Five ways the Celtics can win the title
4. Have Rondo make a leap
Rajon Rondo made the leap to All-Star point guard last season, but there are two areas in which he can improve: consistency and free-throw shooting. Rondo started last season on fire, averaging 16.7, 13.4, and 13.0 assists in each of the season's first three months. But his numbers fell off drastically, especially in March and April, where he saw his assist averages slip into single digits. He's a player who can take over a playoff game with an unbelievable triple-double, so we know he has the talent. On the free throws: if he just makes them and keeps going to the hoop, the Celtics will have another weapon in the fourth quarter.