Pumped for the young Sixers to run the ancient Celtics’ legs ragged, Broad Street Baller’s hopes were stomped as Rajon Rondo and his rejuvenated mates romped Wednesday night, 107-91, before a stunned Wells Fargo Center crowd.
“Rondo set the tone and was able to do whatever he wanted,” said Zane “Dr. Z” Major Sr., 55, of Olney, who was a 2-guard/small forward at St. Joe’s and used to scrimmage against Doug Collins when the Sixers practiced there back in the day.
“We needed better defensive stops — double down on Garnett and push Rondo off the ball. This was the Rondo show. Defense! Defense! Defense! Where is it? Who will lead us? As a fan, I’ve got to believe Game 4 will be different. Garnett, Rondo and Pierce — over 70 points! That can’t happen again.”