Rondo glad to be back with team

Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo, anticipating his return to the lineup Wednesday night following a two-game suspension, joked after Tuesday’s practice that he spent the duration of his time away in Mexico.

“I went to Mexico, couple days, watched the games,” Rondo deadpanned in his first meeting with reporters since last Thursday. “It was cool.”

Rondo was hit with a two-game ban following a dust-up with Nets forward Kris Humphries in the Celtics’ home loss to Brooklyn last Wednesday, and was forced to sit out Boston’s back-to-back this past weekend.

“Yeah, days off, allowed my body to get a chance to rest,” Rondo said.

– Reported by Greg Payne of ESPN Boston