The legend of Rajon Rondo grew and grew and grew Friday.
And then grew some more during the Bulls 104-87 loss to the Celtics in Game 3 of their NBA playoff series.
Odd as it might sound, Rondo is reviving his career similarly to how A.J. Pierzynski did with the White Sox in 2005.
Consider this: The Bulls won the first two games of the series at Boston with Rondo and lost the third game in the United Center without him.
“He’s obviously a real good player who had two real good games (to start the series),” Celtics coach Brad Stevens said.
Rondo sat on the bench in Game 3 wearing a colorful outfit and cast on his right thumb, which he broke in Game 2.
“Certainly when you’re missing a good player it’s impactful,” Stevens conceded.
The way this series has gone, it’s no wonder that Rondo’s basketball reputation is shining quite a bit brighter than even just a month or so ago.
“We are going to miss Rondo, no doubt about it,” Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg said.
The Bulls signed Rondo, 31, in the offseason and he came to town after controversial stops in Dallas and Sacramento.
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