Celts' Scalabrine to return from 2-game absence
Boston Celtics backup forward Brian Scalabrine has been cleared to play after missing two games with a separated right shoulder.
Coach Doc Rivers said Scalabrine showed no sign of injury during practice Tuesday. The Celtics leave Wednesday for games in Orlando on Thursday and Atlanta on Friday. In 33 games, three as a starter, Scalabrine is averaging 1.8 points and 10.3 minutes.
Rivers is hopeful that guard Marquis Daniels will play in the first game after the All-Star break at the Sacramento Kings on Feb. 16. Daniels took part in passing drills Tuesday for the first time since being sidelined following thumb surgery on Dec. 9, Rivers said.