As the Boston Celtics get set to go for three straight wins, four players are listed on the injury report.
Marcus Morris is ruled out after falling on his side after a dunk Wednesday, while Kyrie Irving (quad) and Shane Larkin (knee) are also out. Marcus Smart continues to sit with a right hand laceration.
#NEBHInjuryReport for tonight’s game vs Atlanta:— Boston Celtics (@celtics) February 2, 2018
Hayward - OUT - left ankle rehab
Irving - OUT - right quad contusion
Larkin - OUT - right knee soreness
Morris - OUT - bruised left hip
Smart - OUT - right hand laceration
Morris is listed with a bruised left hip, but if you ask him it wasn’t his hip that he fell on.
Celtics say Kyrie Irving (quad), Marcus Morris (hip but really his butt), Marcus Smart (hand), and Shane Larkin (knee) are all out tonight vs. the Hawks.— Chris Forsberg (@ESPNForsberg) February 2, 2018
With those four players out, the Celtics will only have 10 active players Friday against Atlanta. Terry Rozier will seemingly get his second straight start at point guard after recording a triple-double in his first start against New York.
The Celtics signed Greg Monroe today but he won’t be available until Sunday at the earliest, which doesn’t mean he’ll play then either. With the upcoming week of opponents the Celtics are set to face(TOR, WAS, CLE) it will be important for Boston to get themselves right before that stretch.