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The Celtics passed along the news just now, as it appears the team has dodged a major bullet, with no structural damage to Rajon Rondo’s left elbow after the All-Star point guard dislocated it during the third quarter of Game 3.

The team is calling Rondo a game-time decision for Game 4, but undoubtedly this news ups the odds for the C’s floor general being able to suit up for the crucial contest at TD Garden. A few other updates on the team which had a film session and light practice this afternoon over in Waltham. (Chris Forsberg of ESPNBoston.com)

Doc Rivers on Rondo’s and West chances of playing tomorrow: “I’m optimistic about both, that they’re going to play,” said Rivers. “I don’t know why I am, but I am. I just don’t know how well either one can play. But like I’ve said, if you’re on the floor, you’re healthy, and that’s the way it’s been. That’s been my motto since I’ve been here and our guys believe that.”

“I think it was Kevin [Garnett] actually who said it, what I always say, ‘If you’re in uniform, you’re healthy. If you’re not healthy, you’re not in uniform.’ That’s how we always viewed it,” Rivers said. “And we will make no excuses [Monday]. [Monday] is a playoff game, it’s Game 4, and we have to win. That’s all we have to think about.”

On Shaq: “It’s day to day with Shaq and his body, and his life in the NBA, but I do think he’ll be able to [provide a similar effort to Game 3],”

On the possibility Carlos Arroyo will have to suit up: “It helps that he knows their stuff. But knowing our stuff is really important as well. And he’s been here long enough, so he knows that as well.

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Brian Robb

Brian Robb co-founded CelticsHub in 2009 and is the currently editor-in-chief. He is a producer and reporter at 98.5 The Sports Hub in Boston and also contributes to Boston.com and Bleacher Report among other outlets.
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  • kricky

    A MIRACLE. After we win this one this series will be forever known as the Series of the Immaculate Elbow.

  • Batman

    YES

  • lakershater13

    Do they have a big enough broom to sweep that piece of crap Bynum out of Dallas?

    • Alex

      OH YES THEY DO!!!

      • Mike

        Dallas has a heck of a bench.

        • Zee

          I said it last week (on another site). Dallas is the only team that concerns me if we were to meet up against them.

          • talesofJP

            especially since we lost to them both times in the regular season

  • kricky

    WOW! That was the most heartless effort I've ever seen in a game of that importance. I could see if they were losing to a better younger team, but this is not the case. They just QUIT. Shame on them for quitting on Jackson like that after all he's done for the franchise. And this has to take Kobe down a notch as far as where he fits in to the history of the game.

    Good day to be a Celtics fan 🙂

    • lakershater13

      For all Phil has done for the franchise. Won 5 titles by going to teams that had the best players on them. Was he coaching right after Shaq left? No. He came back when he knew he had a chance to win more. Phil is only a great coach because he had gone to already established teams. He will never be a great coach like Red who did everything for a franchise.

      • kricky

        If you are going to compare everyone with Red Auerbach they will all fall short.

        The point I was trying to make is that Phil still deserved a better effort from his team.

    • Zee

      This doesn't take Kobe down any.

      • kricky

        He is trying to take his place alongside MJ, Bird, and Magic as one of the best wing players of all time. None of those guys have laid the kind of eggs he has in big games like this (remember the 04 and 08 finals?) – at least not while they were still in their primes.

  • janos

    Thank you for post Bryan and is sad to see what happen in Texas. Phil deserve better. Bynum play way out of town and make ready for D12 era in Holleywood?

    • kricky

      De nem, baratom.

      D12 is coming to to Beantown.

  • Sweeney

    Rondos' got more heat than a lil' bit. The Mt. Rushmore of Beantown sports are Rondo, Pedroia, and Woodhead. Not bad for guys who are diminutive in stature in their sport.

    Regardless of how the rest of the series goes that was a great performance by the entire team in game 3 and it is why I take so much pride in the C's.

    • Dan

      Perhaps you've heard of this Brady guy? He's like 6'4".

      • Alex

        I hear this Chara chap is fairly tall too.

  • stephen

    With that stunt that Bynum pulled, I have brand new hatred for the Fakers. What a classless piece of shit he is.How big is Barrea? 5 foot 6. Bynum 7 feet–290? — This proves what I have been saying for the last couple of seasons. The Fakers have always been "Paper Champions". KG doesn't blow out his knee in 2009 and we don't lose Perk in last years finals—it's a totally different story. Fakers""Paper Champions""———- Now your classless ""Paper Champions"" . So long Phil Jackson–Most overrated coach in Nba history. Why don't you give your girlfriend David Stern a big sloppy kiss on your way out the door !!!!! I'm out here on the west coast and I promise all my Celtic brothers and sisters that I will be relentless and unmerciful to all the bumbass Faker fans!!!!

    • Dan

      I'm out in the Bay Area and its amazing how quick all the Laker shirts and flags disappeared. I've seen more Paul Pierce jerseys (2 + mine) this week than Lakers gear!

      • stephen

        It's not amazing.Take my word for it. That is typical of so-called Laker fans. I can handle the T-Shirts, the bumper stickers but the flags are lame!!!!!—–Gotta get rid of em. I was just over on one of the Fakers sites. It's commical.

  • stephen

    Sorry –"Dumbass". I'm so happy about the Lakers going down in flames –you know.

  • Paul

    Good bye Lakers…you deserve all the bad karma you get! Big difference between Celtics who play tough defense and teams like the Heat and Lakers who just play dirty…so sad, was looking forward to Lakers fans trolling over here sooner or later with ignorant comments…NOT! LOL

    Go C's!

    • talesofJP

      good to see Derek Flopper out of the playoffs too.

  • Guest

    I'm glad Phil is retiring cause now I can like him again. The 90's Bulls teams were my childhood and it was quite awesome that he could pull off two 3peats with them. Can't pull that off again with Kobe's wannabe Jordan ass.

  • I_Love_Green

    Hahahahaha lakers swept!!!!

  • CarlosR

    The Lakers were swept!!!!!!!!!!!! It's time to grab a few beers.

  • celtsemeraldtopaz

    i take no joy in the Lakers loss the current C`s and lakers are 2 sides of the same coin i respect that team not all of it`s player after today but that team i do respect…. The LA signing of Artest changed that team into Kobe and a group of wanna be thugs with no class

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