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Sunday, June 6th, 2010 at 11:14 am  |  6 responses

Rajon Rondo Won’t Blame His Back

Bill Doyle of the Telegram has a full report: “President of basketball operations Danny Ainge told WEEI-AM that he thought Rondo tweaked his back in Game 1against the Lakers when he finished with 13 points, 8 assists and 6 rebounds—respectable numbers, but below his playoff averages of 16.5, 9.9 and 5.3, and well below his 20.7, 11.8 and 6.3 figures in the conference semifinals against Cleveland. Coach Doc Rivers said before practice here yesterday at the Toyota Sports Center that it’s not Rondo’s back that hurts, but his rear end. ‘His glutes are tight,’ Rivers said. ‘It’s fine,’ Rondo insisted as he prepared for Game 2 at 8 tonight at the Staples Center. ‘I mean, I won’t know until contact, really. I’m fine, though — no excuses. Nobody’s 100 percent in the league right now. It’s the finals, so I don’t have any issues. I’m fine.’ Does the soreness affect him? ‘I don’t know,’ Rondo said. ‘I’ll let you guys tell me. I don’t think it’s affected me.’”  

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  • mark

    first!!!!!!!

  • haters hate

    he a class PG. he wont blame his back for an excuse. this series is going to be epic!

  • riggs

    “f*ck i look like? lebron?”

  • LD

    Hey, watch it. LeBron clearly reminded us 15 times that he was not going to use his elbow as an excuse.

  • BostonBaller

    LBJ didn’t have to..the media and game commentators did every time he missed a shot. lol. No excuses for RR, he has to pick it up and be aggressive or sit down. point Blank. I’m hoping he picks it up and doesn’t sit b/c we need him. lol. GREEN for 18

  • vtrobot

    that rondo fall in the final ORL game was pretty nasty. super awkward and hard. it was like a light version of that bogut slam.

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