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Celtics know Rajon Rondo cannot be replaced

WALTHAM — Forty-eight hours after losing their All-Star point guard, their floor leader, and their funniest practice personality, the Celtics worked out Tuesday, with the atmosphere at the Sports Authority Training Center rife with uncertainty.

The Celtics have played without Rajon Rondo before, when he was battling nagging injuries or during NBA suspensions, but the finality of his absence this season because of a torn right anterior cruciate ligament seemed official when he was not on the practice court.

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