It should be noted that Dennis Schroder is out tonight with a non-COVID illness (for now). Sam Hauser who was likely to get some stretch 4 minutes tonight becomes the 5th Celtic sidelined due to COVID Health and Safety Protocols. Again 5 for now, as there are still 2 hours til tip-off.
Still 2 hrs before tip-off but for now: Tatum Jaylen Time Lord Smart Richardson Freedom Romeo Pritchard Nesmith
Not full strength, but a much better 9 than a lot of other teams have had to throw out there of late due to COVID fwiw. https://t.co/w2XCfHjsr2
Assuming no one else enters the becoming less and less exclusive Health and Safety Protocols club in the next 2 hours, expect the Celtics to have Time Lord and Enes Freedom split the minutes at the 5 and Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown to split the minutes at the 4 (Also will obviously play together as well at other times).
The Celtics will likely have to go small using Aaron Nesmith and Payton Pritchard for more minutes. With Al Horford and Grant Williams both out the team will need some floor spacers. Juancho and Hauser were two options as bigs who can hit 3's, but they are no longer in play.