Rondo out indefinitely with fractured thumb
Don't count the Boston Celtics out just yet.
Rondo is wearing a cast and will be re-evaluated in seven-to-10 days, reports K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune. The point guard suffered the injury in the third quarter of Game 2 against Boston, but managed to play through it.
Rondo struggled through a down year in his first season with the Bulls, but his resurgence during the opening two playoff games was a huge factor in Chicago taking a commanding 2-0 lead on the road.
The former All-Star is averaging 11.5 points, 10 assists, 8.5 rebounds, and 3.5 steals per game against the Celtics. Rondo has provided a steadying presence for Chicago on both ends of the floor, meticulously dictating tempo while playing strong defense on the perimeter.
His play drew praise from fellow team leaders Jimmy Butler and Dwyane Wade, who once opposed Rondo in an ugly public spat that threatened to tear apart the Bulls in January. The "Three Alphas" even came together to devise strategy ahead of their Game 2 victory.