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No Rondo or Ray Allen, But Celtics Getting Healthier

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A. Sherrod Blakely reports that Doc ruled Ray Allen and Rajon Rondo out for tonight.

However, according to Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald, some injured Celtics were additions to practice in Winter Park, Florida yesterday. .

"Mickael Pietrus (sore right shoulder) was a surprise addition to the practice, and he was able to participate all the way through. Same for Chris Wilcox (left calf) and Keyon Dooling (right knee)."

The more help the merrier with another matchup against Orlando, a team the Celtics held to a miniscule 56 points three days ago, set for tonight at the Amway Center.

Pietrus could be a big addition with the reported ankle injury to Ray Allen, as the Celtics sharpshooter did not make the trip to Orlando. Wilcox could be a key returner to the frontcourt, with a potentially motivated Dwight Howard probably chomping at the bit to get some revenge for the embarrassing loss the other night.

The 6-foot-10 WIlcox has averaged 1.6 points and 1.9 rebounds in seven games for the Celtics, but a healthy body with five fouls to give against Howard — who is shooting a 46.7 percent from the line this year — would make up for a lack of production in the box score. Wilcox has been out of the lineup since for almost two weeks with an injured calf.

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