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Rajon Rondo scored 19 points in his first full game against Brooklyn this season, and the Boston Celtics beat the Nets 93-76 on Tuesday in another game with some heated moments between the division rivals.
Rondo, hurt in the first meeting and thrown out of the second after shoving Nets forward Kris Humphries into the courtside seats, outplayed counterpart Deron Williams and helped the Celtics take control early.
Rookie Jared Sullinger tied a season high with 16 points and Jeff Green had 15 for the Celtics (14-13), who avoided falling under .500 with just their second victory in six games.
Gerald Wallace and Brook Lopez each scored 15 for the Nets, who have lost four of five.
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#Celtics officially announce signing of F Jarvis Varnado. He will wear #41. #CelticsTalk
— Jessica Camerato (@JCameratoNBA) December 24, 2012
Stats from Draft Express
Height with Shoes: 6'10"
Weight: 210 lbs
Standing Reach: 9' 1.5"
No Step Vertical: 29.5"
Max Vertical: 32.5"
One thing the Celtics desperately need...
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