June 1, 2012; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo (9) calls out as they take on the Miami Heat during the second half in game three of the Eastern Conference finals of the 2012 NBA playoffs at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-US PRESSWIRE

NBA Playoffs: Rondo shines (again),Thunder look to even up series

Rajon Rondo shined in the NBA playoffs once again, and who would’ve thought? Certainly not this guy, who wrote a little somethin’ somethin’ about the Celtics PG being the best at his position in the league yesterday.

Number nine scored 21 points, dished out 10 assists and pulled down six rebounds on the way to a 101-91 Celtics win over the Heat in game three of the Eastern conference finals.

Rondo also shot 56 percent from the floor and nabbed a pretty steal in transition to thwart the James-to-Wade highlight show.

Kevin Garnett was pretty good too. He dropped 24 (points) and 11 (rebounds) and finished the night a +27.

Miami missed ten of its 20 free-throws and shot just 29 percent from behind the arc.

After destroying the Spurs in game three of the Western conference finals, Kevin Durant, Russel Westbrook and James Harden wil try to tie the series up in game four tonight.

The Thunder rode a balanced offensive attack (five players in double figures) and a nasty (to steal a great word from Spurs coach Greg Popovich) defensive effort (19 forced turnovers) to victory the last time out.

Tonight it’ll probably take a little more offensively from their Big Three if they’re going to escape the wrath of the Spurs for a second straight game.

Tags: Celtics Durant Harden Heat James Rondo Spurs Thunder Wade Westbrook

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