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Another Celtic falls flat on Team USA

Bird was a nonfactor in '92, Pierce was on failed '02 squad and now Rondo's out

Updated: August 24, 2010, 11:49 PM ET
By Peter May | ESPNBoston.com

Maybe we should have known something was fishy when Rajon Rondo somehow went from starter to DNP-coach's decision in the space of 24 hours during USA Basketball's exhibition tour in Europe. He had not registered a DNP-CD in any meaningful game for anyone since the first couple of months of the 2006-07 season, when coach Doc Rivers sat the rookie four times in the Celtics' first 23 games.

Team USA coach Mike Krzyzewski sat Rondo for Sunday's exhibition game against Spain, one night after ...

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