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Celtics guard Rajon Rondo sits out second game of back-to-back against Wizards

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WASHINGTON — As a precautionary measure, the Celtics rested point guard Rajon Rondo for Wednesday night’s 113-11 overtime win against the Wizards because it was the second of a back-to-back set.

Rondo, who is easing his way back into the lineup after missing nearly a year following a knee injury, played 25:43 Tuesday night in the Celtics’ loss to the Heat in Miami, his most in the three games since returning to the court.

Rondo apparently wanted to play Wednesday night, but the Celtics decided it would be better for him to sit out.

“It was more about, let’s make sure, again, to be very, very smart about this,” coach Brad Stevens said before the game.

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