Rondo: 'Individual numbers don't matter'

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Rondo: 'Individual numbers don't matter'

BOSTON -- Rajon Rondo's assist streak has become just as talked about as the final score. 
With 15 dimes against the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday, Rondo reached 35 consecutive games with 10 or more assists dating back to March 11. 
He is now just two games away from tying John Stockton for second all-time. 
But after a 112-100 loss to the San Antonio Spurs, he dismissed the significance of his ball distribution. 
"We lost so it's kind of irrelevant, really," Rondo said. "It's all about winning and we lost, so individual numbers don't matter."
Rondo nearly snapped his streak on Sunday in a blowout loss to the Detroit Pistons, but kept the stretch alive when he dished his tenth assist in the final minutes. 
While he reached the mark early in the third quarter against the Spurs, neither him nor his teammates had much to say about the continuation after the defeat.
"It's great," said Paul Pierce. "That's all great right now but I'm interested in the team and winning games. I've been a part of individual statistics, which are great. When you're not winning, it's tough to really acknowledge that."

Celtics' team plane receives bomb threat

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Celtics' team plane receives bomb threat

BOSTON -- There was a bomb threat to the Boston Celtics’ team plane to Oklahoma City on Saturday afternoon, but no one was injured.

The incident will be investigated by NBA security which will work in conjunction with the FBI on this matter which was one of several hoaxes called into airports across the country on Saturday.

News of the bomb threat was first known when Celtics forward Jae Crowder posted an Instagram photo showing players departing the plane with the caption, “BOMB THREAT ON US”.

Celtics officials declined to comment on the matter and instead referred all bomb threat-related questions to the league office.

Messages to the league office were not immediately returned.