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Sunday, 09 February 2014 20:49

Rajon Rondo and Avery Bradley both game-time decisions tonight

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Both members of the Boston Celtics’ starting backcourt, Rajon Rondo and Avery Bradley, sat out of Friday night's win. Rondo is dealing with general soreness, and Bradley a less-than-perfect right ankle. 

The status of both guards is still up in the air for tonight's game against the Dallas Mavericks, as a decision will likely be made just hours before tip-off for both.

Rondo experienced soreness after Wednesday's game against the 76ers, but says it has nothing to do with the right knee that he injured a year ago.

"I'm fine, just a little sore," Rondo said. "It's been a while since I played. So, little sore, nothing major. The knee is fine."

Rondo has played eight games in 20 days upon returning to the court, and Celtics head coach Brad Stevens says he will likely know if the all-star can play before shoot-around. 

Bradley, on the other hand, twisted his ankle Wednesday and was forced to sit Friday. It is the same ankle he injured and subsequently missed five games from last month.

"I think he feels a little bit better this morning than he did [Friday]," Stevens said on Saturday. "Again, we'll kind of see how it goes."