Another season, another slow start. But at least we had Rondo's streak to talk about... for a while.
The Celtics will defend better. They pride themselves on defense and it has always been their identity. It will always be their identity as long as Kevin Garnett is running up and down that court. But with so many new faces, they have to integrate that defense better.
You know that Kevin Garnett can't be happy with the aggression and effort put forth in the Celtics two losses. So he called a meeting with the players before the coaches addressed the team and came up with another classic KG analogy.
He still needs 7 more games to pass John Stockton's 37 game streak back in 1989 and Magic Johnson sits on top of the all time streak list with 44 games between the '83 and '84 seasons.
Headed into the 4th quarter, the only thing that was left to watch was Rajon Rondo's assist numbers. Could he keep his streak of 10 assists or more alive? If so, how far would the team go to make that happen? At what point was it no longer just playing for pride and in fact playing to pad his stats?