Bulls' Rajon Rondo will not play Game 5 vs. Celtics with injured thumb.
Chicago Bulls point guard Rajon Rondo says he will not play in Game 5 of the team's first-round series against the Boston Celtics because of injured thumb.
Rondo was seen during practice on Wednesday shooting with his injured hand, but said that the thumb is still broken and would not be able to go in Thursday's game.
The series is tied at two games apiece.
Rondo injured his right thumb in Game 2. The Bulls have used Jerian Grant, Michael Carter-Williams and Isaiah Canaan in his absence.
Rondo was expected to miss two weeks and was in a cast but it was removed and he has not ruled out playing through the injury. Rondo was seen shooting jumpers with his off hand in practice.
In 2011, Rondo dislocated his left elbow in a series against the Miami Heat but returned and guided the Celtics to a win.