Beijing time September 30, according to Yahoo Sports, Bulls legend Scottie Pippen said in an interview today that the rematch in the isolated park is not a real NBA game.
Pippen said: "To be honest, this is not a real NBA game. There is no hard schedule, no road trip, no fans around, no interference. In my opinion, this is just playing wild. Everyone is here. The stadium, yes, they practice together, but there are no fans in the stands, no noise, and everyone will not be distracted. You know, the athletes are not stressed at this time. For example, look at Rondo. Rondo was before. He couldn't shoot three-pointers in his career in the NBA. Suddenly, he was able to reach about 50% of his three-pointers in the quarter-finals. Of course I didn't check it carefully."
So far this year's playoffs, Rondo is the Lakers' highest percentage of three-pointers, shooting 44.8%, 13 of 29. During his career so far in the playoffs, Rondo has shot 31.8% from three.