By Jessica Camerato
BOSTON - After sitting out the final game of the regular season with a sprained right ankle, Delonte West is looking forward to getting on the court in Game 1 against the New York Knicks.
Any discomfort is a non-issue for the gritty guard who is determined to provide a spark off the bench. The Celtics will look to West to back up Rajon Rondo, as point guards Carlos Arroyo and Avery Bradley are inactive for Sundays match up.
I feel great. It is what it is, he told CSNNE.com of the injury. The playoffs started so there the so there aren't any excuses. I'm suiting up so I'm ready to go.
West went to the playoffs with the Boston Celtics as a rookie in 2005. That season, they lost to the Indiana Pacers in seven games.
Six years later, he is back in Boston - and back in the postseason with the C's.
It feels wonderful, West said. This feels right.
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