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Al Horford & Kyrie Irving out against the Nets, Jayson Tatum questionable

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In the second game of a back to back, Kyrie Irving and Al Horford are both out. Jayson Tatum questionable with an illness.

NBA: Indiana Pacers at Boston Celtics David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

The Celtics are back in action hosting the Brooklyn Nets, but they will be without Kyrie Irving, Al Horford and possibly Jayson Tatum as well.

On the second half of a back-to-back, this was to be expected for these two about two weeks away from the playoffs. Controlling their minutes will be crucial from now until then. They all contributed to last night’s huge win over the Pacers, so it will be best to not run up too much mileage on Irving and Horford. As for Tatum, he will be a question mark up until tip-off, he is listed as questionable with an illness for tonight’s game.

These games down the stretch are important for seeding, but the playoffs are what matters most. Everyone needs to get fully rested for playoff action.

The Celtics take on the Brooklyn Nets tonight at 6:00PM EST.