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Friday, May 28th, 2010 at 11:00 am  |  13 responses

How Healthy are the Celtics?

Put simply, they’re not. As WEEI‘s latest injury update on the C’s from yesterday’s practice reads like it cames straight from a battlefield: “The good news for the Celtics is that Glen Davis has shown improvement after suffering a concussion in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals. The news is not so promising on Marquis Daniels, who also had a concussion. Rasheed Wallace, meanwhile is still struggling with back spasms. First, the positive news for the Celtics. Doc Rivers said on a conference call with reporters that Davis was looking better and that he was undergoing tests this evening with the team doctors. ‘He didn’t have any headaches today,’ Rivers said. ‘He had some last night, he didn’t have any today, which is a big step. All of it will be a game-time decision, so we’ll have to wait and see.’ Daniels, meanwhile, is not so fortunate and it’s looking doubtful that he will be ready for Game 6 Friday … Then there’s Wallace who had his back tighten up during the game. Rivers sounded cautiously optimistic about Wallace’s availability, although he did have a rough morning. ‘Rasheed is doing better,’ Rivers said. ‘It was not going well at all today. We watched some film before we got on the plane and he couldn’t sit down, but he’s doing better [now].’ All three are said to be game-time decisions.”

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  • d’bri

    more concerned with rondo. either he is hurt, or is simply being outplayed by Nelson the last two games. either way, he needs to pick it up defensively and get back to controlling the flow.

  • The D Train

    Sheed’s injury is pretty big, if he can’t go. And considering how lackadaisical he is normally, I wonder how much he can give the C’s if his back is f’d up. The way Howard barrels into the lane, and the way Perkins bodies him up every time down the court lends itself to Perk picking up at least a few fouls. So Sheed being there when Perk is down is critical for Boston if they want to stop Dwight’s one post move. And like d’bri notes, if Rondo is less than full-strength, that is the major issue.

  • The Philosopher

    The Celtics picked the wrong time to age. They seemed like they peaked when they were playing Cleveland.

  • http://albayanos.com LeoneL

    Nate Robinson anyone?

  • BackInBlack

    They caught the virus, only about a week left to live

  • Logues

    healthy enough. trust me

  • ramn

    The Celtics are going to be fine. All they have to do is win 1 more game then they can get a few days rest. All the injusries stated though by no means minor, are all pretty much short-term(except maybe the back spasms). Its not like anybody suffered anything that required a lot of rehab time.

  • http://www.stuffwhitepeoplelike.com Tarzan Cooper

    Orlando is going to do this. All celtic fans should be put under suicide watch about 11pm saturday

  • BostonBaller

    It really doesn’t matter how hurt they may be, it’s the playoffs and there are no excuses. They haven’t given any and neither will this fan…@Tarzan, it’s not that serious here in Boston, it might be for a place that NEVER wins anything.. hahaha

  • Noel

    Bostonballer I hope you know you sound like the obnoxious spoiled Boston fan that people love to hate; of course no one would kill themselves but I would be pretty pissed off if they let this slip, especially to Dwight “smiles and elbows” Howard

  • http://www.realcavsfans.com Anton

    Good enough to beat the Magic you big baby

  • BostonBaller

    @Noel. I guess we didn’t let it “slip” away last night so we don’t need to “slip” a rope around our necks….

  • BostonBaller

    @Noel, how did I sound obnoxious by saying no excuses b/c of the injuries? How did I sound spoiled by making light of a joke Tarzan made? Of course I knew he wasn’t actually saying fans would kill themselves, he was poking fun at us and I poke fun back (not knowing where he is from…he could be in LA or NY who both win titles in different sports) Don’t take this sight or the games so serious and give yourself some room to relax and enjoy fun banter. …but if holding onto the “Boston fans are obnoxious and spoiled” or whatever else ppl like to say makes you feel good or gets you amp’d for the games then by all means continue on and enjoy yourself. I hope the name BostonBaller doesn’t irk you b/c the name Noel doesn’t bother me even though modern day christmas is no more than a feeding frenzy for big business and a trap for over spending broke folk. lol. Have a great day.

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