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Maxwell: Glad Rondo's streak is over

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Maxwell: Glad Rondo's streak is over

Cedric Maxwell is a Celtic through and through, but that doesn't mean he was cheering along with Celtics fans as Rondo racked up 10 assists per night.

In fact, he's very happy it's over.

"Yeah I am, because I think it just gets back to jusy playing the game. Even in Rondo's mind -- I talked to him about it, I talked to his teammates about it -- and Rondo had talked about one time he had nine assists, his teammates assists, 'Man, we need to get him one more.' Well, it takes away from perspective from what you really need to do to win the game."

Maxwell says it allows Rondo to think about scoring or other aspects of the game that should help Boston.

Are YOU happy the streak is over? Let us know.

Survey: Tatum likely to have best career of incoming NBA rookies

Survey: Tatum likely to have best career of incoming NBA rookies

BOSTON -- Danny Ainge has maintained that if the Celtics had held onto the No. 1 pick in last June’s draft instead of trading down two spots, he still would have made Jayson Tatum his choice.
 
That confidence that Tatum will be an impact player in this league is clear in the recent NBA.com rookie survey, which was released Tuesday morning.
 
While Dallas’ Dennis Smith Jr. was voted as the most likely Rookie of the Year, Tatum and Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball were tied with 18.4 percent of the votes, as the players who would have the best careers from this NBA rookie class.
 
The survey was compiled earlier this month at Panini’s NBA Rookie Shoot in Tarrytown, N.Y., and consisted of questions being asked of 39 rookies.
 
Tatum, selected by Boston with the No. 3 overall pick, did not finish in the top five in any other categories.
 
However, he was among those players to receive some votes for Rookie of the Year; biggest steal of the draft, and best playmaker.