade and Allen Iverson have commanding leads in fan balloting). Aside from Joe Johnson and Devin Harris (and perhaps Ray Allen), is there any East guard more equally deserving?

"I try not to think much about it,' Rondo said. "There's a lot of talk about it, but the more we get wins, then the more I probably push myself to become an All-Star."

He sure looked like one Sunday night.

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