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Rondo off since hard foul on Miller

Rajon Rondo's relentless style seems diminished over his last three playoff games

Originally Published: May 6, 2009
By Chris Sheridan | ESPN.com

BOSTON -- As air balls go, this one probably had Ben Wallace and Josh Boone shaking their heads.

Standing still at the foul line from 15 feet away, Rondo launched the ball 14 feet forward and one foot to his left. It missed everything -- and missed by a lot.

Now, nobody is going to mistake Rondo (a 64 percent career free throw shooter) for Steve Nash, Jose Calderon or Calvin Murphy, but this air ball was still exceedingly out of character for Rondo, who has been out of character ...

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