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Marcus Morris(knee) to return for Christmas game vs Wizards

Morris is back

NBA: Boston Celtics at Dallas Mavericks Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Marcus Morris told ESPN Monday that he plans to return to action as the Boston Celtics take on his brother Markieff and the Washington Wizards on Christmas day.

Morris has struggled with left knee soreness all season, and the Celtics decided to hold him out the last nine games as a way to ensure he can stay healthy the rest of the way. Boston has gone 5-4 during that stretch, as their bench has struggled to score in the forward’s absence. He has missed 20 out of 36 games this season.

The Celtics and Wizards tip off at 5:30 EST in what should be an entertaining Christmas day showdown in the TD Garden between two teams that were bitter rivals a season ago.