The Celtics always have great point guards on their championship teams, such as Bob Cousy, K.C. Jones, Jo Jo White, Tiny Archibald and Dennis Johnson. Rajon Rondo added his name to that elite group with his play in the 2008 NBA Playoffs. Rondo averaged 10.2 points, 4.1 rebounds and 6.6 assists in the postseason, including a 16-assist performance in Game 2 of the NBA Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers. To that point, only Cousy (19) and Johnson (17) had more assists in a Finals game for the Celtics. “I think most players watch one game and think they are prepared. Rondo watched 10 games and was as prepared as a coach. That made him different,” said Head Coach Doc Rivers, a former point guard himself.
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