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Big 3 Get DNP-Bobcats: Celtics Still Win

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Cats: "What long fingers you have." - Rondo: "All the better to swipe from you my dear."
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.

Green Street » Fast Break: Rajon Rondo leads C’s past 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.

Rapid Reaction: Celtics 94, Bobcats 82 - Boston Celtics Blog - ESPN Boston

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.