Loss cuts Rondo deeper than stitches

Updated: March 27, 2014, 1:31 AM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Of course he came back.

Rajon Rondo took an inadvertent elbow to the head midway through the third quarter of Wednesday's loss to the Toronto Raptors, and though it split him between his eyes, Rondo took nine stitches (of course, No. 9 did) and returned to play the final eight minutes, nearly sparking a Boston rally from a double-digit deficit.

Rondo played the final frame wearing a protective bandage that ran from his forehead to the bridge of his nose. There was ...

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