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Oct 30, 2014
Rotoworld
Rajon Rondo spent time during the offseason studying Tony Parker's game.
Boston Herald 19 hours ago
Celtics Notebook: Green ready to build off opening win

Celtics Notebook: Green ready to build off opening win

WALTHAM — In a one-game snapshot, Rajon Rondo is the clear front-runner for MVP consideration, the Celtics offense cannot be stopped, and the depth of the roster is so deep coach Brad Stevens can throw a player in anywhere and that player will produce in double-figure scoring.If this was the NFL, where so much is learned and dissected after one game, those snap judgments might hold for a while.The reality is that it is not.
Rotoworld Oct 30, 2014

Rajon Rondo emulating Tony Parker's game - Rajon Rondo (G) Boston Celtics

Rajon Rondo spent time during the offseason studying Tony Parker's game.
CelticsBlog Oct 30, 2014

Rajon Rondo, Through One Game, Looks A Lot Like Rajon Rondo

Rajon Rondo wasn't even supposed to be here. No injury, however, could hold him back from a brilliant season opener. The C's point guard looked like himself. Throughout the nine-plus months that have passed since Rajon Rondo first made his return in January from ACL surgery, there's been a constant cloud of doubt hanging over his status, as everyone tries to ascertain exactly how "back" he is. We watch for subtle clues about his health or lack thereof, and we get intel straight from Rondo himself about how he's "73" or "79" or "83" percent back to being the old Rondo. (Of note: With this...
Boston Globe Oct 30, 2014

Rajon Rondo Gives KG a Taste of Gino Time in Dominating Win over Nets

Rajon Rondo made sure old friend Kevin Garnett got the chance to see Gino this time around after the Celtics dominated KG and his Brooklyn Nets teammates all over the floor in a 121-105 blowout win.

Rajon Rondo makes all the difference

BOSTON -- One hour and 45 minutes before game time, Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens finally made it official by announcing Rajon Rondo would play in his team's season opener after all. Stevens then was asked how Rondo's presence would alter the game plan. "It doesn't change anything," Stevens said. Ah, Coach, we disagree. Everything changed once No. 9 padded his left hand, slipped on a sleek black sleeve and commenced his assault on the Brooklyn Nets.
CelticsBlog Oct 30, 2014

Boston Celtics Open NBA Season with 121-105 Destruction of Brooklyn Nets -- Garden Report Post Game Show

Year two of the Brad Stevens era kicked off with a near Rajon Rondo triple-double en route to a comfortable win. BOSTON -- The Celtics season got off to a fine start, so Julian Edlow and Jared Weiss of CLNS Radio broke down the action. In part one, they analyze Rondo's season debut and discuss the emotions surround KG and the return of Gino Time. In part two, they tackle Marcus Smart's NBA debut, Kelly Olynyk's improved skill set, and open up the Twitter Bag for your questions The Garden Report's theme song is "That Ride" by Sweatbox and produced by Teddy Roxpin. Download it here! Be sure...
Newark Star-Ledger Oct 30, 2014

Brooklyn Nets fall to Boston Celtics in Rajon Rondo's return, 121-105

Rajon Rondo returned from a broken hand and had 13 points, 12 assists and seven rebounds ain the season opener Wednesday night to help the Boston Celtics beat the Brooklyn Nets 121-105.
Celtics Today Oct 30, 2014
Rondo's afternoon nap key for Celtics opening night win

Rondo's afternoon nap key for Celtics opening night win

Life, is certainly, full of surprises, and that keeps thinking interesting. Rondo's fast recovery was a surprise, and the greatest surprise was an opening night return from Rondo. The season has started off on the right foot, and Rondo's expected best season every has started off nicely. Rajon Rondo threw a turnover on the first possession, and I was nervous for him after that. He, and the Celtics calmed down, and they had the Nets up against the wall. The pace of the game was Rondo, and the Celtics just played old school basketball putting up 121 points, and scoring 3 30 plus point quarters...

Notebook: Rondo OK after knee bump

BOSTON -- Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo appeared to be hobbling a bit after knocking his knee in the fourth quarter of Wednesday's 121-105 triumph over the Brooklyn Nets, but downplayed any concerns. "I just bumped my knee," said Rondo, before quickly adding, "The other knee -- it wasn’t my ACL one." Head coach Brad Stevens pulled Rondo from the game with 4:41 to go and did not reinsert him with Boston comfortably ahead. Rondo was flirting with a triple-double -- 13 points, 12 assists, and 7 rebounds -- and Stevens joked that he probably wasn't thrilled with coming out.
Celtics Today Oct 30, 2014

Highlights of Rondo's near triple-double against the Nets

Rondo, starting the season less than five weeks after surgery on a fractured hand, flirted with his 30th career triple-double. He finished with 13 points, 12 assists and 7 rebounds over 30 minutes. Rondo looked great, and the new minutes pattern that Stevens has set into place makes a great deal of sense. Checkout Rondo's brilliant performance.
Celtics Today Oct 29, 2014
Recap: Boston takes control, beat the Nets 121-105 in game 1

Recap: Boston takes control, beat the Nets 121-105 in game 1

Rajon Rondo returned after missing every preseason game, and after missing most of camp. Rondo looked like a guy who hasn't missed a beat. Rondo had a near triple=double in 30 minutes of work. Rondo finished with 13 points, 12 assists, and 7 rebounds in the Celtics 121-105 win over the Nets. It was a balanced attack all the way for Boston. Kelly Olynyk led the way with 19 points, in 29 minutes. Boston's bench scored 44 points with Smart, Turner, and Thornton scoring 10 points apiece. The Celtics looked epic in game 1 of the season. They look like a legit playoff team, and Rondo is simply why....
CelticsBlog Oct 29, 2014

Beautiful. Celtics rout Nets 121-105

That. Was. Awesome. Aside from a sloppy 4th quarter, I'm not sure you could have asked for a better game from the Celtics.  Rajon Rondo looked like an All Star again, the ball moved, defense was played, and the game was won rather easily. Rajon had what you might call a "you forgot about Dre" type of game.  What, you thought he forgot how to run an offense?  You thought he wasn't going to pick apart a defense like he was born to do this?  He found cutters and pick and rollers for easy buckets all night long. Brad Stevens' ball movement was in full effect tonight. (more thoughts coming...
CelticsBlog Oct 29, 2014

First half offensive explosion: Celtics lead Nets 67-41

FIREWORKS Brad Stevens must be looking at his players at halftime saying "Do exactly that for the rest of the season.  Don't change a thing." The Celtics exploded to score 32 points in the first quarter and topped it with another 35 points in the second to take a 67-41 lead over the Brooklyn Nets. Rajon Rondo looks like the Rondo that we all know and love. Controlling the game with his passing and seeing the floor like only he can.  Any big man setting a pick for Rondo was running to the hoop and getting the ball zipped to them for wide open layups and dunks. It isn't just Rajon either....
Boston Globe Oct 29, 2014

Rondo Rides the T to TD Garden on Opening Night

Rajon Rondo may be a rich and famous NBA athlete, but it appears he relies on public transportation just like the rest of us.
Boston Globe Oct 29, 2014

Rajon Rondo Will Play, Start in Season Opener

Coach Brad Stevens informed reporters in his pregame media session that Rajon Rondo would play and start in tonight’s opener against the Brooklyn Nets.

Rajon Rondo Photos

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