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Celtics vs. Heat injuries: Marcus Morris, Jaylen Brown won't play for Boston

Celtics vs. Heat injuries: Marcus Morris, Jaylen Brown won't play for Boston

The Boston Celtics will be shorthanded again Wednesday night when they take on the Miami Heat at AmericanAirlines Arena.

Veteran forward Marcus Morris (left knee soreness) is out. Third-year forward Jaylen Brown (lower back spasms) also will not play. Brown missed Monday night's win over the Heat as well.

Wednesday's game in Miami is very important for both teams.

The Celtics still are pushing for homecourt advantage in the first round of the 2019 NBA playoffs, and they enter the night with a slim lead (tiebreaker advantage) over the Indiana Pacers for the No. 4 seed in the Eastern Conference standings.

The Heat have a 0.5-game lead over the Orlando Magic for the eighth and final playoff berth in the East.

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Celtics Talk Podcast: Exclusive sit down with Enes Kanter

Celtics Talk Podcast: Exclusive sit down with Enes Kanter

New Celtics big man Enes Kanter sits down with Kyle Draper and Chris Forsberg. A. Sherrod Blakely joins Kyle and Chris to discuss Team USA's impact on the Celtics, Jaylen Brown's impressive FIBA performance and whether Kemba Walker will step up and be the leader the C's need.

1:03 - Enes Kanter interview

21:56 - Team USA's seventh-place finish

28:34 - Did the Celtics get all they could out of playing for Team USA?

32:30 - Are the Celtics more likely to give Jaylen Brown an extension after his FIBA performance?

37:15 - Will Kemba Walker be the alpha the Celtics need?

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Watch Celtics' Tacko Fall help young fan dunk at WNBA playoff game

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Watch Celtics' Tacko Fall help young fan dunk at WNBA playoff game

A young fan was able to experience the excitement of dunking a basketball with a little assistance from Tacko Fall.

The Boston Celtics center, who stands at 7-foot-6, was in attendance for Tuesday night's WNBA game between the Connecticut Sun and Los Angeles Sparks. During a break in the action, he picked up a small child and helped it dunk on a regulation-sized hoop.

Check out the special moment in the video below:

Celtics rookie Tremont Waters and assistant coach Kara Lawson also joined Fall to watch the Sun.

Fall played four seasons at the University of Central Florida and went undrafted earlier this year. He signed with the Celtics to play on their Las Vegas NBA Summer League team and performed well enough to earn an invitation to training camp, where he'll compete for one of Boston's final roster spots.

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