According to former Boston Globe NBA writer Marc J. Spears, Rajon Rondo and the Celtics have agreed to a 5-year, $55 million extension.

The Celtics made it 4-for-4 on the season with their 97-87 win over Chris Paul and the New Orleans Hornets at the TD Garden last night.

Julian Benbow says that Paul Pierce was just too much for the Hornets last night. Mark Murphy says that the Celtics actually had to exude some fourth quarter sweat in this one. Bill Doyle has Rondo and Chris Paul battling all during – and after – last night’s game. Robert Lee has Paul Pierce with another strong game to lead the Celtics to the win. Jim Fenton has Rondo stirring things up last night. Jessica Camerato has Captain Clutch, Paul Pierce, again coming through for the Celtics.

Gary Washburn has a look at the testy night between Rondo and Paul. Steve Bulpett also examines the battle of words and game between the two under-25 point guard stars. Mike Fine has Rondo losing his cool last night. Bill Burt says that things are getting personal between the two young point guards. Jessica Camerato looks at what Rondo has learned while playing through contract negotiations.

Bill Burt says that the Celtics “Bring it” on defense every night. Lenny Megliola has the Celtics not entirely happy with their 4-0 start to the season. Bulpett has Glen Davis working on his left hand game while his right is in a cast. Tim Weisberg has Sheldon Williams making the most of his opportunity while Davis is out. Brian MacPherson has Kendrick Perkins making the most of his offensive opportunities.

Benbow’s notebook has Rondo not worried about his contract, or future. Murphy’s notebook has more on Rondo’s state of mind last night. Doyle’s notebook looks at a strong start to the season for Paul Pierce. Lee’s Celtics Journal has more on Rondo and his contract. Fenton’s notebook has Pierce off to a sizzling start this season.

Patriots

On Patriots Daily, Chris Warner serves up a Jets/Dolphins, Patriots bye week Gut Check.

Albert R. Breer says that the Patriots were the real winner in yesterday’s AFC battle between the Dolphins and Jets. Ian R. Rapoport has the Dolphins letting their play do the talking, while the Jets just talked. Mike Reiss has the Patriots getting a little separation in the AFC East.

Karen Guregian hands out some midseason awards for the Patriots. Breer has Jason Taylor talking about nearly signing with the Patriots in the offseason.

Bruins/Misc

Kevin Paul Dupont has the Bruins unable to get on the scoreboard in a 1-0 loss to the Rangers yesterday. Stephen Harris has the Bruins continuing their win-one, lose-one streak. Joe Haggerty has the Bruins in desperate need of a goal scorer. Harris has Bruins tweaking their fourth line yesterday. Matt Kalman has a look at the powerless power play for the Bruins.

Dupont’s notebook has Zdeno Chara sending a message to Sean Avery. Harris’ notebook has the Bruins power play coming up empty.

Mark Blaudschun has the BC football team in a good position. Eric Avidon has the Eagles set to go bowling again.

Frank Dell’Apa and Kyle McCarthy have the Revolution winning their opening playoff game against Chicago.

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One thought on “Celtics Get Win, Rondo Gets Deal

  1. Will I ever be happy when Rondo’s contract extension becomes official! Where in sin do the people who want to to trade him away think we’d find a replacement anywhere near as good?

    Don’t get me started on the ignoramuses who haven’t noticed how much his shooting has improved since his rookie year, or who haven’t learned that shooting is the least important part of a PG’s skill set. I try to avoid using obscenities, OK?

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