Box Score Bank: With an assist from Rondo

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Box Score Bank: With an assist from Rondo

There are many serious story lines surrounding tonight's CelticsHeat game

and Rajon Rondo's assist streak isn't one of them.

Still, the fact that he's now dropped double digit dimes in 17 straight games is pretty cool. Even cooler? That the Celtics are 11-6 in said 17 games.

According to Elias, Rondo's is the first guy to have a streak this long since John Stockton (Who did you expect, Yinka Dare?) did it in 29 straight games back in 1992.

And wouldn't you know, one of those 29 games came against the Celtics.

So, let's crank up the Box Score Bank to February 17, 1992

George H.W. Bush was in his fourth and final year of his presidency. The Hand That Rocks the Cradle was No. 1 at the box office. My personal hero, Right Said Fred, and the song that changed my life, "I'm Too Sexy." was No. 1 on the Billboard charts. Rondo was a week from his sixth birthday.

And over in Utah, John Stockton was dropping 12 assists on the Celtics.

February 17, 1992: Utah 88, Boston 83

Stockton actually had a pretty mediocre game, with only 11 points on 3 of 12 shooting, but his 12 dimes were enough to trigger The Mailman, who had 30 points and 13 boards in Utah's gritty win. Also for Utah, Mark Eaton has customary three blocks, Big Blue Edwards had six points in 28 minutes and current Jazz coach Tyrone Corbin had 13 rebounds off the bench.

Reggie Lewis led the Celtics with 19 points.

(How many consecutive days do you think I'll find a way to mention Reggie on this blog? Guess we'll find out.)

Rich can be reached at rlevine@comcastsportsnet.com. Follow Rich on Twitter at http:twitter.comrich_levine

Farrell on WEEI: Have not apologized to Eckersley

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Farrell on WEEI: Have not apologized to Eckersley

Red Sox manager John Farrell said today on WEEI's Dale and Holley Show that he has not apologized to Dennis Eckersley for the recent incident on a team flight in which David Price ripped into the Hall of Fame pitcher -- to the applause of some teammates -- for being too critical in his role as a team broadcaster.

“Yeah, that’s a no,” Farrell responded when asked specifically if he had apologized to Eck.

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According to Brooks Sutherland's story on WEEI.com, Farrell said he has spoken to Eckersley since the incident and has a "positive in a professional way" relationship with Eck.

Sutherland quoted Farrell as saying: “I’ve had interactions with Eck, yes. I have, yeah. Whether it’s been at the hotel, or whether it’s been at the ballpark, there’s been interactions there, yes . . . At the time when we did meet, which was down in Texas, as I mentioned, and then again in the ballpark there. I’m aware that people reached out to him the morning after the incident when we were headed in to Toronto. So, knowing that that was in place, you know, I followed with my conversations with Eck as I’ve always done. They’ve been cordial, there’s been professional respect on both side and I think my relationship with him is positive in a professional way.”

Farrell said he heard Price yelling at Price on the plane.

“You know at the time when it did happen,you heard some loud talk,” he said. “but I can’t say that that’s . . . you know there’s banter that goes back-and-forth that’s relatively calm, and I would say this was a different situation. I can’t say that the banter is in this nature. After it did take place, I know Eck came up to the front of the plane to talk to Dave Dombrowski and myself. Obviously outlined what took place and that’s why we met with David the next day in Toronto."

Tanguay: The games aren't the thing anymore

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Tanguay: The games aren't the thing anymore

What about the games?

You know. The games that are played between the lines. The controversial calls, the second-guessing of strategy, the why-the-hell-did-he-shoot-that?

This all came to me today. The games have become secondary. The main theme of what we do is drama. 

Yep, we have done it. David Price being a complete asshat. Does Belichick really love Jimmy Garoppolo more? (Bill does have a history of trading for a younger model.) Should the Celtics do whatever it takes to trade for Kyrie Irving?

We have become a soap industry. It’s all about the gossip, the in-fighting, the free agent offseason. 

And you know what?

I LOVE IT!

Do you?