With a lot of the playoff seedings nonetheless doubtful in each conferences heading into the ultimate weekend of the common season, the Celtics begin a back-to-back in Minneapolis immediately and Madison Sq. Backyard tomorrow afternoon with nothing on the road.
The Celtics are .500 and are locked in because the 7-seed within the Jap Convention. They’ll host the 8-seed on Tuesday night time with the Hornets, Pacers, and Wizards nonetheless in play to be in Boston on Could 18th.
So, with solely a dropping document for 2020-2021 at stake, Boston will appear like they’ve for a lot of the common season vs. the Timberwolves: banged up and lacking key gamers. The Celtics harm report was so lengthy it two tweets to suit everyone on it.
The anticipated names are Jaylen Brown and Robert Williams. Brown is out for the remainder of the season after having successful wrist surgery on Monday to restore a torn left scapholunate ligament. He’s anticipated to return to basketball actions in three months. Williams remains to be coping with a pesky left turf toe that has compelled him to overlook three out of the final 4 video games; to date, a cortisone shot has but to cut back the irritation.
With the play-in match in thoughts, the Celtics will relaxation Kemba Walker (left cervical nerve irritation), Tristan Thompson (left pectoral pressure), and Marcus Good (proper calf contusion). Jayson Tatum and Evan Fournier are possible, however will most certainly be below a minutes limitation.