Barbosa, still fighting flu-like symptoms, back with Celtics


Barbosa, still fighting flu-like symptoms, back with Celtics

PHILADELPHIA Leandro Barbosa was one of the first players on the floor getting up shots prior to Friday night's game against the Philadelphia 76ers.

It remains to be seen if that's all the action the 6-foot-3 guard gets, as he still recovers from a bout of flu-like symptoms.

"I never had anything like this," Barbosa told "This was pretty bad, pretty bad."

Barbosa said he spent some time in a hospital getting four bags of fluids intravenously, which prompted doctors to want to keep him in the hospital overnight.

"But I said no. I didn't want to do that," Barbosa said. "Like I said, I never had anything like this, this bad before."

Even though he is with the team, Barbosa said he doesn't know if coach Doc Rivers will play him.

"My body is still a little weak," Barbosa said. "I'm definitely feeling better, a lot better than I was before. But I'm still not feeling like me, yet."

Barbosa, one of the top reserves off the Celtics bench this season, missed a pair of practices due to his illness, which limited him to just four seconds of action in Boston's 104-94 win over Minnesota on Wednesday.