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Rondo on Hornets: ‘It was intense’

Posted By Mike Petraglia On November 1, 2009 @ 10:31 pm In General | No Comments

Sunday’s postgame access to Rajon Rondo [1] came with a condition to reporters: No questions about Chris Paul [2].

After Rondo and Paul traded verbal barbs and even a double-technical midway through the second quarter, the two star point guards of the Celtics [3] and Hornets got into it even more at the end of the fourth, with both teams needing to be separated.

“It was very intense,” Rondo said [4]. “I think it was our first close game. I think we handled it well. We didn’t play extremely well tonight but when they made their run, we got stops and then we scored offensively.”

Ray Allen [5] played next to Rondo all night and he liked what he saw from the intense tete-a-tete between Rondo and CP 3.

‘€œYeah, they’€™re both feisty,” Allen said. “Both aggressive, in your face. They take the ball to the hole. Put you on your heels all game long. So I’€™m pretty sure it can get pretty chippy out there.’€

And Allen didn’t mind seeing that, as long as the teams left the hard feelings on the court and controlled each other coming off, which was a bit of a challenge following Boston’s 97-87 win.

“Walk off the floor and say, ‘€˜Way to compete tonight,’€™” Allen said. “For those 48 minutes, I cannot stand you. I wanted to fight you. I wanted to do everything I possibly could. And when you walk off the floor you say, ‘Way to battle.”€

To hear what Chris Paul had to say for himself, click here [6].


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[3] Celtics: http://media.weei.com/basketball/boston-celtics.htm

[4] Rondo said: http://greenstreet.weei.com/sports/boston/basketball/celtics/2009/11/01/rondo-on-hornets-it-was-intense/110109_rondoadmitsintensegame/

[5] Ray Allen: http://media.weei.com/basketball/ray-allen-celtics.htm

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