The tests keep getting more difficult.
Riding a streak of six straight wins into tonight’s game, four of which came against upper-echelon playoff teams, the shorthanded Boston Celtics take another injury hit.
Boston will be without both Terry Rozier and Shane Larkin tonight, according to the team’s official Twitter feed. With Kyrie Irving and Marcus Smart already out, this leaves the team a bit questionable at the point guard position.
Larkin (illness) – OUT
Rozier (left ankle sprain) – OUT
Hayward, Irving, Smart and Theis all remain out.
— Boston Celtics (@celtics) April 3, 2018
Larkin is dealing with an illness, while Rozier is the scarier of the two. He’s dealing with a sprained left ankle and has been working overtime since Irving has been out. Over this six-game run, Rozier is averaging over 33 minutes and more than 15 field-goal attempts per game.
With Gordon Hayward and Daniel Theis also out, expect to see some deep bench players when Boston suits up for a potential first-round playoff preview against the Bucks tonight at 8 p.m. eastern.
For a full update on the Celtics status, stay tuned to CLNSMedia.com, @CelticsCLNS on Twitter and the Celtics Newsfeed for Pat Kozelka’s upcoming podcast.
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