June 12, 2024

Celtics

Brown and Porzingis each sat out of Boston’s win over the Philadelphia 76ers.

Jaylen Brown, Kristaps Porzingis and Al Horford are all good to go for the Celtics. (AP Photograph/Charles Krupa)
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After lacking Wednesday’s matchup in opposition to the Philadelphia 76ers, each Kristaps Porzingis and Jaylen Brown will play Friday night time in opposition to the Toronto Raptors.

Each starters have been deemed questionable on Thursday. Brown was battling a non-COVID sickness whereas Porzingis had a proper knee contusion. Al Horford was additionally on the damage report with a sprained toe, however was listed as possible.

On Friday night, the Celtics introduced that every one three shall be out there in opposition to the Raptors.

Horford was a key defensive participant with Porzingis out of the lineup on Wednesday. He recorded 5 blocks within the win. Boston had different gamers step up offensively to maintain the Celtics’ scoring robust even with out two of their stars. Derrick White notched 27 factors and Jrue Vacation recorded 18, to associate with Jayson Tatum’s team-high 29.

Usually, Brown and Porzingis make their presence felt on the offensive finish. Brown is second on the crew in factors per recreation (22.9) whereas Porzingis is third (19.7). Porzingis additionally leads the Celtics in blocks per recreation (1.3).

Now Boston’s unit shall be again at full power because it heads right into a stretch of three video games in 4 days. That suggestions off in opposition to Toronto at 7:40 p.m. Japanese Time Friday. The Celtics will then tackle the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday and the Charlotte Hornets on Monday.