The Boston Celtics pulled out a 96-73 win over the Toronto Raptors Wednesday night, ending a five-game losing streak. But the team also lost the services of their starting point guard, Rajon Rondo, in the third quarter due to a sore right wrist after being flagrantly fouled by Linas Kleiza.
"I tried to brace my fall, and I put my arm behind my bottom and just landed on it, my wrist and elbow," Rondo said, according to the Boston Herald. "I knew what a dislocated elbow felt like [having suffered the injury in Game 3 of last spring's playoff series with the Miami Heat] and it wasn't that, so I was thankful for that. But my wrist was throbbing."
X-rays were negative, according to the Herald. Rondo wanted to return to the game but knew things were in hand so rested instead, the paper notes.
Rondo is averaging 14.5 points, 5.3 rebounds and 10 assists per game.