Jan 17, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo (9) works the ball against Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Jodie Meeks (20) in the second half at TD Garden. The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Celtics 107-104. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

VIDEO: Rajon Rondo returns, gets first bucket + responds to Kobe

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Rajon Rondo. Back.

If you didn’t know, Rondo returned from his torn ACL injury which he suffered last year, on Friday night against the Los Angeles Lakers. Rondo was limited to 20 minutes and finished with eight points, four assists and two rebounds.

Here was his first basket of the night and of the season:

Also of note: Before the game, Kobe was asked about Rondo’s return to the court — specifically, how Rondo would deal with the clear rebuilding efforts of Boston. Kobe’s response was exactly the way you’d expect Kobe to respond:

Rondo’s response? Just as good as Kobe’s initial comment:

The Celtics ended up falling short of the Lakers, but all in all it was a win for Boston. After all, they got Rondo back — their captain.

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