MIAMI - This was Bob Cousy going for 50 against Syracuse in 1953. It was Sam Jones promising Bill Russell he’d “take care of things’’ in the deciding game, then going off for 47 against the Cincinnati Royals. It was John Havlicek scoring 43 against the Lakers in the noble 1969 Finals.
Rajon Rondo did it all Wednesday night. He hit jump shots. He banked in a reverse layup. He hit a couple of desperation threes in the final seconds of overtime. He dished. He rebounded. He made 10 of 12 free throws. He even guarded LeBron James after three of his teammates fouled out.