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Celtics guard Rajon Rondo starting against Lakers

Posted By Jackson Alexander On January 17, 2014 @ 7:25 pm In General | No Comments


Rajon Rondo [1] got the start at point guard in his much-anticipated return to the court on Friday night against the Lakers.

Celtics [2] (14-26) coach Brad Stevens [3] confirmed Rondo’s return to reporters before the 7:30 tip-off at the Garden.

Rondo has been sidelined since Jan. 25, 2013 with a torn ACL he suffered in a regular season game versus the Hawks.

Undrafted rookie Phil Pressey started his first career game at point guard in the Celtics [2]‘ 88-83 win on Wednesday night that snapped a nine-game losing streak. Pressey briefly took over for the starting duties for the traded Jordan Crawford.

Rondo averaged 13.7 points, 11.1 assists and 5.6 rebounds per game in 38 games last season.

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