Celtics much closer to full health tonight vs the Knicks

The Celtics losses to the Magic and Heat earlier this week came with the qualifier that they were undermanned both games. On Monday in Orlando they played without Marcus Smart, Malcolm Brogdon, and Robert Williams. Then on Tuesday in Miami, Time Lord returned, but Jaylen Brown and Al Horford both sat out (in addition to Smart and Brogdon).

A lot of this is the modern NBA and maintenance days off and players not playing in both games of back-to-backs. Tonight as the Celtics kick off a four game home stand, everyone is scheduled to play with the exception of Marcus Smart (and of course Danilo Gallinari).

The Celtics don't have another back-to-back until the 14th and 15th of February, so the opportunity is there for the team to go on another winning streak.