Maybe Stephen Jackson  was onto something. He told our own Jessica Camerato that the Celtics deserve the respect he refused to give them last year . And after the game he said one reason he has changed his mind is the play of Rajon Rondo . The point guard’s teammates are also on board. Rondo led a dramatic 32-16 surge in the third quarter that left Paul Pierce  and Kevin Garnett  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  welcome the 7-8 Philadelphia 76ers .