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Celtics Vs. Bobcats: Brandon Bass Will Play, Daniels, Dooling Out

BOSTON - Brandon Bass' one-game hiatus will stay at one, as the Boston Celtics reserve will play on Tuesday night against the Charlotte Bobcats after missing the team's last game against the Memphis Grizzlies on Super Bowl Sunday.

"Brandon is back, and that's good," Celtics coach Doc Rivers confirmed before the game.

Bass sat out of Sunday's game, a 98-80 win for the Celtics, with a knee injury and participated in the team's shootaround Tuesday. Bass is averaging a bench-leading 11.8 points and 6.3 rebounds in a reserve roll with the Celtics this season.

Meanwhile, fellow reserves Marquis Daniels and Keyon Dooling will not play for the Celtics on Tuesday. Dooling has been battling a hip injury while Daniels is working his way back from a foot injury.

"I don't know if he's close," Rivers said about Dooling." Eddie [Lacerte, the Celtics' team trainer] thought a week or so. Bottom line, he thought he had a chance [to return] before the All-Star break."

Check out more pregame news and notes in Rivers' pregame interview (click on link below).

AUDIO: Doc Rivers Pregame Interview (2-7-12)

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