The Celtics lost to the Miami Heat in five games during the Eastern Conference finals. But they did not go down without a fight. Boston trailed 0-2 in the series when Rajon Rondo got mixed up with Dwyane Wade. In the ensuing fall, Rondo landed awkwardly and dislocated his elbow.
The gruesome-looking injury left viewers grossed out and temporarily knocked Rondo out the game. He would return later and Boston won 97-81, Rondo beating the Heat with one arm dangling on his side. He tallied six points, 11 assists and a Tommy Award for the ages.
Rondo would average 34 minutes and eight points in games four and five, playing with a heavy brace on his ailing arm.