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11/25/2010 - 2:59am
Doc: Hope to see West in playoffs

After suffering a broken right wrist when he fell hard to the ground with 2:48 left in the second quarter Wednesday night, Delonte West is expected to miss the rest of the regular season, according to Celtics coach Doc Rivers. 

 

“It’s broken for sure," Rivers said following Boston's 89-83 win over New Jersey. "Don’t know anything else more than that, a compound fracture most likely. But that’s going to be a long time, let’s just put it that way.”

 

Asked if West might be ready in time for the playoffs in mid-April, Rivers sounded more hopeful than anything. “Playoffs," Rivers said. "Yeah. It’s tough, honestly."

 

In the meantime, Rivers said the team will have to survive with Nate Robinson, Marquis Daniels and Avery Bradley until Rajon Rondo gets back from a strained left hamstring. Rivers said Wednesday's injury to West...

11/24/2010 - 11:02pm
Another comeback: B's beat Panthers
By: DJ Bean

Mark Recchi had a pair of goals and Tim Thomas picked up his 11th win on Wednesday in a 3-1 Bruins win over the Panthers in Florida. 

 

It was yet another game in which the B's had to fight back in the third period, as they entered the period trailing, 1-0, before they got a shorthanded tally from Brad Marchand and a pair of goals from Mark Recchi. With his two points, Recchi now has 1500 in his career, which is 13th all-time. 

 

The B's outshot the Panthers, 18-6 in the third period and have now played consecutive games in which they were behind entering the third period, a span in which they've gone 1-1-1. 

 

The Panthers got their lone goal from Steve Reinprecht in the second period on a play set up by former Bruin Dennis Wideman. Aside from that, Thomas was sound once again, stopping the other 31 shots he saw. Tomas Vokoun allowed three goals on 35 shots. 

 

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11/24/2010 - 10:59pm
Split decision: C's beat Nets, lose West

Despite falling behind by as many as 10 points in the third quarter and losing Delonte West to a broken right wrist late in the second quarter, the Celtics got a season-high 25 points from Shaquille O'Neal to beat the New Jersey Nets, 89-83, at TD Garden Wednesday night.

 

Paul Pierce added 18 and Ray Allen had 15 as the Celtics improved to 11-4 and 6-1 at home this season. West broke his right wrist when he fell on it after a spectacular lay-up with 2:48 left in the second quarter. Trainer Ed Lacerte rushed onto the court to tend to West, who was yelling and wincing in pain. 

 

The Nets were powered by center Brook Lopez, who scored 16, and Devin Harris, who added a team-high 20.

 

For more, visit the Celtics team page at weei.com/celtics and the Green Street blog. 


11/24/2010 - 9:36pm
Delonte West breaks right wrist

The Celtics guard depth - already down with the left hamstring injury to Rajon Rondo - took a major hit Wednesday night when Delonte West broke his right wrist when he fell to the ground under the Celtics basket after making a spectacular lay-up with 2:48 left in the second quarter. He was on the court for about two minutes as trainer Ed Lacerte tended to him. 

 

He got up holding his wrist in place and wincing in pain. He went immediately to the Celtics locker room with Lacerte where Dr. Brian McKeon administered the exam.

 

It was the same wrist that West broke in 2008-09 while with Cleveland, forcing him to miss 16 games.  

 

For more, visit the Celtics team page at weei.com/celtics and the Green Street blog. 


11/24/2010 - 8:18pm
Rajon Rondo out and likely Friday, too

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. 

 

For more, visit the the Celtics team page at weei.com/celtics and the Green Street blog. ...

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