National TV Rajon Rondo helped out the Celtics last night

The Bulls faced off against the Cavaliers last night and our old pal Rajon Rondo did us a solid and knocked off Lebron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, keeping the Celtics alone in first place atop the Eastern Conference by a half-game. After dropping a tough loss to the Bucks at home on Wednesday the Celtics lead was in jeopardy, but our old pal reached back and we got to see vintage National TV Rondo on TNT last night:

Rondo nearly pulled off a triple-double in the effort with 7 points, 9 rebounds and 15 assists as the Bulls knocked off the defending champs at home in Chicago. The Bulls were extremely efficient off Rondo dimes, particularly on a nice run in the 3rd quarter:

Rondo was also in top antagonist form as well, doing his best to get in Lebron's head which instantly brought me back to his glory days in green as he pump-faked a block at a James free-throw and then tried to high-five him after he bricked it:

Just awesome. The Bulls have recently inserted Rondo back into the starting lineup as they are desperately trying to find a spark to get them into the playoffs. As of now the sit 1 game out of the race, behind both the 7 and 8 seeds in Miami and Indiana, for one of those final spots in the East.

Obviously this season hasn't gone quite as well as Chicago or Rondo would've hoped but it seems Rajon is playing some of his best basketball this season since he's reentered the Bulls starting backcourt.

Fun Fact: The Bulls are 4-3 since Dwyane Wade left the lineup with an elbow injury, which seems slightly above average for a team that's just under .500 (36-39), but in his absence they've played 6 playoff teams in that stretch and beaten three really good ones (Milwaukee, Utah, and Cleveland).



One more look at that vintage Rondo dish to Mirotic because wow:

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