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Sounds of the game… Celtics 119, Warriors 111

Maybe Stephen Jackson [1] was onto something. He told our own Jessica Camerato that the Celtics deserve the respect he refused to give them last year [2]. And after the game he said one reason he has changed his mind is the play of Rajon Rondo [3]. The point guard’s teammates are also on board. Rondo led a dramatic 32-16 surge in the third quarter that left Paul Pierce [4] and Kevin Garnett [5] calling for Rondo to get some All-Star love. The Rondo-for-All-Star push continues Friday night at the Garden as the 14-2 Celtics [6] welcome the 7-8 Philadelphia 76ers [7].

Paul Pierce said he wouldn’t be surprised to see Rondo wind up on the Eastern Conference All-Star squad [8].

Rajon Rondo appreciated the thoughts from his captain [9].

Garnett said Rondo has a heart the size of Africa [10].

Rondo on his big third quarter [11].

Doc Rivers said the team got away with an offense-first mentality on Wednesday [12].

Rivers said he liked the team’s start [13].