Rajon Rondo will miss tonight’s game, according to Sean Grande. The team says his pinky finger will keep him out, but I’m pretty sure he just wants to sit in the locker room and watch Kentucky play in the Elite Eight.
Just kidding. Rondo’s obviously been hurting lately—mentally as well as physically—and many readers have suggested giving him a rest. Be careful what you wish for, though: with Rondo sitting out and Delonte West also hurting (though West will start in Rondo’s place), expect a lot of minutes for Carlos Arroyo. Arroyo hasn’t been bad during his brief time as a Celtic, but he’s definitely no Rondo.
The Minnesota Timberwolves, minus Kevin Love, await. Normally, I’d expect a blowout win. But tonight I’d settle for a little effort.