The Boston Celtics are set to tip off against the Philadelphia 76ers tomorrow night, but although they’re coming off of a national TV win last night against Golden State, not everything is rosy for the Celtics.
Boston Celtics Injury Report vs. Philadelphia (2/1):— Keith Smith (@KeithSmithNBA) January 31, 2020
Enes Kanter - Right Hip Contusion - QUESTIONABLE
Kemba Walker - Left Knee Soreness - QUESTIONABLE
Robert Williams - Left Hip Bone Edema - OUT
Having Kemba Walker is better than not having Kemba Walker, if you ask me. In a marquee matchup against an Eastern Conference rival, the Celtics will want to be as close to full strength as possible. Missing Kemba Walker would obviously hurt that. Walker has battled knee soreness on different occasions throughout the season, so it’s natural that issues will pop up here and there. Thankfully, it doesn’t appear to be serious, especially as he’s being considered questionable instead of ruled out.
Enes Kanter didn’t look great at practice yesterday in footage that was released, but it’s possible that he could play tonight after battling a right hip contusion for over a week now. The Celtics will most certainly need his rebounding against a huge team like Philadelphia. This is one of the few matchups that doesn’t highlight Kanter’s main weaknesses on defense, so having him available on the bench would be a big boost.
The Celtics will challenge the Philadelphia 76ers tomorrow night at 8:30 PM EST on ABC.