Perk, Rondo feeling fine

January, 7, 2010
If they're play last night didn't confirm it, Celtics starters Kendrick Perkins and Rajon Rondo are feeling just fine after ailments left them as game-time decisions before Wednesday's thrilling 112-106 overtime triumph in Miami.

Rondo, who scored a team-high 26 points, including the dazzling layup to send the game into overtime, had missed the Celtics' last game due to a sore left hamstring. After the game he noted, "My hamstring is fine. I've had four massages since I’ve been in Miami. I’m just taking care of it and getting a lot of treatment. I’ll be fine.”

Perkins, who did the bulk of his damage -- 20 points, 10 rebounds -- in the first half, had battled food poisoning and missed Tuesday's practice (and nearly the flight to Miami) as he recovered. Said Perkins after the game: "It was a good game and it was just fun to be a part of. I felt fine, just a little tired and weak, that was it."

The Celtics are no stranger to injuries lately and played Wednesday's game without Eddie House, who is recovering from flu-like symptoms.

“When someone goes down someone else has to step up," said Ray Allen. "Other guys have and will in the future. Anytime you lose a guy, you miss him and you feel the weight of it. We just hold down the fort until the injured guys get back.”

Chris Forsberg

Celtics reporter,



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Jeff Green
16.9 1.7 0.7 34.2
ReboundsJ. Sullinger 8.1
AssistsR. Rondo 9.8
StealsR. Rondo 1.3
BlocksB. Bass 0.9