Delonte West underwent surgery to repair a displaced right wrist fracture Tuesday morning at New England Baptist Hospital, the team announced. The surgery was performed by Dr. Drew Terrono and Dr. Hervey Kimball and assisted by Celtics Team Physician Dr. Brian McKeon and was deemed successful by the team.

 

Former Celtic Antoine Walker plans to sign with the D-League in an attempt at a comeback. Walker made it be known that he wanted to attempt a comeback last summer, but he saw little interest from the NBA. Walker hasn't played in the NBA since the 2008 season when he appeared in 47 games for the Timberwolves. He did have a meaningful role on the Heat when they won the NBA title in 2006.

 

WALTHAM -- Celtics coach Doc Rivers announced that guard Delonte West will have surgery on Tuesday for the fractured right wrist he suffered last Wednesday night late in the second quarter against New Jersey after driving in for a lay-up. Rivers said the team will know more about West and his fate for the rest of the season following the procedure.

 

"Surgery [Tuesday] and then we'll know more after that," Rivers said after practice on Monday. 

 

WALTHAM -- Celtics center Shaquille O'Neal missed practice on Monday when he forgot when practice began, according to coach Doc Rivers. The absence comes after the 12-4 Celtics were given Saturday and Sunday off by the coach to enjoy the Thanksgiving weekend. The Celtics confirmed he did make the team's flight to Cleveland for Tuesday night's game against the Cavaliers. 

 

As the Miami Heat continue to stumble toward something that looks like mediocrity -- at least in the win column -- the comparisons to the first season of the Celtics big three have started again.



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After Andrea Bargnani dropped 29 points on the Celtics last Sunday in a 102-101 come-from-behind Raptors win in Toronto, Celtics coach Doc Rivers pulled Kevin Garnett aside and essentially told him that can't happen again. Garnett responded by scoring a season-high 26 points while holding Bargnani to 11 in Garnett's best two-way game of the season as the Celtics prevailed, 110-101, Friday nigh at TD Garden. 

 

There wasn't a whole lot of revenge talk in the Celtics' locker room prior to Friday's game with the Raptors (in fairness there wasn't much talk at all.



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Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo admitted he wasn't completely back to his old form but said he felt good being back on the court for the first time since suffering a strained left hamstring. Rondo played 35 minutes in Boston's 110-101 win over the Toronto Raptors Friday night at TD Garden. 

 

"I was rusty," Rondo said. "Guys made shots in the first quarter. We got some easy looks from my teammates. My timing was a little off for me. But I feel fine."

 

Kevin Garnett scored a season-high 26 points while Rajon Rondo returned to the starting lineup from a strained left hamstring to dish out 14 assists as the Celtics held off the Toronto Raptors, 110-101, Friday night at TD Garden. 

 

Rondo played 35 minutes in his first game back since injuring his hamstring last Friday night against Oklahoma City. The point guard thrilled the sellout crowd with several great passes, including alley-oops to Shaquille O'Neal and Garnett. He missed three games and the Celtics were 2-1 in his absence. 

 

Celtics GM Danny Ainge told the Boston Globe that, in the aftermath of point guard Delonte West's broken right wrist, he was not planning any trades to replace the point guard. Even though West is expected to be out for months, Ainge suggested that he was happy with the team's depth at the position.