8 a.m. ET: Rajon Rondo is back in uniform, and not a moment too soon for the Celtics. The point guard returns from a two-game suspension when Boston hosts a young and energetic Timberwolves team at the TD Garden.
The Wolves have been decimated by injuries this season, with Ricky Rubio, Chase Budinger, Brandon Roy and Andrei Kirilenko all on the shelf. Kevin Love made his long-awaited return to the court two weeks ago, but the results have not been what Minnesota expected. Entering Tuesday’s game against Philadelphia, the Wolves were 2-4 since Love got healthy. Still, they have shown some fight despite the rash of health issues and have battled to hover around .500 thus far. Guys like Jose Barea, Alexey Shved and Derrick Williams will push the tempo, which is why the Celtics will be fortunate to have Rondo helping them keep pace.
Join us for updates and analysis from the TD Garden during the game, which tips off at 7:30 p.m. ET.