Rajon Rondo was aggressive on most of his offensive opportunities tonight, scoring 19 points on 15 shots (9-of-15).
End 3Q: Mavs 80, Pelicans 71. Rajon Rondo's 17 leads 5 Mavs in double figures.
Half: Pelicans 58, Mavs 55. Dallas losing despite 15 points from Rajon Rondo. Norris Cole leads NO with 13 off bench.
Rajon Rondo (13 pts) with offensive explosion you probably don't expect and Mavs shot 68% in 1Q, but NOLA only trails 32-31. Bench 12 pts
End 1Q: Mavs 32, Pelicans 31. Rajon Rondo 13 points, Richard Jefferson 9 points. Seriously.
The return to Boston version of Rajon Rondo has shown up tonight. 13 points, 6-9 FG in 10 minutes.
Pelicans trailing Mavericks, 17-15, with 5:44 remaining in 1Q.Mavs' Rajon Rondo has made 4-of-5 shots for 8 pts.
Pelicans better find a way to defend PG Rajon Rondo better. Driving through the lane at will.
"Yo, LeBron needs to work on his free throw shooting..." - Rajon Rondo
Rajon Rondo thought those FTs were ugly.
Rajon Rondo on whether he can envision himself back with Mavs next season: "My thoughts haven't changed."
Here come Rajon Rondo and Monta Ellis.
Devin Harris: 14 points, 5-6 FG, 5 assists, +15 Rajon Rondo: 6 points, 3-7 FG, 5 assists, -21 Who's gonna get the crunch-time burn?
Rajon Rondo has a nice stat line in the first half: 6 points, 5 assists, 3 rebounds. But he has Mavs' worst +/- (-10).
End 1Q: Mavs 26, Nets 23. Rajon Rondo 4 points, 4 assists, 2 rebounds, 3 turnovers.
Rick Carlisle continues to call plays for the Mavs. Rajon Rondo seems willing to actually run them.
"It’s over. Certainly in NBA time it’s light years ago.’’ -- Rick Carlisle on his profanity-laced exchange with PG Rajon Rondo on Tues.
"I'm going to continue to work to get better and do what’s best to lead this team.'' -- Rajon Rondo
Rajon Rondo: "I've talked to pretty much everybody in the organization, and everyone is pretty much on the same page."
Rajon Rondo: "Everything is back to normal. ... He had some frustrations with me and vice versa. Communication is definitely key."
That last possession, Parker was in Rajon Rondo mode, had some space for a decent look and didn't even look at the rim.
Tyson Chandler says he expects this suspension to "light a fire under" Rajon Rondo to "prove everybody wrong."
Number of FT's Isaiah Thomas has made in Boston: 23 (3 games). Number of FT's Rajon Rondo has made all season: 19 (47 games).