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Postby ruogu1234 » December 3rd, 2019, 2:37 am

BOSTON - The Boston fans had never seen Rajon Rondo in an opponents uniform before.Theyd never seen a game like this from him, either.The former Celtics point guard scored a career-high 15 first-quarter points, finishing with a season-best 29 in his return to Boston to lead Dallas to a 119-101 victory Friday night. Rondo also had a career-high five 3-pointers and finished with six rebounds and five assists.Obviously, it was a special day, the four-time all-star said after his first game in the TD Garden since he was traded to Dallas last month. Im emotionally tired. Im physically tired, and Im drained.Monta Ellis scored 22 points, Dirk Nowitzki added 17 and Tyson Chandler had 16 rebounds to help the Mavericks to their fourth consecutive victory. But the tone was set when Rondo scored Dallas first 10 points, with the usually weak outside shooter hitting his first four 3-point attempts and his first seven shots in all.He obviously had his best game as a Maverick, coach Rick Carlisle said. Its extremely difficult to come back in this situation and play the way that he did. ... He showed a lot of class with the way he played.Avery Bradley scored 22 points for the Celtics, and Tyler Zeller had 17 points and 10 rebounds.But the Mavericks opened a 14-point lead after one quarter thanks to Rondo and went on a 13-0 run to finish the third and make it a 28-point game. The Celtics cut the deficit to 10 points with about six minutes left before Rondo hit a jumper and soon added a steal and an assist to help make it 105-90 with 4:45 to play.Hes a big-game player. Hes amazing, Mavericks centre Chandler said. To come into a situation like this where you spent your entire career and had incredible success, I know it had to be very emotional. But he came incredibly locked in.Rondo received a lengthy ovation when he was introduced in the pregame warmups, and then quickly went to work. He knocked the ball loose from Jared Sullinger on Bostons first possession, took a handoff from Chandler and went the length of the floor for a layup.He followed that with a pair of 3-pointers and another layup before assisting on Nowitzkis jumper. Rondo went to the bench for four minutes and came back in to hit a runner and another 3-pointer at the end of the quarter to give Dallas a 31-17 lead.In all, he went 12 for 19 from the floor, making 5 of 7 from 3-point range.I told everybody that asked — all of you, all of the time — that I believed in his shot-making, Celtics coach Brad Stevens said. And he shot it really well tonight.A video before the second period was a collection of Rondos greatest passes, a few key shots and a couple of defensive moves as well. It ended with a shot of the 08 championship banner — the 17th in franchise history — and a picture of him hugging the golden trophy along with the caption, Thank You Rajon!Both teams applauded as he walked onto the court to wave to the crowd.RONDO REVISITED: Rondos video showed him working in the community, but it also showed some of his more mischievous side, such as the time when he tried to listen in on the Miami Heat huddle during a timeout before LeBron James pushed him away.PITCHING IN: Celtics first-round draft choice Marcus Smart had eight points and seven assists in 28 minutes off the bench. Everyone on the Celtics played except Gerald Wallace.TIP-INSMavericks: Other than Rondo, the Mavs were 6-for-20 shooting in the first quarter. ... Rondo scored more than 15 points in a quarter three times with the Celtics, all of them the third quarter and all of them in the 2008-09 season.Celtics: Jameer Nelson, Brandan Wright and Jae Crowder, who came from Dallas for Rondo, combined for 11 points.UP NEXTMavericks: At Cleveland on Sunday.Celtics: At Chicago on Saturday. Jose Osuna Jersey . - Defensive end-linebacker Mike Neal apparently is returning to the Packers. Billy Meyer Jersey .com) - Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant combined for 51 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder took down the struggling Bucks 114-101 on Tuesday. https://www.cheappiratesjerseys.us/702e-raul-mondesi-jersey-pirates.html . Just as the meeting was beginning, Major League Baseball unveiled Rule 7.13, an experimental rule for the 2014 season aimed at eliminating what the league calls “egregious” runner/catcher collisions at home plate. Ke’Bryan Hayes Jersey . Pospisil, the seventh seed, saved match points in each of the last two sets before falling to the unseeded Dutchman. "I wasnt very happy with the way I was playing,"said Pospisil. Pirates Jerseys 2019 . Zdeno Chara scored with 13 seconds left in regulation after David Krejci tied it late, lifting the Bruins to a 3-2 win over Pittsburgh on Saturday night in a game that saw Orpik taken from the ice on a stretcher.CHICAGO -- Vince Carter and the Dallas Mavericks made sure this one was decided early. Monta Ellis scored 22 points and Dallas took control in the first quarter, coasting to a 105-83 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Saturday night. Carter and Dirk Nowitzki added 18 points apiece for the Mavericks, who led by as many as 32 while bouncing back from a home loss to San Antonio on Thursday. "We were locked in from the jump and we didnt have to play catch-up, and I think thats good for our team," Carter said. "We had to bring more energy and we had to do it from the beginning. We had to hit those guys first because they do a great job of trying to take teams out of their game early." Joakim Noah led Chicago with 20 points and 10 rebounds, but the Bulls had their modest two-game winning streak snapped. Carlos Boozer and Taj Gibson each added 13. "Whenever you feel too good about yourself somebody smacks you," Gibson said. "Thats a part of the NBA." The Mavericks took command with a 15-2 run to end the first quarter, turning a 17-15 deficit into a 30-19 lead. Carter, who entered just before the run started, had seven points during the spurt. Dallas continued to pull away early in the second quarter, using a pair of four-point plays -- one each by Nowitzki and Jae Crowder -- to stretch the lead to 43-23 less than 4 minutes into the period. The Mavericks led by as many as 29 points before taking a 61-34 advantage into halftime. "There is no doubt that we played well," Dallas coach Rick Carlisle said. "When we rebound and defend like that, we are a formidable team. "(The Bulls) are very physical. They get up on our ball handlers and can cause problems. This was a great win for us." The Bulls gave up plenty of points, but much of their first-half woes camme on the offensive end.dddddddddddd They didnt manage to score 20 points in either quarter, going 14 for 36 (38.9 per cent) from the field and committing 13 turnovers in the first half. Carter led the Mavericks with 14 points on 4-for-5 shooting, including 3 of 4 on 3-pointers. "When he plays the way he played, were a whole different team," Ellis said. Dallas was 7 for 13 from long range in the first half, compared with 1 of 6 for the Bulls. "You have to give them credit," Chicago coach Tom Thibodeau said. "They played well, they shot well. They are a terrific offensive team. They got their confidence early and then they can go all night." The Mavs led 86-56 entering the fourth quarter and it appeared the final 12 minutes would be extended garbage time, but the Bulls made things a bit interesting by scoring the first 16 points of the period to pull to 86-72 on a three-point play by Noah with 6 1/2 minutes remaining. Carter finally ended the run when he scored on a layup with 6:16 left to make it 88-72. The Bulls created some tense moments on the Dallas bench, but they never got the deficit under 14 points. "That lead was just too big," Gibson said. NOTES: Bulls F Luol Deng missed his fourth straight game with a sore left Achilles. Deng said he wants to make sure the injury is healed before he returns so he doesnt have a setback. "In the past, I wouldve been out there and playing and then missing another month or so, and I really dont want to do that," he said at the morning shootaround. ... Nowitzki had six field goals to reach 9,002 for his career. ... Dallas F Brandan Wright returned after missing a game with flu-like symptoms, but G Wayne Ellington sat out with flu-like symptoms. ... In their 11 wins, the Bulls have held opponents to an average of 82.5 points. ' ' '
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