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Ailing Rondo asked out of Tuesday's loss

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08:08 AM ET 05.04 | Boston, beset by injuries all season, is again hurting. With Paul Pierce and Ray Allen already banged up, the last thing the Celtics needed was a hobbled Rajon Rondo. But in the fourth quarter of last night's 102-91 loss to the Miami Heat in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals, Rondo was laid out on the baseline getting stretched by trainer Bryan Doo. Rondo was hampered by a back injury that began bothering him yesterday morning. He wore a wrap around his midsection during the team's morning shootaround, which he said kept his back warm. While Rondo downplayed the use of the wrap, it reappeared during Tuesday night's game. "His back was bothering him this morning," coach Doc Rivers said. "It was bothering him through the game. One time he asked to come out because he got tired."

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May 4, 2011  09:13 AM ET

FIrst!

May 4, 2011  09:14 AM ET

Now On Topic: Let the Heaters Come Out And Talk!!! LOL! we're going to need to win game 3.... NO EXCUSES!!!!!

May 4, 2011  09:16 AM ET

Pierce couldn't even get his revenge from sunday.... Pathetic....

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May 4, 2011  09:21 AM ET
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I hate the Heat. Come on Boston. I'll be your best friend!!!

LMAO! HA! Right now the Celtics are their own worst enemy.... Letting go of a 14 point lead... COME ON!!!!

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May 4, 2011  09:26 AM ET

It's a sad day in Mudville...

But it's not over yet!

May 4, 2011  09:27 AM ET
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I can't believe what is happening. Its crazy. You know its bad when I start looking to the Mavs as my best hope!Somebody has to beat the Heat. SOMEBODY OR ANYBODY. But then again even if Lebron wins, he loses considering the floppy netherregioned Gloria James is his mom.

Even if LBNique gets the title... he will never get any credit for earning it... buying it, stealing it maybe. But earning it? Never!

May 4, 2011  09:28 AM ET
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It's a sad day in Mudville...But it's not over yet!

IT'S NOT OVER YET!!!! BUT IF WE LOSE GAME 3 IT WILL BE!!!!!

May 4, 2011  09:28 AM ET
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Even if LBNique gets the title... he will never get any credit for earning it... buying it, stealing it maybe. But earning it? Never!

LOL! Nobody that isn't a heat fan will never give him credit.....

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May 4, 2011  09:31 AM ET

better win two at home, we do and its a whole new series!

May 4, 2011  09:32 AM ET
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I know I won't. I truly despise the guy.

The first player to collude and market himself to a title. 3 years in the planning

May 4, 2011  09:32 AM ET
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Even if LBNique gets the title... he will never get any credit for earning it... buying it, stealing it maybe. But earning it? Never!

Exactly - D-Wade will (and should...)

May 4, 2011  09:32 AM ET
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I know I won't. I truly despise the guy.

Im with ya, he's no bball player, just a freak athlete. And a cocky one at that.

May 4, 2011  09:33 AM ET
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better win two at home, we do and its a whole new series!

I don't see it as impossible by any means. but we need to step it up. We have two more chances to take one on their court as long as we hold our own.

May 4, 2011  09:34 AM ET

Let the excuses begin, Bros.

May 4, 2011  09:36 AM ET
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I don't see it as impossible by any means. but we need to step it up. We have two more chances to take one on their court as long as we hold our own.

I hear ya. To be honest, they lost bc They couldn't make a shot, and the heat were lights out to close the game. Thats NOT gonna happen every night. Home court, gotta protect it.

 
May 4, 2011  09:36 AM ET
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Let the excuses begin, Bros.

Better get after those mavs, bro.

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