Celtics minus Allen and Rondo; 3 bench players



BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics will be without starters Ray Allen, Rajon Rondo and three bench players, severely depleting their roster for Monday night’s game against the Orlando Magic.

Boston coach Doc Rivers delivered the news about an hour before the game.

Allen jammed his left ankle in the second quarter of Sunday’s win at Washington and didn’t return.

Starting point guard Rondo will be missing his third straight after taking a hard fall and bruising his right wrist last Wednesday.

Fowards Mickael Pietrus (shoulder) and Chris Wilcox (left calf) and guard Keyon Dooling (right knee) were also out.