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Semi Ojeleye and Robert Williams probable for Sunday matinee vs. Wizards

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Boston could get two key defensive players back in Washington tomorrow.

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It seems like Boston’s injury report has been taking one step forward, two steps back all year. COVID health and safety protocols, All-Stars returning from offseason procedures, and a fluctuating schedule have posed unique circumstances for this young team. Now, heading into a Sunday matinee in Washington that wasn’t originally on the first half schedule, the Celtics could be fairly healthy against the Wizards.

On today’s injury report, the team officially listed Semi Ojeleye and Robert Williams as probable tomorrow. Ojeleye left yesterday’s game after colliding with Blake Griffin on this drive and did not return:

Ojeleye started both games in the homestand and hit 8-of-12 from behind the arc. He scored a career-high 24 points in a win against the Raptors on Thursday night.

Williams has missed the last two games since the team returned from their west coast road trip with left hip soreness. Last season, he lost a chunk of time to a hip edema that sidelined him for three months.

Marcus Smart is still recovering from a strained left calf he suffered on January 30th. He says he’s “nowhere near where they want to be to coming back,” and has started light training.

Romeo Langford is still recovering from wrist surgery and could return after the All-Star break.

Kemba Walker will also return to the starting lineup after sitting out the back end of the Raptors-Pistons back-to-back.