UPDATE: Rondo returned to the Celtics' bench within the last minute of play in the third quarter. Official word for the Boston PR staff is that Rondo rolled his right ankle.
Rondo limped to the sidelines after he suffered a non-contact injury and walked to the Celtics bench unassisted, where he was attended to by Celtics trainer Ed Lacerte. One minute later, Rondo was accompanied to the locker room by Lacerte.
Before leaving the game, Rondo extended his streak of double-digit assists to 32 straight games. He now only trails John Stockton and Magic Johnson (who had an NBA record 44 consecutive games with double-digit assists). Rondo scored six points and had 10 assists and three rebounds in 25 minutes before departing.
Boston currently leads Utah, 68-65, with 2:00 left in the third quarter.
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