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Doc makes it clear: It's Rondo's team

Coach's comments on Allen's departure reinforce a truth that's become evident

Updated: August 2, 2012, 4:43 PM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

Nine games into the 2011-12 season, on the heels of a less-than-inspiring loss to the Dallas Mavericks, Celtics coach Doc Rivers gave us one of the earliest hints that his team now belonged to Rajon Rondo.

"I think this is [Rondo's] team right now," said Rivers. "Until everybody gets it going."

Everybody else got it going; it was still Rondo's team.

Throughout Boston's second-half surge and ensuing run to the brink of the NBA Finals, Rivers ...

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