The Boston Celtics will be getting a much-missed guard back from offseason surgery, and they'll also have their star point guard in the starting lineup tonight against the Memphis Grizzles.
The struggling Celtics have lost seven of their last nine games but will have guard Avery Bradley back in the lineup tonight. Bradley had double shoulder surgery in the offseason, having last played in the conference semifinals last year. Bradley started 28 games in the 2011-2012 campaign for Boston in his second season as a professional when he averaged 7.6 points per game while playing 21.4 minutes a game.
Point guard Rajon Rondo will also start for the Celtics tonight while he nurses a hip injury. The seventh-year player out of Kentucky missed the Celtics' Dec. 29 loss to the Golden State Warriors but was able to play on Dec. 30 against the Sacramento Kings. He registered just two points and 10 assists in 36 minutes in the Celtics' 118-96 loss in Sacramento.