The Boston Celtics are getting healthier, but they'll still be short-handed when they host the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday night.
Boston has ruled out Jayson Tatum, Dennis Schroder, Bruno Fernando, Enes Freedom, Aaron Nesmith, and C.J. Miles due to health and safety protocols. Marcus Smart is listed as questionable with a right-hand laceration that forced him to miss Monday night's loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Josh Richardson and Justin Jackson have returned from health and safety protocols and presumably will suit up for Wednesday's game. Al Horford and Grant Williams returned from their COVID-19 absences on Monday.
Wednesday's game vs. L.A. is a significant one for Boston following what may have been its worst loss of the season so far. The Celtics collapsed in the fourth quarter and fell 108-103 to a Timberwolves team missing four of its starters. The defeat brings them to 16-18 on the campaign.
Tip-off for Celtics-Clippers is set for 7:30 p.m. ET.