Celtics injury report: Two elite players will be rested for….

Celtics injury report: Two elite players will be rested for the next match

When the Celtics play the Blazers in Portland on Monday night, they will be missing two starters from their starting lineup. The team declared that Kristaps Porzingis (tightness in his hamstrings) and Jrue Holiday (sore knee) would be sitting out the game. Derrick White (left hand sprain), Jaylen Brown (back), and Jayson Tatum (ankle) were all moved from questionable to availability for the game.

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Kristaps Porzingis

Due to hamstring soreness that started during the team’s Thursday night loss to the Nuggets, Porzingis will miss his second straight game. Holiday’s knee soreness is a new problem, albeit a minor one, as the team works to manage the veterans’ health during a demanding road trip.

Given that Brown has had back pain for the previous week, it’s possible that he will be rested for the second half of Tuesday night’s back-to-back in Utah. Al Horford, who has missed the previous two seasons’ worth of back-to-back games, is also anticipated to miss this one.

Malcolm Brogdon (elbow pain) and Robert Williams (knee surgery) are the two former Celtics who will miss the Blazers’ game. Both players had missed the previous few weeks due to injury. Star forward Jerami Grant is doubtful, and Jabari Walker and Shaedon Sharpe are also out.

After defeating the Suns on Saturday night in Phoenix, the Celtics will want to extend their winning streak to two games and move their record to.500 on their five-game road trip with a victory. The game begins at 10:30 p.m. ET at the Portland Moda Center and Boston leads the East by 7.5 games over the No. 2 seed Bucks.


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