Ben Rohrbach

Rondo is picking this defense apart like a vulture. And the Nets are a carcass.

Jay King

Man, it's fun to watch Rondo pass the basketball again.

Gary Washburn

7 ast in 10 minutes for Rondo #celtics, who lead 38-26

Abby Chin

Mirza Teletovic screaming at himself after Tyler Zeller left wide open in the lane! Rajon Rondo picking apart Nets D. #CelticsTalk

Paul Flannery

Rondo has six assists and zero shot attempts so he's in mid-season form.

Jared Weiss

This Rondo - Zeller 1-5 high PnR is going to be a lot of fun. Haven’t seen a lot of it in awhile.

A. Sherrod Blakely

#Celtics start 2Q with Rondo, Bradley, Green, Bass and Zeller.

Jared Weiss

Good sign was that the last play of the quarter was a slick 1-5 pick n roll that Zeller blew the tough layup on, but the pass was nice.

Gary Washburn

#celtics lead #nets 32-23 after 1Q. Olynyk 9 pts, Rondo 5 ast, Johnson and Williams 6 pts.

Mark Murphy

Colleague Steve Bulpett begins 30th season. Not true that he covered Cousy. Wait, says its true, and Cooze scored 20.

Brian Robb

First quarter for Rondo: Five assists, no shot attempts. The old Rondo appears to be back.

A. Sherrod Blakely

So far, there's a lot to like about #Celtics play. Floor spacing, shot selection, ball movement, interior defense, all good. #Celticstalk

Jared Weiss

The 10 man rotation looked as expected, with Smart and Turner checking in early and Bass & Thornton then following. Zeller got a quick peek.

Scott Souza

#Celtics Brad Stevens said he would go w/10-player rotation. Zeller makes 10. That leaves Pressey, Young, Wallace and Powell (inactive) out.

Marc D'Amico

The Celtics come out firing in the first and take a 32-23 lead into the second. Rondo's his old self with 5 assists. Olynyk has 9 points.

Jared Weiss

Monster first quarter for #Celtics as they lead 32-23 after shooting 59% and recording 9 assists.

Gary Washburn

So it looks like the three odd #celtics out of the rotation for now are Pressey, Wallace and James Young

A. Sherrod Blakely

Cs up 32-23 after 1Q: #Celtics Olynyk 9 pts. Rondo 5 assts. Green 5 pts, 4 reb. #Nets KG 4 pts. Johnson, Williams 6 pts each. #CelticsTalk

Ben Rohrbach

Scrapping my preseason prediction already. The Celtics will score 128 points a night and finish 82-0 this year. Write it down.

Gary Washburn

A lot of Iso-Joe in the #nets offense tonight. He is getting his touches.

Mark Murphy

First quarter not yet over, and Stevens has already used 10 players.

Jared Weiss

Zeller comes in for last possession.

Steve Bulpett

My 30th Celtic season opener on beat. First was 113-109 L at NJ Nets 10/25/85 when Walton called himself a disgrace to game of basketball.

Jared Weiss

Evan Turner scores his first #Celtics basket.

A. Sherrod Blakely

Rondo back on the floor with 2:25 to play in the 1st. #Celtics up 28-19.

Scott Souza

#Celtics coach Brad Stevens sticking with the quick substitution pattern with Rajon Rondo as he's back just four minutes after sitting.

Jared Weiss

Rondo checks in for his second stint after a short break. #Celtics

Mark Murphy

Thornton starts at his usual pace. Two points in two minutes off a drive. Hollins immediately calls timeout.

Jessica Camerato

Kelly Olynyk is already looking 150% more aggressive than his rookie season. #AllGrownUp

Abby Chin

Kelly Olynyk only starter left on the floor. Coach Stevens said he'd keep minutes down asking guys to play hard on defense. #CelticsTalk

Brian Robb

Jeff Green has a team-high 4 rebounds in 7 minutes. This is not a drill!

Mark Murphy

Olynyk has 9 points in 8 minutes.

Jay King

3-pointers were one story of the preseason. 3-for-5 from deep at the first media timeout counts as an obvious success.

Jessica Camerato

Rajon Rondo jugó el primer 6 minutos del partido: 4 ast, 0 pts #celtics #nba

A. Sherrod Blakely

Lots of balance offensively for the #Celtics so far. Green, Sully and Bradley each have 5 pts, Olynyk with 6. Rondo 0 pts, but has 4 assts.

Abby Chin

Sweet sequence for the #Celtics! Good help defense from Green and Sullinger and then Turner with a no-look pass to Olynyk in the corner.

Jay King

Jeff Green got called for a foul there, but man, he's working hard on the glass. That would be a nice improvement if it continues.

Jared Weiss

#Nets going without a center midway through the first. This should be fun.

Jay King

Rondo exits after 5:37 with four assists. For a reference that makes no sense here, that's Brandon Bass' career high.

Mark Murphy

Backcourt platoons. Turner/Smart in for Rondo/Bradley. Rondo 4 assists in 5 minutes.

A. Sherrod Blakely

Good stint for Rondo to start the game. Four assists in five minutes. #Celtics up 17-10 when he checked out of the game. #Celticstalk

Jessica Camerato

Rondo comes out nearly halfway through first quarter: 0 shot attempts, 4 assists

Steve Bulpett

Jeff Green has 3 rebounds in first 4 mins. He obviously won't continue that pace, but if he hit the boards consistently, he'd be a star.

Abby Chin

Big round of applause for Rajon Rondo after first shift. 4 Assists in 5 minutes and #Celtics lead by 5! #CelticsTalk

Scott Souza

Spirited #Celtics crowd gives another nice ovation to Rajon Rondo after he dishes four assists in 5:37 of first start back from broken hand.

Gary Washburn

Rondo to the bench with four assists, replaced by Smart. Bradley gives way to Evan Turner #celtics

Jared Weiss

Big ovation was Smart checks in.

Ben Rohrbach

No big deal. Rondo just on pace for 38 assists.

Jared Weiss

Marcus Smart making his #NBA debut for the #Celtics along with new sixth man Evan Turner.

Gary Washburn

Rondo has 4 assists in 5 min #celtics

Scott Souza

Rookie Marcus Smart at the scorer's table so it looks like #Celtics coach Brad Stevens will go w/ about 5-minute stints w/ Rajon Rondo.

Jared Weiss

That shot will be one of the game changers for the #Celtics. Sullinger being begged to take the top of the key three and buries it.

Gary Washburn

And here comes Smart to the scorer's table #celtics

Paul Flannery

Marcus Smart about to make his NBA debut.

Gary Washburn

Two fouls in 4 min on Avery Bradley, we might see Marcus Smart soon #celtics

Abby Chin

Jeff Green wearing black tape on his neck. @jtwiss17 reports it's just sore, nothing serious. We'll keep an eye on it. #CelticsTalk

Rich Levine

Sad realization: Kelly Olynyk is guarding Kevin Garnett and it's not so much a mismatch.

Jared Weiss

We have our first hilariously easy rejection of the season and then our first tough Jeff Green 3 of the season.

Abby Chin

Frenetic pace to start this game. #Celtics up 7-6 early. #CelticsTalk

Jared Weiss

C’mon man, go out on a limb for once please. RT @basquiatball: I think whoever wins tonight's game has the momentum to win the title

Jessica Camerato

Not that it was ever in question, Kevin Garnett received a loud ovation from #Celtics fans during pregame intros.

Abby Chin

Kevin Garnett letting the refs know he did not agree with that foul call all the way down the court. Nice to have him back!! #CelticsTalk

Jared Weiss

Jeff Green scores the first #Celtics basket of the season on a putback.

Jay King

Not gonna lie, it was weird to see KG doing the football-hike-after-the-tip thing with Deron Williams.

A. Sherrod Blakely

KG missed a shot, the crowd clapped. I know it's been a year but it still seems kind of weird. #Celticstalk

Steve Bulpett

KG thumps his chest and waves to the adoring fans before tipoff. ... Yes, we are still in Boston.

Paul Flannery

Rondo addressed the crowd pregame. Told them to enjoy their night and drive home safely.

A. Sherrod Blakely

#Celtics starting lineup is Rondo, Bradley, Green, Sullinger and Olynyk. #CelticsTalk

Scott Souza

Huge ovation for former #Celtics center Kevin Garnett. Even bigger one for current #Celtics captain Rajon Rondo. ... Let's get started.

Jay King

Rondo also gets monster ovation. Theyyyy'rreeee bacckkkkkk.

Jay King

Garnett gets a huge ovation here at the TD Garden, as he should.

Abby Chin

Let's do this! Get your game face on!! #Celtics #Nets #OpeningNight http://t.co/IRXOUNMR7e

Jay King

Rondo's back! He said he will know more about hand after opener. May or may not have taken the T to the game. masslive.com/celtics/index.…

Paul Flannery

I'm surprised more players don't take the T. Have you ever tried to get to the Garden at rush hour?

Jessica Camerato

Isaiah Austin on not being able to play basketball: "I'm still getting over it. I still miss the game every day of my life."

Jessica Camerato

Isaiah Austin is being honored by the Celtics tonight. He called being in an NBA arena for opening night "amazing."

Jessica Camerato

Isaiah Austin's new-found interest after playing basketball: video games. His favorite is Destiny.

Marc D'Amico

That's all for @AmericanExpress Home Court Advantage. Tune into @CSNNE for more pregame coverage with @celticsvoice @Abby Chin & @CSNTommy.

Brian Robb

Rondo on his pregame nap: "It was pretty long and then I woke up and was like 'I'm playing.'

Jay King

Did RR take T to gm? "No." There's a pic "Oh, is that right? Then why'd you ask me that question? Giving away my transportation to the game"

Jay King

What was the deciding factor in return? Rondo begins, "I felt (good) after my nap."

Jessica Camerato

Rondo said he felt good after his nap today, got massage from #Celtics athletic trainer and was ready to play.

Chris Forsberg

Q: Rondo did you take the T to the game? A: "No." Q: There's a picture A: "Oh, is that right? Then why did you ask me that question?"

Jay King

Rondo on the famous nap: "Nap was pretty long. When I woke up, I was like, 'OK, I'm playing.'"

Jared Weiss

Rondo on nap: “[It] was pretty long and when I woke up, I was like, ‘Ok. I’m playing.’” #Celtics

Gary Washburn

Inactives tonight for #celtics: Vitor Faverani and Dwight Powell.

Chris Forsberg

Rondo: "Nap was pretty long and when I woke up I was like, ‘OK, I’m playing.’

Jared Weiss

Intense Rondo is ready for tonight’s #Celtics season opener. http://t.co/UVgJ8gP6wL

Jared Weiss

Rajon Rondo getting shots up before his season debut for the #Celtics. http://t.co/YDGPgmcocH

Scott Souza

#Celtics starting center Kelly Olynyk said before tonight's game he worked extensively on outside shot this offseason, made it a priority.

Marc D'Amico

Isaiah Austin joins us live on @AmericanExpress Home Court Advantage to talk about his work fighting against Marfan Syndrome. #AMEXCeltics

Chris Forsberg

Celtics wearing typical road greens for home opener.

Gary Washburn

#celtics wearing their road greens with "Boston" on the front

Marc D'Amico

Rajon Rondo is back, & so is @AmericanExpress Home Court Advantage! Tune in now on the Celtics website & mobile app! http://t.co/drpGMC9Mme

Jay King

Evan Turner on Rondo: "one of my favorite guys as far as a team guy." Said he's always brought up Rondo as a cool guy in the league.

Jay King

Evan Turner doesn't know how role will change with Rondo back: "that's the franchise guy. It's my job to fit in."

Gary Washburn

Chris Johnson goes from being waived by #celtics to opening night starter for #76ers

Chris Forsberg

A look at Rondo's pad as he gets up shots: http://t.co/P9IP5Q9YjJ

Marc D'Amico

Rajon Rondo will start on opening night for the Celtics says @Sean Grande. He and Max have the call live from the Garden @985TheSportsHub.