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Rondo (flu) misses practice

Posted by Julian Benbow, Globe Staff  April 16, 2010 03:16 PM

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Rajon Rondo had shown the effects of allergies as recently as the Chicago game on Tuesday, but after vomiting much Thursday night and Friday morning, the Celtics All-Star point guard left the practice floor early. Celtics coach Doc Rivers said he expects Rondo to play in Saturday night's playoff opener against Miami, though he won't be 100 percent.

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"We had him do film, then we did a walkthrough then we told him go home," Rivers said. "He's going to play. I don't know how well he's going to feel. I don't anticipate him feeling great to be honest. I know he was throwing up and everything else all night last night and all day today. I know we sent him to the hosptial just for IV work and stuff like that."

Tony Allen had to sit out in Chicago with a 102-degree fever, which must be spreading through the team. Glen Davis missed Thursday's short practice. And shot free throws on the side of the court for the portion of practice visible to the media.

Allen, who practiced Friday, said he didn't feel 100 percent though he expected to be by Saturday. Rivers said Allen would start should Rondo be unavailable.

"I felt good today, I was a little winded, but I expected that," Allen said. "Tomorrow I should be a little better."

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