8 a.m. ET: So far, so good for the Celtics without their All-Star point guard. They are 2-0 since Rajon Rondo went down for the season with a torn ACL in his right knee, although just 1-0 since they actually learned of the injury. (Aside from Doc Rivers and a few people on the medical staff, nobody knew of Rondo’s diagnosis until after Sunday’s win over the Heat.)
The Celtics (22-23) now get a chance to climb back to .500 and continue to counter anybody who might have written them off. Their next opponent is the Magic (14-31), who were having a rough time even before Glen Davis broke his foot in Wednesday’s game against the Knicks. Davis joins Arron Afflalo, Hedo Turkoglu and Al Harrington on the shelf for Orlando, which has lost seven straight.
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