According to WEEI's Sean Grande, the Celtics starting center Jermaine O'Neal will not be playing tonight in the second game of the Celtics-Wizards double header. O'Neal left last night's game against the Wizards with a hamstring issue, so Doc Rivers will rest JO and start Greg Stiemsma in his place.

Back-up center Chris Wilcox will return to the Celtics bench after being out a few days with a shoulder injury.

Danielle Hobeika 1/02/2012 06:31:00 PM Edit
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15 Responses so far.

  1. Anonymous says:

    what a surprise!JO your body sucks

  2. tb727 says:

    I just jinxed him lol:


  3. I wouldn't mind if Celtics just sat out JO for every 2nd night of back to backs. He's probably be out there if it was against a better team or if Wilcox wasn't coming back.


    that should be fine against the Wizards.

  4. jimmy says:

    its a rule that jo must rest after every 40 points he scores

  5. Anonymous says:

    We need demarcus cousin....

  6. Kevin says:

    ^^^ no we don't. he's a good player, but his attitude is bullshit and he wouldn't fit in whatsoever on the celtics. i figured JO would be rested on back to backs anyway, especially against weaker teams.

  7. shelbyl says:

    JO has suffered from a mild hamstring injury last night. It was OK for him to return, yet the doctors decided to rest him just because. It's nothing serious.

  8. JR says:

    Agree shelbyl. Smart teams will rest their vets periodically during this compressed season. I expect KG to get some games of on the back ends of back to backs as well.

  9. Return of the postman says:

    Lazy ass he gets 10 mil a year...play when u can

  10. Brian Lynch says:

    Demarcus Cousins

  11. JR says:

    JO makes the MLE. Not 10 mil a yr.

  12. Anonymous says:

    i ll get you a weel chair JO

  13. Good riddens perkins says:

    He makes little over 6 mil this year JR...and postmans got a point

  14. Anonymous says:


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