Bulls’ Rondo a ‘long shot’ to re­turn from thumb in­jury

The Washington Times Daily - - SPORTS -

CHICAGO | If the Chicago Bulls are to ex­tend their post­sea­son, they al­most cer­tainly will have to do it with­out Ra­jon Rondo.

Rondo has a frac­tured right thumb, and coach Fred Hoiberg says the back­court cat­a­lyst is a “long shot” to play Game 6 against the Bos­ton Celtics on Fri­day night. Nor does the coach ex­pect Rondo to be avail­able if a Game 7 is nec­es­sary. The vet­eran guard is sched­uled to work out Thurs­day night.

Hoiberg says guard Isa­iah Canaan will start in Rondo’s place for a se­cond straight game. The Celtics lead the firstround se­ries 3-2.

Since Rondo in­jured his hand in Game 2, Bos­ton won three straight. The Bulls av­er­aged only 93.0 points in those games com­pared with 108.5 in the first two.

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