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The status of Markieff Morris, who played on a bad left ankle in Game 2, is improving for the Wizards who expect him to be available again for Game 3 vs. the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night.

Ian Mahinmi, however, should remain absent with a left calf strain.

"Keef came in today sore but we expected that. No setbacks, which was good," Wizards coach Scott Brooks said after his team lost 129-119 in overtime on Tuesday night at TD Garden.

"The next day you're always going to be a little sore. He's fine. I don't anticipate that changing tomorrow. Actually he should feel a little better tomorrow.

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"Ian, still day-to-day. He's progressing in the right direction but not ready to be on the court to play at the level we need him to play at. He's definitely improving. Probably won't play tomorrow night."Mahinmi has missed nine consecutive games, dating to the regular-season finale for the Wizards. They had both bigs, Morris and Marcin Gortat, in foul trouble and each ended up disqualified and they now trail the Celtics 2-0. 

Morris badly rolled his ankle in Game 1 of the series but avoided any structural damage. 

Otto Porter took a hard blow about the shoulders from Jae Crowder in Game 2 and slammed his elbow onto the floor. It was swollen post game.

 

"Otto was banged up," Brooks said. "Took a serious hit to the head but he was fine."

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