The Boston Celtics may be a little shorthanded Friday night when they come to town to take on the Toronto Raptors.
Jaylen Brown, Kristaps Porzingis, and Al Horford have all popped up on the injury report with their status up in the air against Toronto.
Brown is battling through a non-COVID illness and has been listed as questionable. He missed Boston’s last game with the illness but may be cleared to return in Toronto.
Porzingis has also been listed as questionable with a right knee contusion. He too missed Boston’s last game.
Horford, meanwhile, is probable to play with a left big toe sprain.
For the Raptors, OG Anunoby is the only rotation player expected to miss the game. He’s still battling a right index finger laceration and has been listed as doubtful. It does not appear as though a return for Anunoby is imminent.
Gary Trent Jr. is probable to play as he works his way back from right foot plantar fasciitis. He took part in Toronto’s practice on Thursday and is expected to be ready.
It’ll be Toronto’s first in-season tournament game of the season. The Raptors are the only team in the entire league that has yet to play an in-season tournament game. Within their group, the Brooklyn Nets have already played three tournament games and sit at 2-1.
Boston currently leads Group C as the only 1-0 team with a plus-14 point differential. The Raptors would jump to the top of the standings with a win over the Celtics on Friday.