BOSTON -- The luck of the Irish was not on Boston's side on St. Patrick's Day.
Already without Kevin Garnett (knee), Glen Davis (ankle), Brian Scalabrine (concussion), and Tony Allen (thumb surgery), the Celtics may be missing Leon Powe, Ray Allen and Rajon Rondo tonight against Miami as well and suit up just eight healthy players.
Powe sprained his right knee in the first quarter of Boston's 127-121 loss to Chicago late Tuesday night. Allen hyperextended his right elbow and told reporters after the game that he was uncertain whether or not he would play tonight.
Rondo re-injured his ankle which forced him to recently miss two games in the third quarter but after getting it re-taped, he returned to the game with 4:47 left in the quarter.
"There's that point where sometimes it's just bad luck for either one individual or one team," Allen told the Boston Globe after the game. "We have a team of professionals that make sure we stay healthy all the time. You have to listen to the body and definitely listen to the trainers."
Rondo told the Globe after the game, "Seems like every game someone's going down. People just have to step up and play through it."
Both Allen and Rondo said after the game that they will play tonight if they are not too sore today.
There will be injury updates on the Projo Sports Blog later today.