Rajon Rondo on Mavericks coming to town: 'It's not Boston'

To put things lightly, Rajon Rondo's stint with the Mavericks was not the high point of his career.  He'll take the court against his old club for the first time since his eventful departure when Dallas visits Sacramento tonight.  According to Rondo, however, facing the Mavs is no big deal--at least not compared to the Kings' next opponent.  From Jason Jones of the Sacramento Bee:

Rondo was asked if playing Dallas would spark any special emotions.

"No, it's not Boston," Rondo said. "It's not a big deal." 
"That's different [playing the Celtics]," Rondo said. "That's always going to be special. Dallas was just a pit stop in my career. I was there for less than five months. It was a blur. I have some good relationships in that organization but it wasn't my best."

The Kings host the Celtics in Mexico City Thursday.

In Rondo's emotional return to Boston last season, he made his first seven field goal attempts (including four three-pointers) and scored 15 in the first quarter on his way to 29-point night.

The embattled point guard is looking a lot more like his old self with the Kings this year.  Rondo is averaging 12.4 points, 7.3 rebounds and 11.0 assists per game while leading the NBA with four triple-doubles.

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