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Kemba Walker (neck) probable against Brooklyn

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Miraculous news.

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The Boston Celtics will get a tremendous boost to their starting lineup as Kemba Walker is probable to return from a scary neck injury suffered last Friday in Denver.

Semi Ojeleye started in place of Kemba Walker in the one game Walker missed – a one-point win against the Sacramento Kings. Walker is remarkably durable, but given how tough the scene was on Friday when he was still and motionless on the court after his collision with his teammate, it genuinely feels like a miracle that he’s set to take the floor less than a week later. Walker could have even gone last night against the Kings, but he was held out as a precaution. Truly extraordinary, and it’s a sigh of relief for literally every party involved.

Daniel Theis’ illness also kept him out of the win against Sacramento. Enes Kanter got the nod, but against the young, bouncy and mobile Jarrett Allen, it’s unclear if Brad Stevens might elect to go with an equally young, bouncy and mobile commodity in Robert Williams III. Romeo Langford remains out with a right ankle sprain, and Gordon Hayward continues to work his way back after suffering a left hand fracture a few weeks ago.

Kyrie Irving will not suit up for Brooklyn in the first game in Boston this year. The Celtics will take on the Brooklyn Nets tomorrow at 7:00 PM EST on ESPN.