8 a.m. ET: Anybody watching the last couple of Celtics games might come away assuming point guard is the most hazardous job in sports. Rajon Rondo is questionable for Saturday’s game against the Raptors, who are also missing their own point guard in Kyle Lowry, who is out for at least another week with a bruised ankle.
To top it off, Nets point guard Deron Williams came up lame but did not leave the game during the Celtics’ loss in Brooklyn on Tuesday.
With the head floor generals sidelined, both teams will lean on some guys who might not be totally comfortable playing the point. Jose Calderon is one of the best backup ones in the league, but Raptors coach Dwane Casey may need to get minutes at the position from DeMar DeRozan and even John Lucas III. The Celtics do not have a backup as capable as Calderon, so coach Doc Rivers may need to keep his committee approach with Leandro Barbosa, Jason Terry, Courtney Lee and even Paul Pierce and Jeff Green.
Join us for updates and analysis from the TD Garden during the early game, which tips off at 12:30 p.m. ET.