Rondo torn ACL, out for the season

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Rondo torn ACL, out for the season

BOSTON The Boston Celtics' worst fear is now a reality.
Rajon Rondo, the NBA's assists leader, will miss the remainder of this season with a torn right ACL injury.
Rondo, a late-game scratch from Sunday's game against Miami, learned the severity of his injury following an MRI performed at New England Baptist Hospital.
According to a team official, the four-time All-Star suffered the right knee injury against Atlanta in the fourth quarter on Friday.
Following the MRI results, Rondo returned to the TD Garden but team officials said he would not be addressing the media.
A day for his surgery has yet to be determined.
Replacing him in the starting lineup on Sunday was Courtney Lee, who was coming off one of his strongest games of the season. Lee had 16 points off the Celtics bench against the Hawks and has been one of the team's top perimeter defenders of late. However, Lee struggled through the first three quarters shooting the ball on Sunday, tallying just four points on 1-for-7 shooting.

Halftime stars, studs and duds: A number of Celtics off to good start

Halftime stars, studs and duds: A number of Celtics off to good start

BOSTON -- Here are the Stars, Studs and Duds at the half, with Boston leading Phoenix 66-43

 

STARS

Isaiah Thomas

He is one of the many Celtics off to a good start with 14 pts.

Devin Booker

Booker may be young but he's ready to play with the big boys, leading all scorers at the half with 19 points.

Gerald Green

The former Sun leads all Celtics with 15 points off the bench.

 

STUDS

Al Horford

Giving the game what it needs, he has six points and eight rebounds at the half.

Jaylen Brown

Filling in for Avery Bradley (sick), Brown has seven points and seven rebounds.

 

DUDS

Marquese Chriss

He was scoreless in the first half, missing all seven of his shots from the field.

Bob Ryan: Celtics health more important than No. 1 seed

Bob Ryan: Celtics health more important than No. 1 seed

Bob Ryan thinks that having the #1 seed for the Boston Celtics would be a great advantage, but he would still rather have them healthy.