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Glen Davis eyes early January return

Prior to Sunday night's game against the Minnesota Timberwolves, Glen Davis was on the parquet floor putting up shots alongside Rajon RondoLester Hudson, Brian Scalabrine, and JR Giddens. While Rajon Rondo was teaching Lester Hudson a thing or two during their one on one battle, Davis, Scalabrine, and Giddens began to rotate in a one on one battle of their own.

Davis and Giddens then began a lengthy one on one battle in which Davis was sporting a bandage on his right wrist and around his thumb. The bandage didn't seem to affect Davis' game much, as he was able make numerous low-post moves and drive to the basket. Davis has been practicing with it on for about a week now, and isn't where he wants to be yet, especially defensively. Asked whether the injury affects his offense or defense more, Davis said it affects his defense moreso than his offense, and actually it seems to be helping his shot a bit. Also, he noted that it did hurt a little from time to time especially when he got hit hard in that area. He did look a little hesitant to challenge Giddens on a couple of dunks, but was quick to point out that he did block two of them. In his defense, Giddens is pretty explosive to the basket and throws down very hard.

Davis said he was hoping to be able to return on the road trip after New Years. A quick look at the schedule points toward a possible return for the game in Miami on January 6th, or the game in Atlanta on January 8th. The Celtics play six games between January 6th and January 14th, including a pair of back-to-backs with a day off in the middle. Obviously it would be great for the Celtics if they could add Davis back to the lineup by that time and take some minutes off other players' hands.

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