BOSTON -- Tuesday night wasnt Kyle Lowrys first trip to Boston in the past few months.
During the NBA lockout, the Houston Rockets point guard participated in Rajon Rondos charity basketball game held at Harvard University in November.
Rondo and Lowry have been friends since they were in high school. Rondo asked if he would play hoops for a good cause, Lowry was happy to hop on a train from Philadelphia for the game.
The two were on opposite teams -- Rondo loaded his team up with all the dunkers, Lowry joked. Instead, Lowry was on the same squad as Paul Pierce, an opportunity the 25-year-old enjoyed.
He watched as the packed arena embraced the Celtics captain, how they broke out in a roar when he arrived fashionably late, and how they swarmed to him when he spontaneously took a seat in the stands.
Its awesome just because hes a bazillion-time All-Star, Lowry told CSNNE.com following the Celtics' 97-92 overtime win against the Rockets. Hes a great player, great individual just as a person. Being able to be out there and see how the fans react to who he is is pretty cool.
After playing against Pierce for six seasons, Lowry was able to appreciate an aspect of his game that can sting as an opponent. Pierce scored 30 points on Tuesday in the Celtics victory, including seven of the teams 13 points in overtime.
Lowry said, You always know at the end of the game hes going to shoot the ball and make it.