Rondo to start against Grizzlies

Rondo to start against Grizzlies
January 3, 2013, 12:10 am
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BOSTON Doc Rivers said Rajon Rondo, who has been hampered by a right hip injury, will be in the starting lineup for the Boston Celtics tonight
The injury occurred against the Los Angeles Clippers when Rondo took a hip check from Clippers guard Matt Barnes.
Rondo missed one game (at Golden State) because of the injury, but struggled in his return (2 points) against Sacramento.
Celtics coach Doc Rivers will be keeping a watchful eye on Rondo to see if he's favoring the hip, or if his play is doing the C's more harm than good.
"If he's hurting us, we take him out. If he's playing well, we let him play," Rivers said. "Listen, we have to play at some kind of pace offensively and defensively. So it will be pretty easy to see."
Rondo's availability bodes well for the season debut of Avery Bradley, who benefited greatly from being in the starting lineup with Rondo last season.