Rondo played incredible down the stretch, but he made one critical mistake.
On our last possession, he picked up his dribble, anticipating that Pierce was going to come off the screen clean. I know Shumpert was guarding him, but if you're Rondo, you keep that dribble alive.
What if Pierce doesn't come off (which is what happened)? What do you do now? You've got a great defender who's taller than you, and its unlikely any teammates are coming to get the ball. Oh, I almost forgot, you have no timeouts.
Again, great game for Rajon, but that decision might have cost us a chance to tie the game.