Rondo lifts Celtics out of mini-slump

Published Nov. 19, 2009 5:11 a.m. ET

Kevin Garnett needed just one name to explain what keyed Boston's strong third quarter.

"Rondo," Garnett said, pausing for effect. "I thought he changed the momentum of the game. I thought he was a lot more solid. He was aggressive. He picked up the energy."