Feb 7, 2013; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Celtics forward/center Kevin Garnett (5) raises his right arm in celebration during the last minutes of the fourth quarter against the Los Angeles Lakers at TD Banknorth Garden. The Boston Celtics won 116-95. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Boston Celtics: Life Without All Star Rajon Rondo


If you would’ve told me that the Boston Celtics would win 6 straight games after losing All-Star point guard Rajon Rondo I would’ve thought you were crazy. But since Rondo’s absence, players have stepped up in all the areas that made Rondo dangerous. Watching Boston you see about 3 or 4 passes each possession in the half court, so they get it to the man that has the best chance of scoring. The most impressive play during this winning streak has come from the guards as a unit and forward Jeff Green who has emerged as a great defender and scorer for the Celtics coming off the bench. You cannot look past the veteran leadership from Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Jason Terry that are mentoring these younger players every game and putting them into the best situations to be successful. Boston is slowly but surely getting back to their old ways where defense came first and ultimately led to offense and with the defensive intensity coming from guards Avery Bradley and Courtney Lee it is making life very difficult for opposing back courts. In power rankings according to ESPN the Celtics have moved up 4 spots from 17th to 13th and if they keep this intensity up they should skyrocket into the top 10 in the next few weeks. Celtic fans all across the nation should be very intrigued by this Celtic team and should expect a playoff run.

 

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