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Celtics' O'Neal in Boston to see hand specialist Tuesday

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Celtics' O'Neal in Boston to see hand specialist Tuesday

CLEVELAND It looks like the second half of the season will begin with the Boston Celtics once again being short-handed.

All of the Celtics were in town today except for Jermaine O'Neal.

O'Neal, out with a wrist injury, is back in Boston.

According to the Celtics, he will see Dr. Brian McKeon and a hand specialist tomorrow at New England Baptist Hospital.

O'Neal's return will depend on the results from the examination.

Without O'Neal, the C's will likely lean on Brandon Bass or Chris Wilcox, both of whom are back to practicing after missing games with injuries.

Bass has missed Boston's last six games due to swelling in his left knee. Wilcox suffered a groin injury at Dallas on Feb. 210 that prevented him from playing in the Celtics' loss at Oklahoma City on Feb. 22. It was Wilcox's 10th game missed this season because of an injury.

Both Bass and Wilcox seem focused on putting their respective injuries behind them, and do what they can to help the C's turn around a season that has gone woefully wrong thus far.

"We ready to go," Wilcox told CSNNE.com. "We got a lot of guys back; we healthy. We're trying to put everything on the line, and get it from here on out."

CELTICS TALK PODCAST: Celebrating Red Auerbach's 100th Birthday

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CELTICS TALK PODCAST: Celebrating Red Auerbach's 100th Birthday

In this week's special episode of "Celtics Talk," we celebrate what would have been the 100th birthday of the legendary Arnold "Red" Auerbach. Mike Gorman sits down with Red in his final interview with us, plus we hear from Tommy Heinsohn, Bill Russell, Bob Cousy, Wilt Chamberlain, Jerry West and others on the man that engineered and built the most successful franchise in NBA history.

BOSTON SPORTS TONIGHT PODCAST: What's going on between Patriots, Butler?

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BOSTON SPORTS TONIGHT PODCAST: What's going on between Patriots, Butler?

0:41 - Tom Curran, Michael Holley, Tom Giles, and Kayce Smith discuss what’s going on between the Patriots and Malcolm Butler after Bill Belichick praised Jonathan Jones and Eric Rowe but didn’t have much to say on Butler.

5:39 - John Farrell thinks David Price out of the bullpen can be similar to Andrew Miller with the Indians last year in the playoffs. Our panel on BST break it down.

10:35 - Curran, Holley, Smith, and Phil Perry talk about the NFL ratings being down and why that continues to be.

15:15 - Evan Drellich joins BST after the Red Sox win to explain why Drew Pomeranz could be even more threatening, how good the bullpen actually is, and the offense not driving in runs.