Nothing like a few plot twists in the preseason!
Gay became a legit fire-breathing dragon for the night. It seemed like every shot he put up he connected. 30 points on 13 shots taken, including 6/7 from three point range is ridiculous efficiency. To be fair, a lot of the threes were wide open, as it seems the Suns haven't quite figured out their defensive scheme yet. But still, that's impressive even in an open gym. He got anywhere he wanted to on the court, a walking mismatch the Suns couldn't figure out. Fantastic way to bounce back after an abysmal showing in Portland.
Rondo ran the team admirably in the first half but was struck with turnover-itis in the second. Seriously, he had five assists and two turnovers in the first quarter matched with three turnovers and zero assists in the third. Its natural for Rondo to take some time to learn his teammates' habits, but some were just bad decisions like throwing a risky behind the back pass on a fast break when he should have gone up for a layup. But he still flashes impressive court vision at times, such as when he found Cauley-Stein for a couple of dunks. Rondo runs out of bounds plays wonderfully, getting his teammates easy baskets in those situations. His jumper has still yet to arrive, both from three and the free throw line.