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Kyrie Irving and Marcus Morris set to return against the Lakers

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Boston will have 2 starters back in Boston’s first matchup after the Trade Deadline.

NBA: Boston Celtics at Atlanta Hawks Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

The most notable part of today’s injury report is who is not on it:

Kyrie Irving (sore hip) and Marcus Morris (right knee soreness) both sat out last night’s game against the Cleveland Cavaliers – a 103-96 victory for the good guys. Robert Williams III was questionable in the hours leading up to the game in Cleveland, but he was eventually ruled out. Naturally, the Celtics will test him pregame tomorrow to see if he’ll be ready to suit up. With Aron Baynes (foot) missing, Williams could potentially see minutes against a Lakers team that features JaVale McGee, Tyson Chandler and Ivica Zubac.

With all of the Anthony Davis drama going on, the Los Angeles Lakers could look drastically different by the time they reach the TD Garden after the Trade Deadline tomorrow. Reported offers to the New Orleans Pelicans have included Brandon Ingram, Rajon Rondo, Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma, Michael Beasley and more. If the Pelicans decide to act on that, uh, bounty (?) of an offer, expect the Lakers to be shorthanded.

Back to reality, though. Most likely, the same team that got blown off the floor by 42 points in Indiana will be the same team to take the floor in Boston. With all of the drama surrounding Kyrie Irving’s future decision and the media orchestration by Rich Paul, we could be in for a special “shut up” performance by Irving on the national stage.

The first step to that is his health, so it’s a good thing that Irving appears ready to go tomorrow. The 35-19 Boston Celtics (winners of 10 of their last 11) will take on the 27-27 Los Angeles Lakers at 8:00PM EST in Boston on TNT.