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Robinson (bruised knee) probable for tomorrow

Posted by Julian Benbow, Globe Staff  February 12, 2011 03:55 PM

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(Matthew Lee/GLOBE STAFF)

Nate Robinson spent Friday treating his bruised right knee.


Troubled by a bruised right knee, Nate Robinson sat out practice today, but Celtics coach Doc Rivers said he should be available for tomorrow’s matchup with the Miami Heat.

"He didn’t practice but he’ll play tomorrow," Rivers said. "He went through some of our walkthrough stuff."

Robinson said he stayed at the Celtics practice facility until 11 p.m. last night, shooting and getting treatment on the knee (both ice and cold tub). He injured the knee in the second quarter of the Celtics’ loss the Lakers knocking knees with Shannon Brown attempting a shot.

“When I shot, I got too close and when I landed, he landed at the same time,” Robinson said. “It was just a perfect, ‘Bow.’ I watched it over and over. Doc said it was like a perfect hit. It’s cool. It didn’t swell. But the pain in there, it’s kind of funky right now. I’m just icing it. I can walk and do all that stuff. Just the running and the jumping, I’ve got to do all that stuff tomorrow, see how it feels.”

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