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5 Reasons the Boston Celtics Are Thriving Without Rajon Rondo
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Four-time All-Star Rajon Rondo is out for the season with a torn ACL, but remarkably, losing their best playmaker hasn't crippled the Boston Celtics. The C's have gone 11-4 since Rondo hit the sidelines, beginning with a victory on Jan. 27 against the Miami Heat.

After knocking off LeBron James and the Heat, the Celtics went on to reel off six consecutive victories before coming down to earth against the Charlotte Bobcats (of all teams!).

With wins over the Heat, L.A. Clippers, Denver Nuggets and Chicago Bulls since the end of January, the Celtics have been knocking off elite teams, and it's worth taking a look at just how they've done it. How have the Celtics seemingly improved despite losing the NBA's top assist man?

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