“It starts with me. I have to do a better job on the ball,” he said of the Celtics’ defensive issues. “There’s a lot of things.”
A lot of things that will once again be addressed tonight in Washington during the Celtics’ first back-to-back swing of the season.
“I’m going to try and set the tone defensively,” he said. “It’s all we can do. I have to bring something more than we’ve been doing. It’s about leadership, but I’m the point guard, too. I’m the first line of defense and I initiate the offense. I have to be better.”
Though Rondo’s offensive numbers weren’t bad, with 14 points, 11 assists and only two turnovers in 41 minutes, he was clearly thinking about the other end, where Milwaukee’s Brandon Jennings enjoyed one of his best nights against the Celtics.
Not only did he repeatedly get past Rondo to break down the paint, he also finished with 21 points, 13 assists and six steals.