As I was lying in bed thinking of last night’s exciting Memphis game (What? You don’t think of the Celtics as you’re lying in bed?), something dawned on me: When the C’s went into their crunch-time halfcourt offense in the last 2:00 of the game, that offense didn’t really include Rajon Rondo.
As just about everyone noted in their recaps of the game, the C’s went to one of their stand-by Big Three plays on their final three possessions of the game—the Pierce/KG pick-and-pop. And it’s a great play, and it worked perfectly the first two times they used it.
But it doesn’t include Rondo in any real way.
I have no idea whether this is significant, insignificant, totally unreasonable nit-picking on my part, over-analyzing or whatever. A sign that confidence in Rondo’s jumper and foul-shooting isn’t quite there yet? Or a recognition of match-up advantages KG and Pierce had against shaky defenders in Gay and Randolph?
It’s just a thought I had.
What do you all think?