Mavs coach Rick Carlisle’s hilarious admission on Rajon Rondo in Clippers series
It seems like at this point, the Los Angeles Clippers are doing everything imaginable to win. They’re currently down 2-0 to the Mavs in their first-round series, losing both games at the Staples Center.
Dallas head coach Rick Carlisle meanwhile, revealed that Rajon Rondo, who once played in Dallas about six years ago, has been doing his absolute best to disrupt their flow, per Tomer Azarly:
"He's a great all-around player. He impacts the game in every way. He always knows what's going on with the other team. He's always calling out our plays and that's why we're trying not to run too many plays… He's gonna be great coach."
— Tomer Azarly (@TomerAzarly) May 27, 2021
While Carlisle had nothing but praise for Rondo, the hilarious part is that he’s been literally calling out the Mavs’ plays mid-game. His strategy hasn’t worked though as Luka Doncic and co. have been absolutely lights out.
Dallas shot an insane 53% from three-point range and 58% from the field in Game 2. Through the first two contests of the series, the Mavs are draining over 50% of their attempts overall.
It’s not like the Clippers stars aren’t doing their part, either. Kawhi Leonard showed out for 41 on Tuesday, while Paul George had 28 points. For Dallas, running fewer plays hasn’t mattered even one bit as they head back home with a stranglehold on this series.
Doncic dropped 31 and then 39 as he continues to torch Ty Lue’s squad. The Clippers will need to figure out a way to stop the Mavs superstar and all of his surrounding shooters very quickly or else, a shocking exit could be in the cards for one of the best teams in the Western Conference.