Rondo Has 24 Assists In Win Over Knicks

Rondo (24 assists) helps Celtics beat Knicks

By JIMMY GOLEN
AP Sports Writer
      BOSTON (AP) – Rajon Rondo had a triple-double with a career-high
24 assists, and Paul Pierce scored 25 points with 14 rebounds on
Friday night to lead the Boston Celtics to a 105-101 victory over
the New York Knicks.
      Rondo had 10 points and 10 rebounds and topped his
regular-season personal best of 18 assists set against Sacramento
in March, but fell short of the franchise record of 28 set by Hall
of Famer Bob Cousy in 1959.
      Amare' Stoudemire scored 27 for the Knicks, reserve Wilson
Chandler had 19 and Raymond Felton scored 17. Landry Fields had 11
points and 10 rebounds in New York's first loss after winning its
opener on Wednesday.
      Boston led most of the game before Stoudemire converted a
three-point play with 37 seconds left to make it 102-98.
      
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