Things just got a lot brighter for the Celtics in tonight's matchup vs the Grizzlies. The Globe is reporting that Rondo plans to play in tonight's game:
Point guard Rajon Rondo said during the Celtics' shootround this morning that he plans to play tonight against Memphis after missing the past two games with a sprained right ankle.
"I'm going to give it a go," Rondo said.
I don't see Doc allowing him to come back unless he was 100%, especially against the Grizzlies. Hopefully the ankle is fully healed and we will be getting a rested and motivated Rondo back.
The News wasn't as good on Big Baby, however.
Forward Glen Davis, who also has a sprained right ankle, is expected to miss his second straight game. It is uncertain when he will return.
There were reports and rumors that Leon Powe strained his calf against the Heat and was limping on the return trip to Boston. He had his calf wrapped in the 2nd half of the Heat game, but there has been no other reports in the paper. We can't afford to lose another big since we are already down to 3 but on the other hand, if Leon is injured we can't afford to risk further injury because we will need him for the playoffs. Hopefully he is fine and will be able to play tonight.