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May 23, 2010

Rondo's play unbelievable

BOSTON — Rajon Rondo seems to turn in a couple of plays a night that have to be seen to be believed.

Last night it was The Slide.

It might not beat out Dave Roberts' steal, but it has to rank with Dave Cowens' maniacal head-long slide/timeout in the playoffs vs. the Bucks as the most memorable in Boston history.

As has been the case with this team the entire series, Magic point guard Jason Williams was hesitant to hit the floor for a loose ball.

With 8:32 left in the half, Rondo sacrificed his body, diving and making Williams look silly.

Not only that, but he gained control, got up and swooped past the stunned Williams for the gorgeous layup.

Baby Doc

Doc Rivers explained how Glenn Davis is a good low post defender when he is 4-5 inches shorter than and much less athletic than a Dwight Howard.

"He's got a pretty good center of gravity,'' said Rivers before the game. "He can get into their legs. And he's the strongest guy on the team.''

Probably in the league, too, based on the who's who of college football coaches who wooed Davis, a big-time high school All-American in both sports.

Patriots nose guard Vince Wilfork, another humongous guy with quick feet, was on hand.

Big Baby might have lighter feet based on his hoop and high-step act in the first quarter.

That's my boy

Doc Rivers was humble when asked about his son, Austin, a 6-4 junior guard who committed to Florida as a mere freshman, but has opened up his recruitment and could end up at Duke.

"I can't answer how good he is because he's my son,'' said dad. The answer would me mighty good. Check out YouTube for some jaw-dropping highlights of his limitless range and sky walking dunks.

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