The Celtics will get some much needed help on Tuesday night in Cleveland.
Forwards Jayson Tatum (lower back contusion) and Al Horford (left knee) were listed from "questionable-to-probable" and now they'll both be "available" for when the Celtics take on the Cavaliers tonight.
#NEBHInjuryReport update: Al Horford (left knee soreness) and Jayson Tatum (low back contusion) will both go through shootaround this morning in Cleveland. Coach Stevens says they’re “questionable-to-probable” for tonight’s game.— Boston Celtics (@celtics) March 26, 2019
#NEBHInjuryReport update: Both Al Horford and Jayson Tatum are available to play tonight.— Boston Celtics (@celtics) March 26, 2019
Tatum suffered the back injury during the Celtics loss to the Hornets on Saturday night that forced him to miss Sunday's blowout to the Spurs at the TD Garden.
Both Horford and Tatum were listed as "questionable" for tonight's game on Monday when the Celtics put out yet another lengthy injury report.
#NEBHInjuryReport for tomorrow vs Cleveland:— Boston Celtics (@celtics) March 25, 2019
Kyrie Irving (load management) - OUT
Al Horford (left knee soreness) - QUESTIONABLE
Jayson Tatum (right low back contusion) - QUESTIONABLE
Robert Williams (low back contusion) - DOUBTFUL
Last week Brad Stevens said he had plans to hold Horford out for "three or four games" before the end of the regular season, but with Kyrie Irving out vs the Cavs and the Celtics on a four game losing streak, it looks like Horford wants to do all he can to help his team win.
The Celtics (43-31) are currently two games behind the Indiana Pacers for the fourth seed in the East, with eight games remaining, as they look to push for home-court advantage in the first round.
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