By A. Sherrod Blakely
WALTHAM You can add Glen Davis to the list of Boston Celtics players getting some "strategic rest" right now.
Coach Doc Rivers said the left knee injury that has sidelined Davis for the last two games, will keep him out of action Wednesday against the Clippers as well as Friday's game at Philadelphia.
While Davis admits the knee isn't completely healthy, he says he wouldn't be on the bench if this were the playoffs.
"Oh, no way. Playoffs? I'd have to play with that," Davis said. "I've been playing with this injury the whole season. A couple weeks ain't going to hurt a little bit. As long as I don't get to the point where I can't walk."
The injury news isn't as optimistic about Von Wafer, who suffered a right calf strain against Golden State on Friday.
Boston was hoping a couple days of rest would be enough, but Rivers said Wafer would be out at least another week.
"It wasn't a tear, but it was a pretty good pull," Rivers said.
As for the C's other injured players - Shaquille O'Neal, Jermaine O'Neal and Delonte West - all three did not participate in Tuesday's practice and it's unclear when any of them will return to action.
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The Boston Celtics are used to this playing without a key starter thing, so tonight’s game at Orlando won’t be all that different than most of their games this season.
Isaiah Thomas will not play tonight against the Magic due to a right groin injury he suffered in Monday’s 107-106 loss at Houston.
Thomas flew back to Boston Tuesday night.
Head coach Brad Stevens told reporters he is leaning towards having Marcus Smart, who filled in earlier for an injured Jae Crowder, start in place of Thomas.
The injury occurred in the second quarter of the Rockets game, but Thomas continued to play on as he knocked down a 3-point shot just moments after he first began grimacing while holding the groin.
Following the loss, Thomas acknowledged the injury did bother him for the rest of the game as he finished with 20 points on 7-for-18 shooting.
“A few drives I didn’t have the lift,” Thomas told reporters. “It is what it is. I’ll figure it out.”
Thomas, who was named to his first all-star team last season, has been even more dynamic offensively this year.
He leads the Celtics with a career-high 26 points per game and has been ranked among the NBA’s top 10 scorers most of this season.
It is too soon to tell if the injury will sideline him for one game, or whether he’ll be out for an extended period of time.
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