Eastern Conference & Rajon Rondo
The Eastern Conference is one of two conferences in the National Hockey League (NHL) used to divide teams. Rajon Pierre Rondo (born February 22, 1986) is an American professional basketball Point Guard with the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA). /5
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(Sports Network) - If the Boston Celtics plan to take one more run at the top spot in the Eastern Conference, they will have to bring their A-game to the Windy City tonight against the Chicago Bulls. The Atlantic Division champion Celtics are three full games behind the Central kings, the Bulls, with just five games left in the regular season for both clubs. A loss tonight by Boston would all but eliminate the Cs in the race for the top seed. Its going to be like Game 1 of a playoff series between teams trying to get to the Finals, Celtics forward Jeff Green said. Weve just got to come out, focus on the defensive end, and be sure were ready to play. Playoffs is like the main course, Boston superstar Kevin Garnett added. This will definitely be the appetizer. In their last encounter on Tuesday the defending East champs dismantled long- time rival Philadelphia when Rajon Rondo finished with 16 points and 13 assists, as the Celtics used a dominant second half to beat the 76ers, 99-82, at TD Garden. Paul Pier ...
You guys act like the Celtics have no chance. If they were in the West? you're right. But getting one of the last 3 seeds in the East shouldn't be hard at all. They have Rondo, Avery Bradley, Jeff Green, Brandon Bass, and Kelly Olynk/Fab Melo as their starters. Solid bench players include Courtney Lee, Jared Sullinger, Gerald Wallace, Marshon Brooks, Kris Humphries... I mean they aren't THAT bad! They should be able to make a low seed in the Eastern Conference.
All-knee surgery team in the Eastern Conference playoffs: Rajon Rondo, Lou Williams, Derrick Rose, Danny Granger, Amaré Stoudemire
Celtics' Rondo tears right ACL; season over BOSTON (AP) -- Boston Celtics star Point Guard Rajon Rondo will miss the rest of the season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. The news came during Boston's 100-98 double-overtime win over the Miami Heat on Sunday in which Ray Allen returned to his old home court for the first time. ''New guys are going to get an opportunity now,'' Boston forwardPaul Pierce said. ''These guys haven't had a chance to really showcase what they can do.'' For the past five seasons, Pierce, Allen and Kevin Garnett made up the Big Three. After Allen signed with the Heat as a free agent in the offseason, Rondo joined that group - and became the team leader with his ability to run the offense. He was chosen as the starting Point Guard for the Eastern Conference in the All-Star Game in Houston on Feb. 17. Now the Celtics hope he can be ready for the start of next season. ''How far is that?'' coach Doc Rivers said, ''I don't even know how long that is. Eight months? ...
Life after Rajon Rondo and what this Celtics team will need to do in order to remain relevant in the Eastern Conference
Tonight's NBA Basketball segment will feature 2 teams that many consider to be arguably the greatest rivalry in the sport on a professional level. The Celtics from Boston (21-23) have been on top of the Eastern Conference for the most part of their resurgance the past 5 seasons but struggling as of late (4-6 last 10 games, 1-4 last 5 games). The segment will also feature another dominant team of the past but instead in the Western Conference, the Kobe Bryant-led Lakers from Los Angeles (19-25...since aquiring league favorites & All-Stars Dwight Howard & Steve Nash during the offseason via trades & free agency) who have also had issues of their own during the 1st half of the season (also 4-6 last 10 games, 2-3 last 5 games). Will either of these teams make the NBA Playoffs this season? What are the Celtics options in replacing All-Star guard Rajon Rondo? Can the Lakers turn things around in the West? So save the sportsbar and local barbershop conversation as we answer these questions tonight on the MINOR s ...
1) The Boston Celtics will have to figure out how to navigate the NBA Eastern Conference without star Point Guard Rajon Rondo as he tore his ACL and is now out for the season.
Shout out to Rajon Rondo he tore his Acl today good luck recovering and Derrick Rose will take your spot as the number one Point Guard in the Eastern Conference
Im liking this whole ACL tear switch that is happening in the Eastern Conference. As Derrick Rose is preparing to make his return sooner than later, Rajon Rondo is just now starting his journey into the magical world of surgery/rehabilitation. RIP Boston Celtics '12-'13 season
Basketball Anthony fires Knicks to win over Celtics Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Garnett showed no signs of any lingering bad blood between them as the New York Knicks snapped their 11-game losing streak in Boston with a 89-86 win over the Celtics on Thursday. New York's Anthony and Boston's Garnett had jawed at each other throughout a testy contest earlier this month, which continued after the game when Anthony tried to confront Garnett at the Boston team bus. Anthony received a one-game suspension for his role in the incident. On Thursday, the pair exchanged a fist bump before the tip-off and were all about business. Anthony led the way with a game-high 28 points while Amar'e Stoudemire, Jason Kidd and Iman Shumpert all reached double figures to help the Knicks (26-14) cement their place at the top of the Eastern Conference's Atlantic Division. Garnett was restricted to just eight points, but also contributed 12 rebounds for Boston. Celtics Point Guard Rajon Rondo added 23 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assist ...
Rajon Rondo and Kevin Garnett get a little video tribute here at Both named starters for the Eastern Conference.
KOBE LEADS VOTING Guard Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers, which is the leading scorer so far this season, has the support of the fans who gave the most votes for the 62nd All-Star Game. Bryant, who this season and managed to reach the 30,000 points as a professional, received 977,444 votes and in the second count that made the NBA to elect the respective holders teams in the Eastern Conference and Western. The Lebron James of the Miami Heat, was second in receiving 970,314 votes. Along with Bryant in the Western Conference followed by forward Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder (924,898 votes), while Carmelo Anthony, New York Knicks (891 759) is the runner-up to James in the East . James, Anthony and Kevin Garnett (328,716) of the Boston Celtics, are chosen by the fans for the eaves and power forward positions, respectively. While Dwyane Wade, the Heat, received 645,875 votes and Rajon Rondo, the Celtics came to 574,272, which became the basis escort and holders, respectively. Among the highest rated ...
Boston Celtics at Brooklyn Nets (-3.5, 187.5) The last time the Brooklyn Nets and Boston Celtics met on Nov. 28, there were three ejections in Brooklyn's 95-83 victory in Boston. While there might not be any ejections or shoving incidents in Tuesday's Christmas Day rematch at the Barclays Center, neither team is feeling cheerful about its quality of play since the night Rajon Rondo shoved Kris Humphires in retaliation for a hard foul on Kevin Garnett in the second quarter. The Nets beat Boston twice in November during an 11-4 start that saw Avery Johnson win Eastern Conference coach of the month. Since then they have had to deal with a foot injury to Brook Lopez and comments from Deron Williams and Joe Johnson about the offense. As a result of those things, Brooklyn has won just eight of 11, though it halted a three-game losing streak with Sunday's 95-92 home win over Philadelphia by getting 22 points from Johnson. Boston has not been much better and since going a season-high three games over .500 on Dec ...
On the bus after Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals, Rajon Rondo sat next to his "closest friend on the team" and asked Kevin Garnett the obvious: "What are you going to do? I'd really like it if you would come back."
5. Just how much is Rajon Rondo capable of in Boston? If you watched the Eastern Conference Finals last year and nothing else, you'd think Rondo was the league's second-best player and that the Celtics' "Big Three" referred to the numbers in Rondo's points, rebounds and assists columns. His 20.9 points, 11.3 assists, 6.9 rebounds and 49 percent shooting against Miami left the Celtics just one win away from a shocking Finals appearance. So why, exactly, can't we expect similar production from Rondo throughout this upcoming season? We've heard others say Rondo's focus tends to drift when the games aren't as critical. But with Ray Allen gone, Paul Pierce losing some of his scoring touch and Kevin Garnett always a medical mystery, Rondo might just be the star in Boston. If he responds to that responsibility and puts up numbers similar to his playoff averages (17.3 points, 11.9 assists, 6.7 rebounds and 47 percent shooting), not only will the Celtics be threatening to come out of the East again, but Rondo will ...
People were wondering why Boston Celtics backup Point Guard Keyon Dooling suddenly retired. He was only 32 years old and was coming off a trip to the Eastern Conference Finals with a team he appeared to love. He clearly had a lot of basketball left in his body. So, why did he decide to call it quits?Well, on September 27th, Dooling explained it to Jessica Camerato of CSNNE.com.You can find the full article here, and man, is it gut-wrenching.To summarize, Dooling starts off by saying one of the primary reasons he decided to stop playing ball was because he wanted to spend more time with his family. A husband and a father of four, the daily grind of being a professional basketball player caused him to miss some momentous occasions in the lives of his kids. He didn't want that to happen anymore.Then, Dooling dropped a bomb on all of us: He said he was sexually abused as a youth. That is obviously devastating enough as it is and certainly weighs like an 800-pound gorilla on your shoulders. It wasn't just that ...
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When they all flew out of Oklahoma City on Feb. 23, Paul Pierce and Rajon Rondo headed to the All-Star Game and the rest for a weekend of soul searching, no one was thinking about Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals. The Celtics were two games under .500, and even making the playoffs was sort...
Rajon Rondo post game interview game 7 vs. Miami Heat Rajon Rondo gives a post game interview after losing game 7 to the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference...
"1) I criticized Lebron James for walking off the court in 2009 when the Magic won the Eastern Conference Finals. I criticize Kevin Garnett and Rajon Rondo for doing the same Saturday night. I know all the talk about them being warriors and blah, blah, blah. They're not warriors. People who fight in wars are warriors. They're basketball players. And it isn't too much to ask them to stay on the court for 30 seconds to congratulate the team that beat them. Doc Rivers did. Ray Allen did. Paul Pierce did. Garnett and Rondo should have, too." - David Alridge
Celtics vs. Heat Game 7 - NBA Videos and Highlights. Rajon Rondo records a triple-double but the Celtics fall to the Heat in Game 7 as Lebron James' 31 points and 12 rebounds leads Miami to the NBA Finals.
Rajon Rondo goes for another post season triple double but his C's come up short as Miami's Big Three come up big in a 101-88 game 7 Eastern conference championship victory. Can Labron's talents be enough to get past Durant, Westbrook and OKC in the 2012 NBA Finals? Or will the league's youngest team be too much for Miami to avenge last season's Finals upset? Tune in on ABC Tuesday June 12 for game 1 of the NBA Finals.
There's a more tangible and logical reason the Celtics will ultimately win the Eastern Conference Finals -- something like the mismatches they've been able to exploit against the Heat with Point Guard Rajon Rondo and center Kevin Garnett -- but here's a better reason that's not nearly as easy to quantify: Boston simply refuses to lose. Maybe it's the experience of having been in these types of situations five straight years. Maybe it's the fear that this could truly be the last rodeo for a veteran core. Whatever the reason, Boston will simply not go quietly this season and, having rallied from a 2-0 hole, the Celtics stand two wins from a third trip to the NBA Finals in five seasons. Oh sure, the Heat probably have more individual talent, more athleticism, more reasons -- on paper -- that they should win this series. But these Celtics defy all logic. They make things as difficult as possible on themselves and each time you try to shovel dirt on them, a hand comes reaching out of the ground below. Conventi ...
It had to be a shocking development for Lebron James late Sunday night, reduced as he was to just another rich guy with courtside seats as Rajon Rondo scored the deciding points in the Celtics’ 93-91 victory against the Miami Heat in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals. This isn’t...
Last night the Celtics tied the Heat at 2-2 in the Eastern Conference Finals, which is good news if you want to watch a competitive series. It's even better news if you want to watch Rajon Rondo play incredible basketball. Rondo already blessed us with one spectacular, punishing performance in game.
Things I have learned in the NBA Eastern Conference playoffs...if you don't consider Rajon Rondo a top 3 PG you are an *** and Lebron James is a freak and if you don't think he is the best in the game right now, you again are an ***
Boston, MA (Sports Network) - Paul Pierce and Lebron James fouled out in overtime, but the Boston Celtics still had Rajon Rondo and the Miami Heat still had Dwyane Wade. Rondo scored the go-ahead bucket and Wade missed a three-pointer at the buzzer Sunday night, giving the Celtics a 93-91 win and tying the Eastern Conference Finals at two games apiece. The game went to overtime only after Miami came back from an 18-point deficit in the first half, when Pierce was knocking down shots, Ray Allen was hitting three-pointers and Rondo was dissecting the defense with sharp passes. Even Keyon Dooling got in on the act. Indeed, all was right with the Celtics until the end of third quarter when the Heat started to make a run to turn a lopsided game into a dog fight. James hit a tying three-pointer in the final minute of regulation in front of a stunned TD Garden crowd, but also passed on the final possession to Udonis Haslem, who missed a jumper. In the end, Boston emerged with its second straight win and will hea ...
Heat is on: Rajon Rondo and Celtics hold off Miami 93-91 in overtime, tie Eastern Conference Finals at 2-2: -JM
Did you see Rajon Rondo's halftime interview during Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals? He takes a big swing at the Miami Heat.
Rajon Rondo's signature ball fake against the Miami Heat in game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals. AMAZING! Faked out me too!
Take look back the Heat's epic battle with Rajon Rondo and the Celtics in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals.
Down eight points to the Miami Heat in the third quarter of Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals, the Boston Celtics needed a basket, so they turned to the guy they rely on to generate good looks. With the … Continue reading →
not yet. There’s at least one more round of playoffs for the old Bones of Causeway Street. In a series that could have been sponsored by John Deere or Black & Decker, the Celtics defeated the Philadelphia 76ers, 85-75, in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals at the Garden on Saturday night. B...
BOSTON -- Rajon Rondo had 18 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds to lead the Boston Celtics to an 85-75 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 7 of their playoff series on Saturday night to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals.
Boston earns the right to play Miami for the Eastern Conference title, thanks largely to Rajon Rondo
Rajon Rondo scored 11 points down the stretch, including a 3-pointer with less than three minutes left, to lead the Celtics over the Sixers in Game 7 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series.
Rajon Rondo recorded a triple-double as the Boston Celtics booked a place in the Eastern Conference Finals.
Boston Celtics win Game 7 of the NBA Eastern Conference playoffs last night thanks to Rajon Rondo.
Rajon Rondo's offense came alive just in time to push the Celtics to the Eastern Conference final!
(yall boys dont know basketball like me son) "Bird hated that the Pacers stood there and let the shot to Stephenson go unanswered, that shots to Tyler Hansbrough and David West had gone unanswered. Nevertheless, the Pacers introduced the physical play into this series, and the Heat merely have escalated it. The Celtics still don’t forgive Dwyane Wade for the tackle on Rajon Rondo that dislocated his elbow in the Eastern Conference semifinals a year ago and ultimately dispatched Boston’s best player out of the playoffs."
The franchise returned to prominence during the 2007–2008 season when Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen joined Paul Pierce as the new "Big Three," leading the team to its 17th championship in 2008 and an Eastern Conference title in 2010. The Celtics have met the Lakers a record 12 times in the NBA Finals, including their most recent appearances in 2008 and 2010, with the Celtics winning nine and Lakers winning three. Laterin 2010, the team made a remarkable comeback with Point Guard Rajon Rondo developing into a perennial all-star and having an outstanding performance throughout the season, bringing Celtics to higher record. Four Celtics (Bob Cousy, Bill Russell, Dave Cowens and Larry Bird) have won the NBA Most Valuable Player Award for an NBA record total of 10 MVP awards.  Their mascot 'Lucky the Leprechaun' is an ode to the team's Irish heritage.  MasNa! Miherma! Kapish! ;-P
Herald: C's the day with Rajon Rondo: As Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinal series between the Celtics a...
Then it was Dr. J vs Larry Bird, Andrew "the boston strangler" Tony vs Dennis Johnson and Bobby Jones vs Cedric Maxwell. Now its Jrue Holliday vs Rajon Rondo, Andre Iguadola vs Paul Pierce and Evan Turner vs Ray Allen. The names have changed but its still the best rivalry in the Eastern Conference, Sixers vs Celtics. We bout to shock the world.
Al Horford scored 19 points in his first start since January, and the Atlanta Hawks held on for an 87-86 victory over the Boston Celtics in a thrilling Game 5 of the Eastern Conference playoffs Tuesday night.
As some of the NBA's biggest stars have crumbled, Rajon Rondo's still standing, waiting to settle a score with the Heat.
Its like Eastern Conference wants to make it as easy as possible for Miami to make through. Dwight Howard or with a back problem, DRose tears acl, shumpert tears acl, Rajon Rondo gets suspended, and now Amare cuts his hand putting it through a fire extinguisher case window. Conspiracy.
The NBA announce Monday that Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo has been suspended for Game 2 of Eastern Conference first round playoff series
Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo was ejected during the final minute of Game 1 of an Eastern Conference playoff series for screaming at an official. Rondo also bumped the referee and could face a suspension from the league office.
ATLANTA -- Josh Smith scored 22 points and grabbed 18 rebounds, leading the Atlanta Hawks to an 83-74 victory over Boston in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference. Sunday, April 29, 2012.
I feel bad for all the Bulls fan out there because their team had the most depth in the Eastern Conference and there is no match-up I enjoy watching more than Rajon Rondo vs. Derrick Rose. Someday there will be a rematch of the 2009 1st round series that spawned NBA record 7 overtimes.
Back In The Mix April 6 -- The best player on the hottest team in the league since the All-Star break is not Lebron James or Kevin Durant, Kobe Bryant or Kevin Love. With all respect to those other MVP candidates, the honor belongs to Rajon Rondo of the Boston Celtics, whose MVP campaign from earlier this season was derailed by injuries and a Celtics' swoon. But Rondo and the Celtics have come on since the break -- 15-7 since All-Star Weekend in Orlando -- and have plenty of teams in the Eastern Conference fearing for their playoff lives. No team in the East can boast more championship experience on its roster, and the Lakers and Spurs are the only teams in the league capable of matching the Celtics in that department. The true beauty of Rondo's surge, and in turn the Celtics' post-All-Star rise, has been the unselfishness of their All-Star floor leader. Rondo's assists have spiked since the break (9.5 before and 12.6 since) while his points have taken a sizeable dip (14.8 before and 10.0 since). Rondo av ...
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