Boston Celtics hand Spurs their Second Straight Loss

Posted: January 6, 2011 in Basketball, Boston, NBA, Sports, Texas
Rajon Rondo

Rajon Rondo is better than Tony Parker

Last night, the Boston Celtics handed the San Antonio Spurs their second straight loss.  The Celtics beat the Spurs by a score of 105 to 103.  The previous night, the Spurs were taken down by the New York Knicks.

The Spurs fell to 29-6 and the Celtics improved to 27-7, the 2 best records in the NBA.  The Miami Heat and Dallas Mavericks are the only other remaining NBA teams with fewer than 10 losses.

Spurs guard, Tony Parker, was criticizing Celtics guard, Rajon Rondo, for not being an “elite” NBA point guard.  Last night, Rondo had 22 assists as part of his triple double.  Rondo’s 14.0 Assists per game doubles Tony Parkers average of just 7.0 per game.  Rondo has missed 11 games so far this season and is still 4th on the total assists category and is head and shoulders #1 above Steve Nash (2nd) for assists per game.

Rondo has 13 double-doubles and 2 triple-doubles so far this season and Tony Parker only has 4 double-doubles with no triple-doubles.  Parker has a slight edge in points per game… Parker is just under 18 points a game while Rondo is at 11 points per game.  Among guards, Rondo is 9th in the league in rebounding while Parker is 39th.  Rajon is 2nd in the entire NBA in steals per game and Parker is 22nd.  Rondo’s FG % is just slightly higher than Parker’s (52.8% and 52.3% respectively).

So ask yourself this, Tony Parker… if Rondo is superior in almost every aspect, what makes you “elite” and Rondo not “elite”?  I would take Rondo on my team over you any day.  Maybe he is just taking out his aggression for losing Eva Longoria.


  1. I watched the Spurs loss to the Knicks and was amazed when Popovich, with his team down by 7 with 3 minutes remaining, removed his starting players. It looked like he was trying to send a message. Maybe a little sheen is off of the Spurs tremendous start.

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