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Rondo, who missed two games after jousting with the Nets’ Kris Humphries, provided the Celtics with an offensive spark, but didn’t care to elaborate much on his night. Here’s a sampling of the back-and-forth at the start of his postgame chat with reporters:
Q: How did it feel to be back out there?
Q: Was your adrenaline pumping for this game?
Q: How long did it take you to get back into a rhythm?
Rondo: Only like two seconds.
Rondo certainly wasted little time picking up where he left off. He chipped in 17 points on 6-of-11 shooting to go along with 11 assists, a steal and a rebound over 37:42. He did show some signs of rust, turning the ball over five times, but fueled Boston’s offense by pushing the ball up the floor in transition.
“Having Rondo back was big for us, I thought he brought a lot...