Rondo requests one on one at Doc's office

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Rajon Rondo requested a rare post-game meeting with Doc Rivers following a difficult 97-81 loss to the Bulls.

"Think we need to play with a better sense of urgency," he said before his meeting with Rivers. “It better be a wakeup call, if not, we won’t make it far. We’re a completely different team (than last year). It’s not the same team. We’re not going to be able to turn it on like we did year. I don’t know what we’re waiting on but these types of games we have to find a way to win. It’s a roller-caster and right now we went back down today."

I wouldn't be surprised if Rondo wasn't frustrated/embarrassed by Rose doing whatever he liked last night. When Rondo talks about it not being the same team I'm going to assume he's not lamenting the loss of Tony Gaffney in the locker room. He's talking about Perkins. On the court the Celtics defense has always been set up, so Rondo funnels a driver a certain direction, but he can't finish because Perk and KG are there to stop him. Now there's just KG there and he wasn't enough to stop Rose.

Offensively I feel that Rondo only has himself to blame. He should be pushing the ball more and attacking the hoop. Top point guards thrive on drives to the hoop and getting to the line. Rondo wants no part of the free throw stripe and that is a shame, since Rondo can get by anyone.