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CelticsBlog: Allen And Rondo Battle For Game 2 MVP

An easy test to determine if a team just played a great game: you have trouble deciding who should be that night's MVP.

And that's exactly the "dilemma" CelticsBlog is faced with after Sunday night's Celtics win over the Lakers in Game 2, 103-94.

I can't decide who should get the MVP for this game. Ray set a Finals record with 8 three pointers and Rondo messed around and got a triple double. What do you say we just SPLIT the vote? Oh yeah, and we split the 2 games in L.A. Nice.

  • Ray Allen: 32 points, 11-20 FG, 8-11 3PT
  • Rajon Rondo:19 points, 12 rebounds, 10 assists

On the one hand, Rondo had a triple-double ... but RayRay hit an NBA Finals record eight 3s. But hey, it's a good problem to have.

Some more quick post-game reaction from Jeff Clark at CelticsBlog:

  • Ray Allen didn't play much in the first game. He made up for lost time in game 2. My goodness that man's jumper is beautiful.
  • I was worried in the first half because it was basically Ray and Rondo carrying us. Nothing out of Pierce and less than nothing out of KG.
  • I didn't think it was possible for Kevin Garnett to play worse than he did in the first game. Boy was I wrong. He was out of place all night and had no touch, no lift, no chance. But Doc stuck with him and he did some good things in the last 5 minutes.
  • Nate gave us a nice spark and gave Rondo a timely break. If he has any more big games, I'm gonna have to petition the Celtics to give him that $1M bonus he missed out on.
  • The play of the game? That would be Doc running on the court to call that time out with under 2 min. left. Hilarious.
  • It wasn't pretty (up 14 then losing the lead) but I'll take the win and the split. Back to Boston!