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BEST OF BST PODCAST: Celtics head into break on low note

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BEST OF BST PODCAST: Celtics head into break on low note

0:41 - As the Celtics limp into the All-Star Break following a 129-119 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers, plenty of questions surround the team. Michael Holley, Tom Giles and A. Sherrod Blakely break down the loss and discuss how the team needs to reassess going forward.

7:39 - Spring training has officially begun for the Red Sox and while Dave Dombrowski spoke about trade talks with other teams, it’s not likely that a big move is coming anytime soon. Evan Drellich joins Tom Giles to discuss Dombrowski’s comments and his first look at the team.

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Jayson Tatum (back) out; Gordon Hayward, Aron Baynes available to play vs Spurs

Jayson Tatum (back) out; Gordon Hayward, Aron Baynes available to play vs Spurs

BOSTON -- Jayson Tatum, one of the Boston Celtics’ most durable players, is the latest addition to the team’s growing out-with-an-injury list.

The 6-foot-8 second-year forward suffered a low back injury in the latter stages of Boston’s 124-117 loss at Charlotte on Saturday.

Celtics head coach Brad Stevens said it’s unclear if Tatum, who missed his first game (Los Angeles Clippers, March 11) as a pro earlier this month due to injury, will travel with the Celtics for their next game on Tuesday at Cleveland.

Tatum is Boston’s No. 2 scorer this season, averaging 15.9 points per game along with 6.2 rebounds while shooting 45 percent from the field and 35.9 percent on 3’s.

In addition to Tatum, the Celtics will be without centers Al Horford (left knee soreness) and Robert Williams III (low back injury).

The news was far more encouraging for Aron Baynes (foot) and Gordon Hayward (concussion protocol) who will both be available to play tonight.

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Celtics announce signing of Greg Monroe to 10-day contract

Celtics announce signing of Greg Monroe to 10-day contract

Greg Monroe is back in Boston.

The Celtics officially announced the signing of the big man to a 10-day contract prior to Sunday night's matchup against the Spurs.

The presence of Monroe, who played in 26 games with the Celtics last season, provides much-needed frontcourt depth with Al Horford (left knee soreness) and Robert Williams (low back contusion) both out vs. San Antonio.

With the playoffs looming, having Monroe on board will allow Boston to rest both Horford and Aron Baynes, who is recovering from a left ankle sprain.

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