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Barbosa (illness) probable for game vs. Timberwolves

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Barbosa (illness) probable for game vs. Timberwolves

WALTHAM Leandro Barbosa was able to participate in the Boston Celtic's shootaround this morning and is probable for tonight's game against Minnesota.

Barbosa (illness) did not practice with the Celtics the last two days. His return adds more depth to a C's lineup that should be even stronger in the backcourt with Rajon Rondo returning to the lineup after a two-game suspension.

Barbosa is still under the weather and declined to speak this morning. He has appeared in 17 games this season (one start) for Boston, averaging 6.3 points and 1.5 assists in 14 minutes per game.

Also, Celtics rookie Kris Joseph is expected to suit up tonight for the C's as well with Fab Melo and Avery Bradley remaining on the inactive list.

Joseph, who has shuttled back and forth between Boston and the C's D-League affiliate (the Maine Red Claws), embraces every opportunity he gets to play whether it's in Boston or with the Red Claws.

"I'm just trying to keep getting better," he told CSNNE.com. "Going against Paul (Pierce) and Jeff (Green) in practices and taking what I learn to practice and games in Maine, is only going to make me a better player in the long run."

WATCH: Boston Celtics vs. Orlando Magic

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WATCH: Boston Celtics vs. Orlando Magic

Tune into NBC Sports Boston to watch the Celtics host the Magic at TD Garden. You can also click here to watch the Celtics livestream presented by Nissan on the NBC Sports App. Coverage begins at 7 p.m. with Celtics Pregame Live Presented by ACE Ticket.

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Redskins' 20-10 victory adds to woes for Giants (2-9)

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Redskins' 20-10 victory adds to woes for Giants (2-9)

LANDOVER, Md. - Kirk Cousins threw two touchdown passes to compensate for a pick-6, and the Washington Redskins beat the New York Giants 20-10 on Thursday night on a drab field in a drab game between two injury-depleted teams that did not look ready for prime time. Click here to read more.