Rajon Rondo was in the middle of yet another impressive game on Wednesday when Phil Pressey got the call to enter the game.

An inadvertent elbow from Toronto's Greivis Vasquez struck Rondo's face and opened a gash between his eyebrows that took nine stitches to close.

In comes Pressey, who had not played (coaches decision) in two of Boston's three previous games.

With Rondo's minutes restriction lifted a couple weeks ago, Pressey knew his playing time would be limited. But because of the fluid nature of this Celtics roster, an opportunity to play can present itself at any moment.

And to Pressey's credit, he has remained prepared to play whenever he has had a chance to get on the court.

One of the reasons Boston was able to keep Wednesday's 99-90 loss to Toronto so close in the fourth quarter, was because of Pressey's presence.

Although he only had two points in 12 minutes of action, he did tally four assists in that time with just a single turnover.

His contributions were part of a solid night by most of Boston's backups who collectively outscored their Toronto counterparts, 51-7.