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|Rando's Triple Double Helps Celtics Even Series with Cavaliers
|BOSTON (AP)-- Rajon Rondo had 29 points, 18 rebounds and 13 assists, and the Boston Celtics beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 97-87 on Sunday to even the Eastern Conference semifinals at two games apiece.
Rondo had a playoff career high in rebounds and matched his best scoring night in his fourth postseason triple-double. He played 47 minutes with some of his bigger-name teammates in foul trouble, and fans chanted ``MVP! MVP!'' as he knocked down a pair of free throws with 17 seconds left.
Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett scored 18 apiece for the Celtics, who rebounded from the worst home playoff loss in franchise history and ensured they'll get at least one more game at home. Game 5 is Tuesday night in Cleveland before the series returns to Boston on Thursday night.
LeBron James scored 22 points, only more than he had in the first quarter of Game 3, and seemed frustrated during a seven-turnover performance.
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