Brad Stevens told reporters earlier on Wednesday that Al Horford was questionable to play against the Utah Jazz due to a sprained ankle. Now he has officially been ruled out, and Guerschon Yabusele is set to make the start at power forward.
#NEBHInjuryReport: Al Horford (left ankle) will not play tonight. Guerschon Yabusele will start in his place.— Boston Celtics (@celtics) March 29, 2018
Yabusele made his first start of the season a few weeks ago against the Washington Wizards, playing 18 minutes and registering four points and five assists. He will get another chance to make his mark as a starter against Rudy Gobert and the Jazz front court.
Horford will get a chance to rest his ankle and the rest of his body for an extra day before Saturday’s home game against the Toronto Raptors. So for now, enjoy the Dancing Bear.
The Celtics and Jazz tip off at 9:30 p.m. EST as the Celtics wrap up their western conference road trip.