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Captain Comeback: Rondo returns

Updated: January 18, 2014, 1:49 AM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Rajon Rondo was so focused on the fact he was about to play his first game in nearly a year, the words spoken by Boston Celtics public address announcer Eddie Palladino during lineup introductions didn't even register with him.

And at the other guard, 6-1 from Kentucky, the captain, No. 9, Rajon Rondo.

Captain? Rondo's teammates began congratulating him on becoming only the 15th captain in Celtics history, but Rondo was unaware of the honor.

"It really didn't ...

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