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Rajon Rondo deserved better

His otherworldly effort should have come with a Celtics victory

Updated: May 31, 2012, 3:41 AM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

MIAMI -- The effort doesn't deserve the asterisk.

Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo posted 44 points, 10 assists and 8 rebounds against the Miami Heat in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals Wednesday night at AmericanAirlines Arena. According to Elias Sports Bureau, he's the first player in league history to reach those thresholds in a playoff game. It has happened only six times during the regular season.

But the effort will be tempered by the fact that Boston lost ...

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