NBA final tips
Rajon Rondo is the youngest of the Big 4 of the Boston Celtics, but the best. Rondo has guided the Celtics to a possible 18th championship.
First off, he dominated Mario Chalmers in the Miami Heat series. He guided the Celtics to win in five games over the Heat.He was a machine in the series against the Cavs, outplaying LeBron James. He even had a triple-double in one win over the Cavs. Due to Rondo’s performance, Celtics won in six games.
Then came the Orlando Magic series. Rondo dominated for the third straight series. Jameer Nelson could not keep up with Rondo’s speed and blew by him so many times.The Celtics were up 3-0, but they were about to choke the series. Rajon Rondo and the Big 4 saved the Celtics from elimination, and the team won in six games.Boston is in the Finals. Rondo has a great matchup against an old Derek Fisher. Rondo should easily be the leading scorer for the Celtics in the NBA Finals.
Celtics have a great shot at this final. Even though Kobe was unreal during Game Six of the Western Conference Finals, practically toying with Alvin Gentry and the Suns, basketball is a team sport. Kobe can put the Lakers on his back, and Gasol or Fisher can put up big numbers, but I think it’s still no match for the “Big Four”. Rondo is more than legit, and with this year being potentially the last for Ray Allen in Boston, this is a championship run not worth wasting. The C’s beat LA in 2008, and with Rondo emerging as one of the best point guards in the league, they will do it again in 2010. Celtics win Game Six at home to clinch the ‘ship.
Looking at it from a neutral position, it’s hard to see the Lakers getting past the team basketball that the Celtics play, it’s just too fluid. I’m not saying the Celtics are going to take it 4-0, I hope as much as anyone that it goes down to the wire, but can’t see the Lakers pulling it off.
Celtics defense held Kobe to 40 percent shooting (off his career postseason average of 45 percent) and forced him to commit one turnover per game more than his career postseason average in the ’08 Finals.
Expect Rondo to be the NBA Finals MVP, and for the Boston Celtics to win in six games. That’s the one reason why the Celtics look too good, plus the fact that their bench looks far too deep for the Lakers to handle.