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He said the injury occurred when he tried to make a cutting move.
"And my foot … my ankle touched the floor," said Rondo, whose left foot was heavily taped underneath his sock.
Rondo said he may X-rays or an MRI performed on the ankle, possibly as early as Thursday morning.
''Hopefully it won't swell up (overnight)," Rondo said.
Although Rondo is hopeful that he will play against the Hawks, his teammates are already gearing up as if their playmaker won't be on the floor.
"He's been banged up over the last month," said Boston's Paul Pierce, who hit the game-winning shot with 0.4 seconds to play. "Probably a slim chance we'll have him tomorrow. We played a few games without him. It happens, but hey, what's new for us? We're used to guys going down. We keep finding ways."
Greg Dickerson reported that Rondo left the arena on crutches.
I cannot imagine Rajon playing tonight vs Atlanta, but I'm wrong just about everytime I predict a "return from injury."
Is anyone on this team getting healthier? It seems like Rondo injures a new part of his lower body every week.
As for Shaq's calf, he's under orders to rest until it's 100%. Jermaine O'Neal (out 6 weeks) continues to wear suits on the bench.
At some point the lack of depth catches up to this team… right?
On Page 2, a CBS blogger who hates the Celtics claims the Knicks were screwed by the time keeper.
Go back to the Pierce shot. When exactly did that ball go all the way through the net, as the NBA rulebook says it must for it to count?
That would be .6. At least. You might be able to make the argument that it landed at .8.
A league spokesman for the NBA informs CBSSports.com that there was no "trigger" that occurred which would allow a review of Pierce's game winner, which meant that it stood as called. So that explains that. We'll have more on the trigger rules later.
Good ole Matt Moore… always stirring the pot. The rationale here is that if the Knicks had another 0.2 seconds… then Amare's three pointer would have counted.
You almost always see several tenths of a second, if not an entire second or two, trickle off the clock in these situations.
He might have a valid gripe… if this game was played in Boston. Maybe the clock operator should have put down his hot dog and focused on the game.
The rest of the links:
ESPN Boston – Postgame Notes | Globe – Pierce connects, time runs out on NY | Knicks need to grow some in Garden | Loss aside, NY passes test (Ryan) | Herald – Paul Pierce, Celtics streak on | CSNNE – Rivers, Rondo have heated exchange | Cs shocked Pierce got off his go-to shot |