Los Angeles Lakers: How Rajon Rondo will kill any NBA Finals chances

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The Los Angeles Lakers have played over 50 games. Rajon Rondo has played well in two.

One of these games shouldn’t even count. The most recent game was against the Phoenix Suns, who for some reason thought a small lineup would work against the Lakers.

After checking the roster, James Harden and Russell Westbrook are not on it. After a thorough background check, they still play for the Houston Rockets. Then throw in the fact that Devin Booker was still sulking over his All-Star snub. Remember Damian Lillard hadn’t gotten hurt yet.

Rajon Rondo took advantage of a poor Suns’ performance to have a strong game of 23 points, six assists and four rebounds. The box score was buoyed by 15 points explosion in the first half, including a personal 8-0 run by himself. But let’s go further here. The Lakers already had the game in hand and his scoring extend the lead.

The OKC game with the absence of AD and LeBron was the game that Rondo can hang his hat on. That was the game when everyone thought the Lakers had no chance, especially with Rajon in the starting lineup. He knew it. That’s why an impromptu meeting was set up before the game.

As we all know, the Los Angeles Lakers shocked the NBA world blowing the Thunder out of their own gym. Kyle Kuzma scored 36 points in his best performance of the season playing alongside Rondo.

Rajon Rondo played his best game of the season just missing a triple-double with 21 points, 12 rebounds, and eight assists.

Now that you’ve seen the good times between Kyle Kuzma and Rajon Rondo, let’s look at the other side of the equation.