Celtics clinch 7th place; 7 players on Injury Report for tomorrow's game vs the Wolves
Well this wasn't one of those celebratory clinchings. The Celtics, owners of a four game losing streak, clinched 7th place last night due to competitors losing. This is good news in that Boston will now get to play their play-in tournament games at home. If they win the first game they will be the 7th seed in the playoffs. If they lose the first game, they will play the winner of the 9th and 10th place teams game. So two shots to win 1 game.
#NEBHInjuryReport vs. Minnesota (2/2):— Boston Celtics (@celtics) May 14, 2021
Tristan Thompson (Left Pectoral Strain) - OUT
Kemba Walker (Left Cervical Nerve Irritation) - OUT
Robert Williams (Left Foot, Turf Toe) - OUT
As expected, the majority of the top seven Celtics will be sitting out tomorrow. Every team with a clinched playoff spot does this the final weekend. Pretty surprised to see Tatum and Fournier listed as probable. If either were to get injured during one of these final two games, fans, and Boston sports media would go bezerk. But there's something to be said about keeping your rhythm, and you can always get injured in practice as well.
With the Celtics sitting half the roster these final two games that also means get ready for some serious Tacko Time! Which of these is Tacko Fall most likely to accomplish in a game?— CelticsLife.com (@celticslife) May 14, 2021