Not only did Rajon Rondo produce another near triple-double last night with 15 points, 12 assists and eight rebounds, his playing time was more familiar.

The point guard played a season-high 37 minutes in the Celtics’ 102-91 home loss to Dallas. Celtics coach Brad Stevens said Rondo won’t play tonight in Milwaukee, but the coach indicated Rondo’s embargo on playing in the second game of back-to-backs may end after this game against the Bucks.

“Time limit’s off, yeah,” said Stevens. “(Rondo) probably will be cleared to play in back-to-backs again very soon. I asked the question right after we met prior to the game and it sounds like, again, that’s sooner rather than later, but no time issues.”

In Rondo’s mind, though, the restriction isn’t completely off.

“I wouldn’t say completely off, or I would be playing 40,” he said. “But I feel fine.”

Rough night for Bradley

Avery Bradley, who returned to action after a one-game absence due to a balky right ankle, left last night’s game for good in the third quarter. He was 2-for-13 from the field and clearly struggled. He left without talking to the media, or discussing the state of his injury.

“I don’t know if he didn’t feel well or not; I just didn’t think he looked like himself and he was obviously struggling through a shooting night, so I just went in another direction,” said Stevens. . . .

Rondo’s second assist last night was his 4,000th. He finished the night with 4,010, sixth best in franchise history and 90 behind Bill Russell.

“It’s definitely an honor, especially to have that many in this organization,” he said. “It’s right up there. I played with so many great players.”