Rajon Rondo recorded his 8th career triple double (13 points, 17 assists, 12 rebounds) in Boston’s come-from-behind 92-91 win Saturday night in game one of the Eastern Conference semifinals. Rondo was unstoppable in the 4th quarter against 2nd-year Philly guard Evan Turner, tallying six points, five assists, four rebounds.
While Turner is a good defender, Iguodala is one of the league’s best. He harassed Paul Pierce into a 3-for-11 night in game one, but Rondo and Kevin Garnett (29 points, 11 rebounds) took over late. Perhaps the move is to put Turner on Pierce, and Iguodala on Rondo?
Next question: How to slow Kevin Garnett, who is averaging a double-double through eight playoff games so far? Spencer Hawes had a nice game one (15 points, eight rebounds), as did Lavoy Allen (12 points), but the best situation would probably be to push tempo so the soon-to-be 36-year-old is gassed in the 4th.
Boston is favored by 4.5.