Boston Celtics starting point guard Rajon Rondo watched practice from a stationary bike Thursday as he nursed a sore right hamstring.
Rondo said he suffered the injury during the third quarter of Boston's 117-97 win over Phoenix Wednesday night.
"He did something with his hamstring last night so we didn't want to take the chance," Celtics coach Doc Rivers said. "I don't think it's anything bad but I actually don't really know. He should be fine by (Friday). If he's not we just go with somebody else."
Rondo did not play in the fourth quarter as the Celtics pulled away from Phoenix.
"It didnt matter," Rondo said. "We had control of the game and I wanted to get rest and get a heat pack on it and stretched a little throughout the game just to stay ready but I didnt really want to go back in."
Well, that explains why he wasn't in the game in the 4th. But it does sound like he's looking to play tonight. Via the Boston Herald.
Rondo said he just wanted to get some rest and treatment to be ready for Hornets star Chris Paul.
"I’ve got to bring my game and make him play some defense," he said.