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Rondo fast becoming Celts' leader

The maturation of the Boston Celtics' young point guard has been an involved process

Originally Published: April 23, 2009
By Jackie MacMullan | ESPN.com

BOSTON -- Rajon Rondo has his own ideas on how things should go. He was convinced the best way to compensate for the numbing loss of Kevin Garnett in the Boston Celtics' opening playoff game was to attack the Chicago Bulls, to exploit them with his speed and his cunning and his athleticism.

But Rondo didn't count on rookie point guard Derrick Rose upstaging him with his own spectacular arsenal of penetration moves. He never expected Chicago's pick-and-roll sets to shred his team's ...

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