Celtics guard Kemba Walker expected to play vs. Nets

PHOENIX, ARIZONA - NOVEMBER 18: Kemba Walker #8 of the Boston Celtics reacts after scoring against the Phoenix Suns during the final moments of the first half of the NBA game at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

By Ty Anderson, 985TheSportsHub.com

Upgraded to probable on Tuesday, Boston Celtics guard Kemba Walker said that he feels good and has no issues with his neck or head, putting him in position to suit up for Wednesday's head-to-head with the Kyrie-less Brooklyn Nets at TD Garden.

Now, Walker would not definitively state whether or not he will indeed play in tonight's home contest, but Walker was on the court as part of the team's morning workout, and did note that his injury looked worse than it was, which both seem like obvious positives in regards to his availability for this contest.

Stretchered off the court in Friday's loss to the Nuggets, Walker missed Monday's thriller over the Kings, and enters Wednesday averaging 21.1 points and 4.7 assists per game to go with his 40 percent field goal percentage in 15 games this year.

In addition to Walker, it would appear that center Daniel Theis will be a game-time decision for the C's.

The German-born big is reportedly dealing with an illness, and the Celtics will make a decision on Theis following the team's shootaround. Theis is averaging a career-best 6.5 points and 7.4 rebounds, along with 22:41 per game, this season.

Nets star Kyrie Irving, of course, did not travel to Boston and will not play in tonight's game. Because of course.

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