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Rondo, Allen, Pietrus don't travel

Celtics coach Doc Rivers hinted that neither Rajon Rondo, Ray Allen, nor Mickael Pietrus would play in Friday's visit to Atlanta and all three players were left behind as the team departed Thursday for its final road game of the 2011-12 regular season.

With a three-day break following Friday's game, the Celtics can give Rondo (back), Allen (ankle), and Pietrus (knee) ample time to rest. It's also unlikely the Celtics will push their rotation players very hard over the final two games of the regular season, simply hoping to have everyone at full strength when the playoffs open later this month.

Hop HERE to read more on each player's status from last night's game coverage.