Rondo Has Another Huge Game As Celts Beat Pistons

Rondo brilliant as Celtics beat Pistons 109-86

AP Sports Writer
      AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) – Rajon Rondo had nine points and 17
assists to lead the Boston Celtics to a 109-86 rout of the Detroit
Pistons on Tuesday night.
      Kevin Garnett scored 22 points and Paul Pierce added 21 for
Boston, which won easily despite Shaquille O'Neal's absence because
of a bruised knee. The Celtics hardly missed him against the
undersized Pistons, who are off to their first 0-4 start since
November 1999.
      Charlie Villanueva scored 17 points for Detroit, which played
without Richard Hamilton, who was out with a sore right foot.
      Rondo had a triple-double with 24 assists Friday night against
New York.
      His big night Tuesday gave him 67 assists through Boston's first
four games.
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