Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Jrue Holiday, Sam Hauser out for Celtics against Bucks

The Celtics will be without Jrue Holiday and Sam Hauser when they host the Milwaukee Bucks tonight in a much-anticipated late-season matchup.

This is Holiday's second straight missed game as he sat out with a right shoulder injury in the team's 119-94 victory over the Detroit Pistons Monday. Hauser, who sustained an ankle sprain in the C's 130-104 win over the Washington Wizards, is also sitting out for the second consecutive night -- after a 30-point performance and 10-of-13 from deep in D.C.

Meanwhile, Jaylen Brown is set to suit up against the Bucks after being listed as questionable with an ankle sprain -- coming off a 31-point night in Monday's win over the Pistons. Jayson Tatum also makes his return from a one-game absence.

Look for Derrick White (fresh off his first career triple-double) to be paired in the backcourt once again with Payton Pritchard for his third straight start. The veteran point guard is averaging 18.5 points on 48.5% shooting, including 7-of-14 from 3-point range over the last two outings.

As far as the Celtics' frontcourt, everyone is healthy with Al Horford enjoying his usual day off during a back-to-back earlier in the week and Kristaps Porzingis is also ready to play

Boston (54-14) and the Bucks (44-24), who'll be without Giannis Antetokounmpo (hamstring) for the third consecutive game, tip-off at 7:30 on TNT.

Joel Pavón

Photo used courtesy of Getty Images

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