Celtics

When might we see Tatum again? It won't be on Sunday

Celtics

The Boston Celtics will be without Jayson Tatum for the fifth-straight game when they host the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday.

Tatum was officially ruled out Saturday as he continues to work his way back from a positive COVID-19 test earlier this month. Payton Pritchard also will be out after suffering a right MCL sprain in Friday night's loss to the Philadelphia 76ers, Romeo Langford's absence (right wrist surgery rehab) will continue, and Aaron Nesmith is doubtful with low back spasms.

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The Celtics have struggled without Tatum, going 1-3 in their last four games without their star forward.

Sunday's Celtics-Cavaliers matchup is set for 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Boston.