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Rondo, West expected to play Game 4 after MRIs

Posted on: May 8, 2011 3:34 pm
Edited on: May 9, 2011 10:40 am
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Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers says Rajon Rondo and Delonte West will play in Game 4 following MRIs. Posted by Ben Golliver.
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UPDATE: Rondo was given an X-ray, MRI and CT scan and all results were negative. He's being officially listed as questionable for Game 4.

During Saturday's Game 3 against the Miami Heat, Boston Celtics guards Rajon Rondo and Delonte West both went down with injury. For Rondo, it was a gruesome dislocated elbow  while West suffered a shoulder injury just before halftime.

Boston.com reports that both players underwent MRIs and that Celtics coach Doc Rivers expects both to be available to play in Monday night's Game 4, although he expressed a bit of apprehension regarding Rondo. 
"Right now we're going with they're all playing," said Rivers, who was including Shaquille O'Neal. "Hopefully we'll know something by the end of our film session. Obviously (Rondo's elbow) was far more painful today, a lot of swelling."
"If he can't help our team (Rondo won't play)," the coach said. "And if he can play, how well can he play and will he help or hurt our team? No. 1, we're not going to hurt the player and we're not going to do anything to hurt the team. It may not be until game time and the game until we find that out. Right now, that may be the case. I am optimstic about both, that they're going to play." 
Here's video of Rondo's gruesome injury which occurred after he got tangled up with Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade.



If both Rondo and West are unable to go, look for the Celtics to activate reserve point guard Carlos Arroyo, who played for the Heat earlier this season.

For more on Rondo's heroic return, CBSSports.com's Ken Berger has you covered .
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Comments

Since: Sep 4, 2007
Posted on: May 8, 2011 10:03 pm
 

Rondo, West expected to play Game 4 after MRIs

Wade meant to take Rondo down for sure but there is no way he could have known Rondo would dislocate his arm.  People who think so need to have their heads examined.  As much time as Wade spends on the floor he knows more than most how easy it would be for someone to end his career with a cheap shot.  On another note, how about Rondo doing the one handed thing for the rest of the game?  If they come back to win the series Celtic fans will be able to point to that moment as the turning point.  Rondo showed some serious heart.



Since: Oct 19, 2008
Posted on: May 8, 2011 9:53 pm
 

Rondo, West expected to play Game 4 after MRIs

it was not a cheap shot



Since: Sep 12, 2007
Posted on: May 8, 2011 9:44 pm
 

Rondo, West expected to play Game 4 after MRIs

The best revenge for the Celtics would be to just beat these punks. 

When did Wade become such a a cheap shot artist?  He seemed to be a nice humble kid when he came into the league.



Since: Jun 21, 2009
Posted on: May 8, 2011 9:26 pm
 

Rondo, West expected to play Game 4 after MRIs

Paul Pierce head butts James Jones.... Bostons fans say its ok... blame hard foul on James Jones.... Rondo pulls Wade so he cant get to a ball and wade knocks him down dislocation his wrist... Boston fans cry for a suspension.... awesome... real intelligence there.... homer fans in Boston.  What a bunch of idiot fans.
Rondo was injured in pretty much exactly the same spot on the parquet floor where he punched Brad Miller in the 2008 playoffs. As LeBron will tell you, karma's a b*itch.



Since: May 2, 2010
Posted on: May 8, 2011 9:15 pm
 

Rondo, West expected to play Game 4 after MRIs

And why did Wade keep backing up and backing up until he was able to hook his left leg behind Rondo to use as leverage??  Watch it over and over and you can see he was positioning himself. There is NO WAY Wade would keep backing up like that without the intent to bring Rondo down.




Since: May 2, 2010
Posted on: May 8, 2011 9:13 pm
 

Rondo, West expected to play Game 4 after MRIs

Are you out of your mind???  Look at the replay at 44 seconds and you can see Wade hook his right arm around Rondo and pulls him down. This clearly did not have to happen, but Wade yanked Rondo to the floor.
If you can't see that then you're obviously a Miami homer.



Since: Nov 3, 2006
Posted on: May 8, 2011 8:29 pm
 

Rondo, West expected to play Game 4 after MRIs

I'm not a fan of either team by any stretch of the imagination.
I've looked at the video of that play multiple times, and each time I look at it the harder I find it to believe that Wade's intent wasn't malicious. I would not be too upset if Boston decided to make Shaq useful and have him "accidentally" fall with a little extra gusto on to Wade's knee.



Since: Jan 13, 2007
Posted on: May 8, 2011 8:08 pm
 

Rondo, West expected to play Game 4 after MRIs

He'll play.!!!!! GO CELTS !!!!



Since: Jan 14, 2007
Posted on: May 8, 2011 8:08 pm
 

Rondo, West expected to play Game 4 after MRIs

LOL, first off pierce did not head butt Jones, although I do think what he did was unnecessary (see dennis rodman for head butt) also Rondo's injury was an accident but it was Wade who was falling and pulled down Rondo not Rondo (again part of playoff basketball).  Not a big deal either way but dont say that celts fans are cry babies for a few post by some unknowledgeable people.  You sound just as stupid in this post!!  Good luck to you!!


genelamont22
Since: Apr 18, 2011
Posted on: May 8, 2011 8:03 pm
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