Boston Celtics defeat New Jersey Nets, 86-77

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - How point guard Rajon Rondo's back feels this morning will likely determine whether he will play tonight against the Washington Wizards.

Rondo left the Celtics' 86-77 win over the Nets last night after injuring his back in the second quarter. He fell hard following his foul on Richard Jefferson, landing on a dip where the hardwood playing floor and the floor for the fans meet. Rondo finished 4 points, 4 rebounds, and 1 assist in 22 minutes.


EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Maybe they sleep better on the road. Maybe the opposing crowd revs them up. Maybe they are just a really good team and the whole road thing means nothing.

Whatever it is, the Celtics got back to their winning ways with an 86-77 victory over the Nets at the Izod Center last night, their 10th straight win away from the Garden.

Two days after suffering their fourth loss of the season, the Celtics improved to 14-2 away from home. The Celtics tied ...