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Terry Rozier (ankle) starting in Toronto; Larkin (illness) still out

Boston will most likely get at least one point guard back

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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.

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.

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.


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.

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