The Boston Celtics will be without two key players for their upcoming game against the Cleveland Cavaliers due to injuries. Jayson Tatum, the team’s leading scorer, has been sidelined with a groin strain while veteran Al Horford is dealing with a sore knee.
The Celtics have struggled this season with a record of 19-18 and are currently sitting in eighth place in the Eastern Conference. The absence of Tatum and Horford will only make things more challenging for the team as they try to push for a playoff spot.
The Celtics will likely turn to other players to step up in the absence of Tatum and Horford. Marcus Smart and Jaylen Brown have been playing well lately and will likely be asked to take on larger roles in the offense. Newly acquired Evan Fournier will also make his debut for the Celtics, providing much-needed scoring and playmaking.
Despite the setbacks, the Celtics have a chance to turn things around with a strong showing against the Cavaliers. The team has shown resilience in the face of adversity in the past and will need to do so again to keep their playoff hopes alive.
The Celtics have several tough games coming up, including matchups against the Milwaukee Bucks and the Philadelphia 76ers. It will be crucial for the team to stay competitive and pick up wins whenever possible to avoid falling further behind in the Eastern Conference standings.