Perkins (bruised left knee) hopes to play Thursday

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Perkins (bruised left knee) hopes to play Thursday

By A.Sherrod Blakely
CSNNE.com

OAKLAND, Calif. All you can do is laugh from crying.

The Boston Celtics got Semih Erden back in time prior to Tuesday's win over the Warriors.

And wouldn't you know it? Now the C's have another player who is dealing with an injury -- Kendrick Perkins.

He suffered a bruised left knee in the third quarter of Tuesday's 115-93 win over the Golden State Warriors.

Perkins said the injury "is real sore," adding that he is not scheduled to undergo any additional testing right now.

The biggest fear when he went down for Celtics fans, was that he re-injured his right knee.

In Game Six of the NBA Finals, Perkins suffered a torn MCL and PCL injury that some thought might sideline him all season.

As far as treatments for the injury, "we'll know in the morning," Perkins told CSNNE.com. "I wish it wouldn't have happened to either knee."

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Rajon Rondo suspended by Bulls for 'heated exchange'

Rajon Rondo suspended by Bulls for 'heated exchange'

Former Celtics and current Bulls point guard Rajon Rondo is up to his old tricks, apparently.

The Bulls have suspended Rondo for Monday’s game due to conduct detrimental to the team, with Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical saying that the suspension is the result of a “heated exchange” the 30-year-old had with a Bulls assistant during or after the team’s 107-82 loss to the Mavericks Saturday. 

Rondo clashing with others is nothing new. He once shattered a television on which the Celtics were showing him game footage to critique him and had to be carried out kicking and screaming by Kevin Garnett. Chris Sheridan reported in 2013 that Doc Rivers had an “intense dislike” for Rondo and that the two almost fought.

After being traded out of Boston, Rondo was suspended for a game by the Mavericks after a shouting match with Rick Carlisle. Last December, he was suspended for calling referee Bill Kennedy a homophobic slur, leading to Kennedy coming out as gay. 

Interestingly enough, there's something of a pattern of Rondo's bigger infractions occuring in games against former teams. The Kennedy incident came in a game against the Celtics, while this recent one was against Dallas. 

This is the first season of a two-year, $28 million Rondo signed with the Bulls in the offseason. He is averaging 8.2 points per game, 7.2 assists per game and 6.7 rebounds a night. 

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