Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo's left shoulder was wrapped after the team's Friday morning shootaround. But Rondo said he would start the game against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
"This is a big game for us," Rondo said of tonight's matchup. "We're struggling right now, and if we can get a win, it can get us back jump-started, as well."
Guard Tony Allen (ankle) will miss this game and the Celtics' visit to Toronto Sunday.
Coach Doc Rivers is using the Cavaliers' 19-0 home-court record as motivation.
"Early on in the shootaround, [Rivers] told us they're 19-0 at home," Rondo said. "So, it will be a good jumpstart for us if we can knock them off."