Originally posted on State Of The Celtics  |  Last updated 1/31/12

LEXINGTON, KY - JANUARY 22: Rajon Rondo #4 of Kentucky shoots the ball around the reach of Glen Davis #34 of LSU during the game on January 22, 2005 at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 89-58. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

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The news seems to be getting better on the injury front for the Celtics. The return of Jermaine O'Neal means that the Celtics are no longer required to go to their small lineup whenever Kevin Garnett needs a rest and that Brandon Bass can return to his role as the spark plug off the bench.

Also according to Blakely, Doc Rivers believes that Rondo "may play tomorrow (versus Toronto), but [he would] say closer to Friday would be the target date."
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