While trade rumors surrounding Rajon Rondo haven't gone away, the Boston Celtics likely aren't too eager to deal their All-Star point guard following his latest effort.
The host Celtics look to match their longest winning streak of the season Tuesday night against the scuffling Houston Rockets, who have surprisingly thrived in Boston of late.
After dropping five straight Feb. 15-22, the Celtics (19-17) have since turned a corner. Scoring just 90.9 points per game this season, Boston has averaged 102.5 in winning four in a row.
Leading the Eastern Conference with 10.2 assists per contest, Rondo has done it all over that stretch. Five days after recording 15 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists during a 102-96 win over Milwaukee, Rondo had 18, a career-high 17 and 20, respectively, during Sunday's 115-111 overtime win over New York.
"I know we're all in this together, but it's great when he takes over like that," coach Doc Rivers said. "He's the smartest point guard I've ever been a...