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Kemba Walker likely to return to Celtics lineup Wednesday vs. Nets

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BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - OCTOBER 06: Kemba Walker #8 of the Boston Celtics reacts during the first quarter of the game against the Charlotte Hornets at TD Garden on October 06, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Omar Rawlings/Getty Images)

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Kyrie Irving is not going to be there, but his replacement likely will be.

Kemba Walker is expected to return to the Boston lineup on Wednesday night when Brooklyn comes to town. The Celtics listed Walker as “probable” for the game.

Another sign this is happening: Boston assigned point guard Tremont Waters to the Maine Red Claws of G League.

It’s fantastic news for Boston, Walker only missed one game after a frightening collision with Semi Ojeleye that left Walker somehow with only a neck sprain. Walker is averaging 22.9 points per game this season and the Boston offense is 11.7 points per 100 possessions better when he is on the court this season.

Brooklyn’s Irving is not with the Nets on their current road trip due to a shoulder impingement.