With the Celtics playing arguably their best basketball of the season over the last two weeks, the question has been raised as to whether or not the team is actually better off without Rajon Rondo. Some may look at the results and say that yes, they must be. On the other hand, how can a team lose their All-Star point guard and have that be a good thing?
On January 27th, the Celtics were riding a six game losing streak into a Sunday matinee with the Miami Heat at the TD Garden when the team, and the world, learned that Rajon Rondo would be out for the rest of the season with a torn ACL. What easily could have been a seventh straight loss and the true beginning of the end for the 2012-2013 Celtics turned into a double-overtime thriller and the C’s came out on top. They have still not lost since, and their triple-overtime victory last night over the red-hot Denver Nuggets leaves them 7-0 without their star point guard.