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Rondo's fearless play charges Celtics

Point guard electrifies Boston in Game 3 by returning after dislocating elbow

Updated: May 8, 2011, 12:52 PM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- It wasn't Willis Reed in Game 7 of the 1970 NBA Finals. And it wasn't Paul Pierce in Game 1 of the 2008 Finals. But when Rajon Rondo strode back onto the TD Garden floor in the final minutes of the third quarter of Saturday's Game 3 of an Eastern Conference semifinal series against the Miami Heat, his dislocated elbow popped back into place by the Boston Celtics' medical staff, the legend of the spunky, young point guard grew and he took his spot comfortably amid the gutsiest playoff ...

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