Mavericks point guard Rajon Rondo made his return to Boston and TD Bank Garden for the first time since being traded to Dallas to a warm Beantown ovation and tribute video.
“Obviously, it was a special day,” the four-time All-Star said after his first game in the TD Garden since he was traded to Dallas last month. “I’m emotionally tired. I’m physically tired, and I’m drained.”
“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.”
Emotions aside, Rondo went on to shred his former team with 29 points, six rebounds and five assists which included a career-high five 3-pointers in a 119-101 victory.
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