Jae Crowder to sit out tonight's game against Warriors

If the Celtics are to break the Golden State Warriors undefeated season at home, they are going to have to do so without Jae Crowder. After returning from his ankle sprain last night against the Blazers with 13 points and 10 rebounds, Crowder expressed his desire to play against the Warriors according to Masslive's Jay King:

"I'm a little sore right now," Crowder said after the game. "My calf is a little sorer than I thought. But we'll see how it feels in the morning. I hope to give it a go because I need it, because I need the conditioning."

Regardless of what Crowder needs in terms of conditioning, word is that Crowder will not give it a go tonight.

The good news is that Crowder didn't take a step back last night. The bad news is the chances of defending the honor of the 1986 Celtics' NBA record 40-1 home season by taking out the Warriors tonight just got that much slimmer.

The Celtics take on the Warriors tonight in Oakland at 10:30 on ESPN and CSNNE.

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