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The Boston Celtics are 2 games away from being in the Eastern Conference Finals for the 1st time since the 2011-2012 season, but according to Rajon Rondo, they got lucky to even get out of the first round.
Two games into the first-round matchup against the Celtics and the Chicago Bulls had the #1 seed reeling with a 2-0 lead heading back to Chicago. Then the wheels fell off as Rondo got hurt and missed the remainder of the series.
If Rondo hadn’t got hurt, the Bulls would have swept the Celtics and the playoffs would look much different than it is right now, according to Rondo.
“Honestly, yeah,” Rondo said Monday on “Inside the NBA,” when asked if he thought Chicago would’ve swept the Celtics.
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After an up-and-down regular season, Rondo finally came alive in the first-round series, averaging 11.5 points, 10 assists, 8.5 rebounds, and 3.5 steals on 42.3 percent shooting in back-to-back wins.
“It was very frustrating, especially the way we were clicking at the time,” Rondo said. “We had a good chemistry going and I thought we were making some great adjustments in Games 1 and 2.”
Without Rondo, the Bulls looked like a shell of themselves, losing 4-straight before being eliminated.