Boston Celtics

Rajon Rondo Video: Watch Celtics Guard's Fancy Ball Fake Against Miami Heat

Nathaniel UyFeatured ColumnistMay 4, 2011

The Boston Celtics fell to the Miami Heat once again on Tuesday night, to fall behind 0-2 in this second-round series.

But all is not lost for this Celtics group that includes four All-Stars and experienced veterans.

As long as they hold serve at home in Boston, they can build enough momentum playing at home that could help them come from behind in this series.

In this video, Rondo uses a screen by teammate Glen Davis to gain a step on his man Bibby then freed himself with an insane behind-the-back fake pass that left Bibby flatfooted.  The move opened up a clear path to the basket for Rondo and also earned him a whistle at Bibby's expense.

If there's a silver lining to this second-straight loss against the Miami Heat, it's this little tidbit:  Mike Bibby does not have the foot speed to matchup against Rondo on defense.

Now that Game 2 is out of the way, the next order of business should be to find a way to stop Dwyane Wade's drives to the basket and exploit the mismatch with Bibby guarding Rondo.

It's not like they didn't stop Wade before, the reason Boston won their regular season series was because they stopped Wade in isolation and made him a jump-shooter. 

If Boston can't relive that success on defense, then the Heat might as well celebrate winning the series right now.

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