BOSTON (AP) _ San Antonio Spurs starting guard Vinny Del Negro was activated from the injured list before Tuesday night’s game with the Boston Celtics.
Forward Malik Rose, who has averaged three points in 27 games, went on the injured list with tendinitis in his left knee.
Del Negro had missed the previous 13 games with a right elbow triceps strain suffered Dec. 13 against Orlando. He was on the injured list for the last seven games.
In the 11 games he played before Tuesday, all starts, Del Negro averaged 11.5 points, 2.5 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 31.3 minutes. He was sidelined for 11 games earlier in the season with a sprained right ankle.