After his second return to Charlotte in a 109-92 win and enjoying his New Year's Eve with Celtics teammates, Kemba Walker will sit out against the Atlanta Hawks due to the flu.
Kemba Walker is OUT for the Celtics tonight vs the Hawks due to the flu.— Keith Smith (@KeithSmithNBA) January 3, 2020
Boston has recalled Tremont Waters from Maine for tonight’s game. Carsten Edwards will stay with the Red Claws and will meet the Celtics in Chicago tomorrow.
Marcus Smart, who will be playing in just his third game after being out for nearly three weeks with an eye infection, will start in Walker's place. Mr. Eastern Conference Player of the Week Jaylen Brown (illness) has been listed as probable after sitting out Tuesday against the Hornets.
The Celtics at 23-8 will look to kick-off their 2020 with a win tonight when they host the 7-27 Hawks at TD Garden.
Tip-off is at 7 p.m. ET.
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