Rajon Rondo scores 13 points, dishes 12 assists in bloody battle with Knicks

Rajon Rondo
Rajon Rondo - photo by Winslow Townson | AP

Kevin Garnett had 24 points and 11 rebounds, added 13 points and 12 rebounds, and the scored the final 10 points for a spirited 96-86 victory over the on Monday night.  With blood flowing and bodies flying, the Celtics showed the Knicks they will be tough to beat next month if this was in fact a preview of a first-round playoff series.  Paul Pierce scored 21 points and Ray Allen had 15 for Boston despite a poor shooting night and a nasty cut on his head that briefly forced him from the game.

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