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Horford and Morris in, Larkin out for Celtics vs Raptors

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Horford and Morris in, Larkin out for Celtics vs Raptors

BOSTON – It has been that kind of season for the Boston Celtics. 

Just when it seems they are ready to turn away from the injury/illness bug that has afflicted them all season, they find themselves once again short-handed. 

The Celtics welcome back Al Horford and Marcus Morris who did not play in Boston’s 97-94 comeback win at Utah. 

But there return comes at a time when the Celtics will be without Shane Larkin (illness), a key performer in Boston's victory over the Jazz.

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Jaylen Brown's sprained ankle puts status for Celtics-Grizzlies in doubt

Jaylen Brown's sprained ankle puts status for Celtics-Grizzlies in doubt

Jaylen Brown may not be able to suit up two days after putting LeBron James on a poster.

The Celtics wing is listed as questionable for Boston's home game against the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday due to a right ankle sprain, the team announced Tuesday.

Kemba Walker also is on Boston's injury report as probable with left knee soreness.

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Brown finished Monday's rout of the Los Angeles Lakers with 20 points, four rebounds, six assists and three steals, highlighting his night with a thunderous dunk on James in the third quarter.

The 23-year-old appeared to tweak his right ankle midway through fourth quarter, although he stayed in the game for about two more minutes before finally subbing out.

Brown had missed Boston's previous two games with a sprained right thumb, so the C's will be hoping his latest ailment is more minor as they aim to build on Monday's big win.

Don't miss NBC Sports Boston's coverage of Grizzlies-Celtics, which begins Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. with Celtics Pregame Live, followed by tip-off at 7:30 p.m. You can also stream the game on the MyTeams App.

This wild stat perfectly sums up Celtics' historic beatdown of Lakers

This wild stat perfectly sums up Celtics' historic beatdown of Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers suffered their worst loss of the season Tuesday night when the Boston Celtics crushed their rivals 139-107 at TD Garden.

The Lakers entered the game with nine wins in their previous 10 games, as well as the NBA's best road record at 18-3. Los Angeles even jumped out to an 8-0 lead over Boston, making it look like the C's were headed for a fourth consecutive loss.

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The Celtics recovered nicely and took a 14-point halftime lead before blowing the game wide open in the third quarter. Boston outscored L.A. 70-52 in the second half, thus handing the Lakers their worst regular season loss to the Celtics in more than 50 years.

The above stat does not include the playoffs, but if you did include those games, Monday night's defeat was the Lakers' worst against the Celtics since Game 6 of the 2008 NBA Finals when Boston clinched its 17th championship with a 39-point victory.

Monday's win came at a perfect time for the Celtics. They haven't played particularly well of late, winning just four of their last 10 games and dealing with injuries to multiple star players. This victory did highlight how well the Celtics are capable of playing with a healthy roster, and now their challenge is executing at that level on a more consistent basis.

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