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In the wake of Rajon Rondo's season ending injury, Celtics coach Doc Rivers has to make a decision as to who he should start at guard alongside Avery Bradley. Against Miami on Sunday Rivers chose Courtney Lee instead of Jason Terry or Leandro Barbosa. It appears that Doc will keep giving the nod to Lee for the time being:
#Celtics coach Doc Rivers: Courtney Lee will continue to start in backcourt.
— Scott Souza (@scott_souza) January 29, 2013
Before the Rondo news broke on Sunday, Doc had also decided to replace Brandon Bass in the starting lineup with Jared Sullinger, a change he also plans to stick with for the immediate future:
#Celtics coach Doc Rivers: Rookie Jared Sullinger stays in starting lineup.
— Scott Souza (@scott_souza) January 29, 2013
Who knows how long these moves will last, but for now that's what the Celtics will go with. Who do you think should start? Leave a comment below.
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The Celtics are now 2-0 since losing Rajon Rondo for the season with an ACL tear in his right knee. A vocal minority have speculated that perhaps this team might be better off without the services of the All-Star point guard, a notion the coach dismissed quickly on Thursday.
“That’s silly,” Rivers said. “The bottom line is that you’d rather have him. But we...
Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers says he's not expecting his team to play point guard by committee.
Rivers says, ''It's just basketball by committee.''
The Celtics are trying to figure out how to replace point guard Rajon Rondo, who tore his ACL and will miss the rest of the season. Rivers says different players will bring the ball up, but little else will...
Jason Whitney Early in the first quarter of the much-anticipated Boston Celtics game against the hated Miami Heat, Courtney Lee pleased the raucous Boston crowd by blocking LeBron James short attempt underneath the rim. The Celtics, who are playing shorthanded without star point guard, Rajon Rondo are looking to snap their six-game losing streak.
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My exact face when I found out Rajon Rondo was out for the season.
It is time my friends, time to say good-bye to this current Celtics group, and start to realize that the quest for 18 this season is over. Possibly, even out for a while.
After Rajon Rondo tore his Anterior Cruciate Ligament, I realized, we just aren't that good, and heck, we should have realized that after...
The Celtics scored one of their biggest wins of the season on Sunday, a double-overtime victory over the Miami Heat, but all talk in Boston since then has been about an even bigger loss.
All-Star point guard Rajon Rondo sought medical attention prior to Sunday’s game and was diagnosed with a torn ACL, bringing his season to an end. Now head coach Doc Rivers is faced with a tough...
The Boston Celtics return to practice Tuesday without All-Star point guard Rajon Rondo.
He's out for the season with a right knee injury that requires surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament. Coach Doc Rivers must decide who will bring the ball upcourt from a group that includes Courtney Lee, Jason Terry and Leandro Barbosa.
The Celtics had Monday off after their...
As if the Boston Celtics (20-23) season wasn't going bad enough, they just recieved the worst news possible - An MRI revealed that Rajon Rondo has suffered a torn right ACL and he will miss the rest of the season.Rajon Rondo suffered a hyperextended right knee on Friday night in an overtime loss to the Atlanta Hawks. The Celtics blew a 27 point lead in that game but unfortunately...
After placing two straight triple doubles, Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL, according to ESPN. Rondo was injured during the Celtics’ loss to the Atlanta Hawks on Friday. Here is what ESPN had to say: “The initial report was a hyperextended knee but tests [...]
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The Celtics both won and lost on Sunday afternoon.
Boston left the TD Garden with a 100-98 double overtime win against the Heat in the return of Ray Allen. Before the clock struck zero it had already been confirmed that the Celtics will be without Rajon Rondo for the remainder of the season due to a torn right ACL.
The Celtics don’t have another true point guard on the roster...
Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez will replace injured Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo on the Eastern Conference roster for the All-Star Game, the league announced Wednesday. This will be Lopez's first All-Star Game, and he will be the only representative from the Nets, who are 27-18. Rondo was named an All-Star starter based on the fans' vote, but he is out for the rest...
Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez has been named by NBA Commissioner David Stern to replace injured East All-Star Rajon Rondo of the Boston Celtics in the 2013 NBA All-Star Game in Houston. Lopez, who will make his first All-Star Game appearance, is averaging 18.6 points and 7.3 rebounds in 38 games for the Nets who stand in second place in the Atlantic Division with a 27-18 record.
When learning the news of Rajon Rondo and his torn ACL, it's impossible for Knicks fans not to think back to the recently returned Iman Shumpert and his journey back to the hardwood from an ACL injury of his own.After tearing his ACL against the Miami Heat in the midst of last season's playoffs, the demoralizing injury kept Shumpert off the court through 2012 and into 2013...
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Boston has always had a history of having at least one future hall-of-fame player on their roster. Now that Pierce and Garnett are at the end of their NBA career, the Celtics as a franchise are looking to remain relevant. The loss of Rajon Rondo makes it that much more difficult to see who on the roster will stand-up and say "I am a Celtic."
Come on. Seriously, come on.
What the hell? It didn’t even look like anything when it happened. Suddenly there were whispers on Twitter of a possible serious Rondo knee injury. The MRI had been performed, but the results couldn’t be confirmed.
What happened next made the whole thing seem even more surreal than it already was. For the first time in a long time for the sports world...