Pregame: Bradley starts vs. Mavs

Boston Celtics guard Avery Bradley rejoins the starting lineup for Monday's visit to the Dallas Mavericks.

Bradley, with two games under his belt since returning from a right ankle sprain, elevates back to the starting five while subbing for Rajon Rondo, who is getting planned rest on the second night of a back-to-back.

Bradley is expected to take over his natural shooting guard position, while Jerryd Bayless, who has started in Bradley's place recently, will shuffle over to point guard.

Rondo is sitting out the tail end of a back-to-back for the sixth time since returning in mid-January. Celtics coach Brad Stevens has said he believes Rondo is likely to sit out the remaining second games of back-to-backs for the remainder of the season.