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Update: Marcus Morris listed as probable vs Nets; Kyrie Irving not included on injury report

The Celtics will return two starters on Monday with center Aron Baynes and Robert Williams III rounding the corner on their recoveries.

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Marcus Morris has officially been listed as probable for Monday’s matchup with the Brooklyn Nets, the team announced on Sunday afternoon. Kyrie Irving was not included on the injury report, while Robert Williams was listed as questionable. Aron Baynes is still listed as out.

Marcus Morris and Kyrie Irving returned to practice today with the latter winning a post-practice shooting contest. All indications are that Irving will play against the Nets tomorrow night after missing the last two games of the homestand to a scratch cornea he suffered in San Antonio on New Year’s Eve. Morris is likely as well, depending on how his stiff neck feels on Monday. Morris left Wednesday’s game against the Timberwolves after 23 minutes of play, scoring 12 points.

In their brief absences, the Hospital Celtics are 2-0 with wins vs. Minnesota and Dallas. Terry Rozier has been solid as a starter and Jaylen Brown and Gordon Hayward have both turned in efficient games filling in for two of Boston’s top scorers. Irving talked about Hayward’s steady improvement and how his role as a playmaker will help the team going forward and “for not just this year, but a few years down the line.” It’s a developing process as the team looks to look toward the post-season:

On the center front, both Aron Baynes and Robert Williams III seem to be on the back end of their recoveries. Baynes will be re-evaluated by a doctor next week and Williams went through a full practice today after missing the last five games with a strained groin. RWIII doesn’t know when he’ll return.

And for what it’s worth, here’s Marcus Smart draining eleven straight threes. Happy Sunday, everyone:

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