In just a few short hours, the Celtics will be fighting tooth and nail to become a .500 team. No one predicted this scenario for the C’s 30 games into the season, but alas, here we are. Luckily, the Celtics can only look forward and look forward they will as they take on a very bad team in the Sacramento Kings.
Here are a few news and notes from the past 12 or so hours to satiate your appetite for the men in green.
RONDO STATUS STILL UNCERTAIN
Rajon Rondo will be a game-time decision for tonight’s contest against Sac-Town. Here’s Doc Rivers after last night’s debacle against the Warriors (via Chris Forsberg of ESPN Boston):
“I have no idea (if Rondo will play), I really don’t,” Celtics coach Doc Rivers told reporters in Oakland after Saturday’s loss to the Golden State Warriors. “I didn’t ask. I’ll ask later tonight or tomorrow. But usually I kind of let (trainer) Eddie (Lacerte) tell me. I stay out of that whole thing.”
Again, I don’t even know how bad the injury is,” said Rivers. “Listen, all I know is Eddie’s been in this league long enough to give me a good decision.”
If I had my druthers (and I seldom do) I would let Rondo suit up tonight in an actual suit. Despite what you saw last night, the Celtics should be able to take care of business without Rondo’s services. I would rather give the extra time to Jason Terry so he can work through whatever offensive funk he’s experiencing.
It’s likely that the Celtics back-up point guard is returning to lineup tonight after a mysterious sojourn to Brazil to deal with a family matter. I only know this after stalking the Brazilian Blur’s Twitter account, an activity that led me to read this:
This is certainly one of the more significant moments of my Twitter-Life. I can only conclude that Barbosa is consulting McCarty in order to become the new fan-favorite in Boston and/or Barbosa has a sweet man-cave complete with X-Men Arcade and kegerator. Aside from Scalabrine, Waltah is the go-to-guy for being the fan-favorite and possibly man-caves. I have been unable to confirm the latter but what I can confirm is that I am DEADLY with Colossus. If McCarty and Barbosa need a third, I’m just saying.
The McCarty/Barbosa exchange occurred three days ago and the Blur has yet to play. If he was going to make an appearance on the road trip, tonight would be his last chance. If he does play and Rondo doesn’t, look for him to get a ton of minutes.