Each Celtic level guard is questionable tomorrow in opposition to the Raptors apart from JD Davison


For some, the final week of the common season is a bore. For others, it’s the chance of a lifetime to make a mark and keep on with a staff or within the league interval. JD Davison is perhaps getting that chance tomorrow evening within the Boston Celtics’ rematch in opposition to the Toronto Raptors as a slew of gamers are listed as questionable on the harm report.

Marcus Sensible missed final evening’s win in opposition to the Raptors with that left-side neck spasm whereas Malcolm Brogdon and Derrick White suited up. Each put in sturdy efforts, with Brogdon main the staff in scoring off the bench to safe the No. 2 seed for the Celtics.

Whereas Brogdon has missed a couple of video games right here and there with again ache, Derrick White really twisted his ankle final evening on a tough and speedy drive to the basket. White hasn’t missed any video games in any respect this season and is the one Celtic to look in each contest this 12 months. Whereas it will be cool for him to hit all 82, it will even be cool for him to not limp into the playoffs. The ankle harm didn’t appear overly critical, particularly since he didn’t sub out after initially being in a number of ache. Him not being outright dominated out is a superb signal.

Now with simply two video games left within the season (and with Boston hitting the over of 55 wins from its preseason line), the Celtics can afford to take issues simple. We’ll see loads of JD Davison, hopefully some Payton Pritchard, Mike Muscala, Grant Williams, Luke Kornet and extra getting an uptick in minutes.


Joe Mazzulla admitted that he does like successful, which explains why Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum (in addition to Al Horford and Robert Williams) are nowhere to be discovered on the harm report. Maybe they’ll play a lightweight night tomorrow evening and take Sunday off. Final 12 months, the Celtics opted to protect their momentum and shore up seeding on the final day of the 12 months, which in the end led to them having Recreation 7 on their dwelling court docket within the second spherical.

This 12 months, they’ve already wrapped up the second seed, so we’ll have to attend and see how Joe approaches the ultimate dwelling sport of the 12 months. Earlier than then, although, it will be good for a psychological benefit in opposition to a possible first-round opponent to comb this mini collection in opposition to the Raptors with a win tomorrow evening.

The Celtics will tackle the Raptors tomorrow evening at 7:30 p.m. ET on the TD Backyard.



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