The Boston fans had never seen Rajon Rondo in an opponent’s uniform before.
They’d never seen a game like this from him, either.
The former Celtics point guard scored a career-high 15 first-quarter points, finishing with a season-best 29 in his return to Boston to lead Dallas to a 119-101 victory Friday night. Rondo also had a career-high five 3-pointers and finished with six rebounds and five assists.
“Obviously, it was a special day,” the four-time all-star said after his first game in the TD Garden since he was traded to Dallas last month. “I’m emotionally tired. I’m physically tired, and I’m drained.”