Celtics’ Rondo a last-minute scratch; Harris plays

NEWARK, N.J.(AP) —Celtics’ All-Star point guard Rajon Rondo(notes) is a last-minute scratch for Boston’s game against with the New Jersey Nets.

Rondo decided he couldn’t play Sunday after testing his hamstring and foot during pregame workouts. Nate Robinson(notes) started in his place.

New Jersey point guard Devin Harris(notes) was cleared to play after missing two games with a strained left knee.

Harris was injured during the Nets’ loss to the Knicks on Tuesday night. He then missed overtime losses to Oklahoma City and Charlotte.

Rondo leads the NBA in assists with 14.1 per game.


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Updated Sunday, Dec 5, 2010