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Celtics injuries: Rajon Rondo, Avery Bradley out vs. Kings Friday

Boston's backcourt injury woes continue with both Bradley and Rondo out Friday.

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Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens has announced that guards Rajon Rondo and Avery Bradley will miss the team's game against the Sacramento Kings on Friday, per Jay King of Mass Live. Rondo is expected to return to the lineup Sunday when they play the Dallas Mavericks but will likely be out again Monday for the second half of Boston's back-to-back.

Both guards experienced soreness following Boston's win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday. The Celtics have been cautious with Rondo while he returns to game shape following an ACL tear that sidelined him for nearly a year. The team initially placed him on a minutes restriction over the first weeks of his return, though his minute load has increased over the past four games. Rondo played a season-high 32 minutes against Philadelphia.

Bradley suffered an ankle sprain in January and missed six games. He aggravated the injury on Wednesday, which could have been a factor in the team signing guard Chris Johnson for the remainder of the season.

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