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NBA Playoffs: Rondo dislocates left elbow, returns to game


It’s something you always hate to see in basketball, especially in a series as important as this one.

With seven minutes remaining in the third quarter of Game 3 of the Miami/Boston series, Rajon Rondo poked the ball away from Dwyane Wade. As the ball went out of bounds, Wade attempted to keep Rondo from getting the ball, lost his balance, wrapped his arm around Rondo and both players went to the floor. Rondo definitely took the worst of the impact, and appeared to suffer a serious injury to his left arm.

Before getting injured, Rondo had recorded two points, 10 assists, and five turnovers. For the series, Rondo has averaged 14 points and 9.5 assists per game on 38.5% shooting. We will keep you updated on the injury as more information becomes available.

UPDATE: Rondo suffered what the Celtics are calling a dislocated left elbow. Celtics trainers reportedly “popped the elbow back into place,” and Rondo returned to the game in the fourth quarter.

Which, if you saw the injury, is ridiculous. He played essentially one handed but has picked up a rebound and an assist. This is tremendous heart from the point guard.

Khris Middleton dunks, Jimmy Butler can’t stop him (VIDEO)

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Khris Middleton has more expectations and more pressure on him after a breakout season in Milwaukee, followed by him getting him PAID this summer.

Well, he looked pretty good on this play against the Bulls, making the steal then throwing down despite Jimmy Butler‘s efforts to stop him.

Middleton finished with 10 points on 5-of-7 shooting for the Bucks. However, Butler had the last laugh as he went off for 23 points on 12 shots and led the Bulls to the (meaningless) preseason win.

Somebody looks comfortable: Paul George drops 20 in first quarter

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Paul George‘s first experience starting as a power forward was going up against Anthony Davis — not just one of the best power forwards in the game, one of the handful of best players in the game period. That didn’t go well for George, and he wasn’t happy about it.

His second experience was in another preseason game Tuesday, going up against the Pistons and their four, Ersan İlyasova. He’s not quite as intimidating.

George scored 20 points on 7-of-8 shooting, 4-of-5 on threes — and that was just the first quarter (you can see it all in the video above).

As we have said before, George at the four is not a bad call by the Pacers, but some of that depends on the matchup. On the nights the Pacers face Davis or Blake Griffin or LaMarcus Aldridge or Zach Randolph (or a handful of others) the Pacers’ coaching staff is going to have to adjust. But there are a lot of nights where George at the four is going to force the other team to adjust, and that will play into the Pacers’ hands.