LOS ANGELES-- The Boston Celtics will remain short-handed tonight against the Los Angeles Clippers.
Celtics head coach Brad Stevens said Al Horford will miss a second straight game with an elbow injury.
His replacement, Jonas Jerebko, is under the weather and will not play tonight.
On a positive note, Boston will welcome back Avery Bradley who missed Sunday's game at Phoenix with a sore hamstring injury.
Bradley told CSNNE.com earlier that he was "definitely" playing tonight.
Isaiah Thomas, Bradley, Jae Crowder and Amir Johnson will start.
During his pre-game press conference, Stevens said he had not made a decision on who would replace Horford in the starting lineup.
Options include Tyler Zeller, Jordan Mickey and Kelly Olynyk.
The depleted Celtics will sign guard Sean Kilpatrick to a 10-day contract, according to The Boston Herald's Mark Murphy.
Kilpatrick, 28, 6-4, 210 pounds, who played at the University of Cincinnati, most recently played for the Clippers this season and has spent time with the Bucks and Brooklyn Nets the past two seasons.
With their spate of injuries lately, including Kyrie Irving undergoing a procedure on his knee Saturday, the Celtics have been granted a "hardship roster exemption" by the NBA.
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