Boston Celtics Rule Al Horford Out against Washington Wizards

Horford joins laundry list of inactives for big home game

Kyrie Irving and Al Horford are trying to keep spirits up while missing time. (Boston Celtics)

Can you hit a jumpshot? Make a bounce pass? Set a strong screen? If so, the Boston Celtics may need you at TD Garden tonight.

Early Wednesday afternoon, Al Horford was downgraded to out for the evening’s home game against the Washington Wizards.

Though it’s the Wizards coming to town for the second night of a back-to-back, it is the Celtics who, despite having two days off, will be wildly short-handed.

Horford, who appears to still be under the weather, joins fellow regular starters Kyrie Irving (left knee soreness) and Jaylen Brown (concussion) as definite no-goes against the Wizards. Also out are Daniel Theis, Marcus Smart and, of course, Gordon Hayward.

Another starter, Jayson Tatum was listed as probable just after noon with lower back tightness.

For more on tonight’s starters and a complete Celtics update, stay tuned here for Matt Gignac on the Boston Celtics Newsfeed.

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