Celtics

Celtics

BOSTON — Boston Celtics big man Al Horford (sprained right wrist) practiced Monday and is “good to go” for Tuesday’s exhibition game against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

“Feel fine, went through practice, so I’m good to go for tomorrow,” Horford said after Monday’s workout.

Horford tweaked his wrist in the first half of Friday's exhibition opener against the Hornets in North Carolina then sat out Sunday’ rematch in Boston.

Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving, who said Sunday night that he didn’t plan to play on Tuesday, will indeed get a rest night on Tuesday.

"We probably won’t play Kyrie tomorrow, just rest-wise,” said Celtics coach Brad Stevens. “He practiced all the way today, practiced hard. We practiced pretty good today, we went at it pretty good. We needed to. I didn’t think we were great in either game [versus Charlotte], and obviously that’s to be expected. We needed to get after it a little bit.”

Stevens confirmed that Irving asked to go a little longer on Sunday while knowing he’d rest on Tuesday.

"Probably intended more like 25 but he wanted to keep going from a conditioning standpoint and it didn’t affect him being able to go all the way through and hard today,” said Stevens. “We were thinking about both of those things as the 29-minute mark hit. But he feels really good and that’s a good thing.”

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