Then vs. now: Rondo sets new career highs


Then vs. now: Rondo sets new career highs

BOSTON -- Rajon Rondo set a new career high in both scoring and field goals on Wednesday night when he scored 35 points off 15-for-26 shooting during the Celtics' 98-88 loss to the Detroit Pistons.

Let's take a look back to when he first set the marks, one week shy of three years ago to the date against the Phoenix Suns, in a 128-108 Celtics win.

February 15, 2012: 39:26 minutes, 35 points (15-27 FG, 1-1 3PG, 4-9 FT), 5 rebounds, 6 assists, 4 steals, 2 turnovers, 1 foul

February 22, 2009: 37:25 minutes, 32 points (13-18 FG, 1-1 3PG, 5-9 FT), 6 rebounds, 10 assists, 3 steals, 5 turnovers, 3 fouls

Kevin Garnett did not play in either game. He missed the 2009 game with a right knee injury and was out on Wednesday because of a sore left hip.

Royer's late goal rallies Red Bulls past Revolution, 2-1


Royer's late goal rallies Red Bulls past Revolution, 2-1

HARRISON, N.J. - Daniel Royer finished a nice sequence in the 74th minute, Luis Robles made a diving save in the closing minutes and the New York Red Bulls rallied to beat the New England Revolution 2-1 on Saturday night.

Felipe sent the ball left to Kemar Lawrence alongside the box and he put a cross to Royer on the back post for an easy finish on his fourth goal.

Robles, who only allowed Lee Nguyen's penalty kick in the ninth minute, preserved the win with his fourth save, diving to his left to block Diego Fagundez's shot from outside the box.

Bradley Wright-Phillips tied it for New York (6-6-2), which was winless in its last four matches, when he pounced on a loose ball and backheeled it into the net. New England goalkeeper Cody Cropper had pounced on a cross by Kemar Lawance, but Cropper could hold on and Wright-Phillips was there to clean up for his sixth goal.

Damien Perrinelle fouled Fagundez in the penalty area after a great pass from Kei Kamara, allowing Nguyen to step up for his sixth goal. New England (4-5-4) had won two straight and lost just one of its previous six. It is 0-5-2 on the road.