The Celtics are taking every precaution with the left hamstring of Rajon Rondo and have ruled him out of tonight's game against New Jersey at TD Garden. He likely will miss Friday's contest against Toronto as well, coach Doc Rivers said before Wednesday's game.
“I don’t think it’s a bad hamstring, but you just have to be careful with it,” said Rivers, who added Rondo is "iffy" against the Raptors on Friday night.
Rivers said Rondo, who will miss his third straight game, was leading the NBA in assists, dishing out 14.3 per game. The Celtics are 1-1 in the two games without him, losing at Toronto on Sunday before a big win on Monday in Atlanta.
According to the Boston Celtics (via twitter), "Rajon Rondo is walking through plays at shootaround in Waltham but is still considered a gametime decision for tonight vs. [the New Jersey Nets]." Rondo has missed the last two games due to a left hamstring strain. The Celtics have gone 1-1 in his absence.
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Vladimir Guerrero was named the recipient of the Edgar Martinez Award, awarded by the MLB Commissioner's Office to honor the top designated hitter in the game. Guerrero helped lead the Rangers to the World Series, hitting .300/.345/.496/.841 with 29 homers and 115 RBI in 152 games. Red Sox DH David Ortiz was the runner-up to Guerrero, after hitting .270/.370/.529/.899 with 32 homers and 102 RBI.
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The Red Sox announced that they had claimed outfielder Jordan Parraz on waivers from the Kansas City Royals. As a 25-year old (Parraz turned 26 in Oct.), he hit .266/.350/.410/.760 with 11 homers and 61 RBI in 123 games for Triple-A Omaha. The 2004 third-round pick by the Houston Astros has hit .289 with an .814 OPS and 54 homers in seven minor league seasons. He is currently playing winter ball in Venezuela.
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For the first time this season, quarterback Tom Brady is officially listed as "questionable" entering a game. Brady is one of six Patriots listed as questionable. Brady has been dealing with a sore foot since the Browns game on Nov. 7 and has been limited in practice since. Here's the complete injury report for Wednesday, with practice participation only an estimate as the team held only a walk-through on Monday and Wednesday before departing for Detroit and its Thursday game against the Lions.
Did Not Participate
QB Tom Brady (right shoulder/foot) Questionable
G Stephen Neal (shoulder) Questionable
CB Jonathan Wilhite (hip) Questionable
DL Mike Wright (neck/concussion) Questionable
S Jarrad Page (calf) Questionable
NT Myron Pryor (back) Questionable
RB Fred Taylor (toe) Questionable
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — WEEI.com’s Mike Petraglia and Chris Price explain how the Patriots held off the Jets, 17-16, Sunday at MetLife Stadium to improve to 12-3 and lock up a first-round bye in the AFC playoffs.
Greg and Steve give their final thoughts and predictions for what is about to go down at MetLife Stadium today.
Curran calls the guys to discuss the game today and gets into the effect of having no Edelman. He talks about Amendola's role, the Pats running game and more.
Jackie MacMullen, ESPN Boston, talks with MFB about Rondo being traded to the Dallas Mavericks, and how this will have an effect on the Celtics rebuild process
How have the Celtics looked after a couple weeks? Could they be a playoff team? These questions and more...
Sam and Ben talk with Greg Dickerson about how fun this year's Celtics team is to watch as well Jeff Green trade ideas.
Mut, Rob, and Alex talk with former Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester. Jon talks about his experiences with free agency, what it would have taken to sign him to the Red Sox last season, and his experiences with fans since signing with the Cubs.
Mut, Rob, and Alex talk with newly signed Red Sox pitcher, Wade Miley. They talk about the story that came out about the D-Backs wanting him to switch to a gluten-free diet, and what he expects coming from the N.L. West to the A.L. East.
The boys are back at it, Mut, Rob, and Alex talk with former Red Sox pitcher and new Chicago Cub Jon Lester, they then talk with new Red Sox pitcher and ongoing consumer of gluten, Wade Miley.
Pierre joins the show to talk about the Bruins-Wild game, Bruins trade rumors, and the rest of the NHL.
Jack Edwards talks with Dale, Michael and Jerry Thornton and drops the bomb on us that based on how the standings look now, the Bruins could miss the playoffs this season.
Pierre joins the guys to talk about the Bruins and all things NHL
Curtis spoke with some nut jobs outside the courtroom.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
Jeff Goodman discussed the Rondo trade.
Christian quizzes Lou and Tim on which songs were used for torture by the CIA, and Tim is upset he couldn't remember Team America: World Police
Adam Schefter, ESPN, joins MFB to discuss Jim Harbaugh rumors, Rex Ryan's future, and why the Patriots may be better served by not wraping up the number one seed in the AFC this week
Christian shares what he believes will be the three keys to this Sunday's game against the New York Jets
We check in with the playmaker, the hall of famer Michael Irvin for a look at the NFL and all things Patriots as they prepare to face the Jets.
Dale and Michael discuss the trade of Rajon Rondo, and whether it ultimately was a good deal for the Celtics.
We break down Rex and the Jets vs the Patriots with CSNNE's Tom E Curran
Kay comes into the show to try out for the textress role on the program. We learn about her favorite sports and fondness for Rajon Rondo.
Mikey, Mut, Lenny and Kerry Byrne are taling Patriots-Jets and the potential end of Rex Ryan's coaching career with the team.
Tonight marks 9 straight years of the Planet Mikey Show. We play some sound from the takeover which got Planet Mikey rolling .
Jen Royle joins the show to talk about The Taste and what its like working with amazing chefs and how her personality is going over with viewers.
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Ryan Lambert of Puck Daddy joins DJ to discuss the "uncoachable(?)" Taylor Hall and revisit the Tyler Seguin trade. Ryan also shares his issues with how the Bruins are run.
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