Sunday night will feature the NFL's two best teams in Super Bowl XLVIII.

Sunday afternoon featured two of the NBA's worst, in the Boston Celtics and Orlando Magic.

But the Celtics quarterback, Rajon Rondo, played his best game by far in the C's X-X win.

Rondo, who had 19 points, five rebounds, and nine assists, looked more like the Rondo we've oohed and aahed at over the last few seasons, playing at a higher level than he has since his return from a torn ACL suffered last season.

He dropped four points and three assists, and grabbed two boards in the first quarter, and followed that up by scoring nine more points in the second quarter after checking in with just over six minutes to go. He was a big reason Boston took a 54-45 lead into halftime.

He would score the team's first two points of the second half, too.

Rondo - as he's known to do - also made his teammates better.

Brandon Bass scored nine points in the first quarter alone, and 19 for the game. While Boston doesn't have a lot of cohesiveness with their roster, Rondo and Bass have played together plenty to know what each do best, and that showed on Sunday.

Sunday also marked the return of Avery Bradley who didn't look to be hampered whatsoever by his ankle. Bradley finished the game with 17 points while playing his token pesky defense.

Jared Sullinger and Glen Davis made for an interesting matchup down low, but Sullinger took it. Sullinger had another impressive game for the Celtics with 21 points (10/15 from the field) and 12 boards just over a year after his back surgery that prematurely ended his rookie season. Davis finished with 15 points and three rebounds.

But the Magic hung around, and the Celtics are certainly not a team that puts teams away early and keeps it that way. The Magic trailed by just three points, 65-62, with four minutes to go in the third quarter after a Victor Oladipo three-pointer, but the Celtics scored the next six points and took a 71-64 lead into the 4th quarter.