Lakers News: Rajon Rondo Available to Play Tonight vs. Denver Nuggets Without Minutes Restriction

Robert Marvi
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There is some good news on the injury front for the Los Angeles Lakers as they’re about to face the Denver Nuggets in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals.

Guard Rajon Rondo, who was listed as questionable to play due to back spasms, has been cleared to hit the hardwood tonight.

Rondo injured his thumb shortly after reporting to the NBA’s bubble site in Orlando, Fla. He missed the eight seeding games as a result.

His thumb healed fast enough for him to be cleared to play in the Lakers’ playoff opener against the Portland Trail Blazers. However, Rondo was ultimately scratched due to back spasms and didn’t play at all in the series.

He did return for the Western Conference semifinals against the Houston Rockets and proved to be the X factor as the Lakers powered their way to a 4-1 series triumph.

Rondo’s ability to push the pace, organize the offense and, on occasion, score, along with his smarts and experience, will be a big key in the Lakers’ hopes of winning the NBA championship.

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Robert is a native of Santa Monica, Calif., and a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has been an avid NBA fan since he was a little kid in the mid '90s and fell in love with the Nick Van Exel-led Lakers teams. He truly cherishes the Kobe Bryant-era of Lakers basketball and the five world championships that came with it, and is looking forward to the team's next NBA title.