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Rajon Rondo’s befuddled reaction to stats sheet during blowout loss is fantastic (video)


To say the effort put forth by the Boston Celtics on Tuesday night during the team’s 109-85 blowout loss to the Houston Rockets was abysmal wouldn’t do justice for just how horrible the team played. The team was down 18-1 early on and 40-18 when the first quarter mercifully ended.

Of course, injured and still-rehabbing point guard Rajon Rondo, who hasn’t played a game yet this year and there is no timetable for his return, was left to witness the carnage on the bench in street clothes, albeit spiffy street clothes.

At one point during the debacle, Rondo was handed a stat sheet that must have put the horrific performance into its proper perspective, because even in number form on a piece a paper –at least according to Rondo’s priceless reaction — the stats were not pretty.

Yep, numbers don’t lie. Celtics forward Gerald Wallace had a similar reaction to the woeful performance following the game, although he elected to pepper his commentary with profanity instead of amusing facial reactions.

“I don’t know what the fu— (the loss) was, just to be honest with you,” he said. “I don’t really know what was going on. It just seemed like we got in one zone, and it was all offensively. Things weren’t going right for us offensively and it affected us in transition defense, our half-court defense and just mentally out there on the court.

“It was bad because you see it and you want to help, and you try to tell the guys what’s going on in the situation,” he said. “I think it’s just the fact that they’re not getting it. You look up at the scoreboard and you’re getting your butts kicked every night. And these are pretty good teams that take advantage of that situation. We’ve got to understand, this is a long season. We’re only (12 games) into the season. We’ve got about 60 more of these. If you’re going to look up and you’re down 30 or you’re giving up 40 points in the first quarter for the next 60 games, that’s going to be a long season. Sh–.”

With the loss, the Celtics are sitting at 4-8 and the prospects of any improvement don’t look good, at least until Rondo returns, whenever that will happen.

Sh–, indeed.

[H/T Ball Don’t Lie]