Rajon Rondo has made a habit of creating highlight-reel plays in the 2010 NBA Playoffs. The play against Orlando when he dove for a loose ball was a perfect example of what can happen when the point guard combines his incredible athletic ability with full-tilt hustle. Last night, Rondo made another hustle play at a huge point in the game. Check out the video of Rajon Rondo’s tip-in against the Lakers in Game 5 of the NBA Finals, courtesy of YouTube user rondo9celtics:
Phil Jackson told his players in a fourth-quarter huddle that the Celtics know how to lose games late. If not for Rondo’s efforts, he may have been justified in what he was preaching. This particular video is a bit dramatic, but it shows how the Celtics point guard came out of nowhere to make a play on the ball. It also shows that he was fouled by Lamar Odom on the play. It’s plays like this one that have the Celtics in a position to win their second title in three seasons.
Video Credit: YouTube user rondo9celtics