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“Yeah, why not?” said Rivers, acknowledging that he kept Rondo, who had missed Thursday’s loss in Brooklyn with a twisted ankle, out there for a reason. “You guys keep talking about it, so I figured I’d give him a shot at it. It’s funny; the harder we tried, the worse we got at that. When I called a timeout (with 1:38 left), I said, ‘Guys, we’re going to lose the game, by the way. Let’s not play crazy, but if we can get him (one) more, let’s do it. And if not, that’s it.’ First time we’ve done that.”
Rondo appreciated the gesture.
“It’s good to have a coach that has your back like that,” he said.
Rajon Rondo played 38 minutes in last night’s slop fest. He went from the bench to the court with 8 minutes remaining with the sole purpose of extending the double-figures assist streak (34 games). He got h