Basketball - Rondo ready for comeback game

Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo will make his season debut on Friday against the Los Angeles Lakers.

Basketball - Rondo ready for comeback game

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Rajon Rondo, Boston Celtics

"Barring any setbacks, I think (Rondo is) planning on playing tomorrow," team president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said at the team's practice facility.

Rondo has been out since January 25, 2013, with a torn ACL in his right knee.

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Los Angeles Lakers guard Nick Young has been suspended one game without pay for throwing a punch at Phoenix Suns guard Goran Dragic with 7:33 remaining in the second quarter of the Lakers' 121-114 loss to the Suns on Wednesday night, the league announced Thursday.

Young will serve his suspension on Friday night when the Lakers visit the Boston Celtics.

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The Lakers have signed guard Manny Harris to a 10-day contract.

Harris is leading the NBA Developmental League this season in scoring, averaging 30.6 points per game, with the Lakers' Los Angeles D-Fenders affiliate. He also ranks sixth in the league in steals with 2.1 per game.

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The NBA has fined Orlando Magic guard Jameer Nelson $15,000 for making an obscene gesture during Wednesday night's 128-125 loss in triple overtime to the Chicago Bulls.

Nelson's actions occurred with 11 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter of the game.

Nelson scored a season-high 31 points in the game. He is averaging 13.3 points per game this season.

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