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Coach Rick Carlisle repeatedly referred to Rondo's crunch-time benching as a "coach's decision" during his postgame news conference and declined to discuss the strategic logic of not playing Rondo down the stretch. "It's called coach's decision, and that's how we're going to roll," Carlisle said after the fifth question on the subject. "Next question." ESPN.com

Rondo stressed he wasn't upset with Carlisle. "Coach made a decision. It's as simple as that," said Rondo, who had six points on 3-of-9 shooting, four assists and two rebounds in 27 minutes. "I've been in this game a long time. It's not like it's the end of the world. I like what Coach Carlisle has done for me this year. I don't have any regrets." ESPN.com

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"Well, I haven't played defense in a couple of years, you know I've been able to hide a lot with Avery Bradley on the ball," Rondo said casually after the Mavs’ shootaround. "He helped out, the young guy. But here, they expect me to play defense. In the West, if you don't play defense you'll get embarrassed every night at the point guard position. So I took it as a challenge to myself." SB Nation

Was he joking? One can never be sure of his intentions, but Rondo’s quote calls to mind an old Bob Dylan line: "Don’t ask me nothing about nothing, I might just tell you the truth." SB Nation

January 3, 2015 Updates

The former Celtics point guard scored a career-high 15 first-quarter points, finishing with a season-best 29 in his return to Boston to lead Dallas to a 119-101 victory Friday night. Rondo also had a career-high five 3-pointers and finished with six rebounds and five assists. "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." USA Today Sports

January 2, 2015 Updates

This night belonged to Rajon Rondo and, just in case that wasn't obvious, the former Boston Celtics captain made sure everyone inside TD Garden knew it from the start of Friday's game. Rondo scored his team's first 10 points and had 15 points on 6-of-6 shooting before his tribute video even rolled at the end of the first quarter. Rondo finished with a season-high 29 points on 12-of-19 shooting shooting (including 5-of-7 beyond the 3-point arc) with 6 rebounds, 5 assists as the Dallas Mavericks posted a 119-101 triumph. Appropriately, No. 9 was plus-9 in plus/minus on this night. ESPN.com

Chris Forsberg: Rondo connects on his career-high 5th 3-pointer of game. He had 8 3-pointers with Boston in 22 games this season. Season-high 29 points. Twitter @ESPNForsberg

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