Twitter Reaction to Rajon Rondo's Rollercoaster Return to Boston Celtics

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Twitter Reaction to Rajon Rondo's Rollercoaster Return to Boston Celtics
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In an NBA Atlantic Division showdown, the Philadelphia 76ers defeated the Boston Celtics by a score of 95-94 in overtime. Rajon Rondo led the Celtics with 16 points, 14 assists and 13 rebounds, tallying his 14th career regular season triple-double.

Twitter's reaction to Rondo's roller coaster night, however, sums up the tale of two halves.

Rondo was phenomenal, for the most part, making 8-of-14 from the field and grabbing three offensive boards. His triple-double alone was impressive, but those numbers are down right nasty.

Especially when you remember that we're talking about a 6'1" point guard.

Even Rondo's arch rival Los Angeles Lakers had some praise for the one-man band. Dave McMenamin of ESPN Los Angeles reports that Dwight Howard was the most impressed.

 

 

At the half, Rondo had 14 points, 10 rebounds, eight assists and two blocks on 7-of-11 shooting.  Minutes into the third quarter, he picked up the first of many triple-doubles to come in the 2012-13 regular season.

As one responder noted, who would have thought that assists would be the last thing he needed?

 

 

Avid fans did not hesitate to sing Rondo's praise, as the NBA's triple-double master continues to shock and awe any crowd he finds. In fact, he has done so at a rate that no other point guard has even come close to matching.

Not even Chris Paul.

 

 

Just for the record, Rondo has more triple-doubles since 2008-09 than LeBron James. Rondo rests at 24 while James sits at 21.

So where does he sit in Celtics history? Consider him the best of the post-Bird era in the triple-double category.

 

 

That's 14 in the regular season and another 10 in the playoffs.

One more statistic? Okay then.

 

 

Unfortunately, not all went well for Rondo. Despite leading the Celtics to what should have been a victory, Rondo could not convert when it mattered most.

He slipped on his attempt at a buzzer-beating game-winner.

 

A tragic end to a magical evening in which Rondo went... Well, Rondo was just being Rondo.

Anyone still up for a debate about his being elite?

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