Rajon Rondo scores 29 in return to Boston, Celtics honor him with video tribute
“I’m emotionally tired. I’m physically tired, and I’m drained.” said Rajon Rondo after an emotional return to Boston where the Celtics gave the new Dallas Mav a long standing ovation before the game and a video tribute before the 2nd quarter.
He responded to the video by playing his best game as a Mav with 29 points including a career-high 5 3-pointers.
“He obviously had his best game as a Maverick,” coach Rick Carlisle said. “It’s 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.”
Along with back court partner Monta Ellis, they scored 51 combined points which was the most a Mavs backcourt has scored since the 2010 when they had Jason Kidd and Terry.
“He’s a big-game player. He’s amazing,” Mavericks center 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.”