Netease Sports reported on October 1:
October 1, Beijing time,
Rondo has been away from the finals for many years. The last time he played in the Finals was in 2010 with the Celtics, and his opponents were the Lakers and
The Lakers didn't start the game very well. Rondo was replaced in the first quarter when the Lakers were beaten by a small one, falling behind by as much as 13 points. Rondo hit a mid-range jumper when he came up. Although he missed a three-pointer, he also assisted Pope to hit a three-pointer and cooperated with Davis to help his layup. The Lakers also fought back.
Because of Rondo's role, the Lakers steadily chased back, and even completed a lead at the end of the season.
At the beginning of the second quarter, Rondo hit a three-pointer himself, and then made Hill fouled and made two free throws. Although the Heat did not try to chase points, Davis was too fierce in the second half of the quarter. The Lakers quickly opened the score, and the outside line was very turbulent. When Green soared into the three-pointer, the reporters on the scene heard Rondo was on a timeout. Say to him: "Danny, stop betting! DG, you are gambling!"
Rondo made 2 of 4 shots in the half and scored 7 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists. His efficiency reached +20.
The Lakers continued to widen the point difference in the second half. During Rondo's break, they had already gained a 20+ advantage. The game was played at will. Rondo was replaced at 6:04. The Lakers have led by 32 points. This difference in the finals has been difficult to catch up.
The Heat did not give up in the fourth quarter. Rondo replaced Caruso at 7 minutes and 39 seconds, and then immediately assisted LeBron to score a dunk in the fast break. Then Davis held the ball to the basket and hit the block, but Rondo got back the frontcourt. At 6 minutes and 08 seconds, he assisted LeBron to score mid-range.
He only took two shots in this quarter. Although they didn't make it, the Lakers still put the game into garbage time without any suspense. LeBron played a key role in forcibly scoring two consecutive rounds after 2 minutes and 11 seconds.