Celtics: Rajon Rondo, Ray Allen, Tony Allen, Rasheed Wallace, Kendrick Perkins
Suns: Steve Nash, Jason Richardson, Grant Hill, Amare Stoudemire, Channing Frye
Health Check: For the Celtics, forward Paul Pierce (knee), guard/forward Marquis Daniels (thumb) and forward Glen Davis (ankle) are all out while guard Rajon Rondo (hamstring) and forward Kevin Garnett (right leg) are listed as questionable.
The Suns are healthy.
Keep It In Mind: The Celtics scored 60 points in the paint against the Suns back on November 6 in Boston.
Who's Hot: For the Celtics, Rajon Rondo scored a season-high 30 points to go along with 15 assists against the Warriors on Monday.
For the Suns, Jared Dudley dropped 19 points off the bench for Phoenix on 6-10 shooting in its win over the Lakers on Monday.
Who's Not: For the Celtics, Kendrick Perkins took just five shots against the Warriors on Monday.
For the Suns, Grant Hill scored just six points in less than 20 minutes against the Lakers on Monday.
Key Matchup: Rajon Rondo vs. Steve Nash
Honorable Mention: Tony Allen vs. Jason Richardson
Skinny: While things might be looking bleak for the Celtics in the wake of all the injuries, the NBA is still an any given night league and a win is still very much a possibility tonight. The Celtics have to make sure they limit their turnovers so they don't spoon feed Phoenix extra possessions. If the C's can execute their half-court offense, limit Phoenix's transition game and pick-and-roll offense and dominate the paint like they did in the first meeting of these two teams, they'll have a chance of escaping the desert with a win.