After letting his
play do his talking for four months,
Rondo had seven points on 3-for-3 shooting, six assists and two steals in 27 minutes.
I just try to pick up the intensity and make things happen, Rondo said. I try to use my hands and long arms to get steals and deflections. I dont ever get nervous. I have confidence in my teammates. I just have to play.
Rondo said the game that changed his season was
The Cats had lost their previous game to
The offense was struggling a lot, so we just set the high pick at the top of the key (against Vanderbilt), Rondo said. From then on, whenever he wants me to create something, he has just calls a high screen at the top and I go make something happen.
That game gave me a lot of confidence. I felt he was counting on me, so I had to show him I could step up my game. That game was a big confidence booster. It showed I could fit my game into Tubbys role.
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