Playoff Rondo is back, and he’s full of pettiness and double-doubles.
Rajon Rondo has been a strong contributor to the Pelicans this postseason, averaging 12.7 points, 12.7 assists and 7.5 rebounds per game. New Orleans swept the Blazers in the first-round of the playoffs, earning a second-round matchup against the Warriors. The Pelicans promptly dropped the first contest of the matchup last week.
While there’s little doubt Golden State will win the series, the Pelicans put up a fight in Game 2 Tuesday. They were within striking distance up until the final 30 seconds, when Warriors forward Draymond Green walked to the free-throw line with a six-point advantage. That’s when Rondo decided to attempt a sweaty Hail Mary.