ATLANTA – While the news on Amir Johnson (ankle) and Brown (ankle) was certainly good to hear for the Boston Celtics, the same could not be said for Tyler Zeller.
The 7-foot center will not be in the Celtics’ lineup tonight which will make this the seventh straight game he has missed with what Boston believes has been a sinus-related illness.
However, head coach Brad Stevens said the veteran center is now undergoing additional tests.
“The reason that Tyler had to go back through a gamut of tests is because he was experiencing some real disorientation,” Stevens said. “So he’s gone through every head test you can imagine. He gets final results tomorrow, but he’s feeling a lot better the last couple of days. Anytime you have that, it starts with cold, sinus and then you get concerned that you’re missing something. We wanted to make triple sure that everything is OK.”
Zeller is not in the team’s regular rotation, but he has had moments in which he has come into the game and provided a spark for the Celtics.
He has played in 27 games this season, averaging 4.1 points and 2.9 rebounds while shooting 46.6 percent from the field.