Rondo rampages early as Celtics top Milano 105-75
October 9, 2012, 12:00 am TWN
MILAN -- Rajon Rondo scored all 17 of his points in the first quarter and added six assists to lead the Boston Celtics to a 105-75 win over Emporio Armani Milano on Sunday, two days after the NBA team opened its preseason European tour with a loss in Turkey.
Jeff Green also had 17 points off the bench for Boston.
Green missed all of last season after a physical exam revealed an aortic aneurysm. He underwent surgery and became a free agent before re-signing with the Celtics in August.
On Friday in Istanbul, Fenerbahce Ulker beat the Celtics 97-91.
The Celtics return to Boston on Monday and resume practice on Thursday before playing their first U.S. preseason game against the New York Knicks in Hartford, Connecticut, next weekend.
Boston Celtics' Rajon Rondo, left, is challenged by EA7 Emporio Armani's Richard Hendricks during an exhibition game in Milan, Sunday, Oct. 7. (AP)