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Pregame: Rondo, Bradley out vs. Bucks

The Boston Celtics will be without their starting backcourt again in Milwaukee as both Rajon Rondo and Avery Bradley will be held out of Monday's game against the Bucks.

Rondo, still in the early stages of his return from ACL surgery, was expected to be held out as a precaution on the second night of a back-to-back. Bradley, meanwhile, continues to be plagued by a right ankle injury and coach Brad Stevens told reporters in Milwaukee before the game that Bradley will undergo an MRI on Tuesday.

The Celtics will start Phil Pressey and Gerald Wallace in the backcourt, with Jeff Green, Brandon Bass and Jared Sullinger rounding out the starting five.

According to the Bucks PR staff, Caron Butler (ankle), Ersan Ilyasova (back), O.J. Mayo (illness/conditioning) and Larry Sanders (eye) all are out for Monday's game.