Boston Celtics give Rondo a huge welcome back

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It was a huge night in Boston as Rajon Rondo returned for the first time since his big trade from the Boston Celtics to the Dallas Mavericks.

The Mavericks came into the game as the heavy favourites but all eyes were on the former Celtics guard.

Rondo received a great tribute from the team who he dedicated the first eight years of his NBA career too and he showed why they loved him so much.

Rondo finished the game as the top scorer with 29 points and helped the Mavericks come away with a 119-101 victory.

The Mavericks were never in any serious danger and Rondo was largely the reason why.


Despite claiming earlier on Friday that he hadn't played defense in many years, Rondo came away with five defensive rebounds and one steal as the Mavericks continued their impressive season.

Cavaliers make a statement

The Cleveland Cavaliers lost LeBron James and with their season already hanging on by a thread, the rest of the Cavaliers roster sent an emphatic statement.

Going into Charlotte, the Cavaliers came away with a big 91-87 win largely thanks to Kevin Love stepping up with 27 points.

Kyrie Irving was on his game too as he came away with 22 as the Cavaliers refused to let LeBron's absence hold them back.

Plumlee seals it for the Nets

The Brooklyn Nets went into Florida and came away with a very narrow two point win over the Orlando Magic thanks to Mason Plumlee.

Plumlee was the highest scorer on the night with 18 points and outscored several players by the exact two points it took for Brooklyn to get the win.

Kobe experiment on hold?

The LA Lakers have been 'experimenting' with the amount of minutes Kobe Bryant has been playing lately but it seemed to be on hold tonight.

Bryant played 33 minutes but it wasn't enough as they fell at home to the high flying Memphis Grizzlies by three points.

Mike Conley was the top scorer for the Grizzlies with 19 points helping them to secure the win and ensure they would remain top of the Southwest division.

Video highlights:

Rondo welcomed back to Boston:

Rondo shines in Boston one last time:

Kemba Walker's incredible play:

Kevin Durant sinks 34 in OKC win:

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