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Rajon Rondo rounding into form

While questions have buzzed during his slump, the Celtics guard never doubted himself

Updated: March 20, 2011, 1:02 PM ET
By Jackie MacMullan | ESPNBoston.com

NEW ORLEANS -- The smile came easily on Saturday night. That's progress, Rajon Rondo figures.

The grin was in response to a query regarding his modest success in knocking down some open jumpers against the New Orleans Hornets.

"That was good," he said. "We needed it. I needed it."

It was of little consequence to Rondo that when the Boston Celtics finally stopped scuffling and ripped off a 21-6 run that catapulted them to an 89-85 win over New Orleans, he was on ...

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