A week ago, the NBA-leading San Antonio Spurs were in shambles, with injuries tearing apart a rotation that had previously been healthy all season. Their position as the league's team to beat was in serious jeopardy.
Now things are starting to stabilize again. The full-strength Spurs are back, they're healthy, and they're ready.
After being without four starters on Monday, when they lost at home to Portland, the Spurs have all four back on Thursday against the Celtics. Tim Duncan (sprained ankle), Manu Ginobili (bruised quad), Tony Parker (bruised knee) and Antonio McDyess (bruised back) will all play for San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich.
The Celtics also have good news on the injury front, as Jermaine O'Neal is expected to play for the first time since Jan. 10. He's not expected to see too many minutes, though, as the Celtics are on the first leg of a road back-to-back.
Here's the lineup card for C's-Spurs:
Rajon Rondo, PG
Ray Allen, SG
Paul Pierce, SF
Kevin Garnett, PF
Nenad Krstic, C
Tony Parker, PG
Manu Ginobili, SG
Richard Jefferson, SF
Tim Duncan, PF
Antonio McDyess, C