The Celtics were down by double-digits late in the fourth quarter against the Pistons. There was no shot at winning. But there was Rajon Rondo out on the court. He was trying to get his 10th assist and continue his streak of 10-plus assists (now at 34 games).
He got it, but was it right? Celtics great Cedric Maxwell was in studio with Gary Tanguay and Lou Merloni to give his take -- and he doesn't agree with the move.
"I wasn't shocked, I was disappointed," Maxwell said. "You were down by 17 with two minutes to go. Your perspective is about winning the game. That turned to getting Rondo another assist. I talked to Doc Rivers on the plane about it. Celtics have made a great comment about one thing they've always said -- 'I am a Celtic. I am a Celtic'. And this is a motto, this is a slogan that they use. Well, that's not the Celtic way. The Celtics have never had anybody who led the league in points scored, but the biggest stat for the Boston Celtics is winning a game. So if your perspective is about winning, and you lose that perspective, than I think you might have made a mistake."
"It would be better off if it ended because I think you get back to just playing basketball."
Maxwell goes on to talk about someone else that Celtics fans are disappointed in -- Jeff Green. Check out the video for more.