Green, Wilcox may not play for Celtics tonight

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Green, Wilcox may not play for Celtics tonight

WALTHAM The Boston Celtics may be without more than just their floor leader Rajon Rondo tonight.

Jeff Green (right knee) says it will be a game-time decision on whether he will play against the Portland Trail Blazers.

The Celtics are also unsure about the availability of Chris Wilcox, who is battling an illness that took him off the floor early in Boston's 95-83 loss to Brooklyn on Wednesday.

Wilcox, who replaces Kevin Garnett about six minutes into every game, was not on the floor with the C's during their shootaround Friday morning.

Green said his injury doesn't limit his mobility.

"It's just battle the soreness and discomfort," he said. "We'll see tonight."

Like most early-season injuries, balancing when to play through the pain with not making it worst and potentially losing more games, is a fine line.

"It's a long season. You don't want to make it worst," Green said. "We'll see how I feel when I get to the arena and take it from there."

With Green possibly missing tonight's game, the Celtics called up rookie Kris Joseph from the D-League.

Joseph, the C's second-round pick in last June's draft from Syracuse University, led the Maine Red Claws in scoring at 25.5 points per game in addition to grabbing 7.5 rebounds.

Rasheed Wallace shows KG his amazing Doc Rivers impression

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Rasheed Wallace shows KG his amazing Doc Rivers impression

By Dane Carbaugh, NBCSports.com Pro Basketball Talk

Rasheed Wallace is a man of many talents. Playing basketball. Getting ejected. Helping the disenfranchised. Throwing towels. He’s a Renaissance man, really.

Oh, and apparently he does a spot-on Doc Rivers impersonation.

During a segment on Kevin Garnett’s “Area 21” TV show, Wallace not only brought attention to the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, but was able to emulate the Los Angeles Clippers coach strikingly well. It came while Wallace was breaking down Rivers recent explosion and ejection from a game against the Brooklyn Nets, an outburst for which he was fined $15,000.

From the Area 21 Twitter page:

Friday, Dec. 2: Toews vs. Matthews

Friday, Dec. 2: Toews vs. Matthews

Here are all the links from around the hockey world and what I’m reading, while everybody in New England is in mourning over the latest Gronk booboo. 

*A pretty neat sharpshooting video with Jonathan Toews and that young whippersnapper Auston Matthews squaring off against each other. 

*Craig Custance looks a little deeper into the situation with the Florida Panthers and how things are stabilizing after the rough firing of Gerard Gallant last week. 

*Now. let’s get to the real important stuff: the San Jose Sharks website has put together their Movember rankings for the player’s mustaches. 

*FOH (Friend of Haggs) Bruce Garrioch says that the plans for an outdoor game in Ottawa are again back on the NHL’s agenda. 

*Erik Erlendsson has put together a “Lightning Insider” website where you can find all the latest news about the Tampa Bay franchise. Check it out. 

*As guys such as Anton Khudobin prove when they’re thrust into the starting spot, backup goalies matter in today’s NHL. 

*For something completely different: a mash-up of Kylo Ren and “Girls” from the mad mind of Adam Driver is exactly just that.