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Celtics’ future in Rajon Rondo’s hands

Of course this couldn’t be a happy ending for Rajon Rondo, who returned after a 357-day break to recover from a torn anterior cruciate ligament, because the Celtics maintained their usual form in the fourth quarter Friday night against the Lakers.

This Celtics team is light years from the team Rondo left when he was injured Jan. 25, 2013, with an entirely new roster and coach. Despite his presence, the Celtics found a way to blow another chance, while crystallizing the issues Rondo faces in the coming weeks.

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