Rajon Rondo had his second triple-double in three games, spoiling Harvard grad Jeremy Lin’s return to Boston and leading the Boston Celtics to a 115-111 overtime victory over the New York Knicks.
Rondo had 18 points, 20 assists and a career-high 17 rebounds, and Paul Pierce scored 34 – including a 3-pointer with 4.9 seconds left in regulation to send the game into overtime. Kevin Garnett scored 18 with 10 rebounds, and Ray Allen gave the Celtics the lead for good with a 3-pointer to make it 108-105, then followed it with a fast-break layup – both on assists from Rondo.
Lin picked up two fouls in the first three minutes and struggled to 14 points in 32 minutes. He had five assists and four rebounds while shooting 6 for 16 from the floor.
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