After missing his first game due to injury of his entire career, Terry Rozier will test his sore ankle before the Celtics’ game in Toronto Wednesday night before returning to action.
#NEBHInjuryReport: Brad Stevens says there is no report yet on whether or not Terry Rozier (ankle) will play tonight. Shane Larkin (illness) remains out.— Boston Celtics (@celtics) April 4, 2018
Boston had to start two-way player Kadeem Allen at point guard last night against the Bucks while missing Rozier and Shane Larkin as well as Kyrie Irving and Marcus Smart. Stevens told reporters that if Rozier wasn’t going to play tonight, then he’d know by now. Larkin missed the last game after experiencing flu-like symptoms and going to the hospital.
Celtics coach Brad Stevens said Terry Rozier remains a game-time decision but will start if he’s able to go. Shane Larkin is not in Toronto. "Shane was feeling a little bit better today but went through a hard workout yesterday and was hurting so we left him there again."— Chris Forsberg (@ESPNForsberg) April 4, 2018
The Celtics are two games behind the Raptors for the top seed in the eastern conference, and will play their division rival for the second time in the last week. If Boston wants to capture the one seed and home court advantage throughout the eastern playoffs, they will have to get a victory tonight.
The Celtics and Raptors tip off at 8 p.m. EST in Toronto.
Per Cs, Rozier will likely play tonight.— Adam Himmelsbach (@AdamHimmelsbach) April 4, 2018
The Celtics will now have at least one rotation point guard back against the East-leading Raptors. He scored 21 points and recorded seven assists against Toronto this past Saturday, outplaying one of the best point guards in the NBA in Kyle Lowry.