The Big 3? How about the player who isn't included in that nickname? Rajon Rondo.
The man that has become a playoff-proven guard is a triple-double machine and has produced Magic Johnson-type numbers during his NBA playoff career. The player who some believed to be "over-hyped" during the Celtics 2008-2009 playoff run is now the key reason why Boston has made it back to the Eastern Conference finals.
He arguable is the quickest and fastest PG in the league and is one of the NBA leaders in steals. He has good court vision and is a great passer who can create for Paul Pierce, Ray Allen, Brandon Bass and feed Kevin Garnett in the post.
Rondo has grown physically and mentally and now has the mentality that he is one of the best players in the league.
Certainly, the Celtics veterans have helped Rondo grow into the player he is today, there is no denying that.
But Rondo brings that special extra dimension to the Celtics, a certain presence, touch, and feel that is remarkable to watch.
His clutch performance against the Sixers in Game 7 showed that Boston is his team for the foreseeable future and that he can be counted on in clutch moments throughout the rest of this postseason.