Rondo out for Celtics Tuesday, likely return Friday


Boston seems to be hitting it’s stride the last few games, with a rejuvenated Paul Pierce creating plays and Kevin Garnett playing like he’s in a bar fight.

Add Rajon Rondo to the mix and they should be even better.

That is not happening Tuesday against Kyrie Irving and the Cavaliers but should happen by Friday against the Knicks, Doc Rivers said. Here is the quote via our man A. Sherrod Blakely of

“He’s back pretty soon,” Rivers said of Rondo. “He may play tomorrow (versus Toronto), but I’d say closer to Friday would be the target date.”

Tonight will be Rondo’s seventh game out with a wrist injury. So far the Celtics are 4-2 without him.

Jermaine O’Neal is expected to return to the Celtics lineup on Tuesday night. He had been out since Jan. 23 with a sore knee (after a knee-on-knee collision with Hedo Turkoglu).