Would you like to play point guard for the Celtics? They might be looking for an additional body or two.
Boston’s depleted lineup will be even thinner than usual when the Bucks visit the T.D. Garden Tuesday, with guards Terry Rozier and Shane Larkin both sidelined. Per usual, Kyrie Irving, Marcus Smart and Daniel Theis are out as well.
Rozier, who’s battling an ankle sprain, played 37 minutes for the Celtics Saturday in their miraculous win over the Raptors, notching 21 points and seven assists in the 110-99 victory.
Rozier has been one of the Celtics’ most valuable players during their improbable six-game win streak, in which they’ve defeated the Thunder, Blazers and Raptors. The third-year guard has averaged 18.8 points per night to go along with 5.5 rebounds and 4 assists during this stretch.
While Larkin’s contributions have been more scattered –– he’s missing his third-straight contest with an illness –– he’s still been an useful contributor for the Celtics this month. He’s averaged 8.3 points in just over 25 minutes per night since March 14.
Brad Stevens deployed a mishmash rotation featuring Semi Ojeleye, Kadeem Allen, Greg Monroe, and Abdel Nader in Saturday’s big win. With Rozier out, Allen, the 2017 late second-round draft pick (No. 53 overall) will likely see even more minutes. Jabari Bird, whom the Celtics selected with the No. 56 pick out of University of California Berkeley in 2017, might crack the lineup as well.
The Celtics, by the way, are two games behind the Raptors for first-place in the Eastern Conference.
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Source: GreenStreet Blog