Jermaine O'Neal should provide the Boston Celtics with a little boost on Tuesday night when the veteran center returns and starts for the team as they face the Cleveland Cavaliers in the finale of a home-and-home series at 7:00 p.m. EDT.
O'Neal missed the team's last three games, including the game against Cleveland on Sunday, with a left knee injury. O'Neal has been somewhat productive for Boston this season, averaging 5.5 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.4 blocks.
Rajon Rondo, meanwhile, will not play on Tuesday night as he continues to recover from a sore right wrist suffered against the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday, Jan. 18. Rondo, who will miss his seventh straight game, is averaging a career-best 15.0 points while leading the team in assists (9.4 APG) and steals (1.7 SPG) in 13 games this season.